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IBM Acquires Silverpop

At its annual Smarter Commerce Global Summit event, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Silverpop, a privately held software company based in Atlanta, Ga.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Silverpop empowers marketers with cloud-based capabilities that deliver personalized customer engagements that scale for any sized business.  Silverpop’s automated platform reduces the complexity of omnichannel marketing and makes it ... Read More »

Global Business Intelligence Industry Sees Strong Growth

The global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software market grew nearly nine per cent in the last year, new data shows. A report by IT researchers Gartner billed 2013 ‘a year of contradictions for the business intelligence and analytics software market’, but added that business intelligence and performance management continues to drive business value.  Analysts there predict the business information ... Read More »

Marketo and Acxiom® Partner to Bridge the Gap Between Anonymous Impressions and Personalized Experiences

Marketo Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTO), the leading provider of marketing software, and Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM), an enterprise data, analytics and software- as-a-service company, announced a strategic partnership designed to help marketers utilize advanced data insights to tailor marketing content and offers throughout a customer’s interactions and relationship with a brand. Source:  Acxiom Read More »

FICO Acquires InfoCentricity

Creates the broadest Cloud and on-premise offering for predictive analytics modeling FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, announced its intention to acquire InfoCentricity, a private, software-as-a-service-based predictive analytics software company based in Novato, California. The transaction is expected to close in April, 2014, upon satisfaction of typical closing conditions. Although terms were not disclosed, the transaction is ... 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 »

Does Your Company have a Corporate Taxonomy Strategy?

WAND Taxonomy Library Portal helps companies develop and implement a corporate taxonomy strategy More than 150 common enterprise information management applications can use taxonomy to better organize enterprise information; further, most large corporations have already invested in 15-20 of these applications.  Each information management application is like a separate engine. Taxonomy is like a gasoline additive that ensures that each ... 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 »

Harnessing Unstructured Information: WAND Product Information Management System

One mission of WAND is to make taxonomies available to customers for organizing unstructured information.   Another important mission is to find ways to make taxonomy easier to use.  With that in mind, Wand is announcing the release of the WAND Product Information Management System (PIM) built entirely around the leading WAND Product and Service Taxonomy.  For the first time, it ... 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 »

Performance Marketing Technology Leader Nanigans Acquires Social Commerce Technology Company, LoopIt

Nanigans, Inc. and Redstar Ventures, LLC announced today the acquisition of LoopIt, one of Redstar’s operating companies.  LoopIt’s team and technologies will augment Nanigans’ continued expansion into e-commerce. LoopIt had sought to help consumers tap friends across social networks for advice when shopping online. The LoopIt site will not continue operating, Nanigans said.  LoopIt founder and President, Andrew Lau, will ... 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 »

Confirmit Acquires Social Intelligence and Text Analytics Innovator Integrasco

“Merger brings together best of breed companies to create unparalleled insight opportunities” Confirmit has acquired Integrasco, a leader in social intelligence and text analytics. The acquisition brings advanced technologies for capturing social insights and analysing unstructured text into the Confirmit portfolio of software offerings for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research. Integrasco is a leader in analytical technology solutions ... Read More »

Penton Unveils Govalytics: A Groundbreaking SaaS Tool that Identifies Opportunities to Win Local Government Business

Govalytics Offers Dynamic Intelligence for City and County Governments Across the USA Penton’s Public Infrastructure group unveiled Govalytics, an intelligence tool that offers dynamic data and analytics for city and county governments across the USA.  Targeted to marketers selling services or products to local governments, this ground breaking proprietary SaaS tool has been created based on 100+ years of experience ... Read More »

Experian to Acquire Passport Health Communication Inc for $850m

Experian announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Passport Health Communications, Inc. (“Passport Health”), a leading provider of data, analytics and software in the US healthcare payments market, subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory approval in the US and other customary closing conditions. The purchase price is US$850m, payable in full at closing, which will be funded from Experian’s ... Read More »

Kroll Factual Data Integration Into Mortgage Builder Software to Help Lenders Comply with Fannie Mae Loan Quality Initiative

Kroll Factual Data, Inc. and Mortgage Builder Software, Inc., an industry-leading provider of loan origination and loan servicing software systems, announced today the release of Kroll Factual Data’s Loan Review Report™ (LRR) into Mortgage Builder systems.  LRR, a product specifically designed to help clients comply with Fannie Mae’s Loan Quality Initiative (LQI), is available to Mortgage Builder users without ever having to leave the ... Read More »