FirstLight® Cloud-Based Intelligence Management Software Features

FirstLight Cloud-Based Intelligence Management Software is the easiest way to aggregate, analyze and distribute critical insights throughout your organization.


FirstLight supercharges your collection capabilities by providing access to thousands of hard-to-find data sources, including industry-specific databases you choose…
FirstLight centralizes all of your data sources in one place, creating a “single source of truth” for your intelligence gathering

Powered in part by the LexisNexis and its 65,000+ sources, FirstLight makes sense of this vast database with powerful filtration tools

We can tailor FirstLight data sources to your industry and your organization with nearly limitless data types: CRM, Market Research, Clinical Trials, and Web Page Scraping

Incoming Data Filtration
FirstLight actively reduces the noise in your data stream by filtering spam, duplicate content, and other unwanted content so that it does not skew your analysis or cause confusion.
Big Data Aggregation
FirstLight can collect and aggregate very large datasets – well outside the range of standard office processing software – to give you a better idea of the entire universe of information available.
Natural Language Processing
FirstLight will help process language unique to your industry and your specific area of intelligence interest.
Taxonomy Centric Systems
Effective taxonomy is at the core of your FirstLight system, carefully including and excluding search terms that refine and improve your data stream.


FirstLight manages the manual tasks of synthesis for you – removing duplicates, analyzing source quality and tagging inputs – to free you up to focus on human analysis…
FirstLight supports methodologies from curation to automation depending on your needs and staff availability

Customizable dashboards offer myriad concurrent views of disparate data, allowing you to use your judgement to craft the perfect intelligence storyline for your organization, its stakeholders, and its goals

Off-the-shelf data visualizations help pull insights and trends from data – all without custom coding and time-consuming setup

Machine Learning
As you operate your FirstLight intelligence system, every action is tracked and stored for later use. This data will be harnessed in future releases of FirstLight to improve your incoming data streams and simplify your analysis.
Outsourced Intelligence Support
FirstLight can provide Virtual Analyst™ support as well as answers to deeper research questions through Aurora WDC.
Automated Curation & Workflows
We will work with you to tune your FirstLight system to streamline the effort it takes to sift through data streams and process large amounts of information more efficiently.
Process Automation
FirstLight takes a broad view to process automation, helping you minimize human intervention in low-value tasks so that your team can focus on human-critical analysis and interpretation.


FirstLight makes it easy to share tailored intelligence reports and newsletters with exactly the people in your organization who need to see them – and know how engaged they are…
Tailor reporting to groups or individuals at every level of your organization, including dashboards and newsletters, to maximize readership and impact

FirstLight reporting helps you see (in real time) exactly who is engaging with your content, showing you where to direct your efforts and where you are having a tangible impact

FirstLight data can integrate with other business systems including CRM, corporate intranets and Chatter-like tools, allowing intelligence content to be a seamless part of the base knowledge of every organization

Stakeholder & Analyst Dashboards
FirstLight recognizes that different consumers of intelligence have different needs, providing useful dashboards for analysts and easy-to-digest dashboards for executives and other stakeholders.
Newsletter Creation
Instead of relying solely on stakeholders logging into FirstLight (which they may not do reliably), FirstLight automates the creation of effective email newsletters, pushing relevant and timely content to exactly who needs it, when they need it.
ROI & Performance Metrics
FirstLight helps you quantify the impact of intelligence on the organization by tracking engagement of your work product from your internal customers, allowing you to adjust and adapt as circumstances evolve.
Intelligence Backbone & Storefront
FirstLight Enterprise Edition is designed to serve as the nerve center for all of your intelligence activities, exactly tailored to the unique needs of your organization.
Business Systems Integration
Through a series of APIs and integrations, FirstLight can connect with other business systems – including ERP and CRM systems.
This is a high-level overview of FirstLight features and benefits. More more information on a specific FirstLight Edition, visit its detailed web page.
For those analysts committed to a full Intelligence Operating System™, FirstLight Enterprise Edition™ offers a complete bespoke intelligence backbone capable of serving any size organization.
For those analyst teams who require a single source of truth, FirstLight Team Edition™ offers a centralized intelligence platform to coordinate team activities and impacts.
Available as an addition to any FirstLight Edition, a FirstLight Virtual Analyst™ operates and manages your FirstLight platform on your behalf, performing all of the tasks you would expect from a member of your own team.

Learn how FirstLight can help you magnify truth™ inside your organization.

Send us a confidential email to inquiry (at symbol) aurorawdc (dot) com and we will arrange a private call to discuss your unique situation and requirements.