We build data & analytics products.

Crafting Analytics & Product Strategy
Since 2005 


You have data, we have the product know-how and experience.

At NextWave Performance, we help you implement business intelligence analytics within your SaaS products or within your own organization to answer key business questions.

Here are a few statistics we've uncovered during our time working with clients:

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We've found that it's the "non-technical" parts of the project that cause the most problems.  Things like pricing, support process readiness, and plain-old product definition.  This is where we can help...  

We help companies create analytical products and get them to market by assisting with all of the project elements that are often overlooked so you can avoid a situation like this:

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Our Services

Implementing analytical tools — whether inside your organization or as part of an outward facing application — is a great way to add value to your business.  It's also highly visible and a place where you don't want to make mistakes and lose credibility. 

Produced by OmniGraffle 6.1 2014-12-06 02:13:26 +0000Canvas 1Layer 1Key decisions we can help with during your analytics implementationWho gets to use it?What’s the tiering/pricing structure?How do we handle change and feature requests?How are we going to sell it?How are custom requests handled?How do we transition from what we do today to the new model?What is the business problem being solved though the addition of analytics?

Our many analytics implementation projects have resulted in a unique methodology designed to take the capabilities of the business intelligence platform you've selected and turn them into a viable product.

We divide the analytics implementation process into five phases:

  1. initial strategy
  2. user & needs definition
  3. product & pricing definition
  4. processes & readiness
  5. launch planning

At each phase, we start with a workshop session where we work together to address key issues, then follow up with consulting hours where we can address other questions as they come up.  The end result is an engaging product that shows off the functionality of your analytics and data in the best way possible.


Our Experience

Creating an amazing data product is tricky business, but don't worry—we’ve done this before…

  • Implemented analytics as part of a product suite multiple times at multiple different companies (we’ve been through this before)

  • Evaluated more than a dozen business intelligence vendors across various criteria including implementation, cost of ownership, and user experience (we can help you make the best choice for your situation)

  • Defined go-to-market strategies including pricing, tiering, standard functionality, and support processes (we’ve looked beyond the implementation process)

  • Developed analytics and business intelligence roadmaps for product offerings from logistics to sales funnel management (we understand how to make analytics part of your long-term product offering

  • Performed both "buy" and "build" projects making us uniquely qualified to help you understand the pros and cons of each alternative. 

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About NextWave

Based in Denver, Colorado and led by Kevin Smith, NextWave Performance LLC was founded 2005 and is focused on providing innovative and effective product strategy and analytics consulting services to its clients.

Initially formed as a performance management and business process design consultancy, we've evolved into an analytics product strategy firm than helps clients develop metrics and analytics, select business intelligence platforms, define user personas and needs, create and implement analytics-based products, and develop go-to-market strategies.

Our true love is helping our clients incorporate business intelligence into their software-as-a-service products to give users insights into performance.  Ten years after our founding, we've performed numerous "build it yourself" analytics projects and "buy it" analytics projects, developed thousands of metrics and dashboards, and helped dozens of clients gain new perspectives on business performance.


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