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Encompass Corporation in the News: Fintech Firm Swaps Bondi for Broomielaw

Encompass’s search for excellence brought it half-way round the world to Glasgow. It perhaps wouldn’t be the most obvious switch, but BIIA member Encompass have made the move from Sydney, Australia, to Glasgow, Scotland. One of the principle reasons for the move has been the support and assistance offered to encompass by Scotland’s Economic Development International. It is two years since ... Read More »

Salesforce Releases New Research on the Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence on CRM

By 2021, AI-powered CRM activities could increase global business revenues by $1.1 trillion and create 800,000 net-new jobs, according to predictions in new study Salesforce customers are estimated to account for $293 billion of this revenue and more than 155,000 of the net-new jobs by 2021 The global market for AI in CRM is estimated to jump from $7.9 billion ... Read More »

The Age of Alt: Data Commercialization Brings Alternative Data to Market

Contribution by Forrester Research  –  Jennifer Belissent’s Blog:  Jennifer serves Customer Insights Professionals We all want to know something others don’t know.  People have long sought “local knowledge,” “the inside scoop” or “a heads up” – the restaurant not in the guidebook, the real version of the story, or some advanced warning.  What they really want is an advantage over ... Read More »

Acxiom in Partnership With Pinterest

Acxiom Corp. announced its partnership with Pinterest that the company said will enable advertisers to measure the impact of Pinterest campaigns on in-store and online sales. Acxiom said pairing its privacy safe haven solution for matching retailer transaction data with Pinterest campaign insights will allow marketers to quantify, through a closed-loop measurement, the impact of what they spend on campaigns. ... Read More »

Atradius Unveils Atrium – A New Online Credit Management Portal

Credit limits approved in minutes with just a few clicks Atradius announced an upgrade to its digital platform with the unveiling of ‘Atrium’, its new credit management portal. Atrium is an advanced way for business to complete credit insurance transactions creating a new level of service. The Oracle based portal is designed to evolve with digital advancements and user requirements. ... Read More »

LexisNexis® RiskView™ Liens & Judgments Report Delivers New Confidence for Home Mortgage Lenders and Limits Risk

In the face of credit bureaus’ new restrictions on reporting liens and judgments, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides access to detailed and reliably linked data LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the broad availability of LexisNexis® RiskView™ Liens & Judgments Report, which provides lenders with detailed, reliable data for making credit decisions. The new, robust data report, which relies on LexisNexis Risk Solutions ... Read More »

Equifax to Acquire ID Watchdog, a Leading Identity Protection and Resolution Services Company

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced an agreement to acquire ID Watchdog (TSX.V: IDW), a leading identity theft protection and resolution services company providing solutions to the Employee Benefits marketplace. Based in Denver and listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, ID Watchdog is a leading provider of identity protection and resolutions services with primary distribution through the employee benefits channel. “ID Watchdog is a respected ... Read More »

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba Strike Partnership

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba Group have struck a partnership to create a new Uni Desk, which is part of Uni Marketing, Alibaba’s data-powered marketing framework. The collaboration will look to benefit clients of Publicis Media, Publicis Communications and Publicis.Sapient. According to the agency, the move also reinforces its commitment to leadership in digital, data and technology. The partnership will focus ... Read More »

Salesforce Announces Strategic Agreement with Dell Technologies

Salesforce’s Intelligent Customer Success Platform to connect Dell Technologies’ sales, service, marketing and more Salesforce Einstein artificial intelligence to make customer interactions smarter and more predictive Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) announced a strategic technology agreement. Extending the long-standing relationship between the two companies, Dell Technologies will expand the use of Salesforce’s market-leading sales, service, and marketing ... Read More »

Alibaba Details Its Plans for Worldwide Growth

Alibaba (BABA) executive chairman Jack Ma recently made the bold prediction that Alibaba would hit $1 trillion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by the 2020 fiscal year, and eventually serve two billion customers by 2036.  Although Alibaba currently dominates the enormous Chinese market, achieving such lofty goals obviously would require a significant global expansion. “If a company can serve two ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and POOL4TOOL in Alliance to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced its global alliance with POOL4TOOL, a leading procurement software vendor, to provide data that will help reduce supply chain risk and deliver world-class compliance management tools. POOL4TOOL specializes in facilitating communication between systems and is among the leading solution providers on the international market, due to its high level of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration capabilities. For LexisNexis ... Read More »

CoreLogic Acquires Mercury Network

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase valuation technology and appraisal management platform provider Mercury Network from Serent Capital. Concurrently with entry into the purchase agreement, the company has acquired a 45 percent passive minority stake in Mercury Network. The purchase of the remaining ... Read More »

Tracking Changes in Small Business Risk Profiles Challenges Lenders

LexisNexis Risk Solutions launches LexisNexis® Small Business Monitoring that checks for targeted, material changes and updates  LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has identified a growing trend among lenders that serve small businesses—namely, the difficulty of tracking changes in the status of their risk profile.  A suite of products, including Small Business Monitoring, assists lenders with client account management by monitoring for changes in ... Read More »

ICISA Trade Credit Members Insured over 2.3 trillion in 2016

Growth in global trade reflected in high exposure figures Increased demand for surety under soft market conditions Trade credit insurance Total premium income decreased by -3.4% to €6 billion in a competitive market Claims paid or 2016 stands at a total sum of €2.9 billion Claims ratio 2016: 48.3% (2015: 50.4%) Insured exposure increased by +2%. Total insured exposure over ... Read More »

Ant Financial Appears to Becoming the World’s Top Consumer Bank – If Foreign Regulators Let It Happen

The biggest obstacle for the Alibaba affiliate are strict regulations abroad In a world that embraces disruptive technology, China’s most prominent financial technology company, Ant Financial Services Group, would probably have no problems morphing into a bank, even without licenses. Beginning as an online payment processor called Alipay supporting Alibaba Group Holding’s flagship e-commerce platform Taobao, Ant Financial has expanded ... Read More »

Encompass Corporation Integrates with FactSet to Offer Global Know Your Customer Capability

Encompass Corporation, creator of Know Your Customer (KYC) software for banking, finance, legal and accountancy, announced that it is teaming with FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services. The combination of FactSet’s data solutions and Encompass for KYC purposes enables truly global coverage for KYC and beneficial ownership checks. FactSet’s Data Management Solutions (DMS) ... Read More »

ISO (Verisk) Announces Strategic Alliance with IDP, Inc., to Expand ISO Preferred Data Partnership Program

ISO announced today a strategic alliance with IDP, Inc., a SaaS provider for the property/casualty insurance industry, that expands the ISO Preferred Data PartnershipTM — a new program in which ISO collects and refines raw policy data directly from insurers and submits reports on their behalf to regulators across the United States. ISO is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.  As part ... Read More »