Phocas slices & dices the data of meat distributor Vic’s Meat (Pronto ERP)
Q: How did you first discover Phocas?
GUY: One of our colleagues first introduced us to Phocas as he worked with it in a previous role. We asked you guys to come out and run a demo. We found Phocas to be very intuitive and user friendly.
Q: Why did you introduce Phocas into Vic’s Meats?
GUY: Before Phocas, it was always the responsibility of Finance to provide reports and information to our staff. One of the reasons I introduced Phocas was to make it easier for people in the business to locate information that they need without relying on someone else. With Phocas we have a tool which is very easy to use.
Q: How did you run reports before Phocas?
GUY: Before Phocas, we would’ve built a data grid in Pronto ERP if it was for a specific enquiry. If I needed general sales information, I used to drop the data into Excel.
Q: What did you think when you first saw Phocas?
GUY: I’ve seen a few business intelligence tools. In regards to the whole web based interface, at first I was kind of not sure. I was a little concerned about the security side of things. When we got into the details about locking it down, I was much more comfortable with Phocas. The user friendly nature was excellent.
Q: What do you find really useful about Phocas? What is your favourite feature?
VINI: Phocas is very intuitive, it is very easy to use. Even when I’m training people, they can ask me anything and I can show them what it can do. Being able to drill down so deep is a really good thing.
I also really enjoy your customer webinars. Please keep the webinars coming! I’ve been picking up quite a few tips from them. There’s a lot of knowledge that you guys have that you can pass onto us.
Q: Have you achieved any efficiency or any productivity gains from using Phocas?
GUY: Efficiency was pretty much instant. The other day I was sitting with our CEO and we were discussing some specific stock items and wanted some related sales information.
With Phocas, I literally just logged in and I had my answer within 4-5 clicks!
Q: If someone was considering Phocas, what would you say?
GUY: From our perspective, I’d definitely recommend it. Phocas is definitely a valuable piece of collateral for the business. I come from a background of slicing and dicing data so Phocas was a no brainer for us.
I fully expect Phocas to continue to add significant value. I’m not worrying about if Phocas will add value - it’s just how much it will.