Catherine Dhanjal Subscription Update - What's New and What's Coming
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By Catherine Dhanjal


Find out what's new and upcoming in FreePint's Content, Community and Consulting as we move into the final month of our current Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities". Subscription information services are in the spotlight along with an overview of the media monitoring landscape and the results of our research into private company information. 


Content (Articles, Reports, Webinars)

FreePint's current Topic Series, "News, and Other Commodities" continues its exploration of "value" and since the last Subscription Update we've published:

  • An interview with Avention, the global business insights provider, about its recent announcement that it will be reverting to its OneSource brand name. In "Avention, OneSource, iSell - What's New, or What's Familiar?", Chris Porter finds out what is happening and why, and also asks about the company's perspective on current market trends.
  • Since June of this year, the UK government has been making digital data from Companies House available for free from its website. In "UK Companies House Information - What Difference Does "Free" Make?" FreePint looks at the free offering and analyses how leading information vendors Arachnys, Avention, Dow Jones, DueDil and LexisNexis see the change affecting their subscription-based services.
  • Staying on the theme of subscription information services, in "Detecting Latent Sales Opportunities via Sales Triggers", Michael Levy highlights how essential these sources are, along with information from social media, in allowing sales reps to identify companies in a state of flux and with emerging demand. Read his article to find out how vendors such as Avention, BvD Mint, Hoover's, InsideView and Owler can help identify emerging opportunities and prospects. 
  • In "Market Landscape - Media Monitoring", FreePint presents an overview of some key vendors in the media monitoring space. The table identifies key vendors and products and highlights special features, key use-cases and value. Products covered include Cision, Commetric, Factiva, Infomart, LexisNexis Publisher, Meltwater News, Newsdesk, NewsEdge, Nexis and SinglePoint.

We also published a recent report in which we report on the analysis and findings of FreePint's research into private company information, including details on those suppliers which respondents use as their primary and secondary sources, and which niche sources information managers prefer. Vendors and products mentioned include Alacra, BvD, Capital IQ, Dow Jones Companies & Executives, Hoover's, LexisNexis Dossier, Mergermarket and OneSource.

FreePint Webinars have also been scheduled as part of the series "News, and Other Commodities":

You can also read a write-up of a previous FreePint Webinar in "Options for Authentication - Which Approach Does What?", outlining the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to authentication, including single sign-on, IP authentication as well as other popular tools such as EZproxy. The article extracts some practical next steps in relation to user authentication and FreePint Subscribers can log in to view the recording.

Other articles and Q&As recently published include:



As part of the Topic Series, "News, & Other Commodities", we have a teleconference Communities of Practice session for buyers: "The End of an Era for News Databases?" scheduled for December. If you've been wondering about the viability of news databases and what continuing change in the sector might mean for your organisation, don't forget to register for this teleconference on the 1st or 3rd December.

We'll be publishing details of events for January - March shortly - watch for announcements on our Community page.


With the new calendar year right around the corner, several Consulting-level customers have turned to FreePint for assistance setting goals, articulating value and making strategy more tangible for the coming year.

Some examples:

  • Peer review by FreePint analysts of one team's strategic plan for information services
  • Two teleconference meetings to 1) define specific development goals and 2) set milestones towards reaching them in information skills development
  • Creation of presentation slides with FreePint's industry perspective on opportunities for investment and risk management in information services, for inclusion in presentation to executives.

If you'd like assistance, support or feedback for your 2016 plans, please contact our director of research, Robin Neidorf on

Our Content is the broad platform through which we publish research-based insights. Community provides the environment to discuss them with peers. Consulting tailors the insight to your needs. Find the right FreePint Subscription level to meet your needs.

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