These days most businesses are running line of business (LOB) applications to assist in the management of daily operations. Whether this be a CRM system or a proprietary sales management tool, BCI can be integrated into the platform to further the success of your business.
If you haven’t read our previous blog on BCI, they are a leading supplier of building and construction information in the form of project leads, so businesses can know exactly what is going on in their area and who they should be in contact with to get involved.
The information can be used in different ways depending on the necessities of your business. Your business may want to access this data purely on a reporting level to assess the pipeline of the industry against your own pipeline or to analyse general market trends. In this case you may chose to integrate this data into a Power BI service to create meaningful, interactive reports to gain insights into the industry.
Other businesses may use it purely as a lead source and thereby be aware of what products and services are needed in individual projects making sale of your own products or services into projects much more targeted.
Our BCI Project Leads integration solution for Microsoft SQL Server assists in seamlessly integrating the BCI data into your own IT environment. This has many benefits such as:
- Avoid manual data entry and save time.
- Receive hourly project lead and stakeholder updates directly into your own line of business (LOB) applications.
- Model and analyse large data volumes in ways which are meaningful to your specific business requirements.
- Visualise and aggregate building & construction data to drive insights and identify new market opportunities.
- Use geo-location heatmaps to segment and estimate market potential for territories, industry categories, etc.
There are two levels in which you can use this solution. The out of the box solution consists of the first 3 steps of the diagram above. It extracts the data from the BCI database into a Microsoft SQL Server database. From here you can do whatever you would like with it.
Some businesses may want to go a step further and integrate the BCI data stored in the SQL Server with a line of business application that is currently being used in their business. This would require further development, but can be a great value-add providing further efficiencies for end users.
For more details about system requirements please download the following fact sheet here.