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3 Ways B2B Purchase Behavior Data Will Change Credit Management

B2B purchase behavior data is rapidly becoming a highly-valuable corporate asset—a game-changer that is dramatically improving risk management by providing visibility into the blind spots created by traditional credit management systems. It can also serve as a powerful new engine for revenue growth. The potential impact to business includes: 1. Adding a revolutionary new dimension [...]

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Cortera Borrows a Page from the B2C Marketing Playbook

When it comes to customer analytics, the business-to-business world is long overdue in borrowing a page from the innovators in business-to-consumer sales and marketing.  Ever since the broad adoption of credit and debit cards, retailers have employed increasingly sophisticated methods for capturing and analyzing consumer purchasing habits.  Through data mining, pattern detection, “market basket” analysis [...]

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Raymond James Weighs In On B2B Purchase Behavior Data

When your neighbor buys that shiny new minivan, consumer marketing and sales professionals appear psychic-like when they predict your neighbor’s future purchases of diapers, car seats, life insurance and a constellation of other child-centric products. As with consumers, the manner in which companies spend their money speaks volumes about their priorities and direction.   The details [...]

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Latest Cortera Supply Chain Index Steady Near Historic Lows

We just released our July 2011 Supply Chain Index (SCI) report, a monthly index of accounts receivable (A/R) activities covering manufacturers, distributors & wholesalers, retailers, services, and transportation companies. Measuring payment activities of approximately 200,000 businesses, the July 2011 SCI registered 6.16 days beyond terms (DBT), remaining near its record low of 5.05 in May [...]

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Cortera’s Risk Data and Reporting Solution Now an SAP-Endorsed Business Solution

We are excited to announce that Cortera’s Risk Data and Reporting Solution is now an SAP-endorsed business solution. Solutions endorsed by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) are complementary to SAP® software offerings, are developed in accordance with SAP development guidelines, and provide additional choices and flexibility for businesses running SAP applications. The Cortera Risk Data and [...]

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NAW Endorses Cortera

We are excited to announce today that the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW has entered into a strategic alliance with Cortera®. Through this alliance, the NAW is featuring Cortera PULSE™ a daily alert system and a proactive approach to business that monitors over 20,000,000 companies – both public and private. Cortera PULSE gives wholesale distribution [...]

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Cortera Supply Chain Index Up, In Line with Seasonal Payment Slowness

Our latest Cortera Supply Chain Index (SCI) numbers are in and jumped by 13% over the prior month. While this might seem like a big jump, this typical for this time of year as we head into the holiday season and businesses tend to slow payments to help finance their expanded inventory. Still, since the [...]

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Latest Supply Chain Index Steady at Lowest Levels in Over Two Years

The June 2010 Cortera Supply Chain Index (SCI) remains in record low territory dropping to 6.79 days beyond terms (DBT), its second lowest level since the index was started in January 2007 and the third consecutive month below 7 days—all good news. The lower the SCI the better as business confidence rises and businesses pay [...]

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Supply chain payments suggesting cautious holiday projections? And better bottom lines?

Retailers and their suppliers are starting to report the final numbers from the 2009 holiday shopping season. Initial sales reports look promising – a welcome sign of relief for the top line after a year of uncertain consumer demand. As telling will be the bottom line numbers due out at the end of the month [...]

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Cortera Supply Chain Index Hits Best Levels of 2009. But Why Now?

Last month we reported a break from a normal, historical seasonal cycle in the Cortera Supply Chain Index – payments between stakeholders had slowed after 4 months of improving conditions — and posed the question: Why the early jump in the SCI? Normally we see this kind of jump in the November and December months [...]

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