C-Store technology is applied to POS data using analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to pinpoint specific problems. High performance C-store operators leverage the technology to save time, sell more and reduce theft. POS analytics and AI allow supervisors to pinpoint problems, recognize top performers and coach cashiers on the most important issues.

The pressure of c-store operations demands tools that leverage data to save the time need to follow-up. Hiring, training, meetings and the normal day to day activities consume most of every day. Finding problems quicker is a big help. It just makes sense, experienced managers have fixed almost every possible problem. The solution is not usually the challenge. Rather, the issue is finding or even awareness of the problem. For example, knowing which stores are underselling promotions, seeing too many voids or even learning that cashiers are using their birthdate for every age check.

Winston Churchill's Wisdom of Ongoing Analysis

Winston Churchill’s Wisdom of Ongoing Analysis

April 9, 2015 — 

Winston Churchill wisdom of ongoing analysis is timeless. He said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should still occasionally look at the results.”  Day to day life typically becomes a routine.  We know what works, what doesn’t and we follow the plan that years of experience has taught us.  Then one day, things come up that

3 Dimensions That Are Critical To Seeing The Whole Picture

3 Dimensions That Are Critical To Seeing The Whole Picture

March 31, 2015 — 

Seeing the whole picture is a key to understanding your business. Marketers have known this for years. However, as fast as thing go in business today, especially in the C-Store space, it is impossible to manually analyze everything. But only analyzing some data may hide the big picture view. If you cannot see where things

Are You Putting Gross Margins and Gross Profits in Your Tool Belt?

Are You Putting Gross Margins and Gross Profits in Your Tool Belt?

March 10, 2015 — 

Are you putting profits in your tool belt? Gross Profit and Gross Margin ultimately mean the same thing. It shows much money are you making. However, gross profit looks at the revenue number, where costs are deducted from sales. Gross margin is the percentage and comparison of cost to sales. When looking at a percentage

Convenience Store Dashboard – Best Practices for Drilldown

Convenience Store Dashboard – Best Practices for Drilldown

March 1, 2015 — 

Convenience store dashboard best practices help choose tools to utilize your POS Scan Data. C-store operators need data to manage and optimize store sales, operations and profitability. Information is needed at the corporate level, store level as well as tiered levels according to the overall size of the operations. Larger companies often use both regions

image depicted the stress of Finance Analytics for C-Stores

Finance Analytics for C-Stores

December 31, 2014 — 

Finance analytics for c-stores is a must. The main asset, the store is purchase, leased for financed. ROI is critical to financial success.  BandyWorks’ myanalytics dashboards, reports and alerts allow the financial results to be easily linked to monthly cash flow budgets. Pulling data to assess your c-store financial needs is quick and easy. Track

image of marketing director confidently using Marketing analytics for c-stores

Marketing Analytics for C-Stores

December 17, 2014 — 

Marketing analytics for c-stores drives results. Acquire more customers by investing time and energy where it matters. BandyWorks’ myanalytics puts your data to work to help you measure your results and target your efforts. Marketing executives can use business analytics to make confident well-informed decisions by analyzing: Promotional Take-Rates by Store and Cashier Sales Trends

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IT for C-Stores

December 17, 2014 — 

IT for c-stores is a given. Your company has mountains of data that must be reviewed to allow managers to make decisions and drive the business. BandyWorks’ myanalytics dashboards, reports and alerts fit into your environment to help you process the massive quantities of data more quickly. Our consultants understand how to work with your

image of CEO driving c-store growth with analytics

CEO & Owner Analytics for C-Stores

December 17, 2014 — 

CEO & owner analytics for c-stores keeps the focus on growth, culture and priorities. Stay focused. Work on the business with confidence. Naturally, you must keep track of on-going operations. Your staff is good. Cleary, monitoring results and staying in touch with the daily work keeps staff enagaged. Track your top level performance and business

Essential steps when hiring a software development partner

Essential steps when hiring a software development partner

November 2, 2014 — 

Custom software makes the work of your team faster and better, but it is an investment in productivity that has some risk. In order to maximize the results, maintain the costs and minimize the risks picking the right developer is important. There are a few essential steps when hiring a software development partner. Successful technology

Essential steps when hiring a software development partner

Why Write Custom Software?

October 26, 2014 — 

Why Write Custom Software? Automation of key business processes tailored to your business allow precise recording of critical data, reduction in labor, the ability to apply business rules to match your work flow and exact data needs. The tailoring of applications to match the business process allows a company to achieve a high level of standardization

7 Success Factors for Retail Analytics

7 Success Factors for Retail Analytics

October 13, 2014 — 

BandyWorks work with dozens of retail chains and growing businesses. We have found the following 7 critical success factors for retail analytics. They drive continuous improvement through retail analytics. 1. Key Performance Indicators Executives and managers should focus intently on their very most important performance metrics. For example, an Executive Dashboard should provide a quick

Ten Things You Find in a Great Dashboard

Ten Things You Find in a Great Dashboard

October 5, 2014 — 

Dashboards come in many different forms. Regardless of the form, ten things you find in a great dashboard: Key Data A dashboard is a quick view to show the status of Key Performance Indicators. Drill-down and trending can provide additional information, but keep the non-critical off the main view so users can quickly assess the