Eileen Steer

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 eileen@steerresearch.com.

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Articles by Eileen Steer:


Jinfo Subscription 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


Jinfo Subscription 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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3117


Jinfo Subscription 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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3117


Jinfo Subscription 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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3117


Jinfo Subscription Key Subscription Sources for Financial Information
Monday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription Curating Commodity Information
Tuesday, 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.


Jinfo Blog FreePint for Banking & Finance
Monday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription Q&A with Mergermarket Group - Specialist Information for a Competitive Edge
Wednesday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription 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.


Jinfo Subscription Determining the Value of Information Products for the Banking Sector - the Impact of Helpdesks
Friday, 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.


Jinfo Blog FreePint for Banking & Finance
Thursday, 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.


Jinfo Blog Subscription Update for Banking & Finance
Thursday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription Vendor Market Overview - Company Information
Friday, 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.


Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from a Corporate Finance Specialist
Thursday, 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:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of D&B Hoovers
Friday, 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...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - financial information sources
Wednesday, 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...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - company information
Monday, 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. Products...