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How ERP can help with Britain’s productivity gap

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Apr 11, 2018 10:12:53 AM

Britain has a problem with productivity. This has been a notable concern for several years and is highlighted each time The Office for National Statistics releases a report. Productivity is measured by recording how well a country is delivering its goods and services and how well it manages its buying and selling activities. Ultimately, it’s the old gauge of input versus output. But Britain is not getting it right and seems to be struggling to improve its productivity levels.

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Topics: ERP software, ERP supplier

How ERP helps you become GDPR compliant

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Apr 9, 2018 10:20:32 AM

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Regardless of Brexit, UK companies need to comply with this new regulation or suffer very harsh consequences in the form of hefty fines. This new regulation is the biggest change to occur in data protection regulations in 20 years and complying with GDPR is no small feat.

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Topics: ERP

Do you have a superior BI solution helping your company thrive?

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Mar 20, 2018 7:03:41 AM

Most companies in 2018 generate data. Some companies might generate more than others, but the importance of data is in its quality, not quantity. Not taking advantage of the potential benefits your data provides can leave you playing catch up with competitors and hurt your bottom line.

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Topics: Business intelligence

Business trends for 2018: Making the shift to cloud-based ERP

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Feb 13, 2018 1:21:59 PM

What type of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution are you currently using? If you’re using a legacy ERP solution with bolt-on business intelligence (BI) tools to assist you with better analytics and reporting functionality, then you’re not alone. This is the typical set up of many companies. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best set-up for your business.

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Topics: Cloud computing / SAAS

‘Agility’ in ERP software is the missing component for distributors

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Aug 27, 2017 10:53:00 AM

The number one demand of ERP users is 'agility' - but why are so many businesses choosing ERP solutions that don't measure up?

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Topics: Cloud computing / SAAS, ERP, Wholesale & distribution

4 top tips for advanced inventory control in food wholesale

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Aug 20, 2017 9:40:00 AM

As a food wholesaler you will know that your largest costs lie with stock inventory. Keeping costs tight means striking a perfect balance between stock, storage and demand while taking a keen oversight. So how can you tread the fine line needed for advanced inventory control?

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Topics: ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution

Food & Beverage Business Intelligence Productivity Advantage

Posted by Phocas on Aug 18, 2017 10:32:18 AM

Food and beverage is a fast-paced business, and staying competitive is paramount. Improving efficiencies is crucial to remaining relevant, and one of the most effective ways to do this is through data and analytics.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Are 100% order fulfilment rates impossible to achieve?

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Aug 2, 2017 2:12:00 PM

Maintaining 100% fulfilment rates is an impossible task, right? Piffle. With the right processes and technology, it's not only attainable - but sustainable, too.

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Topics: ERP, Wholesale & distribution

5 Reasons Food and Beverage Companies Love BI

Posted by Cale Bannister on Aug 1, 2017 9:36:06 AM

In an industry rife with copious regulations, members of the food and beverage industry must carefully monitor quality and performance. “[L]aboratory data is mission critical inside any food manufacturer that relies on analytical testing for quality assurance, consistency, and compliance today, and profitable product innovation in the future,” writes Phocas customer Colin Thurston, the director of product strategy for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thurston further explains that real-time visibility is essential to operations, as early identification of problems within the supply chain, such as tainted raw materials, could save a company thousands or even millions of pounds. In this blog, we will discuss five ways Business Intelligence (BI) benefits companies in the food and beverage industry.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Choosing the right ERP supplier: Customer references and user groups

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Jul 19, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Buying a new product or service these days usually means doing a lot of extensive research. Before we invest in a new purchase, we’re practically expected to become an expert in what we’re buying.

But trawling through forums and brochures to inform and guide our decision can take a lot of time.

So when it comes to selecting a service that’s closely connected to your business’ data and continuity, like an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, what’s the most efficient and timely way to carry out background research and references? 

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Topics: ERP