ecomap FAQ

Tobias Straumann
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2 min readDec 23, 2019 is a cloud platform for giving business ecosystem researcher a tool, to show their work. Ecomaps provide a fast and visual way to understand complex and interconnected business networks.

Getting Started

What is a business ecosystem?

A business ecosystem is the network of organizations – including suppliers, distributors, customers, competitors, government agencies, and so on – involved in the delivery of a specific product or service through both competition and cooperation. Source

Where can I create ecomaps?

The cloud platform to create business ecosystem maps (ecomaps) and complex business networks for various industries is available on this website:

This ecomap shows that over 50 car brands are owned by less than 13 comapnies — get a fast visual insight into complex business networks

Explore more ecomaps

How does work?

Get inspired and explore existing ecosystem maps:

Create your own ecosystem map by searching for stakeholders, dragging them onto the board and connecting them by grouping or by individual relationship lines.

Can’t find a stakeholder I want to show in the ecomap, what shall I do?

You can add stakeholders (can be an organisation, association, brand etc) to the library and to ecomaps in two ways:

  1. You click on the plus icon in the left hand navigation
  2. You add the name of the stakeholders to the search and then you will see a button called “Click here to create a new stakeholder”

See tutorial for more information

Can I create ecomaps for free? How many ecomaps can I create?

Yes, you can create up to three ecosystem maps for free, just sign in and click on the board with a star to create a new board. If you want to create more than three boards or create private ecosystem maps, you can subscribe for premium.

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