• Distributor Analytics Essentials Series: How will distributor analytics help me make/save money?

    Submitted on: Wed, 02.22.2017 07:15pm

    In this second post in our series on Distributor Analytics Essentials, we look at return on investment. Analytics solutions are often underutilized when users don’t see the benefit and understand how it will help them make or save a buck.

  • Distributor Analytics Essentials Series: What is Distributor Analytics?

    Submitted on: Thu, 02.16.2017 12:21am

    What exactly is ‘distributor analytics’ and how is it different than analytics, or business intelligence, in general?

  • How to Build a Metric Management Culture at Your Distribution Business

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.30.2017 06:17pm

    When management guru Peter Drucker famously said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” he was saying that without clearly established success metrics, you can’t quantify progress, adjust processes, or produce desired outcomes. Put simply, in the absence of clear objectives, companies are stuck in a constant state of guessing—and, hoping that they’re doing the right thing to win their end games.
     

  • Webinar: What Are Your Dashboards Hiding?

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.23.2017 08:29pm

    Dashboards can be a great way for a distributor to maintain a strategic view of business performance: how are we tracking to high level goals, are there key areas trending up or down, what strategic shifts should we make across the operation? But if your team is just reviewing dashboards along with year-end, quarterly, and monthly statements, there are likely a ton of operational insights you are missing out on—many of which could really hurt your business if you don’t identify and manage them closer to when they take place.

  • Why Are You Letting Your Valuable Data Pile Up?

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.16.2017 11:55pm

    By waiting until the end of the quarter or year to review and utilize your data, you could be missing out on major opportunities to improve, save money, and make better business decisions.

  • Top KPIs that Every Distributor Should be Tracking

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.09.2017 05:54pm

    If your distribution company isn’t paying attention to key performance indicators (KPIs), it could be missing out on a significant opportunity to improve competitiveness and profitability. Defined as metrics that take financial and/or non-financial data and turn it into meaningful information that companies can use for benchmarking and performance measurement, KPIs support good decision-making and help managers and owners measure the impact of those decisions.

  • Four Ways Analytics are Helping Distributors Win in Today’s Marketplace

    Submitted on: Tue, 12.20.2016 10:26pm

    For wholesale distributors, the current business world is fraught with growing levels of competition, razor-thin margins, and unexpected challenges around every corner. Facing these and other challenges on an almost-daily basis, distributors need access to accurate information—and a knack for transforming that intelligence into good decision-making—at every turn.
     

  • MITS Training: Intro to Dashboards & Scorecards

    Submitted on: Mon, 12.12.2016 10:15pm

    Join us for a discussion of the differences between dashboards and scorecards, how to create them, and when to use one over the other.

  • 5 Distribution Trends to Watch in 2017

    Submitted on: Mon, 12.05.2016 08:31pm

    Ah, it’s that time of the year again. Time to assess how business went over the last 12 months, batten down the hatches for the holiday season, and look ahead to what’s coming around the next corner in 2017. Here are five key trends that all wholesale distributors should keep an eye on during the year ahead:

  • MITS Training: MITS Discover Security

    Submitted on: Wed, 11.30.2016 07:39pm

    Learn how security works in MITS Discover, including how to use it to manage what your users can see and do.

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