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What You Can Do with eoStar Analytics

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Does your company take advantage of all of its data? If not, it’s not the only one. Most business owners don’t even realize how valuable their data really is, let alone create a plan to take advantage of it. 

It’s not surprising. Most business owners — especially those in warehousing and distribution — are busy people, and data analytics can take a lot of time and effort. The good news? You can make the most of your data without dealing with a bunch of extra hassle. That’s because we’ve got you covered. At eoStar, we offer data analytics services to help you use your data in a positive way. 

With eoStar Analytics, it’s time to see what your data can do for you. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes. 

What is eoStar Analytics? 

First, though, what is eoStar Analytics? It’s the process we use to help you gather your business data, translate that data into usable information, and then report that data back to you so that you can make the most of it. 

Many business owners don’t realize that their companies generate data all the time, and that information has a lot of potential. You can learn a lot from customer buying habits, the pace at which products move, the timing and effectiveness of your marketing strategies, and plenty of other information. 

You already have the data. Our job is to help you unlock it with our centralized framework. Once you have the right information and context, you can use that data to make even smarter business decisions. 

Turning Data into Insights 

The process starts, of course, with the data itself. Again, we gather the relevant data and then help you turn that data into insight. With the right data presentation, you may notice correlations that you didn’t see before. Maybe certain products sell better in the mornings than in the afternoons. Maybe your marketing efforts work better with certain age groups than with others. 

You may have noticed a few patterns already, but data analytics can take that recognition up a notch. You might see places where those patterns overlap, or you may notice factors that you haven’t observed in the past. Without data analytics, you’re essentially putting together a puzzle without the corners and edge pieces. You can get a glimpse of the big picture, but you’re missing the thing that will really bring it all together. 

Turning Insights into Action 

Once you have all the right insights, it’s time to do something with them. That’s the next part of the data analytics process, and this is where the real fun starts. Your data can unlock secrets about your work. Suddenly, you realize why you’ve been facing specific issues. 

Now that you have the right data, you can start applying some solutions. Even better, those solutions will be real solutions. When you have data analytics on your side, you take away the need for guesswork. This way, you have a better chance of finding the right solution on your first attempt instead of your third or fifth. 

How Can eoStar Analytics Help You? 

Think about some of the most common issues in your company. What are the things that cause you the most frustration? Some of our clients have cited issues such as: 

  • A sudden decrease in certain product sales without explanation 
  • Finding the most efficient routes 
  • Unpredictable seasonal changes 
  • Slowed fulfillment speeds 
  • Unproductive marketing efforts 

eoStar Analytics will help you look at these issues from all angles so that you can find effective solutions. For example, let’s look at unpredictable seasonal changes. Maybe a product that usually moves off the shelves during the holidays isn’t selling as well this year. Some business owners may assume that there’s an issue with the product, but the truth is that there could be any number of issues. 

Analytics can help you see all of the relevant changes, from the products that people are buying instead to the amount of time they spend on your site before ordering something different. Maybe the issue isn’t with the product at all, but with your website speeds. Whatever the case, when you have the right information, you don’t have to waste time trying solutions that may not work. 

Contact eoStar to Learn More 

Analytics is a big topic, and you may have lots of questions before you get started. If you’re ready to learn more about your analytics options and how eoStar can help you, we’re ready to answer your questions. Get in touch with us now to get started. We’ll chat about your options and help you find solutions. 

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Innovation at the Forefront

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In this day and age, innovation makes all the difference. For companies that are managing proliferation of SKUs, small margins, innovation can mean the difference between growth and stagnation. At eoStar, we know that our clients refuse to settle for “good enough.” They want to reach their fullest potential so that they can provide the best for their own clients. That’s why eoStar has put innovation at the forefront of everything we do. We’re prioritizing research, new technology, and solving industry challenges to make our clients’ lives easier. Here are just a few of the ways we’re driving innovation. 

Growing Our Team 

The right innovation starts with having the right team members. For that reason, we continue to grow our eoStar team. In addition to expanding our product team, we’ve also hired industry experts, business analysts and data scientists. Their jobs at eoStar include examining our products, looking for improvement opportunities, and turning data into action. 

These eoStar team members also listen carefully to client feedback. They learn all about the challenges that our clients face, and then they work on eoStar products to simplify those challenges. 

Insight Into Action

The eoStar team is working on solutions that enable strategic capabilities. These solutions are dedicated to problems worth solving for you and your business. 

For example, we’re enhancing eoMarket to more than an ordering, allowing you to not only sell products, but market products to customers as well.. Then there’s eoPick, which is an affordable solution to increase productivity and accuracy in your picking process.. eoStar Analytics helps users turn their data into real, usable insights that can help them grow and strengthen their businesses. Next, our advanced forecasting helps our clients have the right inventory at the right time. Finally, our revamp of eoTouch will allow for stronger sales and delivery processes. 

