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Perrin Kerravala

Perrin Kerravala is a Senior Librarian at Export Development Canada (EDC). EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. Before joining EDC, Perrin worked as an Information Specialist at the Canadian federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and at BMO Capital Markets, an investment banking firm.

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Articles by Perrin Kerravala:


Jinfo Blog Tackling Company and Industry Research - FreePint for Banking & Finance Professionals
Wednesday, 24th September 2014

Perrin Kerravala highlights her top banking and finance industry picks from FreePint from the last six months.


Jinfo Blog Product Evaluations - a Holistic View
Monday, 7th July 2014

Author Perrin Kerravala describes her holistic view of product evaluations, which should include input from various organisation stakeholders, such as users, IT, and legal.


Jinfo Subscription Product Evaluations - Completing a Needs Assessment
Friday, 4th July 2014

Author Perrin Kerravala reflects on her 10+ years of procuring information products and writing convincing evaluations, and shares her best practices.


Jinfo Blog WordsAnalytics: Fully Leverage Your SEC Filings Search
Thursday, 12th June 2014

Author Perrin Kerravala outlines the frustrating experience of searching for information with most SEC filings search tools, and explains how WordsAnalytics, a text-mining tool, can help.


Jinfo Subscription Mini Review: WordsAnalytics
Thursday, 12th June 2014

Author Perrin Kerravala reviews WordsAnalytics, a powerful text mining tool for SEC filings. Featuring impressive capabilities such as Compare Reports, Sentiment Scores and Find Similar Paragraphs, WordsAnalytics is ideally suited for due diligence compliance and competitive intelligence research.


Jinfo Blog Compliance, Intelligence, Reviews & News: FreePint for Banking & Finance Professionals
Monday, 24th March 2014

Perrin Kerravala demonstrates how FreePint can help banking and finance organisations navigate the complex worlds of compliance, company & industry intelligence, and news.


Jinfo Blog Harness Multilingual Resources for Research
Monday, 10th March 2014

Global commerce now demands that organisations have multilingual capabilities, including access to content and translation tools. Perrin Kerravala discusses how organisations can leverage FreePint to find the best multilingual content providers and translation products.


Jinfo Blog Keep Tabs on Financial Deals with Transactional Track Record (TTR)
Thursday, 30th January 2014

Business research expert Perrin Kerravala gives an overview of Transactional Track Record, a deals intelligence service specialising in Spanish and Portuguese language market activity and containing historic transaction information as well as forward-looking deals and opportunities.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Executive Summary
Wednesday, 29th January 2014

Transactional Track Record (TTR) is a deals intelligence service specialising in Spanish and Portuguese language market activity. Business research expert Perrin Kerravala provides an overview of the product, its key features and value that it can offer information professionals as well as non-expert searchers. She explains what will make it especially appealing to C-levels, senior management, and strategy advisers.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Licensing, Help & Contact Details
Monday, 27th January 2014

Perrin Kerravala describes and evaluates the customer support features of Transactional Track Record (TTR), a business intelligence provider of Spanish and Portuguese language market activity. The final part of her review also briefly describes TTR's licensing options.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): User Interface & Alerts
Friday, 24th January 2014

In the fourth part of her review, author Perrin Kerravala critiques the special interface features of Transactional Track Record, including the alert capabilities, personalisation options, and iPad optimisation available in this business intelligence service specialising in Spanish- and Portuguese-language market activity.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Search & Output Options
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

In the third part of her review, Perrin Kerravala provides an extensive overview and assessment of the search and reporting capabilities of Transactional Track Record, a new business intelligence service on Spanish and Portuguese language markets. She explains what makes it useful for finding sales leads, investment opportunities, or finding out what competitors or counterparties are doing.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Sources, Content & Coverage
Monday, 20th January 2014

In the second part of her review Perrin Kerravala takes a close look at how Transactional Track Record (TTR) obtains unique business intelligence on Spanish and Portuguese-language markets worldwide plus the English-speaking Caribbean. Details on TTR's geographic and deal coverage are also revealed.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Introduction, Value & FreePint's View
Friday, 17th January 2014

Business research expert Perrin Kerravala introduces TTR - Transactional Track Record, a business intelligence service specialising in Spanish- and Portuguese-language market activity. The first part of her review provides an overview and product highlights. She identifies the value experienced by TTR's audience of sales & marketing professionals, financiers & investors, business consultants and legal & accounting specialists. 


