IntelEdge™ Technology for Competitive Business Intelligence

Gathering competitive business intelligence forms an integral part of our services. Winning campaigns require sound preparation, decision-making, and operations based on timely and actionable intelligence. We provide clients with situational awareness and foresight, enabling informed decisions to seize opportunities.

Our IntelEdge™ technology combines our subject matter expertise, our unique, open source intelligence-gathering experience, and leading edge techniques to deliver high-stakes critical insights. 

Advanced search and analysis tools enhance collection and analysis of open source information, to uncover the necessary intelligence.

How Does it Compare?

IntelEdge™ Research Capabilities vs. Traditional Research

Traditional web searches – limited to 32 words or phrases in one language; find only what’s on Web 2.0 (current platforms); search for an image or video can only be done by name of person or object depicted.

 IE Keyword Signatures™ (KWS) dramatically surpass traditional search tools by querying, filtering, and targeting upwards of 10,000 keywords in up to 40 languages in a single search of open web, deep web, dark web, social media platforms (both Web 1.0 and 2.0) and news sources in over 180 countries.


 Visual Signatures™ (VS) leverage IE’s internal neural network to analyze and authenticate still and motion visual imagery. VS support a wide variety of image types and content, from people, weapons, vehicles, satellite imagery, graffiti, and medical imagery.

 Polling – expensive; skewed by universe of those willing to respond by phone or internet; efficacy affected by writing of questions; subject to manipulation by those who intentionally offer misleading responses; targeting of geographic or demographic groups relies on self-identify of respondents.

 IE Chatter Collection and Analysis Platform™ (CAP) allows us to overlay analytic criteria to unfiltered chatter in order to describe in a structured manner clusters of activity that point to indicators and warnings (I&W) of impending events. We use Natural Language processing to extract entities from big data sets, permitting the discovery of new insights, at a fraction of the cost of polling.


 Hyper-local Targeting (HLT) sharpens a geographic search by including local names of metropolitan areas, such as townships, villages, hamlets, county names, etc. When analysts research a geographic region, those with the most local knowledge have an advantage over those lacking it. A search for a metro area might actually query hundreds of different local place names, thereby improving the results to the analyst.


 Hyper-local Demographics™ (HLD) leverages Hyper-local Targeting and layers up to 400 variables of neighborhood-level demographic datasets, including age, race, gender, occupation, income and education data. This delivers uncommon insight of chatter and sentiment for micro-targeted research for pinpoint understanding your critical issues and micro-targeted messaging.

IntelEdge™ Core Competencies

Competitive Companies/Technology Intelligence–Competitors, competitive products, technology, services and other differentiators

Offset Intelligence–Competitor capabilities/strengths/reputation, and success/failure track to meet off set requirements and obligations

Client and Competitor Sentiment and Perception Analysis–Understand key decision-maker thinking about the client and competitors

Price-to-Win Analysis–Competitor commercial/military/"add-on" pricing for non-government and government procurements

Decision-maker Influence Analysis–Identify key decision-maker "hot buttons" and thought leaders that influence key decision-makers, as well as influencer thinking about the client and competitors

IntelEdge™ Custom Products, and Services

Fast Reaction Environmental Scanning Reports–To support clients with the need for rapid and comprehensive environmental awareness, Constructive Edge prepares up-to-the-moment Fast Reaction Intelligence Reports with prompt analysis of surrounding topics, fully annotated, with findings, conclusions and, when requested, recommendations for next steps.

Deep Dive In-depth Intelligence Reports–Constructive Edge uses a full range of global multi-source intelligence and resources to produce complete and in-depth Intelligence Reports. The timeframe may be from days to months, based on client requirements and the need for intelligence refresh.

Periodic Continuous Intelligence Briefs–Constructive Edge creates cost-effective, customized and highly focused Intelligence briefs, delivered by email according to your requirements and cadence. These may be supplemented by real time email alerts with breaking news or insight, as needed.


For more information about these and other custom services, please contact:

Tom Nolan, Partner Constructive Edge

P: 919-878-7888