Phocas is a game changer. It's easy-to-use, customizable, and its speed helps me make sound business decisions, quickly react to lost sales and find new opportunities.
The best analysis tool I've seen in years!
Phocas is the best tool I have used during my 17 year career with Alcoa. Hours of painstaking manual work is now available in different formats with the click of the mouse. The best assistant I could ask for!
I don't know how I managed without it! It's so easy to analyze all my customer sales and identify trends. Great for spotting "slipping" accounts before it's too late. Wonderful product, keep it up guys.
Phocas is a very powerful tool in helping us analyze our business. With the new CRM module, my sales team are finding it very useful in planning and organizing their time to be the most effective they can.
Great easy-to-use reporting software. I have used Phocas for years. The setup is simple and can be used by anyone. No need for hours of training, just a quick intro and you are ready to go. Easy to drill down into more data whenever required.
Phocas is a great BI tool that provides our salesforce with the visibility and information they need to make sales. Furthermore, the simplicity and ease of implementation was a reassuring change to previous BI products we had tried.
Fabulous tool. Easy to obtain information quickly… used continuously throughout the day.
Phocas enables quick and easy access to what is going on within our business. It highlights new opportunities and gives us the optimum chance of winning new business. One report we ran through Phocas revealed 46 easy to knock-over customer opportunities with a total spend of more than £100,000. Another campaign brought us £30,000 worth of business without the costs normally associated with such results.
Very quick and efficient way to monitor sales figures.
Since converting to Phocas from another product, we have seen an increase in the productivity of our sales force and an increase in sales. The access to data has allowed them to react to customer needs immediately.
Phocas provides understandable and usable sales information at the touch of a button. Phocas saves hours of pulling together different data to produce meaningful information.
Phocas gives me the ability to mine specific data which I was unable to do beforehand. It enables me to automate tasks with current data quickly and easily. The time to develop and report information is a fraction of what it was before Phocas. A management tool worth having as 'good information facilitates good decisions.'
Phocas has revolutionized how the sales team perform within our company. Even non-tech savvy staff can access our customer sales information at whatever level of detail we require. We can now spot trends and opportunities early on and react quickly. It gives us the intelligence we need to grow sales and communicate with our retail partners. Couldn't be without it now!
As a new user of the Phocas product I have been extremely impressed at how easy it has been to pick-up the basic skills needed to start extracting meaningful information. Brilliant product!
The ability to analyze our sales data with Phocas in such a flexible, easy and quick manner is really powerful, with the option to save favourite queries and make your own dashboard a real bonus. All our team feel this has been money well spent and are very excited about the ability Phocas will give us to target and increase sales in the months and years to come.
Phocas really is the best thing since sliced bread.
The automated reporting in Phocas allows us to monitor sales, promotions, margins and compliance in a very simple and effective way allowing us to concentrate on growing our business and securing our future in the years ahead.
A great business tool. Allows me to keep up to date with sales and breakdown into specific regions with ease.
Phocas is a fantastic sales tool which is so quick and easy-to-use. The first thing I do each morning is go into it to check the previous day's sales against budget. I love how you can export to Excel with one single click. I couldn't do my job to the highest level without Phocas.
I really like the presentation and functionality of Phocas. Phocas enables the presentation of high level aggregated data and allows one to "deep-dive" into the background information - should questions arise. Alongside the new dashboard functionality, Phocas empowers the user and facilitates a dynamic exploration of key business issues and targets amongst a wider audience. I typically use Phocas to highlight a topic, theme or trend at a KPI level, then use the drill-down function to establish route-cause analysis.
Very easy-to-use and many benefits over the other tools I have used previously. Support has been second to none. I’d recommend Phocas to any of our customers though would prefer not to tell our competitors. Fantastic tool!
We moved to Phocas about 18 months ago and have been very pleased with the benefits it has brought the business. We are able to manipulate and analyze our customer base which allows us to react to changes in our market. We have developed a good working relationship with Phocas who have implemented suggestions that we made to enhance the system.
Phocas Business Intelligence has delivered exactly what the name implies. Phocas staff offer ongoing support for challenging questions long after implementation. Phocas helps to address issues within our market place by providing up to date information in an easy to read format. With this data, we can make sustainable and valuable business decisions.
Phocas is so easy, even our sales guys can use it!
At Hager, we run on a centralized SAP system with the main servers based in Germany. The implementation of Phocas was done in a professional, effective and timely manner. The validated demonstration allowed us to understand what we had to set up and do. The technical and end-user training gave us an understanding of the processes and capabilities of Phocas and we were live within a short period of time.
Simply the best tool available to a sales manager.
Phocas is a fast and easy tool for inquiries and reports. I use it on a regular basis.
Phocas has helped progress our business immensely. We can now pinpoint sales of products and our top customers. We have also been able to make use of the CRM package in conjunction with Phocas to help the business become more organized. The staff are always friendly and eager to help solve any problems that may arise. We will continue to use Phocas and hopefully implement more of their packages to help forward our business.
What’s great about Phocas is that it is written by people who’ve done sales analysis and know sales analysis. You look at other products that are big and unwieldy, written by IT people who have no idea, and it just doesn’t give you what you want.
Phocas has allowed our business to quickly analyse data in minutes which previously took hours to produce. The ability to access the information anywhere - from boardroom to shop floor - means we can make more informed decisions on the spot rather than waiting for reports to be produced.
