What is MI (Market Intelligence)?

Market intelligence' is the information relevant to a company’s markets, gathered and analysed specifically for the purpose of accurate and confident decision-making in determining market opportunity, market penetration strategy, and market development metrics.

  • Business Intelligence refers to skills, processes, technologies, applications and practices used to support decision making. Business Intelligence often aims to support better business decision-making and as such can be defined as a decision support system.
  • Market intelligence includes gathering of data from the company’s external environment, whereas the Business Intelligence process primarily is based on internal recorded events – such as sales, shipments and purchases. The purpose of incorporating Market Information or intelligence into the Business Intelligence process is to provide decision makers with a more “complete picture” of ongoing corporate performance in a set of given market conditions.
  • To support corporate strategy and ongoing decision making, a Business Intelligence System comprise roughly of an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL)) processor, a data warehouse and a range of reporting tools. Information from existing corporate data sources is extracted, transformed and then loaded into a data warehouse. From here data is being analysed and pulled into various reporting systems.
    The market information feed from the external environment into an analytical processing unit,
    which could be either within or outside the Business Intelligence tool.