Phocas Business Intelligence software


25 reviews(4.5/5)
25 reviews(4.5/5)

Phocas is a cloud-based business intelligence solution that caters to small size businesses across various industry verticals and helps them to make information-based decisions using real-time data. The solution is compatible with multiple web browsers like Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox and more.

Phocas Business Intelligence includes dashboards and scorecards, data mining and predictive analytics, extraction, transformation and loading (ETL), online analytical processing (OLAP) and data warehousing. The solution provides users the ability to view data from different perspectives- users can analyze sales information, including trends and buying patterns, to determine cross-selling opportunities and sales opportunities. Users can also identify customers who fall into a pattern of not purchasing or decline in purchasing frequency. The solution also helps businesses form purchasing decisions by providing access to vendor performance, average prices and purchase-to-sales ratios, in addition to flow rates, output, production cycle and materials costs.

Phocas offers services that are billed monthly. Support is available via phone, email and through other online resources.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Verified Reviewer

    December 2017

    It's a good business intelligence program

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I really enjoy the freedom of developing the exact report that I want. If I find that I am unable to do something, the support team has always come through and fixed it so it works.

    I have created reports that show dead stock in one branch that other branches sell.

    it's also accessible from anywhere which gives real value

    Cons

    I feel one of the biggest limitations to Phocas is the charting portion. Trying to develop nice looking charts is not easy and printing them is not possible.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Simon from Trutex Limited

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    June 2017

    Good product

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Ease of use
    Highlights areas to drill
    Accessible from anywhere
    Can design to suit your company
    Good charts

    Cons

    We haven't quite got to the start level, still reconciling our data feeds. When done we'll be well placed to,use Phocas

  • George from Stax

    Specialty: Marketing Services

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    June 2017

    The best way to overcome and compliment the traditional spreadsheet model for analysing your business.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    An easy to use and intuitive way to segment audience, sales and kpi's
    Simple user interface
    Continued development

    Cons

    Adding new data sources as an end user
    Not being able to automate feeds from Phocas into other databases or systems

  • Jennifer from Trusted ltd

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Impressed with product although early days

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Easy to use
    Powerful tool that will the business it hasn't had in the past
    Will save time & allow the team to focus on making changes rather than analysing data

    Cons

    Time needed to get up & running, there is not a problem with the product but will needs an investment at this point

  • Reshma from F & P Wholesale

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Easy and Good to Use

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It very simple to use the software and its really straightforward especially for a new user. Also you can not go wrong and delete anything.

    Cons

    Personally more training on the product just to know to what extent it can go especially when your a new user.

  • Tara from Profast Ltd

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2017

    makes my job a whole lot easier//...

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    All in all great product and I would highly recommend

    Pros

    its user friendly and easy to get around, produces reports quickly, analysis of data is at your fingetips

    Cons

    Customising reports can be hard to navigate around

  • Susan from American Pipe & Supply

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2017

    Awesome!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I couldn't do my job without it!

    Pros

    Quick and easy to get the reports you need. Dashboards with summaries that you can drill down into.

    Cons

    So much at once is hard to take in and learn all Phocas can give you. Too much data can be overwhelming.

  • Dianne from VP Supply Corp

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2017

    Love Phocas!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I have been a Phocas user for a couple of years. Being a SHIMS user, we are always looking for software to enhance it and make the end users lives easier. Phocas has been a great fit for us.

    Cons

    We started using the CRM database about 6 months ago. After a somewhat rocky start, the salesforce is finally embracing the technology.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dan from Wausau Supply Co.

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2017

    Great Sales Aid

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A

    Very easy to use and love the ability to quickly frill down information.

    Pros

    Being able to pull customer data quickly. I can identify customers opportunities and successes with the sales data.

  • Jerry from Everflow

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2017

    Easy to use and learn. Powerful, but not intimidating.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    This software deals with large amounts of data with exceptional speed and simplicity putting relevant data at your finger tips. Easy to convince people to use

    Cons

    Limited in complex searches. CRM is Limited. Whenever you get a software that offers simplcity, there is some sacrifice on flexibility, but it is worth the sacrifice

    Review Source: Capterra
  • James from Spicers Paper / Kelly Paper

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2017

    I'm a daily power user for focus and train our team. Best data analysis software to date!

