San Mateo, Calif., November 16, 2009 - FirstRain® today announced it has been selected by Dun & Bradstreet ("D&B") to provide high relevancy business content from the web into the market leading DNBi Risk Management platform. The FirstRain research engine will provide a continually updated stream of high quality business content on top companies into DNBi, adding a key qualitative business news element to an already comprehensive quantitative research experience. As a result, D&B will now be providing its customers with insights from the web that will help them make more informed credit decisions.
FirstRain is the leader in identifying, extracting and analyzing qualitative information from the web on companies, business topics and markets for professional business users. The FirstRain research engine allows users to be confident in the precision, relevancy and cleanliness of the new business content that is retrieved from a vast range of web sources from around the world.
"By understanding the news and information around a company and its immediate market landscape, customers of the DNBi Risk Management platform will have a richer understanding of all the risk factors involved when making credit decisions," said Jim Longo, Vice President of Product Development and Design for the DNBi Platform. "We chose FirstRain due to their high quality and targeted web content for business users—including content beyond traditional news sources. Integrating this web content into our platform is consistent with our desire to provide our customers with meaningful information allowing them to efficiently and effectively assess credit worthiness."
"We are pleased to have been selected by Dun and Bradstreet to enhance their customers' research experience within the DNBi Risk Management platform," said Penny Herscher, President and CEO of FirstRain. "This agreement to provide FirstRain research engine results to DNBi is a clear indication of Dun & Bradstreet's thought leadership in an age where key business information hits the web first and a new generation of search technology is needed to find it efficiently. Our strategy is to provide high quality content both directly to business users and integrated into complementary information platforms like Capital IQ and Mergent, and so we are delighted to be now working with Dun and Bradstreet."
FirstRain provides a new and unique way for business professionals to leverage search technology as part of their research process. Our research engine intelligently filters the most insightful information and trends from the web about companies, the markets they operate in, and the business trends impacting their market. FirstRain's technology also pulls together information from across the web revealing interesting and useful analytics that signal opportunities for Sales, Marketing, Competitive Intelligence, Investor Relations and Investment Management professionals. Our partners include leading research platforms such as Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), Code:Red, FactSet Research Systems, Mergent and Wall Street On Demand. FirstRain is a privately held company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., with additional offices in New York, NY and Gurgaon, India. For more information, contact FirstRain at www.firstrain.com.
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