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Tidying Up your Data With The Marie Kondo Method

  • Derek Rodner
  • 02.28.2019
  • Blog
Cleaning mogul, Marie Kondo’s rise to popularity may seem as if it occurred overnight when her show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo was released on Netflix, New Year’s Day. However, unbeknownst to many, Marie Kondo had made a name for herself within the ‘cleaning world’ long before the hit show’s ...


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Are you "Bird Box"-ing your Business?

  • Derek Rodner
  • 02.07.2019
  • Blog
Netflix’s Bird Box dominated all social platforms for the last week of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. Shortly after its release, the ‘Bird Box Challenge’ took off, leading to an unfortunate event where a teenager who was attempting to drive blindfolded, ended up (unsurprisingly) in an accident. ...


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The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist and the Future of Business ...

  • Derek Rodner
  • 01.17.2019
  • Blog
The BI and greater analytics market has spent the majority of the last decade shifting from IT-led, systems-of-record reporting to business-led, self-service reporting and analysis.  As a result, BI and data analytics tools have evolved to meet new organizational requirements for accessibility, ...


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How to Spread Data Literacy Across the Enterprise

  • Derek Rodner
  • 11.08.2018
  • Blog
There are two keys to unlocking the power of data.  It should come as no surprise that technology is the first, but the second is less obvious – it’s people.  As organizations democratize data, there is an implied expectation that employees will know what to do with the data once it’s shared with ...


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Battling America's Opioid Epidemic with Pharmacy Data Analytics

  • Derek Rodner
  • 10.04.2018
  • Blog
The scope of America’s opioid epidemic is staggering, costing the US economy an estimated $78.5 billion a year and tragically taking an average of 115 lives each day.  There is no doubt that the misuse of and addiction to opioids including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids ...


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How to Embrace Omnichannel in Any Industry

  • Derek Rodner
  • 08.23.2018
  • Blog
Creating an omnichannel customer experience has been a priority in retail for years.  The goal of an omnichannel strategy is to improve customer experience by tying together various communication channels to create one unified, flexible customer experience.  As advancing technologies continue to ...


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The Rise of Business Intelligence in the Restaurant Industry

  • Derek Rodner
  • 04.12.2018
  • Blog
Yesterday marked the official kickoff to MURTEC 2018. If you aren't familiar with the show or acronym, MURTEC - the Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference - is one of the restaurant industry's premier trade shows. After packing up my bag for Agilence's second MURTEC experience, I had a few ...


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3 Easy Ways to Improve Sales and Profits

  • Derek Rodner
  • 11.03.2016
  • Blog
As we near the holiday season, businesses everywhere are ordering inventory, stocking the shelves, and hiring seasonal staff to prep for the rush of shoppers that awaits. According to the National Retail Federation, 2016 Holiday sales are projected to rise 3.6% this year and, for many stores, the ...


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Use Case Spotlight: SITs

  • Derek Rodner
  • 10.06.2016
  • Blog
Single item transactions are always a point of concern for restaurant loss prevention professionals. While these transactions will happen in the normal course of daily business, high velocity by the same cashier is an indication of potential pass-offs of added items to friends and family ...


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Spurn The Churn: Reducing Employee Turnover

  • Derek Rodner
  • 09.21.2016
  • Blog
Employee turnover is inevitable – not many people stay with one company forever anymore.  People leave for all sorts of reasons, but the top reasons people leave a job are addressable like their relationship with their boss or feeling unchallenged or unappreciated.  TheBalance.com cites the “Top 10 ...


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