The food and beverage distribution industry is arguably one of the most competitive and highly regulated industries.  You know it’s tough when a fraction of a penny on a pound can make or break a company.

So, how do top … Read more

 

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a top concern for a growing number of companies. Granted, there are those companies that fly by the seat of their pants and seem to do alright, but things get a bit more complicated … Read more

 

Last month we discussed the importance of driving further automation into your fulfillment processes and improving customer satisfaction as a result.

So just how do you get started on determining where the opportunities for improved automation lie?  Here’s a quick Read more

 

The whole concept of an order-to-cash solution is to enable the wholesale distribution enterprise. This concept allows for planning that enables better forecasting, optimizes inventory and increases your ability to sense and anticipate movements in the marketplace. By anticipating, you … Read more

 

5 Tips for Better Data Presentation

Many of today’s visualization tools, including the two we sell—BIOVue and Tableau, give even the most non-technical user the power to create sophisticated graphics with just a few clicks.  This can be a double-edged sword.  Users who are not knowledgeable … Read more

 

Visualization Tools—The Eye into BI

Visualization tools give you the ability to do more than just make a bunch of pretty charts and graphs. They allow you to develop insight into data using appropriate visualization techniques. For a quick look at how smoothly things are … Read more

 

Tips for Gaining Greater User Acceptance for Your BI Solution

No matter what software you purchase in your organization, you’ll have to give thought as to how you’ll get employees to use it.  In some instances, your new application will replace another—one that users already know.  Users may already trust … Read more

 

Whether you’re relying on accurate data in inventory, sales or shipping – how you see the numbers can make or break profitability. You’ve probably experienced several instances where inaccurate data spoiled a big sale or lost a valued customer. We … Read more

 

Richer Content = Faster Time to Value

Webster’s New Basic Dictionary (2007) does not have an entry for the word “analytics,” however “analytic” is listed as a synonym under the word “analysis.”  So I Googled “analytics.”  Wikipedia says that “analytics is the application of computer technology, operational … Read more

 

According to this recent Wall Street Journal article, production at factories is expected to increase as demand continues to rise. However, as factories churn out products at higher capacity, economists fear the expansion will lead to rising prices — and, … Read more

 

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