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Integrating your tech: is your stack working together to deliver data results?

In a manufacturing or wholesale business, there is a lot of information to keep track of. As an IT manager, you might find that everyone is looking to you for all the answers too, which can be stressful. However, as we all know, it’s very difficult to provide solutions when the information you are looking for is scattered everywhere. This can include everything from spreadsheets  to CRM to your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

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Integrating your tech: is your stack working together to deliver data results?

Integrating-your-tech-is-your-stack-working-together-to-deliver-data-results

In a manufacturing or wholesale business, there is a lot of information to keep track of. As an IT manager, you might find that everyone is looking to you for all the answers too, which can be stressful. However, as we all know, it’s very difficult to provide solutions when the information you are looking for is scattered everywhere. This can include everything from spreadsheets  to CRM to your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

Established BI solutions vs. in-house development

Established BI solutions vs in-house development

Management teams are no longer questioning whether or not to dig into the data; rather it’s which is the best tool to use for their businesses: an established, dedicated data analytics solution or software developed in-house. IT managers usually lead the project to find the best solution for the ERP and tech stack. Have you considered the resources, usability, scalability and cost associated with each path?

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

5 important characteristics of an effective KPI

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For a growing business to remain competitive, it’s important to regularly track how its company-wide goals are progressing. Setting key performance indicators (KPIs) is one of the easiest ways to do this. 

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Topics: Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

How to overcome reporting challenges in your business

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The ability to generate accurate, relevant and timely reports is critical if a company is to remain competitive in today's marketplace. However, as many executives know, traditional (static) reporting methods have a range of shortcomings. In this blog we will discuss a few key solutions to the challenges of static reporting

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Topics: Strategy, Management and Performance

How data analytics is evolving from analyzing the past to predicting the future

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To compete in today's competitive market place, it is critical that executives have access to an accurate and holistic view of their business. The key element to sifting through a massive amount of data to gain this level of transparency is a robust analytics solution. As technology is constantly evolving, so too are data analytics solutions. 

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail

Software as a service has twice the meaning at Phocas

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Some companies are known for good customer service, and then there are companies who are obsessed with their customer service. At Phocas, we create simple to use SaaS solutions that are personalized. And we back-up these solutions with an active customer online forum to give feedback, as well as ongoing support and training.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail

How to choose the right visualization for your audience

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Companies generate massive amounts of data on a daily basis. Choosing the visualizations most appropriate for your needs will make interpreting this inflow of data easier and be more visually appealing.

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Marketing

Choose the right data analytics solution for your business

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Real-time data analysis delivers key business insights so people can create informed business strategies. Analytics can provide numerous benefits such as cost-efficiency, increased productivity, and keep you feeling in control. However, to reap these benefits, it’s essential to choose a solution that addresses your specific business needs. 

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, ERP - Infor, Strategy, Management and Performance, ERP - Merlin, ERP - Epicor, ERP - Nexus

How to motivate your sales reps

As Sales Managers, you have a difficult job. You are the leaders of a group of people who have to deal with more rejection than almost any other person or department in the company. 

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance

5 ways companies are making better decisions with industry specific data analytics

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By utilizing a fact-based, real-time, singular version of the truth, companies are now empowered to achieve and maintain a competitive edge through the use of industry specific data analytics. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Strategy, Management and Performance

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