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    Phocas secures 37 top rankings in BARC's 2023 BI + Analytics Survey

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    Phocas secures 37 top rankings in BARC's 2023 BI + Analytics Survey

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    Phocas Products Now on Sage Intacct Marketplace

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    What is Driver Based Planning?

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    Delivery in full on time: Why it matters and how you can improve

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    November 29, 2021

    Delivery in full, on time (DIFOT) is a fundamental measure when analyzing the performance of your supply..

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    How to get your KPIs on track with data analytics

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    November 19, 2021

    Many data analytics vendors give users the ability to measure everything but offer little guidance.  Too much..

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    How to get a quick ROI from business intelligence software

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    November 5, 2021

    When implementing any new strategy, hiring new people or investing in business software, you want to make..

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    What is dead stock and how to eliminate it

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    August 30, 2021

    A CFO in a wholesaling business recently described dead stock as piles of cash in the corner of a warehouse..

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    7 top sales KPIs for manufacturing teams

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    August 11, 2021

    Sales professionals working in manufacturing know customer behaviour is changing and is continuing to evolve...

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    Key metrics all in one place for JRP Distribution’s global businesses

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    June 23, 2021

    For more than 40 years, JRP Distribution has served the UK as a distributor of branded automotive products...

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    Business KPIs: 5 important characteristics to be effective

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    May 26, 2021

    To remain competitive, business managers need to track how company-wide goals are regularly progressing...

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    KPIs vs. Metrics: 5 ways data analytics can help monitor performance

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    April 9, 2021

    What is the difference between KPIs and metrics? Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as current revenue,..

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    Inventory days formula and why it's useful

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    March 23, 2021

    Inventory days formula is equivalent to the average number of days each item or SKU (stock keeping unit) is..

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    5 steps to become a great sales manager

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    March 1, 2021

    Improving a sales team begins with improving the sales manager's ability to influence and empower the sales..

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    The business benefits of measuring lost sales

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    February 17, 2021

    Understanding the reasons behind lost sales is critical to stopping the leak and increasing sales in the..

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    de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and decision-making with business intelligence

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    February 17, 2021

    We tend to approach problem solving and decision-making with our instincts and through our personalities. In..

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    5 ways data accuracy can improve profit

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    February 16, 2021

    Making your business more profitable involves looking at ways to increase sales revenue, decreasing your..

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    How to motivate staff to increase productivity when working from home

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    January 4, 2021

    In business, the saying “time saved is money earned” couldn't be more true. Yet businesses throw away..

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    Key performance measures to track from finance data

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    December 9, 2020

    Key performance measures help people evaluate actual performance against objectives, so they know what levers..

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    Business analytics for beginners

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    October 25, 2020

    If you are new to business analytics, it can be difficult to know where to start. There is so much..

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    4 elements of an efficient business intelligence tool

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    October 22, 2020

    There are so many business intelligence tools on the market, all promising a competitive edge for your..

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    The KPIs every manufacturer should know and measure

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    October 19, 2020

    When it comes to achieving success in manufacturing, the industry is way beyond the idea that data matters...

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    4 ways sales performance metrics can help your sales team

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    October 5, 2020

    For sales managers, the ability to communicate about the progress of your team in an informative way is..

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    How real-time dashboards keep managers on target

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    September 2, 2020

    A real-time dashboard provides up to the minute insight into the performance of numerous business processes..

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    Data management: 6 dos and don’ts of managing your business with data

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    September 2, 2020

     

    Business intelligence (BI) systems provide a single source of truth for data management across all of your..

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    What's new in manufacturing software?

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    August 10, 2020

    In manufacturing, most companies can’t make products any faster or cheaper, so they need to achieve..

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    Manufacturing business intelligence (BI) success stories

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    July 29, 2020

    Manufacturers are turning to business intelligence because the process of making products is a huge..

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    Making decisions viable with data

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    July 26, 2020

    Do you ever make decisions on the run? Have you dropped the price on a product by a few percent for a good..

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    A critical inventory metric: projected inventory level

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    July 20, 2020

    With constant streams of data being collected by companies daily, planning for the future is no longer as..

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    Master inventory calculations and anticipate future demand

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    July 2, 2020

    As businesses reopen and customers resume spending, it’s more important than ever to have a full..

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    BI basics wholesale distribution retail inventory and operations inventory management KPIs and metrics

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