Spend Matters 50 to Watch – Bureau van Dijk

Following the launch of the Spend Matters 50 to Know and 50 to Watch, our US site and my colleagues have started running through all the providers to give the reasoning behind their inclusion. These are brilliant short summaries of each company’s offerings, and will be of great value for many readers.

We are adding our comments on the firm, which in some cases will be little, but in others we will be able to add further value and insight. We then give you the link to the US post for you to read in full if you wish.

I've been aware of Bureau van Dijk for some time - I worked for Dun & Bradstreet back in the 1990s and BvD is a competitor of sorts to D&B in some fields. And it's Dutch by origin of course, with major offices in Brussels and London, but despite that, no, I can't add much to my US colleagues' insight! Here’s an excerpt from our SM US piece:

BvD is a smaller organization than D&B – but it’s one with as much or more content. It delivers global visibility on suppliers – not just North America – with financials, ownership structure, news feeds from various sources, and company-specific content from ERP. This includes insights into both publicly and privately held companies, including ownership positions by investors, subsidiaries, and parent organizations.

One of our favorite things about BvD is the transparency they provide users. Unlike other providers of content, BvD reveals their sources and shows the source data – without proprietary algorithms that can make it hard to relate to the metrics. This can allow the savvy user to create their own analytics and predictive analysis based on underlying primary data and reporting

Read the whole Spend Matters US piece here.

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