(PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Companies that operate world class market intelligence software boost information sharing by 60 percent, compared to average companies, according to research by Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA). The strategic market intelligence company says that its newly launched Intelligence Plaza® for SharePoint will allow companies that use the Microsoft platform to enjoy the same benefits and more.
According to GIA’s 2013 Global Market Intelligence Survey, companies with professional competitive intelligence software:
- Reduce delays in decision making by 24 percent;
- Boost executive decision making efficiency by 25 percent;
- Find vital information readily available 1.4 times more often;
- Serve 68 percent more internal clients; and
- Enjoy 18 percent higher returns on their intelligence efforts
First launched in 2000, Intelligence Plaza is a competitive intelligence software that is used by global companies such as DHL, BASF, Bosch, KONE and Philips Healthcare to serve over 40,000 business users around the world. The software is backed by proprietary insights into how businesses conduct world class market intelligence that GIA has gathered from thousands of leading companies.
GIA observes that SharePoint has become the preferred platform for standardizing information distribution in organizations around the world. At the same time, many companies have found that developing SharePoint business applications for specific purposes from scratch is not easy. Internal IT organizations, which are already stretched for resources, rarely have the necessary time and knowledge of data gathering and analysis best practices, to deploy an internal market intelligence platform on SharePoint that meets the business needs of their organizations.
“Thirty percent of businesses say that ‘development time and effort required to build business applications’ is their top challenge in deploying SharePoint, according to research by Global 360. The new Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint overcomes these challenges with an “off-the-shelf” solution that meets internal IT requirements and offers all the features of a proven competitive intelligence software. Business users will benefit from built-in functionalities - such as enhanced real-time personal email alerts and dashboards - so they can make more effective decisions. In fact, implementation of Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint can take just a matter of weeks, not months, saving internal resources and boosting time-to-market,” said Markko Vaarnas, CEO of GIA.
Telecommunications company from Belgium, Belgacom, is one of the first customers to take advantage of the new Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint. According to Belgacom’s Head of Market and Competitive Intelligence, Luc Rooms, “We chose Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint, as we were impressed by the technical skills and market intelligence know-how of GIA, the people behind the software. We expect to be fully able to tackle the SharePoint platform issues we have had so far and enable more personalized delivery of content as well as collaboration with our end users as a result of fully deploying the new software.”
“The Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint is the outcome of close collaboration between leading intelligence advisors and SharePoint experts. It’s exciting to see the Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint fill a gap in the market for world class market intelligence ‘engines’ within a SharePoint environment,” says Dr. Petri I. Salonen, founder and CEO of TELLUS International, a Microsoft management consulting and research organization.
For further information, visit http://www.intelligenceplaza.com or send an email to media(at)globalintelligence(dot)com.
About Intelligence Plaza®
Intelligence Plaza® is a web-based market and competitive intelligence software that automates routines and organizes your data in one storage repository, while enabling information sharing and delivery to end-users.
Developed by a team of market intelligence specialists and software specialists, Intelligence Plaza is a high quality software with easy-to-use collaboration, search and email alert features. Enjoy superior intelligence content, user management capabilities and get to create charts, benchmark and conduct trend analysis at the same time.
About Global Intelligence Alliance
Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) is a strategic market intelligence and advisory group. GIA was formed in 1995 when a team of market intelligence specialists, management consultants, industry analysts and technology experts came together to build a powerful suite of customized solutions ranging from outsourced market monitoring services and software, to strategic analysis and advisory.
Today, we are the preferred partner for organizations seeking to understand, compete and grow in international markets. Our industry expertise and coverage of over 100 countries enables our customers to make better informed decisions worldwide.