Vendor Ratings in the Post-Analyst Apocalypse (Part 2) [Plus+]

First, we need two different approaches, one for larger, public companies, and one for small vendors. We know there is more risk with small vendors. Large companies rarely shut down overnight, but “ACME Widgets Inc.” might. The financial history, credit rating, etc. all the information typically used for rating large companies is not readily available for small companies; or if available, is of questionable accuracy. We all know this already of course – if you don’t, you need to read up on our research!

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