FORT MILL, S.C. & SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mergent, Inc., a leading provider of structured business and financial information on global public and privately listed companies, and FirstRain, a leading provider of global unstructured data analytics, today announced they have expanded their partnership to deliver a solution that combines the power of structured and unstructured business data and analytics for all Mergent Intellect users.
Mergent has a proven track record of providing business and financial information for global companies and will extend their quality data informatics by providing access to FirstRain’s powerful analytics technology. FirstRain is the only solution available that allows platforms, like Mergent, to leverage the ability to find, extract and organize business-relevant content from the unstructured data of massive and ever-growing global Web and social media channels.
“We are delighted to have been selected by Mergent to power the unstructured data analytics insight that is needed by business professionals to do research on companies, business strategies and markets,” said Penny Herscher, president and CEO of FirstRain. “This expanded partnership continues to benefit from FirstRain’s unique ability to deliver quality, new and interesting – and highly categorized – Web and social content that provides value to users doing research in any platform.”
FirstRain’s information modeling technology can tap into the broadest range of unstructured data, including Web and social data, and applies layered algorithms to extract meaning across key structure and semantic characteristic to build a sophisticated business graph. The business graph delivers deep understanding of the business universe and relationships within customers and markets that FirstRain partners can then provide to their platform users.
“Mergent clients are trusted academic and public libraries that depend on accurate information. This partnership with FirstRain keeps us ahead of the competition, drives renewals and helps us enter new markets with real-time, accurate insights across the global Web and social media.” said Neel Gandhi, director of product management at Mergent. “The response to the FirstRain enhancement from early beta users of Mergent Intellect has been very positive. Our sales team believe they can immediately generate more sales with these new value-add features.”
To learn more about FirstRain’s integration with Mergent Intellect, read the case study at http://www.firstrain.com/customer-stories/mergent.
For over 100 years, Mergent, Inc. has been a leading provider of business and financial information on global public and privately listed companies. In addition to several other partnerships, Mergent is partners with Dun & Bradstreet to provide several online/print solutions. Mergent is known to be a trusted partner to academic, corporate, and financial professionals and institutions globally. Today we continue to build on a century of experience by transforming data into knowledge and combining our expertise with the latest technology to create new global data solutions for clients. From desktop applications, advanced data collection services to print manuals and customized data feeds, Mergent subsidiaries provide services in independent equity research and administration, and tools for portfolio building and measurement. Based in the U.S., Mergent maintains a strong global presence, with offices in New York, Charlotte, San Diego, London, Tokyo, Kuching and Melbourne.
FirstRain is an enterprise scale, SaaS analytics platform that provides users with personalized, high-precision analysis on critical developments for their customers, product lines and end markets, as they are happening. FirstRain’s information-modeling technology enables millions of users to have an unmatched view of the global business world through their own very personal lens in order to make better decisions, get closer to customers, drive revenue growth and outwit the competition. FirstRain’s patented, advanced analytics identify relevant, business-focused Web and social media insights and then seamlessly delivers them into the world’s premier CRM and social enterprise platforms, including Salesforce.com, Chatter, Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics, Yammer, Jive and Oracle. FirstRain analytics are used by Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world and also integrated into leading platforms like Fidelity.com and Dun & Bradstreet.