It acts as a collaborative process in that various intelligence collectors, their analysts and intended customers are all brought together to form an integral part of the network.
When the target centric method of intelligence analysis is compared and contrasted with the traditional method of intelligence analysis, various aspects of the two methods come out clearly (Garland et al, Page 23-85). While as the target centric analysis method brings together various parts of the intelligence analysis process together, the traditional way of analysis usually separates the parts. In the traditional method of analysis, the intelligence collectors, analysts and the processors are usually separated. The information passage in the target centric method flows smoothly while the information in the traditional method of intelligence analysis does not flow.
In the traditional method of intelligence analysis, various agencies that rely on it have to constantly modify it to make it up to date. This is in contrast with the target centric method that does not require constant modification. The term intelligence problem is important to the target centric method of intelligence analysis since it is used in reference to the various issues that the intelligence analysis cycle has to deal with (Clark, page 89-143). The intelligence problems are the things to which their solutions are sought out by the various intelligence analysis parts within the target centric