Phocas is easy-to-use and puts valuable information into the hands of our sales team in a streamlined fashion that really works for them. We've never been able to give them this transparency. The response has been outstanding.
Phocas provides the customer sales insight that I have longed for. Easy-to-use, incredibly powerful and fast. A must for any company with a field sales force and a national customer base.
Phocas is a simple but very effective way of assessing sales performance and building action plans to improve results. Since Phocas was implemented, we have been able to save time in analyzing performance, manage our sales team with more concrete information and enjoy the benefits of winning new and previously lost business.
Phocas has provided access to vital business information at the click of a mouse. It has greatly helped to streamline our business.
Very powerful business intelligence tool. Makes it very easy to track sales performance and identify business opportunities.
I find Phocas a vital tool in my day-to-day business. I am able to bring up all my sales by customer and go through various sales data in Phocas when visiting clients.
Phocas allows us to focus on key areas of the business. We've used Phocas to concentrate on declining customers and over the last 12 months have managed to increase the business done with these customers by over £100k. It's great for keeping an eye on smaller accounts that often get missed so action can be taken if spend drops off or increases suddenly. It's also useful for drilling down and really exploring what customers are buying.
I introduced Phocas to Philips Healthcare and we're loving it. It's easy-to-use and we now realize the power of having such a tool to run our business with. At management meetings, we were using Excel spreadsheets - where we used to go away and run another report to get the answer. Now we just pull up Phocas and drill into it and come to a solution. Phocas make us much more efficient.
Phocas has made a big difference. It has given our management the ability to slice and dice data, instead of wasting time manipulating spreadsheets. We use it to look for gaps in customer spending – leakage, what’s up/down, measuring results/impact of marketing campaigns. I’d recommend Phocas to anybody managing a large number of customers and products.
An expectation of Bunnings is that all major suppliers provide timely accurate and useful information based on Bunnings sell out data and stock holdings in their stores. Phocas allows us to provide this detail efficiently and on demand. Phocas has provided us insights into not only sales trends but stock holdings and delivery performance this in turn has ensured we continue to maintain excellent KPI’s with Bunnings
I only wish that I had taken on Phocas sooner than I did. I am terrified that my competitors will start using Phocas!
After analyzing a number of BI software in the market, we have made the best decision in using Phocas as our BI tool. It’s simple, flexible and provides instant results.
Dashboards and widgets from which you can "advance" to slicing and dicing are superb. And the best part - you don't have to have a developer for that, every user can create their own and share it etc.
There are so many benefits to Phocas, it’s difficult to know where to start! With thousands of products and customers, it was always complicated to analyze our sales environment in any detail. Previously we were dragging individual reports on customers and products or by state/rep out of Sage. It would take hours to extract, manipulate and massage in Excel. It was really complicated and time consuming before Phocas.
Phocas is by far the best sales analysis tool I have ever used. No need to employ a data analyst as all the information in the format you want it is just a click away. Well done to the Phocas team, great product!
Having used Phocas before at another company, the first thing I decided I needed, as a tool in my tool box, was Phocas. We’ve had Phocas in our business for a bit over 12 months and in the last quarter, we are up 46%.
What a brilliant product. Routine reporting using VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables, SQL queries and excel query wizards have now stopped. Where I was previously generating concise, static, one page summaries, management are now generating their own reports and have quickly learnt to drill down (or Phocas) on their required data. Thanks for keeping it simple... and fast too!
The first thing about Phocas that impressed me was that it was up and running in weeks - instead of months. The second thing that impressed me was how quickly our sales people started using Phocas. With just a few hours training they began using it like ducks to water! The third thing that impressed me was that Phocas really does what it says! Before Phocas we received lots of reports from our Pronto ERP system. We thought that was about as good as it gets - until we saw Phocas.
Simple way to drill down to the required detail. Information is vital and Phocas does this simply.
We currently use Phocas every day to provide easy access, clear concise information and drill-down on insights into the health of the business.
I find that Phocas is intuitive and easy-to-use. The time saving aspect of Phocas is exceptional. To compare data from two time periods in our existing ERP system, I would have had to run two reports, download to Excel and match the lines using VLOOKUP or similar. This was not only time consuming it was also open to mistakes. With Phocas, running these reports takes seconds and we know the data is accurate.
Phocas is a fantastic business interrogation tool that allows the business to identify trends. It really adds significant insight and value to the data the business collects daily.
As we make decisions, we no longer loose focus by having to wait for a report to run. We look at data, as well as slice and dice it in different ways, at the press of a button.
A fantastic tool for total breakdown of sales by just about any way you choose. Customer, product, supplier, group, range of customers, the list goes on. I do not know how we managed without it before.
Phocas works really well with our Navision accounting software package. All we have to do is kick out a simple csv file from Navision into Phocas once a month and it`s all done! The data we need has always been there in Navision but it`s very difficult to get at. It involved complex report-writing which was often confusing and always time consuming. What Phocas allows us to do is identify our trends, problems and sales opportunities quickly.
Phocas took us to a different level of intelligence, It has definitely helped us make smarter business decisions about our customers and about our stock. We can look into individual customers in case we want to target them or we just look to see who's buying what in general. We can ensure that we have better stocks of products that sell well, and we can keep the stock down of products that don't do so well.