Integrating SAS and ESRI for Customer Relationship Management

Thursday, August 21, 2014: 8:20 AM
301B (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
John Taylor , Inland Fisheries Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin, TX
Funding for resource management and conservation efforts by natural resource agencies, such as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), comes from revenue generated by customer interactions (fishing and hunting licenses, boat registrations, park visitation fees, magazine subscriptions, etc.). TPWD has developed a Business Intelligence system, the License Utilization and Revenue Enhancement System (LURES), which consolidates the agency’s licensing point-of-sale system and other revenue-related databases to support enhanced understanding of customer interactions with the agency, in an attempt to improve customer service and retention as well as the agency’s finances. This comprehensive analytics system integrates SAS software linking each customer’s purchasing patterns across agency databases with ESRI software to provide geospatial visualization and analyses of customer demographic profiles to identify the most-effective marketing strategies to reach individual customers, as well as neighborhoods with demographic groups targeted for new-customer recruitment efforts. This presentation will highlight the mechanics behind our SAS and ESRI integrated Business Intelligence System, as well as demonstrate the range of analytical capabilities it enables.