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Data analytics industry trends

Having the appropriate data analytics solution is vital to strategic decision making. However, one-size-fits-all solutions don’t always address a company’s specific needs. Cloud technology has facilitated the rise of vertical SaaS data analytics and more bespoke, industry-specific solutions.  …

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Making good purchasing decisions requires business intelligence

Smart purchasing and stock optimization boosts your organization’s bottom line. What am I buying, selling, holding and what’s the cost? It’s a messy ask, report-wise. If you’re involved in purchasing decisions, you don’t care so much about who’s buying your product. It’s more about what’s walking out the door, and how fast, so you can replenish it. Business intelligence…

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[e-book] 9 BI and data trends for 2021

Despite all the change this year, data has held, if not strengthened its position, as a critical business asset.The businesses with access to up-to-date data arguably coped better with the disruption because managers and CFOs were able to diagnose their specific situation in detail and move fast. As we look ahead and bring you the data and BI trends…

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Manufacturer uses Phocas for production performance management

CQR Security Limited is a British manufacturer, making equipment for the security intruder market such as cable and door contacts. Initially, the company deployed business intelligence to analyze its sales and get a better understanding of its top-performing products. The use of data has expanded dramatically for CQR, and it now takes a data-driven approach to production performance management,…

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Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap

Phocas business intelligence and Datafile software solutions, two longstanding software providers dedicated to solving data problems for the  SME market in the United Kingdom, have signed a local partnership agreement. Together, they aim to provide a digital transformation roadmap to small and medium sized businesses by making business intelligence compatible to all versions of the Datafile ERP.  …

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How to increase business intelligence user adoption

User adoption refers to the acceptance of a new system or process in technology. Gaining staff acceptance is an important consideration for companies hoping to move from an old system (such as spreadsheets) to a modern, more comprehensive and efficient system such as business intelligence.  A user adoption strategy is crucial to the new system’s success so people know…

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Accounting analytics – how business intelligence helps

A decade ago, an accountant balanced the daily transactions and prepared a statement of profit and loss for the year-end. In recent times, the ERP and spreadsheets became the accountant’s best friend to create static reports and communicate historical financial performance. Now in today’s fast-paced business environment, the story has flipped on its head. Accountants manage the end-to-end accounting…

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Culture matters as Phocas scales up

Myles Glashier, our co-founder and co-CEO explains the evolution and development of Phocas on the popular podcast,’Scaling Up’. Myles chats with Ed Cowan about the story behind the data analytics business. The genesis for Phocas came when Myles was a backpacker in London and met ERP owner Paul Magee. The two co-founders have stuck together over 20 years, bootstrapping…

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Five strategic benefits of business analytics

Business analytics provide people with an accurate and holistic view of their business. Executives and managers now have the ability to use data for real-time, actionable insights into everything from customer buying patterns to inventory management to make timely and accurate decisions. In this blog, we discuss five strategic benefits of business analytics . …

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