Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is pleased to announce it is providing economic development professionals in the province with a consistent province-wide method for gathering data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. Our program is called AlbertaBusinessCounts.
EDA now holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations.
"By using AlbertaBusinessCounts, economic development professionals can build relationships with existing Alberta businesses which means significant economic impact and more productive economic development activity," said Leann Hackman-Carty, EDA Chief Executive Officer. "An effective economic development CRM maximizes business retention and expansion opportunities and the information that will be gathered about needs, trends and opportunities creates competitive intelligence."
Some of the key benefits of AlbertaBusinessCounts are:
- It interfaces with Outlook, Microsoft Office program and can import/export into Quickbooks and mobile devices.
- Users have access to thousands of existing pre-defined and user-friendly economic and business development, labour and project management surveys.
- Users can gather datasets, layer analytics to track corporate hierarchies on a local, national and international level, link value-chain/third party contacts to companies or land developments.
- There is a highly functional reporting capacity and analytics converting data into competitive intelligence.
- The software has the highest use of economic development organizations in North America.
AlbertaBusinessCounts is available for your community to license now. Read more about the licensing agreements and sign up here.