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10 New Technologies to Watch


“Cortera – This one is interesting to me as it starts to meld financial data with user ratings to provide credit information for businesses large and small. It would have been nice to have in the real estate industry before the great real estate bellyflop.”

– Eric Lundquist, eWeek / Smarter Technology

Most Promising Launches at Demo


“The most disruptive business was Cortera… This company does credit ratings for business. Stay awake, though: It’s a $42 billion global business dominated in the U.S. by Dun & Bradstreet. Cortera’s system is cheaper to run and makes for much less expensive reports for users. It could expand the market for credit reporting to more businesses and win a financially significant portion of the market, too.”

– Rafe Needleman, / CNET

Helping Small Business Avoid Deadbeat Companies


“Cortera is another service that seems to fill a void for business today, especially small businesses. Cortera provides credit information on businesses large and small but then combines it with ratings from a community of small business owners, who provide feedback both good and bad on these businesses.”

– Jim Rapoza, eWeek

Cortera, Kind of Like Yelp for Business Credit


“Cortera aims to be a kind of “wisdom of the crowds”-driven business credit agency. And in the same way that the user-powered review site Yelp has taken on established players like Zagat, Cortera has Dun & Bradstreet in its sights.”

-Scott Kirsner,

Cortera Measures Business Credit With Community Ratings


“Cortera can be thought of as a Yelp for business credit, offering reviews on large and small businesses alike that have been submitted by the community. In other words, it can help you figure out if a company you’re thinking of dealing with is going to pay you in a timely fashion, or if it’s run by deadbeats who should be avoided.”

– Jason Kincaid, TechCrunch

3 Ways Credit Pros Can Become Sales Heroes (Credit Today)

By Jeff Braunstein
April 18, 2013

Reduce Risk and Drive Revenue:

The former may be the goal for the credit department, but the latter is the goal of any business. Armed with the right data, credit and risk professionals can change the game by not only reducing risk, but also contributing to the sales effort.
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Thought Leaders in Big Data

Interview with Jim Swift, CEO of Cortera
By Sramana Mitra
March 24th, 2013

Sramana Mitra: Let’s double click down into this particular use case. What happens? You take the customer database of this logistics provider, and you do a characterization of each of their leads and then you do clustering?

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Discovering CORTERA (Blog Talk Radio)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Today’s show “Discovering CORTERA” will be an open discussion with Cortera’s CEO Jim Swift about how Cortera is transforming the B2B world by becoming the go-to-source for insight into Business Behavior. Thousands of companies across diverse industries already use Cortera solutions to increase revenue, improve sales and marketing effectiveness, and reduce risk.

-View original post: Blog Talk Radio.

Big Data Getting Smaller, Cheaper (CFO)

Big Data-as-a-service is making the digital universe more accessible and affordable for small-and-midsize businesses.
By David Rosenbaum
February 14, 2013

This is why they call Big Data big: IDC, a research firm, predicts that the Big Data market — including technology and services — will grow at a 31.7% compound annual rate through 2016, becoming a $23.7 billion market by 2016.

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Beyond Credit Data to See More, Sell More (Credit Today)

By Jim Swift

Businesses have long relied on conventional credit data to evaluate the credit worthiness of potential customers. In fact, many companies have leveraged traditional credit data to analyze the financial solvency of prospects — using the data to predict whether a prospect was in a financial position to purchase additional products and services…

-View original post: Credit Today.

Interview with Jeff Braunstein and Brown & Joseph

Interview with Jeff Braunstein – Vice President Strategic Channels, Cortera
Interview by Allison Sima. October 23, 2012.

Jeff has over 30 years of experience with leading corporate and nonprofit organizations in the commercial information services industry. He has an in depth knowledge of information technology issues, the rapid pace of change for the industry and the importance of utilizing B2B information for a myriad of business solutions. [Read more…]

Cortera Launches B2B Purchase Insights

August 15 2012

B2B purchase data and insights provider Cortera has launched a solution called B2B Purchase Insights, to provide users with information about what their customers and prospects buy, how they pay, and how their purchase and payment behavior changes over time.

-View original post: Daily Research News.

10 Ways To Get Paid On Time, Every Time

Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS

For freelancers and small business owners, the more work you do, the more you should earn. That requires, of course, that you get paid in a timely manner. And anyone who is self-employed knows that the only thing more excruciating than dealing with the song and dance of contracts and invoices is waiting for a delayed check to appear in the mail.

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