Cortera firmly believes that transparency is a powerful cleansing agent and this is just the first step in our campaign to shine a light on information about businesses that has been kept in the dark for far too long.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 21, 2009
Cortera, a premier provider of business credit and sales insights, today announced the launch of a free commercial credit database containing payment risk assessments on over six million public and private US businesses. Available immediately at http://www.cortera.com, this new service makes it easy for people to access business reports on the financial health of companies with which they are doing business. Unlike the information found on other business websites, users will get a clear understanding of a company's demonstrated behavior in paying their vendors - at no cost. As a result, businesses of all sizes can now make informed, confident decisions when evaluating new vendors, partners and clients by leveraging content drawn from Cortera's premium services.
This new service from Cortera is aimed at bridging the divide of today's fragmented business information landscape. Until now, people have been faced with limited options for accessing information. On one end of the spectrum, there are free business information websites that focus on public companies and offer a limited, if any, amount of private company financial information. On the other end of the spectrum are high cost subscription services that provide private company financial information but typically cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month. With this launch, Cortera aims to strike a balance by enabling people in credit, collections, risk, procurement, sales and operational roles to make informed decisions with regard to vendor, partner, supplier and client selection that were once only available to the largest organizations because of budget and cost limitations.
According to Cortera CEO Jim Swift, "Having vast amounts of information at our fingertips has changed the way we shop for goods, select restaurants, pay our bills, and communicate with friends and colleagues. Access to business credit information should not be a privilege limited to the large companies that can afford to pay high prices, especially in today's tricky economy."
Cortera's free business credit reports include:
- business contact information including address, phone, and website
- business description
- business demographics including revenue range, number of employees, industry, location type and year founded
- relevant business news
- a payment risk rating with commentary
Swift continues "Cortera firmly believes that transparency is a powerful cleansing agent and this is just the first step in our campaign to shine a light on information about businesses that has been kept in the dark for far too long."
In a sea of business information providers, Cortera is different. With over 15 years of experience, Cortera provides a fresh perspective on business information and offers innovative tools to improve corporate decision-making. With its robust database containing virtually every private and public U.S. company, innovative analytics about each of those companies and advanced workflow software, available at http://www.cortera.com/products/, Cortera empowers people to make more informed decisions more about their customers, suppliers and partners. More information about Cortera can be found at http://www.cortera.com.
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