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The software is not only easy to use, and basically unbreakable, it is accessible almost anywhere. Hours have been saved thanks to the software. This is hands down the best software that i've ever used in my company.

    Cons

    Minor gripes about the interface and specific features that could be easily fixed. Currently running an older version, so 2016 may fix some of them

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Bonnie from Radians, Inc

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2017

    Newbie But Impressed

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I am new to Phocas. It is pretty easy to use compared to SAP BI. As a developer, it is very easy to create dimensions and measures. I'm looking forward to learning more about Phocas, especially the new version and the functionality that has been added.

  • Stephanie from Crescent Electric

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    May 2017

    I've worked with Phocas for just a year, and absolutely LOVE it.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    The ease of use is great, and has brought so much benefit to our company. We are able to customize reports and dashboards to our needs as a company, which is a huge deal. Getting reports out to our field is easy and painless. We use subscriptions constantly, and that has made many employee's lives easier.

    Cons

    I wish, still there was more ability to customize the report layouts. There are a lot of times when I have to create the report in Phocas, export it, and then do additional formatting in Excel. Also, the ability to download an entire dashboard would be amazing! It would make it so much easier than exporting each part individually.

  • Jared from AAMP Global

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2017

    Super User Friendly and Powerful Tool!

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Phocas is super easy to use and a powerful tool for our management team. It is easy to get our staff up and running on the platform.

    Cons

    I wish it had more options for combining streams and plotting the data on using both the horizontal and vertical axis.

  • Bo from Crescent Electric Supply

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    May 2017

    Very User Friendly Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    It's a great tool at a great value and it keeps improving. If you don't know what you're doing this team is more than happy to help you get off the ground and train you and set up your initial databases, they'll help you succeed.

    Pros

    The support team is great and very helpful. The software is very easy to learn for new users and people that aren't comfortable with an analytics tool. The tool is very intuitive and you can start doing analysis very quickly.

    Cons

    The Custom function does add depth of functionality, but it's hard to do certain formulas like Maxs, Mins, or Standard Deviations. The amount of graphics and charts is increasing but it would still be nice to have more.

  • Agnes from Riley Sales

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2017

    Marketing Manager

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Phocas allows me to track the results of sales promotions with ease. It also lets me focus in on under performing product classes and identify the root cause. It's one of the best software programs we have.

  • Joseph from Dixie Plywood Company

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2017

    Great product

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very easy to get to the data that we need. We have used this product for about 5 years now and it works great.

    Cons

    It takes a little bit of setup but most of that was just trying to decide what data we wanted to get to. Other than that no real problems.

  • Andrew from Cosatto Ltd

    Specialty: Sales & Marketing

    July 2015

    Best piece of software ever!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Phocas is very easy to use, very intuitive and provides excellent business information. It is relatively inexpensive per user and at times, worth its weight in gold!

    Cons

    Nothing really. I am not a lover of the weekly/ monthly user subscription model as unless you make a point of regularly reviewing the usage, as your business changes sometimes you end up paying for users that have stopped using it. However that's really our problem rather than theirs.

  • Brandon from American Metals Supply

    Specialty: Distribution

    March 2015

    The first place I turn to find answers

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Phocas is like Legos. With a little creativity, you can build almost anything you'll ever need to find and solve problems with stats. Simple but consistent and powerful.

    Cons

    The product always gives quick, accurate results; however, the support team does not. We get very custom with how we use the BI, and it feels like high-end users know more about the product than the advocates. It takes time to get details worked out on new databases, and we have been skipped over for upgrades in the past.

  • Dave from FWC

    March 2015

    Powerful analytics.

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    This software is a game-changer. Phocas has helped our business grow by helping us quickly recognize areas that need attention as well as areas that show our strengths. Phocas is our go-to tool to for business intelligence. *****The more we use Phocas, the more we understand our sales, our entire sales team and our customers!***** And that makes all the difference!

    Review Source: Capterra
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