New York, NY (PRWEB) December 4, 2007
EContent Magazine has selected Alacra, Inc., a leading provider of online business information solutions, as one of the top companies in the digital content industry in the publicationÂs just released 2007 EContent 100 List. The annual ranking, judged by a dozen industry experts with diverse backgrounds and knowledge of the digital content industry, honors the Âcompanies that matter most in the digital content industry.Â EContent Magazine identifies and explains emerging digital content trends, strategies and resources. The 2007 EContent 100 List is featured in the December issue of EContent magazine and can be found online at http://www.econtentmag.com.
ÂThe EContent 100 list represents the best and the brightest digital content companies,Â wrote Michelle Manafy, editor-in-chief of EContent Magazine, in an introduction to this yearÂs list. ÂWe offer this list not just to recognize companies that lead our industry, but to inspire organizations of all kinds to join in the content conversation online.Â
Alacra, based in New York City, creates sophisticated online technology and services to help clients find, package and present business information. Instead of users having to search multiple data sources, Alacra is an aggregator of aggregators, providing a unique, single point of access for multiple databases and resources, including FitchRatings, Freedonia, Newstex, Datamonitor, MSCI Barra, Edgar Online and many others. More than 600 investment and commercial banks, management consulting firms, and other corporations worldwide Â with more than 50,000 individual users - access http://www.Alacra.com and its sister eCommerce site, http://www.AlacraStore.com, every day to find and integrate business information into their daily workflow.
ÂAlacra delivers products and services that allow financial institutions, commercial banks, management consultants, law firms, and other companies and organizations to easily search and integrate business information from hundreds of sources into their reports, research and deal documents,Â said Steven Goldstein, chairman and CEO of Alacra. ÂOur focus is delivering technology and solutions to help companies manage the voluminous amount of business data currently available. ItÂs exciting and an honor that the judges of the EContent 100 list have again recognized the value of the solutions Alacra provides.Â
AlacraÂs selection for the 7th annual EContent 100 list follows a September 2007 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, an independent research firm, demonstrating that one of the companyÂs services, Alacra Concordance, offered users a three year 402 percent return on investment. Alacra Concordance is a solution that allows financial institutions and professional service firms to smoothly integrate disparate financial and corporate information.
The study* reported that, ÂForrester found two areas of significant benefit, in the form of: a) productivity improvements for high-value banking personnel, and b) the internal labor cost savings from manually ÂconcordingÂ or indexing entity identifiers and matching those with a firmÂs own data, information, and knowledge.Â
In addition, Alacra recently launched Alacra Content Marketplace, a new service that allows small and large publishers to post and sell business research and other content via the companyÂs Alacra Premium and the Alacra Store (http://www.alacrastore.com) eCommerce services.
About Alacra, Inc.
Alacra creates sophisticated online technology and services to help clients find, package and present business information. Financial institutions, professional service firms and other corporations have long used the same content sets to support clients, research deals and investigate market opportunities. The Alacra mission is to package this content and deliver it in a format that best meets each organization's precise needs. For more information, visit http://www.alacra.com.
*To request a copy of the complete Total Economic Impact of Alacra Concordance study, visit http://www.alacra.com/alacra/outside/alacrasendinfo.htm
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