Business analytics have become mainstream in most organizations. Our latest research in technology innovation found analytics was the top-ranked technology in 39 percent of organizations. To deepen the sophistication of their analytics, businesses can add geographic context and maps to business intelligence applications to create what we call location intelligence. Applications and tools with a geographic and spatial context can help deliver new and deeper insights to business. Information about location or geography can improve the quality of actions, decisions and responses to opportunities, and enable organizations to understand more about their customers. It also can help companies gain critical business insights, make better decisions and optimize performance and processes. It can benefit marketing, customer acquisition and retention efforts; logistics and supply chain management; and financial and operational decisions, especially about where to place retail outlets, business assets and people in various functions.
Topics: Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Performance Management (BPM), Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Geographic Information Systems, GIS, Information Applications (IA), Information Management, Information Management (IM), Location Analytics, Location Intelligence, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Social Media, Spatial Data Quality