We respect the privacy and anonymity of our customers and work hard to enable them to do things that give them a competitive advantage in their industry.
Superior, WI (Vocus) August 4, 2009
Mozenda, a new Web research and data gathering company, gives competitive advantage to one of the largest investment banks.
With more and more businesses publishing data on the internet, one company is offering the ability to quickly and discretely collect competitor data that is in the public domain. The information, which includes product, customer and supplier details, in addition to other valuable data, has been used by many Fortune 100 companies to monitor their competition and collect data that may have otherwise taken weeks to do by hand.
The software developed by Mozenda.com allows users to covertly capture and collect data from other websites while allowing users to tell the software the information that needs to be collected and the information that can be discarded. The software then places the data in a spreadsheet which will allow the user to find data based on the fields it downloaded, such as products, manufacturers and price. What’s more is that the software allows users to schedule data gathering so information can be collected from specific competitors or websites unattended.
Mozenda.com currently has clients ranging from high end financial firms to leading product manufacturers, although they declined to disclose the names of those companies, Brett Haskins, CEO of Mozenda.com stated, “We respect the privacy and anonymity of our customers and work hard to enable them to do things that give them a competitive advantage in their industry.”
One client of Mozenda.com, who asked not to be identified by name, is the Director of Investment Banking at a Top 3 Investment Bank. When we spoke to him regarding his firms use of Mozends.com, he stated, “This service is a technological leap, and we are unaware of any competitive offering. Information that used to take weeks for any individual or group to gather, we can now accumulate in a matter of minutes. In other cases, we can gather data that heretofore was too hard to find or too cumbersome to harvest. In sum, Mozenda allows us to focus on what we do best, rather than data mining or weeding through expensive, often irrelevant databases. Despite this economy (or maybe because of it), we now have a member of the team dedicated solely to the task of leveraging the data to scale our business."
Mozenda also offers to help clients by collecting web data for them based on their needs. “We have clients that would rather outsource their data mining and we are happy to assist them. Our business is built around being discrete and confidential. We want our clients to be comfortable purchasing the software for their in-house use or hiring our team of professional staff to complete specified data assignments,” stated Brett Haskins.
Mozenda is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that enables users of all types to easily and affordably extract and manage web data. With Mozenda, users can set up agents that routinely extract data, store data, and publish data to multiple destinations. Once information is in the Mozenda systems users can format, repurpose, and mashup the data to be used in other online/offline applications or as intelligence. All data in the Mozenda system is secure and is hosted in class A data warehouses but can be accessed over the web securely via the Mozenda Web Console. With the addition of a fully featured REST API, Companies can now seamlessly integrate their data automation with the Mozenda application. For more information on Mozenda web scraping software and services, visit http://www.mozenda.com.
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