Big Data

Competitor Analysis. . Keeping Ahead Of The Game

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

Competitor analysis ('CA') is the in-depth study of one or more rivals (or potential rivals) to gather information on their structure, strategies, strengths, weaknesses and future directions. This information is then used to make informed decisions about everything from marketing to long term business strategies. CA goes beyond the type of B2B research that most companies will already be engaged in to varying degrees, such as reading trade papers or obtaining rivals' sales literature - although the systematic gathering of information from published sources is an important element of it.