How to get your KPIs on track with data analytics
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How to get your KPIs on track with data analytics

Many data analytics vendors give users the ability to measure everything but offer little guidance.  This can be overwhelming for new users. At Phocas, we provide you with the ability to measure everything and determine the metrics that really matter to your business. To get you started, Phocas will help you establish critical metrics, and then teach you how to quickly identify areas of concern to meet the unique needs of your business. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, Job Role - Marketing

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Many data analytics vendors give users the ability to measure everything but offer little guidance.  This can be overwhelming for new users. At Phocas, we provide you with the ability to measure everything and determine the metrics that really matter to your business. To get you started, Phocas will help you establish critical metrics, and then teach you how to quickly identify areas of concern to meet the unique needs of your business. 

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