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Bisnode is selling Lundalogik, a Nordic supplier of CRM systems, to investment organisation Monterro.   Lundalogik’s operations are focused on developing and supporting software for CRM systems.   The sale is part of Bisnode’s effort to streamline its business as a supplier of decision support tools based on credit, market and business information. Lundalogik was founded in 1990 and currently has about ... Read More »

Bisnode Acquired Debtor Registret Denmark – Enters Consumer Credit Information

Bisnode has acquired Debitor Registret, one of the two largest players in credit information and credit assessment of consumers in Denmark.  Through the acquisition, Bisnode will be the first business information company in the Nordic region to offer a comprehensive range of credit information services for both B2B and B2C. Debitor Registret (DBR) was started in 2004 by its current ... Read More »

EU Commission Workshop: Improving Credit Assessment and Information for SMEs in Europe to Facilitate Access to Finance for SME

The EU Commission had invited a diverse group of experts ranging from credit rating, credit information, banking, alternate finance, and capital market participants to discuss whether regulating credit scoring would facilitate access to finance for SMEs i.e. as a tool to advance lending. The workshop was well attended indicating intense interest in this topic.  There were eight BIIA members at ... Read More »

Bisnode Acquires Great Consulting Nordic AB

Bisnode has strengthened its offering in strategic advice for better decision support and has acquired Great Consulting Group Nordic AB, a Swedish consulting firm with expertise in analysis and advice in connection with strategic and operational decisions. The acquisition has strengthening Bisnodes portfolio by being able to offer additional support and advice to help its customers make smart decisions. Great ... Read More »

BISNODE Q3 2013 Revenues Down 1.7% – For Nine Months -1.3%

Bisnode’s total revenues amounted for Q3 were SEK 867 million (884).  Organic growth was -1.7 per cent (adjusted for foreign exchange effects), with negative growth in Region Nordic.  DACH and BeNeFra partially offset by a positive sales trend in Central Europe.  Operating margin (EBITA) was 7.1 per cent (7.8). Total revenues for nine months (January – September) amounted to SEK ... Read More »

D&B Sweden in Partnership with Syncron

Bisnode subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Sweden has signed a partnership agreement with Syncron, enabling secured business intelligence data based on the global ID system for company identification, built on DUNS®Numbers. By integrating D&B Insight with daily quality data for BI, Syncron customers get integrated access to the global ID-System built on DUNS®Numbers.  Giving Syncron users an advantage to daily secure ... Read More »

D&B-Optimized Database Rationalizes Purchases For SKF

The Swedish engineering company SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, has chosen BISNODE – D&B to stream-line its supplier database. With D&B rationalization, SKF has optimized its database of suppliers. The transparency gained enables more efficient purchase strategies and cuts costs. Global engineering company SKF is present in over 130 countries and purchases ... Read More »

BISNODE Supplies Business Data to Google Maps

Google has appointed Bisnode (former EuroContactPool) to supply business data to Google Maps for Sweden, Denmark and Finland. EuroContactPool provides and continually updates data for Google Maps from its pan-European business database. This enables users of Google Maps to see businesses in the location where they’re looking and click on to them to get more details. Users are also able ... Read More »

BISNODE Belgium Acquires Business Intelligence Startup BIside

Putting Business Intelligence at the Very Heart of Marketing-Solutions Portfolios BISNODE Belgium has acquired the business-intelligence startup BIside.  The company provides strategic analysis and solutions for product development, communications and engagement practices, sales optimization, online communication, customer-care optimization and risk reduction. BIside was founded by Thierry van de Merckt, who alongside having managed BIside also teaches business intelligence as associate ... Read More »

Bisnode Q1 2013 Core Revenues Declined by -3.8%

Bisnode reports weak organic revenue growth, above all in the Nordic and BeNeFra regions and a powerful focus on internal structuring to create “One Bisnode”.  For the first quarter of 2013 Bisnode reported revenues of SEK 925 million versus SEK 1,033 million of prior year period a decline of 10%.  The numbers include the effects of divested businesses.  Core revenues ... Read More »

Bisnode Merges Fourteen Brands into One to Become Market Leader for Decision Support

Fourteen of Sweden’s foremost companies for decision support merge into one single brand: Bisnode.  The reason for uniting the group’s competence and experience is to enable a broader offering and to facilitate the development of future tools for decision-making.  The change is carried out in all of Bisnodes 19 markets, and consequently Bisnode becomes one of Europe’s largest suppliers of ... Read More »

Bisnode Divests Svenska Nyhetsbrev

Bisnode has divested Svenska Nyhetsbrev AB, an independent supplier of niched business news, to Bonnier Business Press International AB. The sale is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to streamline its core business and focus on growth and increased customer value. Svenska Nyhetsbrev is a supplier of independent business news in the areas of insurance, pensions, funds, banking, pharmaceuticals, telecom and ... Read More »

Business Information: What Grows and What Does Not?

This is BIIA’s latest update on 2012 revenue growth based on the latest annual reports.  We have mapped the individual growth rates of major business information suppliers against Outsell’s growth estimates for 2012.   Outsell’s Credit & Financial Information segment grew by 6% to US$ 55bn. The company information segment grew by 6% to US$ 5bn.  The Outsell growth benchmark of ... Read More »

Bisnode Entering two new Markets in Central Europe

Bisnode is expanding its offering in southern Central Europe by acquiring a sales-oriented information business in Serbia and establishing a new sales office in Bosnia-Hercegovina.  Bisnode will thus be present in 19 European markets. Today Bisnode has a market-leading offering and position in the Central European region. By exploiting this platform for growth and rolling out the current product portfolio ... Read More »

Bisnode Divests Baby DM Scandinavia

Bisnode has divested Baby DM Scandinavia in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Baby DM Scandinavia offers marketing solutions targeted towards young families and parent to be. The divestment is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to streamline its business and focus on growth in the core offering. Baby DM Scandinavia owns the concepts Baby Bag and Babybox. Baby DM Scandinavia has ... Read More »