Scott Vine

Scott Vine has over 20 years of experience working in the library and information sector, both in the public and private sectors. He is currently senior information officer for the Telecoms, Media and Technology practice area of the global law firm Clifford Chance LLP.

In his current role he is responsible for managing the information and research needs of his group of lawyers, is involved in various firm-wide information projects and is editor and manager of the firm's Online Services' Client Alerter products for Communications and Media, and Energy. He has previously written for a number of publications including Electronic Business Law, Computers & Law, and Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, as well as writing film and restaurant reviews for the legal website Law & More. He maintains a personal blog - Information Overlord - where he comments on a variety of information and legal topics as well as posting reviews of books read as a reviewer for Net Galley. He is also a member of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Web Committee.

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Articles by Scott Vine:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of XPansion XMon (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 15th May 2020

The final part of Jinfo's product review of XPansion XMon, a fully managed platform that addresses usage, compliance and data operation challenges faced by financial institutions, looks at the value offered by the product, and the help and training available to users. It also considers the competitor landscape with direct competition from Easyfeed, product development plans, and pricing.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of XPansion XMon (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 14th May 2020

The third part of Jinfo's product review of XPansion XMon, a fully managed platform that addresses usage, compliance and data operation challenges faced by financial institutions, looks at the technology used within the platform, in particular the many ways users can connect their data. We also explore the many reports available to enable subscribers to review their consumption of market data across multiple systems as well as the wide range of APIs that are available.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of XPansion XMon (sources - content and coverage)
Wednesday, 13th May 2020

The second part of Jinfo's product review of XPansion XMon, a fully managed platform that addresses usage, compliance and data operation challenges faced by financial institutions, we look at how users can connect any provider of reference financial market data, both internal or external, as well as data contracts.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of XPansion XMon (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Xpansion XMon is a fully managed platform that addresses usage, compliance and data operation challenges faced by financial institutions, helping them to manage data from external providers and internal data consumers. In the first part of Jinfo's product review, we take a closer look at the company behind the product as well as typical users and some of its key advantages. We also take a look at anticipated product enhancements and some of the challenges the existing product helps to overcome.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of HBR SpendConnect (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 19th December 2019

The final part of our product review of HBR SpendConnect, a software-enabled service that enriches and solves critical data challenges for clients in the legal industry, focuses on the value provided by the product, along with the help and training on offer, the competitive landscape, which includes the likes of Thomson Reuters' Elite Enterprise and Aderant for spend analytics and budget reporting and Coupa, Proactis, and GEP purchasing and contract management. We also look at product development plans and pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3304


Jinfo Subscription Product review of HBR SpendConnect (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 18th December 2019

In the third part of our product review of HBR SpendConnect, a software-enabled service that enriches and solves critical data challenges for clients in the legal industry, we explore the technology used within the platform and how users are able to navigate it. We'll take a close look at usage data, reports, contracts, spend analysis and how administrators can manage access to the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3304


Jinfo Subscription Product review of HBR SpendConnect (sources - content and coverage)
Tuesday, 17th December 2019

In the second part of our product review of HBR SpendConnect, a software enabled service that enriches and solves critical data challenges for clients in the legal industry, we focus on the product's content and how it helps clients identify and update parent company relationships. We also look at the contract management module which lets you add new contracts into the system.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3304


Jinfo Subscription Product review of HBR SpendConnect (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 16th December 2019

HBR SpendConnect provides sophisticated, consumable analytics to law firms. It is a software-enabled service that enriches and solves critical data challenges for clients in the legal industry and in the first part of our product review we take a closer look at the company and product, along with its key advantages and value and future development of the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3304


Jinfo Subscription How applying Centre of Excellence concepts can help product evaluation
Wednesday, 27th November 2019

A Jinfo product review isn't there to take the place of hands-on testing within an organisation, but it should help establish whether a product is worth an in-house review. Scott Vine looks at how the Centre of Excellence approach can be used as an integral part of that in-house evaluation.


