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Coface Launches New and Enhanced Credit Information Reports

On May 28, 2019, Coface announced it has launched “an array of new and enhanced credit information products under its Business Information Services line…These products provide businesses with critical information…

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Procurement Research, Fake News and Detecting Baloney

IBISWorld published my article, “Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research,” in July 2017. In the article I provide background information and a checklist that procurement (and business) professionals…

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Happy New Year 2019! Check Out These Additions to the Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection!

Happy New Year 2019! Check Out These Additions to the Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection!

Cottrill Research has been curating the Supply Market Intelligence Index collection since 2014. Indices serve a useful purpose in supply market intelligent research as they provide data measurement benchmarks for…

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GovShop Is a Welcome Research Resource for Government Procurement

GovShop Is a Welcome Research Resource for Government Procurement

GovShop’s tag line, “a single place to search, find and connect with suppliers for the public sector market,” perfectly sums up what GovShop is all about. Created and designed specifically…

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Using Supply Market Intelligence to Enhance Innovation – Update to Resources List!

Updated section below in orange text. Originally Published on February 5, 2017.   Summary: Procurement can support organization-wide innovation development by incorporating patent landscape analysis and startup company data into…

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Trustworthy Sources: How Do You Know? A Look at Two News Stories

How do you know if the sources you are using to make key decisions are trustworthy? Even the most innovative technology or strategic initiative will be useless if based on…

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Market Intelligence for Procurement 2018: Three Trends

There are three important trends taking shape in market intelligence in the areas of procurement, sourcing, and supply chain that both research/data providers and procurement researchers should note.   The…

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Where To Find Open Access Statistical Trade Data

Trade data plays an important part in global market intelligence initiatives for procurement. The selected open access resources listed below are where you can find data not only on import…

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Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset

LexisNexis recently posted an article I wrote for its Biz Blog, entitled Step One for Supply Market Intelligence Success: Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset. Here is the introductory paragraph: Supply market…

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Cottrill Research’s Open Access Research Provider List of Honor

In recognition of Open Access Week, which was last week (Oct. 23 – 29), Cottrill Research is honoring research resource providers that make available information and data of value to…

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