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Posted: 6/19/2014
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Ridgian Information Management Company Improves BI with Microsoft Mapping Technologies

Business Needs

Businesses and government organizations do not suffer from a lack of information—the challenge lies in collecting it from disparate sources, making sense of it, and putting it in the hands of people who can use it.


To provide better business intelligence (BI), Ridgian created the ProjectView app on the Windows 8 platform, taking advantage of Microsoft technology including Bing Maps and Microsoft Azure. Available in the Windows Store, the app can be customized and integrated with multiple line-of-business (LOB) applications such as Microsoft SharePoint Server, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and project management software.


Built with Windows 8 and designed for touch, ProjectView enables users to drill down from a high-level dashboard into transactional data with geographical overlays.

Now, Ridgian customers can improve and accelerate insight for all employees. “Bing Maps empowers users to go deeper into data,” says Betteridge. “Because of the excellent integration, our retail customers can overlay transactional information across the whole of Europe and immediately compare sales by price point, market segment, and region. They can even pinch and zoom into the map to see specific parts of a city.”

In another example, UK social workers can use a Ridgian app on mobile devices to more quickly identify and track at-risk children by combining and visualizing data from multiple sources. By making data more accessible, the solution helps save lives as well as money.

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Solution Overview

Organization Size: 52 employees

Organization Profile
Based in Birmingham, England, Ridgian provides Information Management solutions, including Business Intelligence and Data Integration, for multiple industries.

Software and Services
Bing Maps

Vertical Industries
IT Services

United Kingdom

Business Need
Business Intelligence and Reporting