RESOURCE & AREA OPTIMISATION
At Edge Analytics, we combine our demographic forecasting models with a powerful suite of models for managing the size, shape and number of a specific set of geographical areas.
These can be used to draw up an area optimisation plan based upon both current and future population size, allowing you to plan effectively for the future of your business.
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Quest is Edge Analytics' suite of resource and area optimisation models.
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Scenario capability for alternative outcomes to aid strategic planning
Boundary review linked to population & housing growth
Solve problems relating to service utilisation & resource planning
Aids planning for efficient and equitable resource deployment
QUEST FOR AREA OPTIMISATION
Edge Analytics’ Quest software provides a powerful suite of models for managing the size, shape and number of a specific set of geographical areas, such as electoral wards, sales territories or catchment areas.
Quest can be combined with our forecasting models to draw up an area optimisation plan, based upon both current and future population size.
Quest provides a scenario capability for evaluating how a network of geographical areas could be configured to equalise area size within a pre-defined set of tolerance limits.
Data outputs can be linked to GIS software, enabling the visual analysis and manipulation of boundaries and territories to meet specific user requirements and tolerance limits.
The review of electoral boundaries is a key application of the Quest approach. Recent and planned housing growth results in differential growth of populations, changing the balance between the size of electoral geographies.
QUEST FOR RESOURCE OPTIMISATION
Quest can be used to solve a range of resource deployment problems, where cost minimisation, equality of access to service provision, efficiency of distribution, or workload equalisation are key.
Quest can handle a range of practical implementation considerations, including capacity constraints and regulatory guidelines.
Example applications include emergency services, health care facilities, retail coverage and sports and gym facilities.