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The Importance of Telling Stories with Data

  • Eric Miller
  • 01.10.2019
  • Blog
Stories are 22 times more memorable than facts. This is why we can recall stories told to us from years ago, yet not remember a simple fact we heard a week ago, or even earlier this morning. It’s no secret that stories are a powerful tool when it comes to sharing information. After all, stories ...


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The Psychology Behind Business Dashboards

  • Eric Miller
  • 11.15.2018
  • Blog
Within the past decade, dashboards have become an increasingly popular way for businesses to internally display data. But, why is this? For one, they are ‘eye candy’ when compared to an excel spreadsheet. However, it’s more than just the visual aspect that makes it such a great way to house your ...


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6 Ways to Ensure your Data Analytics Efforts Fail

  • Eric Miller
  • 09.20.2018
  • Blog
In late 2017, Gartner revealed that about 60% of big data analytics and business intelligence projects fail to move past the preliminary piloting and experimentation phases and will ultimately be abandoned.  Shortly after, one of their industry analysts revealed that they were too conservative in ...


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Awakening your Data: The Genesis of the Data Champion

  • Eric Miller
  • 09.13.2018
  • Blog
Used effectively, data can help businesses make faster, more educated decisions that identify opportunities, improve profits, ensure compliance, and boost organization-wide efficiency.  However, in order to reap the rewards of becoming a data-driven organization, businesses require adequate data ...


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How to Destroy Data Silos and Boost your Bottom Line

  • Eric Miller
  • 08.30.2018
  • Blog
Today, businesses are drowning in data but starving for actionable insights.  The good news is that most departments are already familiar with some sort of Business Intelligence (BI) or Data Analytics solution with the power to make sense of massive amounts of data.  According to our recent survey ...


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How Grocery Stores are Boosting Deli Sales with Data Analytics

  • Eric Miller
  • 04.19.2018
  • Blog
Remember the days when you’d saunter into the supermarket for some freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses? You’d approach the friendly butcher, ask for a pound of your favorite ham, and chit-chat about the weather while he sliced your order. Back up on the scale, your ham weighs in at 1.03 lbs and ...


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A Check Kiting Kingdom Comes Crashing Down

  • Eric Miller
  • 08.17.2016
  • Blog
Lately, we’ve been writing about retailers and restaurateurs contending with activities impacting profits such as losses from employee fraud and theft, inefficient operations, and noncompliance with corporate policies.  However, on June 23rd, 2016 a major fraud scandal hit close to home in nearby ...


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How to Thwart Restaurant Employee Theft: The ‘Wagon Wheel’ Scheme

  • Eric Miller
  • 08.04.2016
  • Blog
As a restaurateur, you’d like to believe that all of your employees are honest people.  While many of them are, industry surveys continue to indicate that most restaurants will experience some form of employee theft.  This could range from hourly employees snacking on French fries, or managers ...


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Turning Sweethearts into Productive Employees

Lately, we’ve been writing about some of the most common types of employee theft, as a part of our loss prevention education series, and our tips on how to identify and solve these issues.  Sweethearting ranks on the top 5 list of common employee theft practices. Sweethearting is the term used when ...


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Defining Retail "Returnaholics" into four categories

  • Eric Miller
  • 05.27.2010
  • Blog
Defining Retail "Returnaholics" into four categories A lot has been made about a recent article on AOL.com regarding "returnaholics" this week. In fact, that one article led to a quintupling of the site traffic for Agilence as well as multiple radio and television requests for comment.


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