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker (value - competitors, development & pricing)
Tuesday, 26th November 2019

The final part of our product review of RefTracker, a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests, looks at the overall value offered by the new and improved product, the help features and training available, its competitors, including Priory Solution's Quest, Lucidea's Sydney Enterprise, Inmagic Presto, and Softlink's illumin. We also look more closely at future enhancements which will be led by client feedback and pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker (technology - search & user interface; APIs; outputs & alerts; administration)
Monday, 25th November 2019

The third part of our product review of RefTracker, a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests, provides a comprehensive overview of what's changed since we last looked at the product, how enquiries are dealt with, how clients use its API and how you can search the system. We also look at the wide range of reports that are available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker (sources - content and coverage)
Friday, 22nd November 2019

In the second part of our product review of Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests, we look at how content is added to the system and the languages that can be supported.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 21st November 2019

RefTracker is a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests. In the first part of our updated product review, we look at the product and company behind it as well as some of the major ways it has changed since we reviewed it last year. We also look at its key competitor, Quest from Priory Solutions, and find out how you can benefit from using it.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292


Jinfo Subscription Product review of ResearchMonitor (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 14th November 2019

In the final part of our product review of TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, we take a look at the help and training that's available within the product, including a detailed and comprehensive overview of videos, articles and webinars. We also highlight its direct competitors, including Onelog from ITS and LookUp Precision from Lucidea, product development plans, and pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ResearchMonitor (technology - search & user interface; APIs; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 13th November 2019

In the third part of our product review of TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, we explore the technology in greater detail, including the RMWeb client, the product's web interface, including analytics, resources, the various reports available, contracts and its administrative features.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289


Jinfo Subscription Product review of ResearchMonitor (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 12th November 2019

TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, has thousands of sites and resources already built-in and in the second part of our product review, we take a detailed look at the range of sources it manages and how you can find, add, configure and monitor them.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ResearchMonitor (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 11th November 2019

If your organisation subscribes to multiple resources, the need to manage access to them and monitor their usage is essential. One such tool that can do this is ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool. In the first part of our product review, we take a look at the product and its new owner, TRG Screen, as well as some of its key advantages, who its competitors are and what development plans are in the pipeline.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 12th September 2019

The final part of our product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint, which provides a single point of access to all of a client's internal and external research information, offers our overall view of the product, including its potential in helping clients maximise the value they get from their internal and external content. We also highlight the help and training that's available, the competitive landscape including WideNarrow and Aurora FirstLight, and the company's product development plans and pricing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts, APIs, administration)
Wednesday, 11th September 2019

In the third part of our product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint, which provides a single point of access for all of a client's research information, we look at the technology behind the product's search functionality, how users can collaborate and share their research content, and the wide range of administrative options available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 10th September 2019

The second part of our latest product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint, which provides a single point of access for all of a client's internal and external research information, looks at the wide range of content that's supported within the product. This part lists the content partners, including Informa, Clarivate Analytics, EBSCO and Mintel, as well as the languages supported.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 9th September 2019

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access for all of a client's internal and external research information. In the first part of our latest product review, we provide some background information on the company and product, see what's changed since we last looked at the product in 2016, and examine the key advantages SinglePoint brings to its users.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250


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Reports by Scott Vine:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of XPansion XMon
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

With organisations consuming increasing amounts of data, it's becoming more difficult to manage it, especially for those businesses within the financial services market that need almost constant access to data. XPansion offers a solution to this problem in the form of its XMon platform, an...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of HBR SpendConnect
Monday, 16th December 2019

HBR SpendConnect is a software-enabled service that enriches and solves critical data challenges for clients in the legal industry. HBR has served law firms and other corporations for more than 35 years and was included on the Inc. 5000 list of The Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker
Thursday, 21st November 2019

Altarama's RefTracker is a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests. It focuses on request management operations and can easily customise forms and workflows to align with its clients' needs and challenges. Its clients are based all over the world but are primarily...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of ResearchMonitor
Monday, 11th November 2019

