Data analytics 101

If you are new to data analytics, it can be difficult to know where to start. There is so much information out there that can be difficult to understand for people without an IT degree or years of experience with analytics solutions. This blog aims to lay out the most important aspects data analytics for an average user within a retail, distribution or wholesale business.

What to look for in a good business intelligence vendor

As more companies turn to data to increase profits and improve efficiencies, there is an increasing number of business intelligence (BI) providers emerging. In a , we looked at factors to consider when choosing a BI solution that fits your needs. As a customer, you need to find the right solution for you and your business.

Things to consider for an effective business growth strategy

Many businesses will host planning sessions that serve to inform the business strategy for the coming year. One of the main components of strategy planning is historical data, which gives key decision makers a comprehensive snapshot of the business’ performance to ensure they make informed decisions about their strategy, and set goals that are realistic.

How to create an effective KPI

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.

How to increase business intelligence user adoption in your business

Implementing a Business Intelligence (BI) solution can help streamline operations, create effective strategic plans, increase productivity, and boost sales. However, getting employees to adopt a new solution is often challenging. This is especially true for those who aren’t tech-savvy or have a natural resistance to change. Today’s blog will discuss strategies to encourage employee adoption.

How can you become a better manager?

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re created. As a manager, you develop basic leadership skills, and through experience and personal development, you can become a great leader.

How does measuring lost sales benefit your business?

Understanding the reasons behind lost sales is critical to stopping the leak and increasing sales in the future. Performing a lost sales analysis is one of the best ways to identify where improvements to your sales strategy are needed. This blog will explore the benefits of using your business data to evaluate lost sales.

Think before you Act: Advantages of ASRS integration in your new factory

Since 1937, Daifuku has been world-class Automated Materials Handling Company – conveying, storage, sorting, picking and controls. We have a global network of offices and subsidiaries that offer design, engineering, sales, installation and commissioning of an Automated Storage and Materials Handling System.

Automotive wholesale distributor improves inventory management, identifies sales opportunities, and improves reporting with Phocas

PPI Automotive serves mechanics across the Pittsburgh, Pa., region with quality automotive aftermarket parts. The family-owned business opened in 1974 and changed ownership in 2004. Currently, PPI has 30 employees operating from three locations, including its main warehouse in Pittsburgh and distribution centers in Carnegie and the North Hills. The company is considering adding a fourth location in the next year to ensure that it can meet its commitment to customer service, which includes a 30-minute delivery window.

Can your business operate without business intelligence?

Due to budget and time constraints, some managers believe business intelligence (BI) will not be worth their investment. They may believe they are saving the company money, when it fact there are specific ways the failure to implement BI will cause the business to lose money. This blog will examine a few of those costs.

What does data discovery mean?

“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?

The top five problems companies have with business intelligence

When businesses face challenges gaining value from a business intelligence (BI) solution, it may seem like the software is causing more trouble than it is worth. However, the challenges are often not due to the business or to the software alone, but rather due to the mismatch between the two.

Grow your business with the right company culture

A growing business must focus on things like marketplace demand, customer service, and sales margins, to name a few. However, executives should also take care to foster a strong company culture that will help ensure business success.

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