The greatest advantages of business intelligence

In today’s economy, many businesses find themselves in competition with online retailers and large corporations that are able to offer reduced prices. In order for David to compete with Goliath, businesses must utilize every opportunity to gain an advantage.

Improve the way you sell in three simple ways

All sales managers, whether in retail, wholesale distribution or manufacturing, face the same pressure to reduce costs while increasing sales. Most sales teams are responsible for managing the sales of multiple product lines with a variety of products in each line.

Five essential management strategies

Executives across different regions and industries have to meet seemingly conflicting targets. On one hand, you want to maximize both your own and your employees’ productivity, through both hard and smart work. At the same time, you don’t want to burn out your employees and see them leave to work for another company.

Phocas Business Intelligence vs. QlikView: A review

The BI Survey 16 is the world’s largest survey of business intelligence software users. In 2016, BARC Research, producers of the survey, received reviews from 3,137 users of 37 different BI products. Read this blog to see how Phocas compares with QlikView.

Phocas business intelligence and Microsoft power BI: how do they compare?

BARC Research’s annual business intelligence survey received reviews from 3,137 users of 37 BI tools. Based on the survey results, BARC created The BI Survey 16, an annual report that compares the software vendors head-to-head in 32 different categories. In this blog, see how Phocas compares with Microsoft Power BI.

Improving wholesale distribution business performance

The most important task for many managers is to improve profit margins. Therefore, low sales figures, high inventory costs, and not enough hours in the day are the most common stressors faced by managers in wholesale distribution. But what if a business intelligence (BI) tool could assist with these issues and help to improve business performance?

The ultimate tool for sales success

For sales leaders, the ability to communicate about the progress of your team in an informative way is essential. As businesses are creating more data than ever before, drawing insights from your information becomes even more difficult as you may not know where to focus.

This mistake is killing your sales

In the age of data, choosing not to invest in a quality business intelligence (BI) solution may mean your sales team are losing market share to your competitors.

'Data discovery' explained

“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge” according to best selling author, John Naisbitt. Today’s businesses have the ability to collect an extraordinary amount of information on everything from customer buying patterns and feedback to supply chain management and marketing efforts. Are you drawing value from your data?

Why reporting through spreadsheets hurts your business

Microsoft Excel is frequently referred to as the number one business intelligence (BI) tool because it is one of the most commonly used applications. For smaller businesses, Excel is an effective tool for simple calculations and analysis. However, as your business grows, your need for sophisticated data analysis will outgrow Excel's capabilities.