Our commercial intelligence in financial services and heavy industries covers the following key areas which are demonstarted in our case studies below.

Economic Forecasting

The Challenge: A global construction company looking to understand the performance and outlook of the South East Asian construction industry.

Our Approach:

The project was carried out in three stages:
  1. Secondary research on the economic outlook and key trends on eight South East Asian countries
  2. Primary research by speaking to industry experts
  3. Consolidation and evaluation of data collected to produce country profiles, industry forecasting and matrixes

The Benefits:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the South East Asian construction industry — the risks and growth opportunities in the key emerging markets
  • Make an informed decision regarding which market to expand their reach to
  • Identify key competitors and enable market sizing for competitive advantage

Time Series Based Modelling

The Challenge: A global construction company approached Timetric to help develop a 3-year growth plan to supplement their future growth strategies within the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Our Approach:

The project was carried out in three stages:
  1. Extraction and analysis of data from the CIC Project Database and other sources
  2. Conduct primary research by speaking to industry experts
  3. Consolidation and evaluation of data collected to produce global and regional highlights, economic outlook, and key competitors analysis

The Benefits:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the present state of the construction industry in key regions
  • Make an informed decision regarding which market to expand their reach to
  • Identify key competitors and enable market sizing for competitive advantage

Competitive Landscape / Intelligence

The Challenge: A multinational retailer, looking to sell insurance in China through the telesales channel, was interested in knowing which products and insurance partners were best suited to the local market.

Our Approach:

The project was carried out in three stages:
  1. Desk-based research using Chinese- and English-language sources
  2. A series of interviews with Chinese insurers
  3. Product recommendations and industry forecasts based on the information collected in stages one and two

The Benefits:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Chinese insurance industry
  • Select a portfolio of products to sell through the telemarketing channel
  • Make an informed decision regarding which insurer to partner with

Enterprise Insight

The Challenge: Major global insurance association interested in analysing the strategy and performance of key insurers and brokers in five emerging markets.

Our Approach:

Each profile was created in three stages:
  1. Collection of qualitative information from company releases and secondary sources
  2. In-depth financial analysis based on company and regulatory information
  3. Comprehensive strategy and SWOT analysis based on the information collected in stages one and two, and cross-comparison with other key market competitors

The Benefits:

  • Understand their strengths and weakness relative to the market leaders
  • Revise their business strategy in the five countries analysed
  • Identify potential partners

Product Claim

The Challenge: An international entertainment brand looking to build a ‘brand architecture’ for a new segment of products, the basis of which is to understand what product names and phrases will resonate with potential purchasers.

Our Approach:

Each country was analysed in three stages:
  1. Agree on the scope of interview to determine outcome requirements and the type of ideal candidates to interview
  2. Qualitative interviews were conducted via telephone, email or face-to-face
  3. In depth analysis was performed based on responses with value adding recommendations

The Benefits:

With our input, our client was able to:
  • Gain an in depth analysis of the client’s developing products that contributed to the decision making process of their future business strategy