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5 Essential Capabilities You Should Expect from Location Analytics

If you’re new to location analytics, or looking for a different tool, you might be wondering where to start. Out-of-the-box mapping might seem like an attractive option, but we’ve already explored what that doesn’t get you. So what should you be looking for and what are your priorities?

A recent study shows the top five priorities that companies are looking for in location analytics. We’ll take a look at each and give you an example of how these capabilities have helped a camping and outdoor store.

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3 Reasons to Choose Advanced Mapping Over Out-of-the-Box Mapping

For organizations new to mapping, an out-of-the-box tool with color-coded regions might seem like the best solution for tracking data. But don’t be fooled — these standard maps can only give you basic insights. With advanced mapping, your company can see much more than which zip code has the most sales.

Advanced location analytics might seem daunting compared to an out-of-the-box map, however, advanced mapping is easy and comes with an infinite amount of data. In this blog, we’ll cover the three greatest advantages of using advanced maps over out-of-the-box maps.

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How to Use 4 Location Analytics Tools to Evaluate Your Supply Chain

With location analytics, tracking and evaluating your supply chain has never been easier. A great advanced mapping solution will have the right tools so you can easily find kinks in your supply chain, and even look for the best spot to build a distribution center or store.

There are specific capabilities you should expect from any location analytics solution. In this blog, we’ll look at how you can use four of those tools to evaluate your supply chain.

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Getting Started with a Qlik to Esri Integration

Posted by Brett Dingwall   |   Location Analytics,   |   Esri,   |   Qlik

As location information becomes increasingly available with the use of smartphones, cameras, wireless sensors, Bluetooth and GPS, the unification between geospatial data and business intelligence now provides a world of valuable, strategic insight previously unavailable in traditional BI.

The Geo-Discover Suite from US-GeoMarket consists of a QlikView Connector for Esri and a Qlik Sense Connector for Esri. Both of these connectors allow a seamless integration between Esri map services and the Qlik BI platform. This technology allows you to have a direct and real-time tie-in to the Esri environment and the in-memory capabilities of the Qlik product sets. Full interactivity is supported — bringing geospatial capabilities to QlikView and Qlik Sense

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4 Ways GIS Systems Can Help You Leave Your Competition in the Dust

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Location Analytics,   |   Esri,   |   Qlik

Sometimes we all wish we had a crystal ball in business — luckily, location analytics and the intelligence they provide come pretty close. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their integration with business intelligence technology can give your company a look into the future, while everyone else is studying historical data of the past. Here’s how to leave your competition in the dust with this exciting technology...

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4 Location Analytics Benefits You’ll Discover with a Qlik & Esri Integration

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Location Analytics,   |   Esri,   |   Qlik

Location analytics brings the power of business intelligence into the physical world — companies today capturing geographic data and putting it to good use via geospatial technology gain a competitive grasp not just on what’s happening in their business, but where it’s happening. Qlik Business Intelligence technology integrates seamlessly with Esri geographic information system (GIS) software via US-GeoMarket’s Qlik Connector for Esri. In this blog post, we'll look at the four key benefits of uniting BI with location analytics.

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How Do I Integrate Esri with Qlik and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Brett Dingwall   |   Location Analytics,   |   Esri,   |   Qlik

Two power-player technologies, Business Intelligence (BI) — with its ability to analyze business data and turn it into actionable information, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that visualize location data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends, are uniting and you should take notice.

Together, GIS enables BI to go beyond just what’s happening within an organization and explore how that organization can gain a competitive advantage based on data outside of its control — i.e. topographic, demographic, lifestyle, routing, etc. data. 

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What Types of Data Are Available in Esri and How Can I Use It?

Posted by Brett Dingwall   |   Location Analytics,   |   Esri

Esri has been the dominant player in Geographic Information System (GIS) software for decades, providing a complete environment to create maps, build geo-databases and perform location analytics. But did you know there’s now a rich set of high-quality content available to its user community with over 1 million data sets?

The ArcGIS Online platform started providing users with access to ready-to-use content years ago — beginning with base maps, geocoding and routing. To enhance these services, many of these ArcGIS users offered to share their geographic data with Esri to integrate into the maps and make available to all users.

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Using Location Analytics to Enhance Insurance Sales & Marketing

Your insurance sales are declining in a specific region and you want to take a closer look. Increased competition, product commodification, and pricing pressure is making insurance providers change their go-to market approach. But where do you start? It seems like a simple question, but consumers have completely changed the face of business. Smart phones and devices have overwhelming altered the way consumers find goods and services, most often making decisions based on location. Why not flip the coin and do the same?

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Location Analytics: Assurance for Insurers

It’s difficult to detect an insurance scheme and impossible to know where a hurricane will actually hit. These risk factors are costly to insurance sales, with guesses being made during the underwriting process and fraud going undetected for months.

While insurance companies are working to protect their customers, there’s little to protect them — until now. Geospatial Discovery has made the nearly impossible incredibly simple while saving time and resources.

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