Clients First 

We love innovation at eoStar, but we don’t pursue innovation just for the sake of innovation. Just like everything else we do at eoStar, our commitment to innovation comes from putting our clients first. By listening to our clients, we get to know what they need most from our products. When we make our clients’ business lives easier, they can achieve the best outcomes in their own businesses. 

eoStar Innovates 

Innovation has always been a core part of eoStar, and we’ll continue to evolve our products every day. If your company needs some fresh and innovative options for warehousing, sales and delivery, or data collection, the eoStar team can help. Get in touch with us now to learn more about your options. 

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RAS Can Be Daunting. Here’s How We Can Help.

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In the distribution industry, route accounting software can make a big difference in business success. On the other hand, RAS can also be intimidating. For one thing, just knowing how to get started can leave owners and managers scratching their heads, even when those owners and managers have worked with RAS in the past. Plus, RAS can come with challenges that other software solutions may not create. 

Still, you need RAS, and you need to make sure that you use the right one. That’s why the eoStar team is here to help you with your RAS. 

Route Accounting Software Challenges 

One key challenge of RAS is the initial setup. New software setup can be difficult for any company, but it can be especially taxing for those who work in warehousing and distribution. The switch from one software to another can take time, but your clients need their products to arrive on time, no matter what your company is doing with its software. 

The other major challenge comes from best practices and learning the ropes. You may have an amazing RAS, but you’ll want to make sure that all of your team members know how to make the most of it. That process can take time, and time is a luxury that you may not have, especially during the busy season. 

Our Professional Services 

The eoStar team understands all of the challenges of RAS implementation, and we’re here to help. In addition to our software, we also provide several professional services to help companies stay on top of things. 

For example, we provide implementation services, including a four-step proven roll-out strategy that can take your RAS from design to deployment. We also offer software upgrade assistance so you can take your software up a notch without losing time or sacrificing performance. With our product training services, you can make sure that everyone stays up to speed, and with our product utilization assessment options, you can realize the full potential of your RAS. Finally, we offer 24/7 technical support, so we’re always there when you need us.

Professional Services Make a Difference 

How can these professional services make your RAS less daunting? For one thing, they can help you eliminate bumps in the road as you change or upgrade your system. You can keep your clients satisfied without getting stuck. You’ll also get the peace of mind that comes from having someone on your side. We take pride in the fact that our clients can rely on us. With eoStar on your team, you’ll be prepared for whatever challenges come your way.

Ready to Learn More? 

Ready to make your RAS upgrades simpler and more accessible? Then contact the eoStar team today. We’d love to chat with you about your options and answer any questions you may have. 

You already provide the best for your clients. We’re ready to do the same for you.

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eoStar: Understanding the Challenges of Today’s Market

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The distribution market evolves on a near-constant basis. If you work in the distribution business, you already understand the importance of flexibility and rising to meet demands in an evolving landscape. However, this past year has thrown even more challenges than usual into the market. Several factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have shaped the market this year. 

At eoStar, our team includes data scientists, customer service experts, software engineers, and more, all of whom are focused on helping our clients with today’s market challenges. Below are some of the things that we do daily to keep our clients ahead of the curve. 

Today’s Biggest Market Challenges 

First, we thoroughly study the biggest market challenges. We review the data on a regular basis, and we talk to our clients to hear their biggest concerns. 

For example, many of our clients have mentioned inventory concerns. Today’s unstable market has resulted in some product shortages, and our clients want to know what they should substitute for these shortages. eoStar clients also want access to data while in the field so that they can anticipate market challenges without being caught off-guard. 

The first step to addressing any challenge is to understand that challenge, so we’ve invested ourselves in research and communication. By using all of the information that we’ve gathered, we’ve also created specific interventions to help our clients meet these challenges head-on. 

How eoStar Can Help 

In general, we help our clients overcome market uncertainties through our flexibility, innovation, and consistent support. But what have we done specifically to assist clients with their current concerns? 

First, we addressed their inventory concerns. To help our clients avoid guesswork in case of product shortages, we’ve built substitution rules into our software. Users can input product substitutions. When the preferred product is out of stock, eoStar will automatically fill in the substitution that the client has selected. 

Next, to address data concerns, eoTouch lets clients access the information that they need. That information includes historical sales data, product information, and other data regarding customer buying habits. This way, eoStar users can be salespeople and not just order-takers when working with their own customers. 

Finally, eoMarket gives customers the ability to utilize e-commerce tools. They can order products when they need them and at their own convenience. 

Putting Our Clients First 

The bottom line is that at eoStar, we’ve always put our clients first, and we always will. The most important part of our service is working closely with our clients to make sure that they get exactly what they need. Our goal is to be the reason why our clients always have the tools they need for success. 

Need Help in Today’s Market? 

The distribution market has faced challenge after challenge this year. The eoStar team wants to help your business overcome these challenges and face the uncertainty head-on. Start by getting in touch with us. We’d love to walk you through your options.