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Location Data Knowledge Base

Data methodologies, and Release schedules.
The Q1 2023 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes.
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The Q4 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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The scheduled releases for the 2023 Business and Location Insights are as follows.
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We were recently notified that the Virtual Variable Files (VVF) for Experian US - Total Consumer Expenditure and Five Year Projections Total Consumer Expenditure contain duplicate variable references within formulas for the Q2 2022 and Q3 2022 US Business Insights data packages.
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The Behavior Analysis tools are deprecated as of Designer version 2022.3 due to required data no longer being included in the US Business Insights Data Packages 2022 Q1 and onwards.
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The Q3 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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The Q2 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes.
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The Q1 2022 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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The Q1 2020 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available for analysis. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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The scheduled releases for the 2022 Business and Location Insights and CASS.
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The upcoming CASS release for February 2022 was originally planned for Monday, February 28th 2022. Unfortunately we will need to delay this release until Tuesday, March 1st 2022.
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The Q4 2021 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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After a deeper analysis we have discovered a defect in our US Business Insights package within our US Installer. This package provides users the ability to analyze business locations, types of business', numbers of employees and size of employer.
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The Q3 2021 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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We have identified that the Census information for this data is partially updated with 2020 Census data and IDs. Here we present two solutions for those using Census ID with Allocate using either Spatial Match Tool or our new US_2010CensusID_Geocoder Install containing Census IDs from Q1 2021 package.
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We have identified an issue with the Consumer Expenditure variables defined in the VVF files installed with the Q2 2021 Experian US Allocate dataset, specifically Current Year Estimates (2021) - Total Expenditure (TCTOTALEXP) and Five-Year Estimates (2026) – Total Expenditure (TFTOTALEXP).
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The Data Products team has identified the deprecated field CASS_StatusCode included in the US and Canada Dun & Bradstreet Analytical File.  This field will be removed for the Q3 2021 Business and Location Insights release since the field had been replaced with CASS_ErrorCode long ago. We are making this post to notify any users currently running workflows referencing CASS_StatusCode so they can adjust their workflows before this update.   
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The Q2 2021 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available to plug into your analytic processes.
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The DNB 2019 Q4 Analytical File in the Calgary Input tool reads the DNB 2019 Q3 dataset.
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The Q2 2019 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available for analysis. The packages include analytics-ready data from a variety of vendors as well as data-specific analysis tools which will empower users to get the most from the packaged data.
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The Q4 2020 Business and Location Insights data packages are now available for your analysis.
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