The Why Behind Bridge the gap!
What is Bridge the gap?
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What do you know about gap intelligence?
One of the great things about gap intelligence is that our clients rely on us in many different ways that are often compartmentalized. Many clients rely on just our Market Intelligence reports as their primary source of information on the marketplace and don't use our data at all. Other clients are just the opposite and crunch our Great Fantastic Data (GFD) without knowing that we provide insightful intelligence reports every week. Most clients only know of the work we do in their specific product category and aren’t aware that we track everything from smartphones to vacuum cleaners through twenty-four different product categories.
Even fewer clients know who gap intelligence is and what it is that we stand for as a company, which is why we have created this quarterly newsletter: Bridge the gap
An Introduction to gap intelligence: gap101
gap intelligence is a values-led company, which means that we care. We care about each other and are dedicated to building a culture that encourages personal & professional growth, gives our work meaning, and to have fun along the way. We care about our work and are obsessed with producing Great Fantastic Data and being so close to our clients that when they call us, they feel as if they are dialing the cubicle next door. Finally, we care about our community and realize that business plays a central role in the public’s well-being. As a values-led company, we are inspired to have essentially three different internal missions: “How do we improve our culture, our work, and our community?”
Our culture is largely driven by our company values (Passion, Ownership, Professionalism, Transparency, Willingness) and is brought to life through gapUniversity, our own institution of higher-education. Everyone at gap intelligence is both a student and a professor at gapUniveristy and we teach our personal and professional passions to each other. Classes have ranged from how to code in Ruby and public speaking to photography. gapUniversity includes an Athletic Director, whose wellness programs earned us the title of San Diego’s Healthiest Company. Our culture is extraordinary and we hope it is reflected during our interactions with clients. Working with us is an approachable, fun, and enlightening experience that can only be achieved by a team who is collectively bought into our core beliefs.
The “3Ts” are what you can give to a charity: your Time, your Talent, or your Treasure. At gap intelligence, our 3Ts Committee, strives to give all three. Our charitable giving is headlined by an annual golf tournament, called “Drives for Rides,” that raises funds for the Emilo Nares Foundation (enfhope.org), a San Diego non-profit that navigates families through their child’s journey with cancer. In 2017, Drives for Rides delivered a net-check of over $57,000 to ENF, enough funds to provide over 2,000 free rides to get sick kids to their treatments. Because of our giving, the San Diego Rotary gave us the Heilbron Award as the company who has made the biggest impact on the City of San Diego.
We are extremely passionate about our work and continue to strive toward our vision of being the world’s most respected business intelligence services and platform company. Guided by our vision, we have built systems that enable us to collect more information than ever and bring that data to life.
Expectations from Bridge the gap
Through the Bridge the gap newsletter, we’ll give you updates on new product categories such as Vacuum Cleaners and PC Monitors, as well as new data services including our Worldwide Dealer Cost Report (WWDCR). The WWDCR is an extremely unique report that provides dealer wholesale costs for copier-based MFPs and business machines from six countries and counting.
Lastly, this newsletter will also keep you up to date on the new applications that our software developers are building on top of our Dashboard platform. The Dashboard applications of tomorrow will be built based on the feedback that we receive from you today. Please send any and all comments directly to our development team by clicking the red feedback button located in the bottom right hand corner of our Dashboard.
Hopefully, the more that you learn about gap intelligence and our crazy, fun, inspired team, the prouder you will be to work with us. Or maybe, as proud as I am to be a part of it.
There is so much more to tell you and so much more to come.