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S&P Capital IQ Acquires R2 Financial Technologies, Adding Capabilities in Portfolio and Enterprise Risk Analytics

S&P Capital IQ, a business of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) offering multi-asset class data, research and analytics to global markets and investors, today announced it has acquired R2 Financial Technologies, a leading provider of advanced risk and scenario-based analytics to traders, portfolio and risk managers for pricing, hedging and capital management across asset classes. Terms of the deal were ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Launches New Advanced Scoring, Attributes, Data Analytics and Vendor Management Solutions for the Receivables Management Industry

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the availability of new receivables management solutions that will help debt buyers, collection law firms and agencies improve their collection efforts, drive greater workflow efficiency, and increase overall profitability. LexisNexis introduced LexisNexis® Scoring Solutions and Collect Point Vendor Manager at the 2012 annual Debt Buyer Association (DBA) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Collection Attributes is a ... Read More »

D&B Reports 5% Revenue Growth for 2011

Core revenue for the full year 2011 was $1,758.5 million. This result is up 5% from the prior year similar period, before the effect of foreign exchange, (up 7% after the effect of foreign exchange). Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the full year 2011 was $500.1 million, up 4% from the prior year similar period. On a ... Read More »

Experian Automotive Launches Business Intelligence Tool

Experian Automotive launches business intelligence tool that delivers unique insights into automotive market Experian Automotive launched VelocitySM at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention. Velocity is an online business intelligence tool that combines extensive automotive data with advanced analytics, enabling automotive professionals to better understand the market, the vehicles that are selling and the people who are buying them. ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Paul D. Ballew Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Almost unnoticed and without fanfare D&B is ramping up its data and analytics capabilities by hiring Paul D. Ballew as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.    He will be responsible for global data and information management, customer analytics, predictive analytics and the overall data and analytic strategy for the company.    According to Mr. Ballew’s credentials he does not come with ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Consolidated Revenues for 2011 Grew by 3% – Operating Income Grew by 1%

Standard & Poor’s Ratings: Revenue in the fourth quarter decreased by 8% to $434 million, reflecting a decline in global credit markets. Excluding $9 million for severance costs for a workforce reduction of approximately 30 positions, operating profit declined by 24% to $156 million compared to the same period in 2010. For the full-year 2011, revenue for Standard & Poor’s ... Read More »

Outsell: Five Technologies to Watch

Outsell published its report on the five technologies to watch which continues the tradition of providing an annual view of the five technologies that in Outsell’s opinion most warrant the attention of information industry executives in the next 12 to 24 months.  This year Outsell also explains why a few technologies did not make its list.  Not every technology important ... Read More »

IMS Health Buys Analytics Firm PharmARC

IMS Health has acquired Bangalore-based PharmARC, which specializes in analytics and other services for the life sciences industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Along with its HQ in India, PharmARC also has offices in Basel and New Jersey from which it offers analytic solutions to help life sciences clients make decisions relating to their sales and marketing strategies. ... Read More »

Interactive Data Expands Relationship with FactSet

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of independent pricing and evaluation services, announced the expansion of its relationship with FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS) (NASDAQ: FDS), a provider of integrated global financial information and analytical applications for the investment community. Interactive Data now provides daily independent evaluations for international bonds within the FactSet workstation, in addition to the wide range ... Read More »

InboundScore: A New Tool to Prioritize Inbound Sales Leads

InboundScore is a new startup company which turns inbound website sales leads into a prioritized queue of rich prospect profiles with up to 25 pieces of actionable contact and company data.  It is inviting prospects to sign up to a free Beta test.  When the public launch comes later in the year, InboundScore will start at $29 per month, with ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics Forms Verisk Underwriting Solutions Division

Verisk Analytics, a leading source of information about risk, has formed the Verisk Underwriting Solutions division. The division was created to respond to customers’ desire for greater support of their underwriting processes and to develop the next-generation underwriting platform and solutions set. The Verisk Underwriting Solutions division encompasses the company’s property/casualty underwriting offerings. To read the full story click on ... Read More »

Experian Adds Site Analytics to Footfall Measure

Experian has partnered with IT firm Hitachi Consulting to add a cloud-based solution called Site Analytics to its Experian FootFall visitor analytics solution. The combination will deliver site and store-network performance measurement. Experian FootFall helps clients understand their retail sites by providing audited, managed and advanced retail intelligence based on measured visitor behaviour. Source:  mrweb.com Read More »

International Business Machines Corp.: IBM Brings the Power of Analytics to Social Business

IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled new software and services that delivers comprehensive networking capabilities to the increasingly social savvy workforce. Now, organizations can apply analytics to their social business initiatives, allowing them to gain actionable insight on social networking sentiment anytime, anywhere and put it to work in real-time. As part of today’s news, IBM is announcing new cloud services and ... Read More »

TransUnion Enters Brazilian Market with Acquisition of Crivo SA

TransUnion, has acquired a majority stake in Crivo Sistemas em Informatica S.A., a leading decisioning and analytics firm.  This acquisition marks TransUnion’s entrance into the Brazilian market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Crivo’s proprietary technologies are currently employed in growth industries such as credit, telecommunications, insurance and retail. Both Crivo’s market segments and capabilities closely align with ... Read More »

Nielsen Acquires ‘The Perishables Group’

Nielsen has acquired Chicago-based fresh food industry research specialist The Perishables Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.   The Perishables Group was founded by in 2000 by Bruce Axtman, who spun off a consulting practice he created while he was a Partner at Willard Bishop Consulting. The company’s offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development ... Read More »

The Landmark Year of Incorporating Content into Workflow

Under the rather eye catching headline The Ape and the iPad David Worlock, BIIA’s Chairman,  stated that the key trends of 2011 will always be, for him, the landmark strides made towards incorporating content into the workflow of professionals , and the progress made in associating previously unthinkable data collections (not linked by metadata , structure and /or location) in ... Read More »