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:
Tackling Company and Industry Research - FreePint for Banking & Finance ProfessionalsWednesday, 24th September 2014
Perrin Kerravala highlights her top banking and finance industry picks from FreePint from the last six months.
Product Evaluations - a Holistic ViewMonday, 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.
Product Evaluations - Completing a Needs AssessmentFriday, 4th July 2014
Author Perrin Kerravala reflects on her 10+ years of procuring information products and writing convincing evaluations, and shares her best practices.
WordsAnalytics: Fully Leverage Your SEC Filings SearchThursday, 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.
Mini Review: WordsAnalyticsThursday, 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.
Compliance, Intelligence, Reviews & News: FreePint for Banking & Finance ProfessionalsMonday, 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.
Harness Multilingual Resources for ResearchMonday, 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.
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.
Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Executive SummaryWednesday, 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.
Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Licensing, Help & Contact DetailsMonday, 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.
Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): User Interface & AlertsFriday, 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.
Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Search & Output OptionsWednesday, 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.
Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Sources, Content & CoverageMonday, 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.
Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Introduction, Value & FreePint's ViewFriday, 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.
FirstRain: a New Way to Consume NewsTuesday, 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.
Mini Review: FirstRainFriday, 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.
CB Insights: Intelligence on High Growth SectorsFriday, 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.
Mini Review: CB InsightsThursday, 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.
Banking on Top Rate Intelligence: FreePint for Banking & Finance ProfessionalsThursday, 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.
A Window into the Past to Help Predict the Future - Global Financial DataTuesday, 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.
Product Review of Global Financial Data: Executive SummaryMonday, 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:
FreePint Report: Product Review of Transactional Track RecordWednesday, 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...
FreePint Report: Product Review of Global Financial DataTuesday, 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...
FreePint Report: Product Review of FirstRainThursday, 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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