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Cortera: Caine&Weiner Joins ‘Open Receivables’ Partner Network

Caine & Weiner Commercial Receivables Management Solutions Are Now Available Through Cortera Pulse Cortera® has welcomed Caine & Weiner, a leading commercial receivables management company, to the list of Cortera Open Receivables™ partners.  As a network partner, Caine & Weiner can now offer a co-branded version of the Cortera Pulse® monitoring tool to their customers, with a click-to-place feature that automates the placement process of ... Read More »

Six Great Blogs for B2B Marketers

Ruth Stevens comments on thought leaders of B2B marketing. In our fast-changing marketing world, a smart B2B practitioner keeps up to date by learning from thought leaders.  While this used to mean reading business books and magazines, today it means blogs.  We’ve all heard the stats about blog proliferation.  A new blog launched every six seconds—or whatever.  And there is ... Read More »

Veda Acquires Kingsway Financial Assessments Pty. Ltd.

Veda announced the acquisition of financial risk assessment company, Kingsway Financial Assessments Pty Limited (Kingsway) increasing its scale and capability in procurement risk. Kingsway has been in business for over ten years providing independent financial assessment services to support better decision making and improve risk management for procurement professionals.  Kingsway helps its government and business customers to identify if companies ... Read More »

Creditsafe Enhances Credit Rating Model

More than 88 million trade payment experiences enhance new model and further improve accuracy of predicted insolvencies New rating model demonstrates Creditsafe’s mission to create the world’s leading trade payment database Creditsafe announced that it has developed an enhanced ratings model that will encompass more than 88 million trade payment experiences. The new model provides Creditsafe’s customers with the most ... Read More »

Cortera Launches Credit Score

Predictive Credit Score an Insightful Tool for Informed Decision Making Cortera, Inc. announced the availability of its new Cortera Score, an easy-to-use predictive risk measurement that extends the Cortera Pulse® service.  The Cortera Score predicts a company’s future health and credit risk by drawing insights from trends in the company’s purchase behavior, payment history and business events.  The Cortera Score is designed for ... Read More »

Bisnode Launches New Platform for Growth

Announces new group management team Bisnode is taking the next step on the road to market leadership in decision support.  In order to achieve the goal of helping the customers make smart decision Bisnode has launched a strengthened organization that will add customer value via new corporate IT- and product innovation platforms. Bisnode Group management is now set up with ... Read More »

Experian Launches Real-time Data Enhancement Product

Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, announced the launch of business data within its real-time data enrichment platform.  The offering leverages Experian Business Information Services’ extensive data resources to provide a deeper understanding of businesses at the point of interaction for improved lead routing and marketing personalization. ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet and Oracle Partner to Bring B2B Data to Oracle’s Cloud Solutions

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), and Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced they have partnered to extend Oracle’s Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings by integrating Dun & Bradstreet’s commercial business, social and professional contact data into Oracle’s cloud applications.  The strategic relationship is an extension of both companies’ shared goal to enable their customers to make smarter, more informed decisions across the enterprise. “Today’s customers are seeking solutions that ... Read More »

Partnerships: A Critical Path to Grow the Business

CEOs across all business sectors agree that strategic partnerships are critical for any company looking to compete on a global scale. Smart companies see partnerships as a way to acquire customers, drive revenue and enter new markets. They also rely on partners for new ideas, insights and expertise that can impact business performance, market understanding and product innovation. Despite the ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Costa Rica – Moody’s has lowered the sovereign credit rating to junk and drastic personnel cutbacks by Intel and BofA will hurt; Lesotho –elections have been pulled forward after a coup attempt; Peru – a new Finance Minister and expectations for an economic rebound. AUSTRALIA: The government has become the first to detail its support for a US-led effort to “degrade ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Greece – “unauthorized” tax cuts? Kenya – a plunging shilling due to FX shortages; Panama – a ballooning budget deficit forces the postponement of public works; Russia — legislation to allow the seizure of foreign state assets; Thailand – a tightening grip by the military. CANADA:  Payroll taxes are being cut for small businesses to fuel the country’s slowing job ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Chile – the economy is proving softer than anticipated and electoral reform is being legislated; Guatemala – economic prospects and what to make of marijuana legalization; Honduras – what is behind the flight of illegals to the US; Mexico – growth is picking up. COLOMBIA In his second term in office, President Santos has two priorities, namely to bring the ... Read More »