Jinfo Blog FirstRain: a New Way to Consume News
Tuesday, 26th November 2013

FirstRain is an analytics company based in Silicon Valley which delivers targeted intelligence on businesses, industries and executives. Following her recent Mini Review, Perrin Kerravala suggests that FirstRain can offer an alternative to the Big Three news content providers. A web and social content aggregator, the platform uses big data analytics to give users a window into the business web.


Jinfo Subscription Mini Review: FirstRain
Friday, 22nd November 2013

Perrin Kerravala reviews the latest developments from FirstRain, an analytics company based in Silicon Valley which delivers targeted intelligence on businesses, industries and executives. New licensing options include Customer Insights and Market Insights. Forthcoming improvements, including Mandarin and Portuguese language developments are also discussed along with custom options such as an executive dashboard.


Jinfo Blog CB Insights: Intelligence on High Growth Sectors
Friday, 25th October 2013

Venture capital database CB Insights is highly appealing for professionals in the investment, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), high tech, biotech, and other high-growth industries, finds reviewer Perrin Kerravala. New features since our 2012 review include proprietary research with commentary and data, valuation metrics for select financing and M&A deals, and data visualisation tools including heat maps, charts and graphics.


Jinfo Subscription Mini Review: CB Insights
Thursday, 24th October 2013

This Mini Review updates FreePint's March 2012 coverage of CB Insights, an information provider of high-growth company information and financing and M&A deals intelligence. New features include proprietary research, deal valuation metrics, data visualisation tools, ranking functionality, and expanded Excel capabilities. The product is used by corporations (strategy, innovation and M&A) as well as private equity/venture capital firms, investment bankers (sell-side and buy-side) and other industries that are interested in understanding emerging trends or in acquiring or investing in high-growth companies.


Jinfo Blog Banking on Top Rate Intelligence: FreePint for Banking & Finance Professionals
Thursday, 19th September 2013

Banking and finance organisations have vast requirements for information, including sources on regulatory compliance, competitive intelligence, companies and industries, and more. FreePint can help information professionals in banking and finance organisations identify new sources, consider older sources in a new way and provide fuel to justify procurement decisions.


Jinfo Blog A Window into the Past to Help Predict the Future - Global Financial Data
Tuesday, 6th August 2013

Business researcher Perrin Kerravala reviews Global Financial Data Inc. (GFD), a provider of financial and economic time-series data widely used by investment firms and academic organisations. GFD is unique in being able to provide rare data, including time-series that are several hundred years old, and data extensions on current series. The product empowers users to obtain reliable information to conduct analyses of company or market performance over several business cycles.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Executive Summary
Monday, 5th August 2013

Author Perrin Kerravala's executive summary of Global Financial Data Inc. (GFD), shows how the provider of financial and economic time-series data widely used by investment firms and academic organisations is unique in being able to provide rare data, including time-series that are several hundred years old, and data extensions on current series. The simple interface empowers users to obtain raw, reliable information to conduct analyses of company or market performance over several business cycles.


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Reports by Perrin Kerravala:


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of Transactional Track Record
Wednesday, 29th January 2014

Transactional Track Record (TTR) offers business intelligence on Spanish and Portuguese language market activity. Forward looking deals and opportunities are covered as well as historical data on announced, completed and cancelled deals. Users range from financiers and investors to sales and...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of Global Financial Data
Tuesday, 6th August 2013

Author Perrin Kerravala's review of Global Financial Data Inc. (GFD), shows how the provider of financial and economic time-series data widely used by investment firms and academic organisations is unique in being able to provide rare data, including time-series that are several hundred years...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of FirstRain
Thursday, 27th September 2012

FirstRain is a powerful solution for delivering web and social media content on companies and industries, designed specifically for account sales and marketing executives - a unique information service that delivers only highly-relevant web content, removing most of the noise of the Internet....





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