Custom calculations in dashboards have arrived!

We just released another set of updates for you in our August release… there’s one in particular that we think you’ll be thrilled about!

Have you ever wanted to display a ratio in your dashboard based on 2 fields from your dataset, e.g. Loss Ratio = Gross AAL / Premium? Have you ever wanted to display the sum of multiple fields, e.g. TIV = Coverage A + Coverage B + Coverage C + Coverage D? 

In response to your feedback, you now have flexibility to create custom calculations in your dashboard by combining different metrics within your data. With this new feature, there is no longer a need to calculate derivative metrics, like ratios, summations, differences, etc., outside of SpatialKey.

You can now create your own equation using any metric fields in your dataset and analyze this value-added data in maps and visualization pods.

It’s simple – just use our wizard for define your calculations…


…and visualize!  Advanced calculations work in most visualization pods, and can also be a powerful way to visualize your data on the map.

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We hope you enjoy the flexibility and analytic value this new feature delivers. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the features in the August release as well.

We’re hiring a Marketing Manager!

Do you live to promote great products? Do you enjoy driving value and revenue creation? Come work at SpatialKey!

About SpatialKey

SpatialKey is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mapping and data visualization platform. We think it’s awesome. Our product is renowned for its impressive, differentiated user experience. We relentlessly pursue simplicity, while transforming complex data into actionable intelligence.  Our analytics and visualizations enable enterprises to interrogate large amounts of data about their businesses and turn it into information they can use.

We’ve served a number of industries, from law enforcement to manufacturing, but our strategic focus is on delivering business benefit to the insurance market.  The problems we are tackling help insurance companies remain solvent and be prepared to help their customers through increasingly severe and frequent disasters.

We deliver new innovation and enhanced analytic value with several product releases a year.  While you’re here, take a look at the rest of our blog to see what we’ve been up to!

About the team

We are a small team of 17, and we’re incredibly proud of that. We believe in building focused teams of only the top talent. Staying lean and agile has gotten us where we are, and we plan on keeping things that way.

We’ve embraced the virtual office with employees working in 10 different states: CA, CO, KY, HI, NH, NE, NM, NV, NY, TX.  We talk everyday on Skype, and we live on IM during the workday. Working remotely has its own set of challenges, and we require someone who can be productive and work autonomously, but who knows the right time to reach out for help.

We’re a scrappy upstart, with 4 years under our belt, committed to building a sustainable business alongside very supportive clients also pursuing competitive edge and innovation.  We have strong brand recognition and equity, a profit-positive balance sheet, an exciting growth story, and a proven vision! We are growing deliberately by carefully hiring the best, most dedicated and passionate people in the industry.

About the job

We have a great product and positive momentum in the insurance market. The success we’ve achieved is in large part by having a compelling, focused story in insurance and by aligning with supportive customers and partners to deliver and promote our collective offering.  We have a pretty cool website, videos, data sheets and a blog; but we could do more, and do so more frequently.  You will own marketing campaigns, promoting the best solution in the market!

You will take responsibility to ensure that everything we communicate is consistent with the SpatialKey culture and brand – a strong focus on simplicity, accessibility and quality.  You will develop marketing programs that create brand awareness, generate leads, and facilitate sales.

You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering new marketing content, including printed materials, slide presentations, sales enablement tools and press releases.  You will drive our presence through multiple vehicles, including our website and partner websites, social media and industry publications, and user and industry conferences.

You won’t be alone. You will lead continuous, collaborative engagement with clients, consultants and internal colleagues from our executive, account management and product management teams, always keeping our content fresh and targeted. You will stay on top of our market performance by providing the right information at the right time to track success and help guide our marketing campaigns and revenue generation.

You will be empowered and expected to challenge the norm and translate our product strategy and Go-To-Market into action. You will be charged with getting the word out and creating a market space for us to reel them in. We have a beautiful product, but we need to find new ways to seduce others to experience that beauty!

About you

We need an experienced self-starter to drive SpatialKey marketing. You must be passionate about the SpatialKey brand, embrace how cool insurance really is, and invest yourself in the relentless promotion of who we are and what we have to offer.  You should have expert understanding in marketing progressive business-to-business software solutions.  You should know what resonates with your target market and choose the optimal mix of marketing vehicles to appeal to the insurance industry, including executives, analyst users and IT shops.

Our product suite is in constant motion with new product releases every couple months, which means you need to excel when working in a fast-paced environment. You must have thick skin! You take and encourage constructive criticism and work towards innovative marketing programs that can match the innovation in our products.

