intelligence_hub_banner_logosIntelligence Hub provides the base platform for the secure collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence with supporting case management capabilities.


Distillery Software’s Intelligence Hub is the proven solution for intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination, providing a secure, scalable solution for agencies in the law enforcement, national security, border control, anti-corruption and regulatory sectors.

At the heart of Intelligence Hub is its unique entity and rich link model, which enables the capture and linking of information to generate intelligence. Combined with its fine-grained security framework with state-based control over permissions, Intelligence Hub preserves “need to know” while enabling “need to share”. Intelligence Hub supports integrated workflow and tasking, providing an intelligence-centric view of operations.

Intelligence Hub supports the entire intelligence life cycle, from planning, collection, analysis and review through to dissemination, as well as providing a fully configurable set of data models, business rules and processes to capture and manage information about social and criminal networks.

Extended with the integrated document analysis and visual charting tools of Analyst Desktop and a range of prebuilt business modules, Intelligence Hub offers significant capability in supporting core business processes leveraging the intelligence holdings of an organisation.

Pursuit – Intelligence-lead Investigation Management Implementation

Proven, reliable, and delivering results for major crime units of one of the largest police forces in the world, Pursuit delivers a genuine intelligence-led investigation management capability built on the foundation of a secure, rich and data-centric intelligence management system.

Pursuit brings together operational commands and intelligence units, by providing a common knowledge repository and case management system for both types of functions. Investigators can now become intelligence gatherers, equipped with intelligence tools, including profiling, document analysis and visual charting tools to give them a significant advantage in the fight against crime.

At its core, Pursuit provides a rich platform for managing investigations from reporting of the original incident to presentation of the brief of evidence to prosecution agencies. Core and supporting modules include:

  • Incident/referral assessment
  • Investigation and collection planning – team management and tasking
  • Search warrant management
  • Exhibit and property management
  • Management of the evidence matrix and production of the final brief of evidence
  • Related capabilities and operational processes underpinning investigative operations, including: secure human source (informant) management, controlled operations, surveillance management, asset confiscation and AOD testing.

The completion of each investigative task enhances the overall intelligence holdings for use by all operational commands.

Intelligence Hub – Product Features

  • Data Model

    Distillery Intelligence Hub enables the modification of business specific metadata, workflow and business rules in real time without compromising the core database model. This metadata driven approach gives Intelligence Hub the ability to implement complex business data models.

  • Search

    Distillery Intelligence Hub provides comprehensive structured and unstructured search capabilities, including fuzzy name matching, cross-entity searches, and the unique ability to search across links in the network of information created via the entity-association model.

    All searches can be saved, named and automated using Intelligence Hub’s Proactive Alert Monitor capability, which can be controlled by users to alert them about changed and new information.

  • Fine-grained Security Framework

    Intelligence Hub’s security framework is comprehensive, fine-grained and robust. Intelligence Hub’s security framework supports both need to know and need to share concepts through functions such as signposts, tripwires and access certificates as well as providing for compartmentalisation and controls access to information from the record group level to individual field values.

    The security framework metadata implementation also allows for real-time manipulation of each access control to entities, links and attributes for each designated user of the system.

  • Document Analysis

    Analyst Desktop provides integrated document analysis tools for working with repository, file system and open source text documents, including Microsoft Office documents, PDF, RTF and HTML. Documents can be dragged into the analysis environment from a web browser, analysed, and then saved to the repository for inclusion in searches.

  • Document Summarisation

    For large documents, summarisation offers a fast track to analysts looking to identify relevance or usefulness. Summarisation provides key phrase highlighting and document summaries. A document analysis tree provides links between the summarised phrases and their locations in the text for rapid access.

  • Entity Extraction

    Analyst Desktop’s entity extraction capability automatically identifies entities like dates, places, people, organisations, and vehicles in text documents, automatically highlighting those terms in the document, and collating them in a unified entity view for rapid location in the document. Discovered entities can be cross-checked against the underlying intelligence repository for probable matches, allowing users to quickly identify whether persons of interest are mentioned in the document.

  • Link Visualisation

    Analyst Desktop’s visual link charting capability works directly with Distillery Intelligence Hub’s security framework to ensure that only intelligence which is available to the user can be extracted from the repository. Analyst Desktop supports chart sharing with other users, but enforces the security framework when those users attempt to view the chart, avoiding any possibility of the charting capability overriding security policies.

  • Customisable Display Templates

    Analyst Desktop’s visual link charting allows both administrators and end users to define display templates to provide both entity and attribute based display of entities in diagrams, including the use of custom icons. In addition, link types can also be customised within templates to highlight specific relationships.

  • Layout Algorithms

    Analyst Desktop provides a wide range of layout algorithms, including Radial, Vertical Tree, Circle and Random, as well as algorithms designed to emphasize focal points. Algorithms scale diagrams to fit zoom levels. Once applied, entity positions can be modified manually for greater clarity.

  • Link & Entity Filtering

    Analyst Desktop supports both link and entity filtering, allowing analysts to run focussed, efficient searches into the underlying repository.

  • Shortest Path Analysis

    Analyst Desktop allows users to select multiple entities, then search the repository for connections between them, revealing hidden or unexpected.