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Thomson Reuters Revenues Up 3% for Full Year and 2% for the Fourth Quarter 2012

The company reported full-year revenues from ongoing businesses of $12.9 billion, a 3% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% from the prior year and the corresponding margin was 27.4% versus 26.4% in 2011. Underlying operating profit decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 18.6% versus 19.9% in the prior year. For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenues from ... Read More »

InfoArmy Announces that its Crowdsourced Business Model Is not Working

InfoArmy, a new startup built on the concept of crowdsourced competitive intelligence has issued a statement conceding that the ‘the current business model has several large and unfixable problems’ and thus is unsustainable. Based on comments from users the product quality is poor and therefore the company has not been able to produce and substantial revenue.  BIIA believes the main ... Read More »

Panjiva Tracks Shifts in Manufacturing from China to Latin America

To support this shift in global trade, Panjiva have added Latin America to Panjiva’s comprehensive customs data package. Panjiva have been rather outspoken recently that manufacturing is gradually transitioning away from China.  In addition to moving to other Asian countries, it will also be moving to Latin America. For North American buyers in particular, Latin America is a viable option: ... Read More »

Hong Kong Moves to Limit Public Sector Information on Company Directors

Transparency at bay!   Hong Kong is proposing to restrict the amount of personal information available on company directors. Under the proposed changes, home addresses and ID card or passport numbers of directors would be obscured in filings starting from the first quarter of 2014. The details could also be removed from historical filings on request.  Currently, anyone can access these ... Read More »

Meet our Full Member Duedil Ltd.

Duedil is a UK startup that makes the handling of corporate data from the UK Companies House user-friendly and provides tools for mapping full corporate structures and relationships. Due diligence on business relationships is at its highest and most complex levels. For many UK businesses Duedil has become indispensable. Corporate structures are intensely complex. One needs to understand all aspects ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Fox & Parker SpA

Fox & Parker Group has the important mission of supplying its customers & partners: know-how, services and all data for a Credit Risk Management Best Practice. Strongly Customer Oriented F&P became a real landmark for its partners and a quality leader in Credit Management. Service Details: On-line official data issued by Chambers of Commerce, Land Registry, Court Registry On-line Business ... Read More »

Commercial Fraud Foremost on the Minds of Executives

Contrary to some reports released in the last couple of years, not to mention major cases of large-scale corporate fraud, India remains a great place for Western and Asian companies to do business, says a key player in the business investigations world … Paying attention to recent goings on, it seems you would need to tread carefully if you are ... Read More »

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data Drive Developments in Business Information

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data continue to remain the driving forces in business information accounting for 50% of business development activities in 2012 (see charts). Acquisitions accounted for 24% of announcements. In credit information there were two billion dollar deals in 2012.  Experian acquired a remaining stake in Serasa for US$ 1.5 bn.  Equifax paid US$ 1 ... Read More »

Cortera Pulse Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for Best Business Information Solution

Cortera®, a provider of business-to-business payment and purchase data and insights for U.S. companies, announced its Cortera Pulse, a B2B intelligence solution, has been named a 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Content CODiE award finalist for the Best Business Information Solution category. Finalists in the Content categories represent the best products, technologies and services created by or for ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Enhances Corporate Governance Workflow and Business Intelligence in latest BoardLink Release

Thomson Reuters announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards. Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online voting and a sharply enhanced user experience. These ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Adds New Publications to Checkpoint for US Trade Professionals

New Publications on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Help U.S. Trade Professionals Comply with Import and Export Regulations Thomson Reuters has released additional international trade publications on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, the industry-leading online service that provides research, news, analysis, and productivity tools to tax, audit, accounting, legal, trade, and finance professionals. Checkpoint includes a vast library of import- and export-related content in ... Read More »

Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit 2013

25 – 26 February 2013 – Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia gartner.com/ap/bi Analyze. Predict. Act. The Must-Attend Event For BI&IM Professionals Widespread adoption of business analytics has resulted in a fundamental shift of BI strategy towards being more future facing. Gone are the days of descriptive reporting of qualitative data with organizations now moving towards the use of ... Read More »

InfoArmy Raises $17.3 Million for Expansion

US-based crowdsourced competitive intelligence provider InfoArmy has raised $17.3m in Series B funding, which it will use to expand its global community of researchers.  Its latest investment, which has been led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Trinity Ventures, brings InfoArmy’s total funding to $19.3m: CEO Jim Fowler invested $2m in Series A funding last year.  As a result ... Read More »

BIIA and EASDP Partnered in the Biggest Event Dedicated to the Business of Database, Search and Directory Publishing

Toledo, Spain, Thursday September 20, 2012:  At the EASDP Congress a BIIA panel of experts discussed the important aspects of how to redefine Business Information, how to get new value out of ‘Old Databases’, and how to extract value from semi / unstructured data.  The discussion centered on the new phenomena of BIG DATA, which is being heralded as the ... Read More »