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BISNODE Acquires Business Partners Verification System OCTOPUS

Bisnode has bought the business partners verification OCTOPUS system from the DC GROUP, spol. s.r.o. company.   Through this transaction, Bisnode has added 600 new clients. The objective of the acquisition of the OCTOPUS system is to strengthen the Bisnode position in the Czech market, particularly in the segment of small and medium sized companies.  Apart from the competitive product ... Read More »

BISNODE: CEO LARS PETTERSSON RESIGNS

Pettersson has decided to resign as President and CEO of Bisnode. CFO Anders Berg will take over as acting CEO. Chairman of the board Jon Risfelt will strengthen the company by becoming executive chairman for a period. A recruitment process is underway. Bisnode has undergone an extensive and comprehensive journey of change in recent years with regard to strategy, geographic ... Read More »

Bisnode Divests Credita, Switzerland

The business information company Bisnode is selling its Swiss noncore operation Credita, specialized in debt collection. The sale of Credita is part of Bisnode’s effort to streamline its business as a supplier of decision support tools based on credit, market and business information.  Credita has its office in Urdorf with 16 employees, have annual revenue of SEK 26 million with ... Read More »

Bisnode Germany Launches Online Directory

Bisnode Germany announced the launch of „Bisnode Branchenverseichnis“, an online B2B directory.  The newly conceptionalized Online-Directory contains information on approximately five million German companies.  Completeness, acuracy and timeliness of data is veryfied by Bisnode.  The Online-Directory went live on November 18th providing a variety of features permitting companies to add relevant data to their  profiles:  Logos, pictures, video, social media ... Read More »

Bisnode Acquires Remaining Minority Interest in Bisnode MatchIt

Bisnode has acquired the remaining shares in the Norwegian marketing solutions business Bisnode MatchIT.  Following the transaction, Bisnode is fully integrating all operations to leverage economies of scale and market leadership in the Nordic market. In May 2011 Bisnode acquired 90.1 per cent of the shares in Norwegian Lindorff Match.  Following the acquisition, Bisnode integrated the business into its existing ... Read More »

New Board Members at Bisnode

Bisnode has elected two new members to its Board of Directors, Sara Öhrvall and Berit Svendsen. With long-term experience in different industries and leading positions in highly innovative businesses, they will strengthen the Board. Sara Öhrvall has long-term experience of leading global positions in the media and tech industry, most recently as Senior Vice President of R&D at Bonnier AB. ... Read More »

Salesforce Data.com and Thomson Reuters Partner to Bring Wall Street Data Insights to Sales Reps

Salesforce Data.com announced a partnership with Thomson Reuters to connect sales reps to financial content for key deals they work on. The partnership focuses on arming sales reps with more relevant financial information and data on their key customers and prospects.  The agreement delivers Reuters News straight to sales reps directly through the Data.com and Salesforce1 dashboards. It can also ... Read More »

Bisnode Appoints Anders Berg as CFO

Anders Berg joins Bisnode as CFO and head of the Group Finance team. Bisnode has ambitious targets for the future and Anders’ extensive experience will contribute to successful financial and operational planning, forecasting and follow- up, ensuring growth and profitability. Anders Berg, presently CFO at Swedbank C&C, joins Bisnode in the role of CFO on or before February 1, 2015. ... Read More »

Bisnode Launches New Platform for Growth

Announces new group management team Bisnode is taking the next step on the road to market leadership in decision support.  In order to achieve the goal of helping the customers make smart decision Bisnode has launched a strengthened organization that will add customer value via new corporate IT- and product innovation platforms. Bisnode Group management is now set up with ... Read More »

Bisnode Appoints Anders Borg as Chief Technology Officer

Bisnode has announced the appointment of Anders Borg as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Bisnode has been through a significant work of change in order to meet the demands of the extreme data growth the world is experiencing, and to refine it to new insights and solutions to help current and new customers make smart decisions. A natural step of this ... Read More »

German Risk Climate: The BISNODE Payment Index Dropped again in April

The BISNODE Payment Index for Germany dropped again in April to a low of 86.59% compared to March 2014 (86.66) and January (88.0%).   The index measures how German companies pay their suppliers.  In absolute terms the index is still at a relatively high level.  Nevertheless if the decline continues it could give rise of some concerns. Source:  BISNODE Germany Read More »

BISNODE Acquires Grufman Reje and Vendemore

BIIA member Bisnode has acquired the Swedish consulting company Grufman Reje and the remaining shares of the co-owned marketing and advertising company Vendemore.  The acquisitions are the latest of a series of Nordic acquisitions.  Earlier this year Bisnode acquired Debitor Registret, one of the two largest players in credit information and credit assessment of consumers in Denmark and the remaining ... Read More »

Why Do Marketers Fail to Provide Warm Leads?

Many B2B companies with limited resources are struggling to meet growth demands. They are all asking themselves the same question: what marketing activities should we prioritize when we have neither the time nor the finances to do everything? Vendemore (a Bisnode company) has identified a successful marketing mix to provide warm leads for B2B market­ers within the IT-industry companies that ... Read More »