Case Studies

Our software, data and expertise deliver solutions for location based business challenges

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Jailhouse Tours use demographic and geographic data to find their audience

Based around existing heritage sites, it was vital for Jailhouse Tours (JHT) to understand the potential audience surrounding their venues in order to accurately target and select a suitable message for their audiences. JHT approached us wanting to know who lived within a reasonable drive distance of their locations.

Example catchment area and Jailhouse logo

Identifying an audience for a venue using demographic and geographical data.

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Schedule and order field force visits

Tactical Solutions use Prospex GIS to order visits to over 1600 retail outlets. 

Part of a visit schedule

Automatically generating call schedules and routes

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Customised online travel survey that captures user journeys

Replacing time consuming expensive personal interviews with an efficient online solution.

 

Austrian street level map

Online journey capture across Austria

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Franchise area mapping & location analysis - GIS software

Using GIS to analyse locations and produce detailed franchise area maps.

Map contains postcode sectors drive times around franchise location

Using GIS to analyse locations and produce detailed franchise area maps

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Retail analysis finds the best locations for a new enterprise

Using existing retail data to predict market potential in target locations across the south of England.

Heat map displays LCF spend data

Retail analysis comparing shop sales with LCF spend

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Drive time data delivers accurate mileage claims 

Since 2011 we’ve been providing the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) with a mileage calculation web service that’s efficient, simple to use and accurate.

Comprehensive drive time data delivers accurate mileage calculations

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Our mapping consultancy delivers RSAcademics client solution

Our student profiles and modelled data provides valuable insight for education providers.

Map contains postcode sectors and drive times around York school location

Visualising data in a spatial context highlights patterns, trends and relationships

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Finding the best locations for businesses - MyHealthcare Clinic

Location analysis delivers the intelligence required for accurate decision making.

Potential new site location analysis for MyHealthcare Clinic

Maps and data provide a detailed and precise view of locations

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Planning store deliveries to complement online purchasing

Majestic Wine use Prospex GIS to define store delivery areas.

Maps displays delivery catchments for multiple store locations

Planning for efficient deliveries

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Prospex GIS helps target the right addresses

Street level mapping and postcode lists help fundraisers keep in touch.

Example of street map showing black-listed addresses.

Locating blacklisted addresses improves fundraising efficiency

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Promoting excellence in public services with Prospex mapping software

Since 1998 we’ve been working with a not-for-profit body that seeks to improve Local Authority frontline services such as refuse collection, environmental health and housing. During a period of public sector cuts and local authorities running at a deficit, we are delighted that we can help them make such a positive contribution to local services.

York residents aged 65 and above hot spot map

Identifying vulnerable individuals using geographic and census data.

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Rexel UK - batch producing maps and site territories

Rexel UK came to Beacon Dodsworth looking to allocate territories to their branches throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Here is how we worked together to maximise the efficiency of each branch in their network. 

Rexel logo overlaid on territory map.

Allocating territories to branches across the country.

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Simply Argan find the right people to get samples

Geodemographic profiling helps target marketing investment.

Geodemographic data index

Profiling customers improves marketing efficiency

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Affinage use Prospex to connect clients with their closest distributor

Affinage International Hair Cosmetics are a global name in haircare products. For over 6 years their sales support team have been using our Prospex software to make it as easy as possible for their UK clients to source Affinage branded products from the most conveniently located reseller. 

Finding the closest distributor in a complex UK-wide network.

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McGinley use TimeTravel for efficiently planned site visits

McGinley Support Services is one of the UK’s largest specialist recruitment agencies providing the Infrastructure sector of the construction industry with permanent, contract and temporary staff at all levels. They originally came to us wanting a solution to allow them to calculate the time and mileage required on site visits.

McGinley logo over some of their contractors at work.

Identifying an audience for a venue using demographic and geographical data.

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Responsive UK-wide drive times with postcode level accuracy

One of the UK's largest budget hotel chains country approached us. With sites in both rural and urban locations and some towns and cities served by many hotels, the client wanted to make it easy for customers to book the hotel that is most convenient for their plans. Our solution was to use our TimeTravel product to supply the data for an interactive hotel finder on the client’s website.

Map showing  nearest accommodation

Where is my nearest accommodation?

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Planning inquiry use Beacon Dodsworth as experts

Combining data analysis, mapping and visualisation for accurate testimony.

 

Map displays coverage of proposed location by existing services

Coverage of proposed location by existing services

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Major insurer improves underwriting by using TimeTravel data

The London office of a global general insurer, with more than 320 offices worldwide, approached us with a challenge. They wanted to take an innovative approach to assessing fire risk by looking at the distance of their clients from their nearest fire station. What can we say, we love a challenge.

Heat map shows travel times from nearest firestation

Drive time analysis in risk assessment

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Reliable drive time data improves marketing efficiency

RAC use TimeTravel to enhance customer service.

Approved garages near to the customer

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Customer analysis finds new locations

Vision Express use Prospex and P² People & Places geodemographics for essential planning.

 

Retail data analysis

Customer analysis of retail data