CDXZipStream is a complete solution for importing zip code and census data into Microsoft Excel. CDXZipStream also features reverse zip code look-up, distance and radius calculations. Premium demographic data feeds are optionally available.
Pros: CDXZipStream lets you import demographic and zip code data and analyze the same in Excel. For locating a business one may want to do a bit of analysis of income levels data, population levels in an area or within a radius around the site and so on. One may need to look at income or population levels by zip code, state, county or area code. CDXZipStream also has built in features for reverse zip code look-up. Distances between two zip codes or the zip codes within a specified radius are some of these reverse zip code research that may be required. With this program no programming skills or setting up of complex database queries are required. You can simply specify the data you want and where you want it. You get to see and use your data within the familiar Microsoft Office environment. The software quickly identifies key parameters to focus marketing campaigns or select new business locations based on income or population trends. Used by business professionals, CDXZipStream is a easy-to-use add-in which operates in Microsoft Excel 2002 and greater. No detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Simply enter the data items you need (such as zip codes) in a row or column of the spreadsheet. Then position the cell pointer on the first item and start data retrieval by clicking on CDXZipStream button on the command bar near the top of the screen.
You can also right-click on any spreadsheet cell to import data or other CDXZipStream functions. The premium package of CDXZipStream includes demographic data by zip code, state, county and area code. Over 100 items of demographic data are available. In addition to bringing in data through the interface, custom formulas can be entered in the spreadsheet to import the data directly. You can also right-click on any spreadsheet cell to import data or other CDXZipStream functions.
Cons: The application would take a little learning time. One need to exercise the program and get a feel of it to find right answers.
Overall this is certainly a very good 3 star application.