OneSource Information Services, a Donnelley Group company of infoUSA, has announced two business information offerings that are designed to search thousands of documents and Web sites and extract expert evaluations of company strengths and weaknesses, important corporate relationships, and in-depth backgrounds on executives. Company Insights and Executive Insights are two premium add-ons for the OneSource Business Browser product line and AppLink Software Development Kit. They are the first of a new wave of information modules employing pattern recognition and linguistic technologies to distill information from unstructured sources.
The Executive Insights module adds over 400,000 VP and director-level contacts to OneSource's existing repository of US executive contacts to address a sales organization's need to quickly identify executives at multiple organizational levels and responsibilities. In addition, the Executive Insights module employs Web-mining technology to add enhanced biographical information such as work history, professional affiliations, attributed articles and quotes, education background, and compensation for many contacts.
The Company Insights module provides insight into the strategic initiatives, strengths and weaknesses, and key corporate relationships of major publicly-traded companies. Using advanced language-processing technology to distill data from financial analyst reports and other resources, the Company Insights module enables sales organizations to better apply their products and services to specific customer business challenges, and to be smarter about preparing for strategic client meetings.
OneSource product lines include Business Browser information subscriptions, Synergy embedded content offerings, and Catalyst SM 3rd party integration modules. OneSource aggregates and integrates information on public and private companies and executives worldwide. It pre-links business profiles, financial data, industry reports, executive information, and business news coverage to companies using the proprietary OneSource Global Business Taxonomy system as a framework.
Both the Executive Insights and Company Insights modules will be available as add-ons to OneSource Business Browser and AppLink Software Development Kit subscriptions in Q4 2004. Pricing is on a per-seat annual subscription basis, with volume discounts.