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FICO Establishes New Office in Stockholm

FICO has been expanding its business in the Nordics, working with important regional banks including EnterCard, Gjensidige and Nordea. The company helps these firms and others use advanced analytics to fight fraud, manage customers and improve collections.FICO (NYSE:FICO) announced it is opening an office in Stockholm, Sweden. At a launch event on April 14, Wayne Huyard, executive vice president for Sales, ... 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 »

Coop Norge Launches New e-commerce Solution from Apptus

Coop Norge selects Apptus’ solution for personalised shopping experiences, allowing customers to more quickly find relevant products. Apptus’ solution for behavioural and automated merchandising simplifies shopping experiences for Coop Norge customers in all channels. Apptus strengthens its position in the Nordic region’s fastest-growing e-commerce market.  “This is a breakthrough for Apptus on the business-critical Norwegian market,” says Michael Mokhberi, Apptus ... 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 »

Apptus Technologies Joins Demandware LINK

As part of its expansion strategy, the Swedish software provider Apptus Technologies announced that it has become a Demandware LINK Technology Partner, joining a best-of-breed community committed to accelerating the adoption of innovative commerce technologies that are complementary to the Demandware® Commerce platform.  Through the LINK Technology Partner Program, Apptus Technologies has developed a pre-built integration between Apptus eSales and ... Read More »

Apptus eSales Adlibris Captures Sales for Nobel Laureate

Real-time relevance: how Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano conquered Swedish literature charts within minutes of receiving the award. Following Patrick Modiano’s award of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature demand for his books has soared. Thanks to Apptus eSales, within minutes of the news breaking his achievement was being acknowledged in the charts of online bookstore Adlibris.  It took less than ... 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 »

Sanoma Pro Oy Divests its B2B Business to Talentum

Sanoma Pro sells its B2B business to Talentum.  The transaction supports Sanoma’s strategy according to which Sanoma Pro focuses on developing and producing learning solutions.  Sanoma Pro and Talentum have signed the agreement on 20 March 2014 and the transfer of the business is planned for Thursday 1 May 2014. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services ... 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 »