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Agilence Hosts 4th Annual User Forum with Industry-Leading Retail and Restaurant Brands

Posted by Dennis Burge on Oct 5, 2017 9:44:27 AM

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 5, 2017 -- Agilence, Inc., the leader in cloud-based data analytics for store operations and loss prevention, today announced the successful conclusion of their Fourth Annual 20/20 User Forum held in Nashville, TN.  At the 20/20 User Forum, attendees came together to network, share ideas, and influence the direction of the 20/20 Data Analytics platform.  Presentations were conducted by Rite Aid, Haggar Clothing, Pier 1 Imports, and members of the Agilence staff.

"Our goal with every User Forum is to provide attendees with insights and value they can't get from any other event," said Catherine Penizotto, Vice President of Customer Success at Agilence.  "This year we have taken that idea a step further with more user presentations, an executive think tank, new user sessions, and the ability for attendees to earn up to 7 CEUs towards their Loss Prevention Foundation LPC recertification."

Below is a partial list of feedback from some of the leading brands that attended the 20/20 User Forum:

  • "The best one yet, and one of the best user conferences I have attended. Just the right balance of serious and fun."
  • "It was our first time [attending], we enjoyed everything, especially meeting the staff. The Agilence staff was personable, fun, and always interested in doing what they can to help the customer."
  • "A big thank you for the one-on-one personal attention I received, again, I feel like I am the only user!"
  • "A great conference that was engaging, educational and fun."
  • "I picked up many new ideas for improving my skills with 20/20."
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The Moneyball Approach to Restaurant Operations

Posted by Dennis Burge on Jun 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM

 

How Restaurants Are Using Data Science to Climb Up the Standings

Whether or not you are a fan of baseball, you have likely heard the term “Moneyball” referenced at one time or another. 

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The term originates from a 2003 book of the same name (turned hit movie with Brad Pitt) about Billy Beane, General Manager of the 

Oakland Athletics, who would go on to become a sports analytics pioneer. Beane challenged the conventional wisdom of Major League Baseball by building a winning baseball team through a groundbreaking, data-driven approach.

Prior to Beane’s revelation, GMs attempting to solidify their roster resorted to a manual, “go out and see them play” methodology. This antiquated, albeit pervasive method relied almost exclusively on the keen eye of upper-level scouts (think Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve) and the all-important “stat-line” (Batting Average, Home Runs, Stolen Bases, RBI, etc.). However, Billy Beane’s new approach, dubbed sabermetrics*,” relied less on the old school, manual scouting element and more on data science (specifically advanced quantitative statistical analysis) to determine a players’ worth as well as their fit to his existing ball club.

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