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Click to view the article Arthur Weiss Open source intelligence to uncover information on companies, organisations, groups and people
27th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Open source intelligence (OSINT) uses publicly available sources to gather intelligence for purposes ranging from basic recruitment checks on an individual to due diligence research for M&A purposes to in-depth fraud investigations and more. Search engines are the starting point, but deep web databases and social media searches are all part of the OSINT searchers toolkit. This article discusses approaches for finding open source intelligence with a focus on free sources.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product review of S&P Capital IQ (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
4th October 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part three of the Jinfo product review of the S&P Capital IQ platform, Andrew Lucas looks at the user interface and considers the advanced search and analytical capabilities along with the other "rich functionality" in the platform. He also looks at some of the changes that have taken place since the last Jinfo review.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2885

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - people and executive information sources
Monday, 17th July 2017

This report covers 16 subscription sources for people and executive information sources: Artesian Boardroom Insiders CB Insights for Sales Factiva FirstRain Globas-i Hoovers (formerly Avention OneSource) Leadership Directories B2B dataset LexisNexis Corporate...

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Unique insider insights from Emissary
18th May 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We find out how new market entrant Emissary brings new insights to the sales intelligence process.

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Click to view the article Michael Levy Q&A with Emissary - the importance of tacit knowledge
11th May 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Emissary, a new entrant to the sales intelligence space, matches recently departed high-level executives with account executives to assist in account planning. Michael Levy recently spoke to its CEO and founder, David Hammer, to discuss his thinking behind the creation of the company, the importance of tacit knowledge and the role of his "emissaries".

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Dun & Bradstreet integrates Avention - what's the impact on customers?
27th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The announcement was made in January that Dun & Bradstreet was acquiring Avention, provider of the well-known OneSource suite of services. Jinfo spoke to Dun & Bradstreet about what the acquisition means for customers of OneSource, users of D&B's previous Hoover's offering, and what it means for those who are currently using D&B data through other third-party services.

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Click to view the article Norma Beavers Bolster your meeting prep and sales intelligence with Artesian
30th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Artesian made the jump into the North American market in 2015 and a look at its UK business shows why the move has been a success. In "Product review of Artesian" Andrew Grave puts this sales intelligence tool under the spotlight and focuses on how it works, what it has to offer and why it might just be right for you.

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
25th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our product review of Artesian, we look at training, product developments, pricing and how this customer engagement and business intelligence tool shapes up to its competitors including Avention's OneSource iSell and Bureau van Dijk's Mint UK.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
24th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 3 of the product review of Artesian, the UK- and US-based customer engagement and business intelligence tool, we drill into the technology behind the product's contextual insight into organisations & markets. Prospect lists can be filtered by factors such as credit risk and daily alerts set up. We include a look at how the mobile app, Artesian Ready, provides detailed information on the company and people in your meetings.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (sources - content & coverage)
23rd January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of our review of Artesian, we consider the reach of its content and coverage including subscription publications, Companies House filings, extensive social media sources, Experian credit information and news archive. Artesian has substantive coverage for the UK, USA and Canada; plus employee records; a taxonomy of more than 1,500 business topics and Market Sector News supplemented by Sector performance data in the UK. This review covers the UK version.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of Artesian
Friday, 20th January 2017

Artesian is a comprehensive business development tool which is very intuitive to use. With strong coverage of the UK and of North America, it enables lists of prospects to be devised and news and social media on those prospects monitored for risks and opportunities. This review:...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of ReferenceUSA
Monday, 15th August 2016

ReferenceUSA, from parent company Infogroup, is an online research tool that provides business and consumer data on millions of US and Canadian businesses, households, consumers, and doctors and dentists. It is made available to end users through 85% of large public libraries in the US, as well...

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product review of ReferenceUSA (sources - content & coverage)
5th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part two of Jinfo's product review of ReferenceUSA looks at the content and coverage of the online research tool that provides business and consumer data on millions of US and Canadian businesses, households, consumers, and doctors and dentists. The range of coverage drawn from public information and other sources is considered. It lists ReferenceUSA's databases and explains how the content is subject to verification through direct contact, and also gives instances in which the financial data figures are estimated.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2703

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of OneSource platform
Thursday, 28th July 2016

OneSource is the flagship offering from business information company Avention, last reviewed shortly after its launch two years ago. It combines profiles of 38 million companies worldwide and contact information on 58 million people with news and industry reports. This review:...

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Fame, published by Bureau van Dijk (sources - content & coverage)
7th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Bureau van Dijk, global provider of highly structured company information, launched its new interface last month. Chris Porter continues his review of the new version of its Fame database, looking at coverage of financial information and news sources of companies based in the UK and Ireland.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2691

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Click to view the article Michael Levy Q&A with Avention - An update on DataVision
5th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Avention recently launched DataVision, their first product designed specifically for marketers. Michael Levy interviews Avention's Lauren Bakewell to find out more about the new product and why they've extended from sales intelligence and business research tools into marketing technology, her views on account-based marketing, and what developments are in the pipeline.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - people information
Thursday, 24th December 2015

This report accompanies Shimrit Janes' article " Analysing the Market Landscape for People Information - Introduction " where she looks at seven different vendors which have specialist "people information": Avention/OneSource, Boardroom Insiders, Factiva, Leadership Directories, LinkedIn, Nexis,...

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Click to view the article Shimrit Janes Analysing the Market Landscape for People Information - Introduction
18th December 2015 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The market for "people information" is diverse, ranging from premium databases to free or freemium services. Choosing which solution to rely on involves a set of complex decisions and considerable internal and external research into use-cases and vendors. Shimrit Janes looks at seven different vendors which have specialist "people information" offers: Avention/OneSource, Boardroom Insiders, Factiva, Leadership Directories, LinkedIn, Nexis, and ZoomInfo.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Sales Intelligence - Beyond Contacts to Analytics and Marketing
2nd December 2015 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Sales intelligence services are becoming increasingly sophisticated, now encompassing areas such as mobile apps and predictive analytics. We asked expert analyst and author Michael Levy for his views on key vendors and the importance of commodity information in identifying sales triggers. 

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Click to view the article Michael Levy Detecting Latent Sales Opportunities via Sales Triggers
24th November 2015 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Competitive and sales intelligence expert Michael Levy highlights how using subscription information services coupled with information from social media and other sources is essential to allow sales reps to identify companies in flux and with emerging demand. He identifies how vendors such as Avention, BvD Mint, Hoover's, InsideView, and Owler help identify emerging opportunities and prospects.

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