You will be empowered with autonomy and a very supportive network of colleagues; but you will be expected to work smart and independently and deliver on your commitments. You must thrive in a remote work environment. We don’t have enough people to pass the buck. You are the resident expert and are essential to driving marketing at SpatialKey…embrace the opportunity!

Here’s what we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • 7+ years marketing experience at a software product company. Insurance industry experience is highly desired.
  • Own creation of marketing campaigns for SpatialKey’s presence on the web, in social media and industry publications, and at conferences
  • Lead generation of product release communications, including press releases, blog and support posts, case studies, data sheets, release notes, and demo videos.
  • Perform market research, report performance and effectiveness of marketing campaigns and build a focused marketing toolkit
  • High-energy, self-motivated, confident individual with exceptional relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a remote work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence colleagues across the organization to help deliver quality output under deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with an astute attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

How to apply

It’s easy, email us your resume and tell us why you want the job. This isn’t a big HR hiring department thing, so speak directly and let us know why you’re a good fit for what we’re looking for. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, but if you’re worried about us meeting your salary requirements please include your required range when applying. We want to see that you’re passionate, you love what you do, and that you’re good at it.

SpatialKey delivers new U.S. flood solution!

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Last week, we announced our partnership with KatRisk LLC to deliver an innovative U.S. flood solution.  Re/insurers can now easily identify and monitor portfolio flood accumulations and optimize risk selection at the point of sale.

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This solution is delivered in the new SpatialKey Flood Analyst app and further extends the value of the Flood Underwriting app.


We have integrated KatRisk’s U.S. riverine and surface water flood data, available at 10m and 30m resolutions. Additionally, the KatRisk flood risk data can be complemented with coastal surge data from NOAA, accumulated by USGS hydrological units, and compared to FEMA flood zones to help re/insurers build intuition and calibrate their views of risk.

Dag Lohmann, CEO and co-founder of KatRisk, said: “We are excited to team with SpatialKey to deliver our detailed and comprehensive flood risk data.  The KatRisk 10m resolution data is unique in its detail and breadth, modeling both riverine and surface water flooding in all areas of the contiguous United States with no lower limit on modeled catchment size.  The collaboration between KatRisk and SpatialKey has put the SpatialKey application ahead of the curve in being able to rapidly visualize and analyze our highly detailed and expansive data sets.”

To read our full press release with KatRisk, click here.

To learn more, please contact us.

SpatialKey is pleased to be partnering with RMS to integrate SpatialKey analytic solutions with RMS(one)

Press Release (excerpt) – May 29, 2014

RMS(one) Developer Network enables new applications leveraging RMS(one) analytics and its position as a system of record for exposure and risk data

RMS, the world’s leading catastrophe risk management firm, announced that the first commercial partners have joined the RMS(one) Developer Network and are building applications that leverage the RMS(one) application programming interface (API).

These apps extend the range of risk management capabilities available to users of RMS(one), the industry’s first and only real-time exposure and risk management environment. The RMS(one) Developer Network, the first of its kind in the industry, allows developers to tap into the wealth of exposure and risk data and analytics available on the RMS(one) platform and to bring innovative solutions to market. Apps are being developed by individual developers, start ups and large companies alike to extend the capabilities of the RMS(one) platform.

“Members of the RMS(one) Developer Network are building apps that unlock the possibilities of the RMS(one) platform in a variety of ways, from visualization to advanced analytics and pricing tools,” said Alex Barnett, vice president of developer relations, RMS. “By developing apps and integrating data on the RMS(one) platform, clients can create a single source of truth for exposure and risk data.”

New partners include SpatialKey, whose app allows analysts and executives in the insurance and reinsurance industries to visualize and analyze exposure and risk data, and Analyze Re, whose product helps increase efficiency of capital deployment through its portfolio-based risk metrics and optimization platform.

The RMS(one) Developer Network is available to clients and third-party developers and provides all of the tools necessary to build apps leveraging the RMS(one) platform. RMS(one) Developer tools include the RMS(one) API and RMS(one) Model Development Kit (MDK), which enables RMS client and partner developers to integrate tools, applications and models with RMS(one).

“We are thrilled to seamlessly integrate SpatialKey solutions with RMS(one), making risk intelligence readily accessible and extending analytic and operational value to our mutual clients,” said Tom Link CEO of SpatialKey. “RMS is the industry leader in catastrophe modeling and is uniquely positioned with RMS(one) to undertake this tremendously ambitious and exciting ecosystem approach.”

“Only the RMS(one) ecosystem gives us the exposure in the industry we need to be able to reach more customers,” said Adrian Bentley, CEO of Analyze Re. “Working with RMS gives us the credibility as a start-up that we wouldn’t have if we had not been a part of the RMS(one) ecosystem.”

Full press release can be accessed here.