Originally developed by Priory Solutions, ResearchMonitor was subsequently acquired by TRG Screen. It is an electronic resource management tool that is used by organisations to help them keep track of subscriptions to multiple resources, as well as helping them manage access to them and monitor...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint
Tuesday, 10th September 2019

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access to all of a client's internal and external research information, including high-quality data from some of the world's leading technology and industry sources. This review: Introduces the company and product and provides...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics
Monday, 22nd July 2019

Jinfo looked at PatSeer Premier, a global patent database and research platform with integrated analytics and collaboration capabilities, a few years ago and in this product review we take an in-depth look at PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, used...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel
Wednesday, 12th June 2019

AREUS Connect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution used by clients across a wide range of industries and Jinfo recently carried out a full product review. This review: Introduces AREUS Connect  and the company and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Minesoft PatBase
Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Minesoft PatBase is an award-winning global patent database used by intellectual property professionals who rely on it for its business-critical patent information. It has undergone quite a few changes since we last reviewed the product a few years ago. Two notable changes include its analytics...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog
Friday, 12th October 2018

Onelog is a comprehensive resource management tool from ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd) that we last visited in our mini review in 2015. It includes password management, subscription management, usage tracking and cost allocation in its modules. It competes with the likes of ResearchMonitor from...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems
Thursday, 27th September 2018

We last looked at Knowledge360, a competitive intelligence (CI) and workflow solution from competitive strategy consultancy Cipher Systems back in December 2016 when the product was still in its infancy. In this review we return to the product and find out what the product offers today....


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow
Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. Jinfo's full product review gives a detailed overview of the product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible....


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama
Monday, 23rd April 2018

Altarama's RefTracker is a browser-based reference and enquiry management system whose clients are based all over the world in corporate clients from banking, finance, defence, energy, healthcare, insurance, law, manufacturing, media and pharmaceuticals as well as libraries, museums, federal and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Opoint Technology's M-360 is a web-based tool from M-Brain, a Finnish information services, technology and advisory company. It is one of the world's leading media monitoring products and allows subscribers to search across a wide variety of sources by crawling and indexing over four billion...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Aurora FirstLight
Thursday, 25th January 2018

Aurora's FirstLight is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product and a powerful competitive intelligence product that uses machine-learning algorithms to mine public and private data sources and can help organisations make more informed business decisions. The product appeals to library and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of DrugPatentWatch
Friday, 19th January 2018

DrugPatentWatch from thinkBiotech is a database which provides actionable business intelligence on small-molecule drugs; this review highlights how the product's focused approach could be a key strength. The review discusses whether DrugPatentWatch can offer an effective way to profile global...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of PatentInspiration
Thursday, 7th July 2016

PatentInspiration is a global patent database allowing you to search and analyse patents through a freemium model. Patent information from over 100 countries is available and the product's key strength is in its analytics and visualisation tools. This review: Introduces parent...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - discovery systems
Thursday, 28th April 2016

This report covers the products we consider to be the "big four" discovery services: EBSCO Discovery Service Ex Libris Primo ProQuest Summon WorldCat Discovery from OCLC. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage and product page, and links to...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ProQuest Summon
Thursday, 21st April 2016

ProQuest Summon is a discovery service used by corporate clients as well as academic, offering a single, unified index and providing users with access to thousands of resources via one platform. This review: Introduces the company and product and provides contact details...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PatSeer Premier
Tuesday, 15th March 2016

PatSeer Premier is a global patent database and research platform with integrated analytics and collaboration capabilities. This review: Introduces parent company Gridlogics and its product offerings, pinpoints the target audience, key advantages of the product, and provides contact...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Questel ORBIT IP
Monday, 22nd February 2016

Questel ORBIT IP is the company's key patent search product that integrates Questel's global patent family database with powerful search and review tools. This review: Looks at how it sits with Questel's other online tools, the consequences of a recent acquisition, the product's...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Thomson Innovation
Friday, 18th December 2015

Review of Thomson Innovation, Thomson Reuters' primary patent database. This review: Discusses the main audience for the product, and its key value, including a unique selling point and other features which make it stand out. Looks in-depth at the content and coverage and...


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