Phocas Software

Phocas Software

4.5 / 5 24 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Retailers, distributors, and manufacturers who are seeking a greater insight into their business and more proactive control over their company's growth and future.


Average Ratings

24 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $500.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Phocas Software
  • www.phocassoftware.com/
  • Founded 1999
  • United Kingdom

About Phocas Software

Phocas is an award-winning business intelligence tool for manufacturing, distribution and retail companies that normally sell large ranges of products to a wide customer base. Designed for non-technical users, Phocas delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map at the click of a mouse or touch of a screen. It brings up data in seconds on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more.


Phocas Software Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Blends
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Warehousing
  • High Volume Processing
  • No-Code Sandbox
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Templates
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Dashboard
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Scorecarding
  • Strategic Planning
  • Annotations
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Functions / Calculations
  • Interactive
  • KPIs
  • OLAP
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Scorecards
  • Themes
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Projections
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports

Phocas Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Good product

Jun 29, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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

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

Jun 29, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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

Impressed with product although early days

Jun 29, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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

Easy and Good to Use

Jun 29, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

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

Jun 29, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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

Awesome!

May 09, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Love Phocas!

May 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Great Sales Aid

May 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

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

May 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

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

May 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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

Newbie But Impressed

May 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

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

May 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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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.

Super User Friendly and Powerful Tool!

May 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Very User Friendly Software

May 09, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Marketing Manager

May 09, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Great product

May 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Best piece of software ever!

Jul 29, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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.

Recommendations to other buyers: To be honest, I haven't reviewed any alternatives. Before Phocas we were trying to slice and dice information using spreadsheets etc. Phocas has revolutionised our BI and has undoubtedly improved our business decisions. Apart for the obvious benefits of better information, I feel that the ease of use is paramount so that non tech savvy people can still use it quickly with very little training.

The first place I turn to find answers

Mar 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Watch some of the product tutorials and webinars. That will give you ideas on new and better ways to measure business that otherwise would not be on your radar. The hard part isn't finding the answers. It is finding the right questions to ask of your business.

Powerful analytics.

Mar 30, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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!

Phocas delivers.

Mar 26, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that the company is as easy to work with as their software. Great team, and a great product. Delivers the data we need to drive our business forward. This offering is flexible and tailored to your needs. Its both lighter and more simplified than comparable offerings and still delivers a powerful punch of data.

Cons: No complaints. Not even a little bit. Product and Customer service are outstanding.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get in line to get on board with the system. If you are looking at BI solutions, this one is a winner.

Very powerful analytic tool.

Mar 25, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: How quickly we can gain insight into our sales data.

Cons: We would like to offer this to more of our employees, but the cost is making it hard for us to justify.

Recommendations to other buyers: Know your data and the structure of your current ERP's database. Some features that Phocas can offer may not work for you because your system is lacking data that is needed for a particular function or feature.

Director of sales.

Mar 23, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Phocas can provide a quick drill down into our data that before would take a while to obtain. Now, we can do it in seconds.
The package is so big, it can be too big for some users. Continuing to educate our people on what they can look at, and why some views are important will continue to help us familiarize ourselves with the program and create new ways to dissect the information.
Everyone I have made contact with truly want to help so we can use what we are paying for to the best of our advantage. We are excited to send two employees to the training session in Nashville. I believe it will be a great benefit.

A Great Business Tool!

Mar 23, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our owner uses this tool to drill in to all the company stats. That says allot right there!.. Phocas is fairly easy to use and doesn't take allot of time to generate reports... Most erp system reporting tools simply cannot give the level of detail nor do it as quickly and as easily as Phocas does. A report that would take hours to write and generate in our erp system would take minutes in Phocas with much better detail. We could not run our business without it...

S.W. Anderson Phocas Business Intelligence Review

Mar 21, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ease of use of the product and responsiveness of the vendor.

Cons: Nothing that hasn't been addressed and corrected as necessary.

Recommendations to other buyers: Time is money in business, and this software makes it possible to analyze and evaluate the key areas almost instantaneously.