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BOL (Business Online Thailand Q3 2013 Profits Up – Revenue down 6.1%

Bangkok-based business information provider, Business Online (BOL), announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30th September 2013.  Revenues for the quarter were US$2.8 million, a decrease of 6.1% from the same quarter last year. Net income in the quarter was up 20%, amounting to US$568,000. More than half of BOL’s revenues were generated from its online information service amounting ... Read More »

Ark Analytics Launched in Switzerland

We came across a recent start-up called Ark Analytics AG based in Switzerland.  The company offers a range of analytics capabilities for use in banking, corporations and insurance.  It is our understanding the founders and the expertise of Ark Analytics came from Hellastat Greece information and rating company. CREDITARK® is a complete solution for the support of decision making in ... 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 »

Onvia Q3 2013 Revenue Growth Flat

Oniva reported that total revenue was flat at $5.4 million compared to one year ago as a result of lower report revenue.  Report revenue is not expected to increase in the foreseeable future because the content previously delivered as a one-time report is now included in the subscription solutions launched in the second half of 2012.  This is consistent with ... 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 »

Connotate Announces Partnership with Shenzhen Plan Software in China

Leading Independent Provider of Web Data Extraction Joins Multi-Vendor Initiative Aimed at Satisfying Demand for Big Data Solutions in Asia Connotate, Inc. announced it is partnering with Shenzhen Plan Software Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China).  Under the terms of the agreement, Shenzhen Plan will resell Connotate’s solution throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim as part of its BigdataUnion initiative. “Our ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q3 2013 Revenues Declined by 1% – Announces Organizational Changes

Total Q3 revenues were $69.6 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $68.5 million for the third quarter of last year. Research revenues decreased 1%, and advisory services and other revenue increased 8% compared with the third quarter of last year. For nine month total revenues were $219.2 million, compared with $217.9 million for the same period last ... Read More »

Panjiva: Shipments in Imports to the U.S. Declined in September

The word from the BIIA member Panjiva research team:  September showed a dip in imports to the U.S., but overall the numbers are still high.  The numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. dipped -6% from August to September 2013. Previous years’ August to September changes: -4% in 2012, -8% in 2011, -7% in 2010, -5% in 2009, and ... Read More »

Strategy Analytics Launches Competitor Intelligence Service

Second Generation Strategic Competitor Intelligence with Mobile Focus Strategy Analytics introduces the second generation ‘Strategic Competitor Intelligence-mobile’ or SCI-m.  SCI-m covers the Information and Communications Technology industry with a special focus on Mobile.  SCI-m tracks over 30 of the top companies in ICT, always including their key Mobile operations. The SCI-m team brings substantial industry experience and talent to the ... Read More »

CRIF Rating Agency and Informa D&B to Develop CRIF Ratings in Spain

CRIF Rating Agency has announced its entry into the Spanish market through a partnership with Informa D&B.   CRIF ratings will give investors an alternative and independent opinion on the creditworthness of Spanish companies.  Specifically, the two companies have signed a collaborative agreement through which CRIF, the ESMA-registered (European Security Market Authority) Credit Rating Agency, will extend its activities to the ... Read More »

D&B Direct 2.0 Delivers Flexible, Streaming, Enterprise-wide Access to Data and Analytics from D&B and Third-party Providers

D&B (NYSE:DNB) announced the release of D&B DirectTM 2.0, the API solution providing enterprise-wide access to a broad range of business insight.  With a unified web services platform, the addition of risk scores and ratings, fraud and compliance monitoring, digital and social intelligence and more, D&B Direct 2.0 dramatically improves an organization’s ability to embed rich data and analytics in their business ... Read More »

News from the EASDP Congress

BIIA Chairman David Worlock commented on some of the more salient happenings at the recent EASDP congress in his latest blog: Good Bye Native Websites! One of the more surprising and perhaps the more shocking news was the announcement that EASDP was to merge with EIDQ, Europe’s directory enquiries services.  Obviously the Yellow Pages industry is unraveling too fast to ... Read More »

News from the EASDP Congress: The Predictive Analytics Revolution

BIIA partnered with the European Association for Search and Data Publishing on the subject of Analytics and BIG data.  BIIA’s Deputy Managing Director, Phil Cotter discussed the topic of “The Predictive Analytics Revolution”. Predictive Analytics is as old as history itself  – the Ancient Egyptians observed the movement of the stars, recorded the data and applying mathematics used it to ... Read More »

Experian® Launches Analysis Ranking Top Metropolitan Areas by Key Indicators of Business Health

Experian® launched the Metro Business Pulse, an analysis that ranks the top metropolitan statistical areas in four key business credit categories, including bankruptcy rates, the number of days businesses pay their bills beyond contracted terms, delinquency rates and commercial risk scores.  Findings from the Q2 2013 analysis showed the New York metro area had the lowest business bankruptcy rate at ... Read More »

EASDP Congress: Major Trends in Business Information

BIIA partnered with the European Association for Search and Data Publishing on the subject of Analytics and BIG data. Joachim C Bartels, Managing Director of BIIA moderated a think tank on Data & Analytics.  He lead the discussion on eight key major trends: The Analytics Revolution is Under Way Wall Street Rewards Companies with Analytics The BIG Data Idea is Taking ... Read More »

Thomas Industrial Network: White Paper on Manufacturer and Distributors Disconnect

Recently, Thomas commissioned a research study to help validate and provide a more detailed understanding of the problems and their impact on the manufacturer/distributor relationship. The study, conducted by a third-party research firm, confirmed that the product data disconnect runs deep and costs manufacturers and distributors tens of thousands of dollars every year in unnecessary labor expense.  Sales are lost when distributors don’t have the information they ... Read More »