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OneSource: Now Named Avention Launches New Biz Intelligence Software

OneSource Information Services announced changing its name to Avention Inc., following the January acquisition of sales intelligence company, SalesQuest.  At the same Avention launches a business-to-business information database software. Avention will provide sales, marketing and research professionals with specific and widespread data on more than 23.5 million companies worldwide.  CEO Jonathan Flatow said the company spent the past 18 months working with engineers ... Read More »

WAND Announces Launch of New Taxonomy Portal

WAND Taxonomy Library Portal helps companies develop a corporate taxonomy strategy to improve in-place enterprise information management systems WAND, Inc., the world’s leading provider of taxonomies, has announced the launch of its WAND Taxonomy Library Portal. The WAND Taxonomy Library Portal provides an unprecedented resource to help companies who are developing a taxonomy strategy. Taxonomy is a critical element for ... Read More »

Panjiva: US January Imports Up 9%

The word from the Panjiva research team: January imports to the U.S. were up in January from December.  This January also had levels of imports 9% above imports in January 2012.  The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed +7% from December 2013 to January 2014. Previous years’ December to January changes: -1% in 2013, +11.5% in 2012, ... Read More »

Creditsafe Group 2013 Full Year Revenues Up 26%

Creditsafe Group, who’s double digit quarterly revenue growth figures surprised its peer group, has delivered exceptionally strong financial results for 2013 in markets that have otherwise seen only limited growth. Revenues grew to €78 million from €62 million in line with forecasts – driven by organic growth in demand for services as well as the successful launch and development of ... Read More »

Worldbox and OFWI in Tie-up

Worldbox, a global business intelligence company (and BIIA member), has announced it has taken over all of Orell Füssli Wirtschaftsinformationen AG (OFWI)’s international and domestic research activities. The tie-up will see Worldbox (http://worldbox.net) – which operates from offices in London, Zurich, Beijing and Hong Kong – handle all OFWI corporate and private client orders for company record-sourcing, business investigations, credit-checking ... Read More »

Global B2B Matchmaking Company Powerlinx Launched by Former Dun & Bradstreet Executives

Three former D&B executives and an executive of D&B Israel launched Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company.  Powerlinx received its first round of seed funding and unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, ... Read More »

Powerlinx Announces a Transformative Global Business-to-Business Platform

New Platform Reinvents How Businesses Connect Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company, announced it has closed its first round of seed funding. The company also unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, new ... Read More »

Tinubu Square 2013 Revenues Up 12%

International expansion reinforces steady development of credit risk software company Tinubu Square, the trusted source of credit risk solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, experienced a 12% increase in turnover in 2013, continues to improve its net earnings and expects to grow exponentially during 2014 following expansion overseas and consolidation in both the UK and France. The news comes ... 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 »

Top 10 Tips for Managing Trade Credit in 2014

BIIA member Tinubu Square recently has issued its Top Ten Tips for Managing Credit in 2014: Signs of economic recovery should be treated with caution: Trade credit may well become more widely available in 2014, but it is crucial to exercise robust financial management and not to overstretch limits due to an improving market. Don’t overtrade and remember recovery never ... Read More »

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Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and ... Read More »

D&B Q4 Revenues Up 4% – Full Year Up 1%

D&B’s core and total revenue for Q4 was up 4% year over year, before the effect of foreign exchange (up 3% after the effect of foreign exchange). For the full year of 2013 core revenue was up 1% year-over-year, both before and after the effect of foreign exchange.  Total revenue was flat year over year before the effect of foreign ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: SALES EXPECTATIONS HIT 10-YEAR HIGH

The outlook for stronger sales activity has surged to a 10-year high, with 47 per cent of businesses expecting increased trade during the June quarter as confidence builds about the year ahead. Findings from Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Business Expectations Survey show the sales expectations index has risen for a third consecutive quarter to hit 37.5 points for Q2 2014, ... Read More »

Bertelsmann Boosts 2013 Revenues to $22.1 Billion, Up 2%

Bertelsmann published preliminary year-end figures which show the parent company of broadcaster RTL Group and X Factor/American Idol production house FremantleMedia increased total revenues by around 2 percent to $22.1 billion (€16.4 billion) in 2013.  Operating profit (EBITDA) was up $135 million to $3.1 billion (€2.3 billion) with EBIT profits on par with 2012 figures, the company said. Bertelsmann said ... Read More »

Infogroup Launches Yes Lifecycle Marketing

Infogroup announced the launch of Yes Lifecycle Marketing.  This full-service offering will provide marketers with an integrated and optimized approach for delivering relevant marketing messages from a single vendor. Yes Lifecycle Marketing will combine several capabilities including: email and digital marketing services, data, database technology, and agency services to serve today’s omni-channel marketer in a tightly integrated Software as a Service ... Read More »

Panjiva Unveils Network View

Panjiva announces the launch of Panjiva’s Network View tool, a detailed, interactive visualization of trade networks.  The tool provides the fastest and easiest way to get a snapshot of a company’s entire trading network. To view the interactive networks, simply visit any Panjiva profile with customs data and click on the ‘Suppliers’ or ‘Customers’ tab and select the Network View ... Read More »