Thomson Enters B2B Social Networking Market

Jan 18, 2008


The Thomson Corporation has established a presence in the emerging business-to-business social networking space, announcing the addition of Boston-based Contact Networks, and its enterprise relationship management (ERM) product, ContactNet, to its portfolio of business intelligence and relationship management services for legal and other professional markets. ContactNet, a social networking application built specifically for corporate environments, automatically uncovers, aggregates, and prioritizes a firm's internal relationships with external business contacts. ContactNet pulls data from address books, email logs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, and other enterprise systems. ContactNet then pinpoints search matches with multiple layers of filtering and de-duplication technology, coupled with proprietary algorithms that analyze more than 37 variables.