SpatialKey January 2014 Release

by Rebecca Morris on January 16, 2014

We're eager to get our 2014 started! Based on your feedback, we have enhanced several features within SpatialKey as well as added new capability and a new application. We're hoping this release will enhance your experience with SpatialKey and add value to your operations. Check-out the scope of this release below...

SpatialKey Portfolio Composition application

For those of you that may not have seen the recent announcement of our new Portfolio Composition app, we wanted to tell you a bit about it. This application empowers you and your management team to stay on top of your portfolio's risk position and composition. You can quickly respond to patterns and trends in your exposure and loss data using purpose-built workflow and visualizations. This app can be accessed from your desktop or mobile device, so you can access these insights, anytime and anywhere.

Start with a high level summary of your portfolio metrics by peril. From this perspective, you can identify areas of concern that you want to explore further.

Visualize performance by lines, operating units, policy renewal dates and geography on the Business Summary screen. Adjust metrics and change pods to show custom dimensions to flexibly interrogate your portfolio.

Drill-in further to review risk composition in more detail on the Risk Summary screen. All applied filters work together across dashboard screens to help bring focus to your analysis.

With the Portfolio Composition app, everyone in your organization is looking at a consistent snapshot of your portfolio, helping you to standardize portfolio analysis and communication. To learn more, please take a look at the SpatialKey Portfolio Composition product sheet and demo video (below) for a quick orientation. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Configure national currency for reporting

Continuing in our effort to better support international data, we have added the ability to select your desired national currency for any data field with a currency data type. This will help SpatialKey display your data with the appropriate currency symbology in any SpatialKey dashboard, helping you clearly communicate reporting currency to others.

During import, select from a list of common national currencies or use the "advanced" option to customize the currency symbol or code for the selected column.


If you forget to set this up during import or want to adjust the currencies for datasets already imported into SpatialKey, edit the field in the advanced settings for a dataset.


Improved data type detection and adjust numeric data types

Did you accidentally import your currencies as regular numbers? No problem, now you can adjust numeric data types post-import!


Also, field detection during import has been enhanced to better identify IDs and Date fields when the text "ID" or "Year" is identified in the field headers. This will help avoid data formatting issues downstream for these fields, e.g. IDs are best visualized as 123456 rather than 123,456.

Pod enhancements

In response to your feedback, we've added the option to show a column in the Unique Value List as a percentage representing percent of total, giving your clear insight into top contributors. In the pod below, 7.78% of the records in the dataset are in Charleston County.


While we were at it, we also made some updates to the Policy Exposed Limit pod. Now, you have the ability to view TIV and Location Count columns when grouping the results by different policy attributes. Note that if you have multiple policy layers covering the same locations, your TIV and location count may be overstated.


Note that the Policy Exposed Limit feature must be enabled for your organization to use this pod. Contact us to learn more.

Support for CRESTA 2010 and 2013

We've expanded CRESTA support to include the 2010 and 2013 (low resolution) vintages. If your organization is interested in licensing global boundaries, please contact us or check out this article for additional details.


Refreshed Map Tools

Our design team has been busy revisiting some existing SpatialKey tools to make things easier to use, cleaner, and more consistent. Elevation lookups, map markers, distance rulers, and custom shapes all got a refresh.


As much as we love shipping new features, we also place a priority on going back to focus on how we can improve the overall user experience through core areas of SpatialKey.

Recover and save closed dashboards

Focus on our core product has led us to another seemingly minor feature: saving dashboards. Have you ever closed a dashboard and then suddenly realized you forgot to save it? You can now re-open the dashboard for a brief period of time, giving you a chance to recover any work you may need to save. Simply click "re-open" to open the dashboard exactly as it was right before you closed.


We've also added some shortcut save options that appear when closing your dashboard. This allows you to easily ensure your work is saved before you exit out of the dashboard. Adding both the re-open and Close and Save features has allowed us to get rid of that big "You have unsaved changes" popup that has annoyed us all!


Better integration with SpatialKey

SpatialKey supports a variety of APIs to help our systems talk to your systems. Did you know that we even have a version of the Data Management API that doesn’t require any programming knowledge to use? Over the last few months, we have been hard at work behind the scenes to update our APIs, bringing you ultimate flexibility in managing data, enabling insurance features and launching SpatialKey via the API. For updated documentation and information on the new APIs, click here.

Topics: Insurance, Releases, Analytics

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