Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the logistics sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising data visualization startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Data Visualization Startups
Using our StartUs Insights Platform, covering 1.116.000+ startups & emerging companies, we looked at innovation in the field of data visualization. For this research, we identified 127 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies are chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & emerging companies developing innovative data visualization solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 127 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Log-hub – Supply Chain Visualization
Almost all innovations in logistics seek to make the supply chain more efficient. Supply chain visualization allows managers to find bottlenecks or delays at any point along the chain. Visualization is also a highly effective method to communicate these challenges with other stakeholders in the operation and to find new strategic approaches towards resource optimization.
Log-hub is a Swiss startup that provides apps for supply chain visualization. The Supply Chain Map app animates tabular data on a map for easy visualization. With street-level geocoding, it provides a granular view of any market. The startup also develops Isochrones, an app that visualizes areas reachable within a certain time from a particular location.
STORD – Freight Visibility
Technology-based solutions allow tracking of cargo throughout the supply chain. This enables companies to track their logistics, as well as extend the service to their customers. With freight visibility, companies know exactly where their cargo is and are better prepared to adapt, in case it is delayed for some reason.
The US-based startup STORD offers solutions for digital warehousing and distribution networks. The startup develops a cloud-based platform that features a Transportation Management System (TMS) for freight visibility. Then, the platform connects warehouses with the customer’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to allow real-time order tracking. The platform also provides actionable insights on areas that need to be optimized.
Sixfold – Real-Time Visibility
Delays in shipments often have adverse downstream effects such as inefficient resource utilization, long wait times, the decay of perishables, and unsatisfied customers. Real-time visibility addresses these issues by keeping all stakeholders in the loop. Moreover, real-time visibility enables transport managers to identify problem areas that require their full attention on an immediate basis.
Sixfold is an Austrian startup that develops a real-time visibility platform for the logistics industry. The platform enables precise shipment estimated time of arrivals (ETA) for the entire supply chain – shippers, carriers, and end customers. This, in turn, leads to a reduction in waiting times and transport costs, as well as efficient resource allocation for its customers.
Anvyl – Order Management
For warehouse or store managers, keeping track of purchases and sales is a crucial task. Order management solutions visualize both inbound and outbound packages to make the process easy to communicate. Insights from such solutions are important for companies that focus on developing healthy relationships with their suppliers and customers.
The US-based startup Anvyl develops analytics-based solutions for workflow automation and supply chain communication. The comprehensive stock-keeping units (SKU) and order management platform compiles a parts library, supplier directory, purchase orders, as well as other documents, in a single solution. The platform also offers visibility across orders and automated alerts for efficient shipment tracking.
StackBOX – Retail Distribution
Retail distribution needs to be dynamic and adaptable to meet the continuously changing consumer trends. As more people shop online compared to in stores, the supply chains need to be highly flexible to efficiently serve both kinds of customers. Data visualization provides startups with actionable insights into retail distribution to meet this challenge.
StackBOX is an Indian startup that offers a business-to-business (B2B) solution for retail distribution. By digitizing the fulfillment process across stores, the solution makes retail commerce simple and optimized. Among other services for retailers, it also specializes in distribution expansion and supply network design.
What About The Other 122 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence that enables you to achieve your goals faster. The 5 data visualization startups showcased above are promising examples out of 127 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.