Eileen Steer set up her company, Steer Research, to provide information on organisations and sectors to small and medium sized enterprises, primarily corporate finance and investment management companies. She has over 25 years' experience as a researcher. Eileen can be contacted on email@example.com.
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Articles by Eileen Steer:
Product review of D&B Hoovers (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)Thursday, 31st January 2019
In the final part of her review, Eileen Steer looks at the value that D&B Hoovers delivers to customers and assesses the help and training available, as well as competitor products such as DiscoverOrg, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Hubspot Sales, Pipedrive and Scoro and what the pricing options are.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3117
Product review of D&B Hoovers (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)Wednesday, 30th January 2019
In the third part of this review, we focus on the technology aspects of D&B Hoovers, a sales and marketing intelligence tool. Of particular note is its clear user interface, the wide range of output options, the vendor's support, and the options for site administrators that allow them to have a higher-level view of who, when and what is being used.
Product review of D&B Hoovers (sources - content & coverage)Tuesday, 29th January 2019
In the second part of this review of D&B Hoovers, we look at this sales intelligence solution's sources, paying particular attention to how it validates its content, company coverage of the 190 countries covered, detailed company information, news coverage, as well as its people and industry data.
Product review of D&B Hoovers (key advantages; introduction; contact details)Monday, 28th January 2019
We last reviewed D&B Hoovers, a sales acceleration tool aimed at B2B sales and marketing professionals, in 2015 and in this first section of a new four-part review, Eileen Steer revisits the company and product. In particular, she explores how the product has changed over the past few years, its key advantages, and how it can add value to the sales and marketing professional.
Key Subscription Sources for Financial InformationMonday, 21st December 2015
As part of FreePint's Topic Series, "News, and Other Commodities", Eileen Steer evaluates eight of the key subscription sources for financial information: Alacra Premium, BvD Orbis, Dow Jones Factiva, D&B Hoover's, S&P Capital IQ, Nexis from LexisNexis, PrivCo, and Eikon from Thomson Reuters.
Curating Commodity InformationTuesday, 1st December 2015
Curating information efficiently is an ever-important skill as the volume of information continues to increase exponentially. Eileen Steer examines how information professionals are curating information and adding value to the data selected before directing it to end-users. She also looks at technology vs human solutions.
FreePint for Banking & FinanceMonday, 16th November 2015
Information managers in the banking and finance field rely on sophisticated and complex information products but how do you identify the value they're bringing to the organisation? Find out about the latest and upcoming FreePint items and events that help tackle changes in news requirements.
Q&A with Mergermarket Group - Specialist Information for a Competitive EdgeWednesday, 4th November 2015
Eileen Steer interviews Angus McIntosh, EMEA MD for Mergermarket Group, to find out more about the group and its services Mergermarket, Debtwire and Dealreporter. We ask what the group offers its main clients in investment banks, corporate finance boutiques, law firms, private equity firms, corporates, hedge funds, and private banks - and what makes the offer unique in terms of M&A reporting, corporate debt information, and other specialist financial information.
Bloomberg and the Viability of the Standalone Terminal Wednesday, 7th October 2015
The Bloomberg terminal and messaging system, Instant Bloomberg, were groundbreaking in their day but does a standalone terminal have a place in today's networked world... and what do competitors such as Symphony, Cap IQ, FactSet and Thomson Reuters have to offer? Eileen Steer speaks to users to find out their views, and looks at whether Bloomberg still provides a unique offering and how purchasers can justify the price.
Determining the Value of Information Products for the Banking Sector - the Impact of HelpdesksFriday, 21st August 2015
When making a purchase or renewal decision for an information product, many factors come into play: depth and breadth of coverage, price, reputation... but also the help and support offered by those vendors to end-users and information professionals. Eileen Steer examines four providers in the banking and finance arena, Bloomberg, FactSet, S&P Capital IQ, and Thomson Reuters, and reports on how the helpdesks, live-chat and other support measures up.
FreePint for Banking & FinanceThursday, 20th August 2015
Information managers in the banking and finance field rely on high-quality, timely information on companies and products - plus breaking news across the world. Find out about the latest and upcoming FreePint items and events that help fulfil these needs.
Subscription Update for Banking & FinanceThursday, 21st May 2015
Information professionals across all industries face a number of challenges and issues. We highlight recent pieces from FreePint's Content, Community and Consulting that would be of particular interest to information professionals within the banking and finance sector. Included are FreePint's Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development" which is of real interest within the sector. Training and development and how to balance time and resources, whilst being up-to date on the latest developments, is always an issue for information professionals within the banking and finance sector.
Vendor Market Overview - Company InformationFriday, 10th April 2015
FreePint presents an overview of some key vendors in the company information space. The table identifies key vendor products, briefly describes their key features, notes the geographic scope, singles out any special features of each service and highlights key use-cases and value.
My Favourite Tipples from a Corporate Finance SpecialistThursday, 19th February 2015
My Favourite Tipples are shared by business and corporate finance research specialist Eileen Steer. She shares her favourite free online resources in areas from UK company data and emerging markets insights to financial information, from some of the information market's best-known suppliers.
Reports by Eileen Steer:
Product review of D&B HooversFriday, 25th January 2019
The acquisition of Avention and other enhancements enables D&B Hoovers to offer much more than just a sales lead identifier. Through using this tool, business-to-business sales and marketing teams now have far more intelligence to allow them to make informed decisions when targeting potential...
Market landscape - financial information sourcesWednesday, 23rd December 2015
Eight of the key subscription sources for financial information are covered: Alacra Premium, BvD Orbis, Dow Jones Factiva Companies & Executives, D&B Hoover's, S&P Capital IQ, Nexis from LexisNexis, PrivCo, and Eikon from Thomson Reuters. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to...
Market landscape - company informationMonday, 21st December 2015
FreePint presents an overview of 13 key vendors in the company information space. The table identifies key vendor products, briefly describes their key features, notes the geographic scope, singles out any special features of each service and highlights key use-cases and value.
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