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Perrin Kerravala

Perrin Kerravala is a Senior Librarian at Export Development Canada (EDC). EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. Before joining EDC, Perrin worked as an Information Specialist at the Canadian federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and at BMO Capital Markets, an investment banking firm.

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FreePint Features Compliance, Intelligence, Reviews & News: FreePint for Banking & Finance Professionals
Monday, 24th March 2014

Perrin Kerravala demonstrates how FreePint can help banking and finance organisations navigate the complex worlds of compliance, company & industry intelligence, and news.


FreePint Features Harness Multilingual Resources for Research
Monday, 10th March 2014

Global commerce now demands that organisations have multilingual capabilities, including access to content and translation tools. Perrin Kerravala discusses how organisations can leverage FreePint to find the best multilingual content providers and translation products.


FreePint Features Keep Tabs on Financial Deals with Transactional Track Record (TTR)
Thursday, 30th January 2014

Business research expert Perrin Kerravala gives an overview of Transactional Track Record, a deals intelligence service specialising in Spanish and Portuguese language market activity and containing historic transaction information as well as forward-looking deals and opportunities.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Executive Summary
Wednesday, 29th January 2014

Transactional Track Record (TTR) is a deals intelligence service specialising in Spanish and Portuguese language market activity. Business research expert Perrin Kerravala provides an overview of the product, its key features and value that it can offer information professionals as well as non-expert searchers. She explains what will make it especially appealing to C-levels, senior management, and strategy advisers.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Licensing, Help & Contact Details
Monday, 27th January 2014

Perrin Kerravala describes and evaluates the customer support features of Transactional Track Record (TTR), a business intelligence provider of Spanish and Portuguese language market activity. The final part of her review also briefly describes TTR's licensing options.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): User Interface & Alerts
Friday, 24th January 2014

In the fourth part of her review, author Perrin Kerravala critiques the special interface features of Transactional Track Record, including the alert capabilities, personalisation options, and iPad optimisation available in this business intelligence service specialising in Spanish- and Portuguese-language market activity.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Search & Output Options
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

In the third part of her review, Perrin Kerravala provides an extensive overview and assessment of the search and reporting capabilities of Transactional Track Record, a new business intelligence service on Spanish and Portuguese language markets. She explains what makes it useful for finding sales leads, investment opportunities, or finding out what competitors or counterparties are doing.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Sources, Content & Coverage
Monday, 20th January 2014

In the second part of her review Perrin Kerravala takes a close look at how Transactional Track Record (TTR) obtains unique business intelligence on Spanish and Portuguese-language markets worldwide plus the English-speaking Caribbean. Details on TTR's geographic and deal coverage are also revealed.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Transactional Track Record (TTR): Introduction, Value & FreePint's View
Friday, 17th January 2014

Business research expert Perrin Kerravala introduces TTR - Transactional Track Record, a business intelligence service specialising in Spanish- and Portuguese-language market activity. The first part of her review provides an overview and product highlights. She identifies the value experienced by TTR's audience of sales & marketing professionals, financiers & investors, business consultants and legal & accounting specialists. 


FreePint Features FirstRain: a New Way to Consume News
Tuesday, 26th November 2013

FirstRain is an analytics company based in Silicon Valley which delivers targeted intelligence on businesses, industries and executives. Following her recent Mini Review, Perrin Kerravala suggests that FirstRain can offer an alternative to the Big Three news content providers. A web and social content aggregator, the platform uses big data analytics to give users a window into the business web.


FreePint Subscription Mini Review: FirstRain
Friday, 22nd November 2013

Perrin Kerravala reviews the latest developments from FirstRain, an analytics company based in Silicon Valley which delivers targeted intelligence on businesses, industries and executives. New licensing options include Customer Insights and Market Insights. Forthcoming improvements, including Mandarin and Portuguese language developments are also discussed along with custom options such as an executive dashboard.


FreePint Features CB Insights: Intelligence on High Growth Sectors
Friday, 25th October 2013

Venture capital database CB Insights is highly appealing for professionals in the investment, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), high tech, biotech, and other high-growth industries, finds reviewer Perrin Kerravala. New features since our 2012 review include proprietary research with commentary and data, valuation metrics for select financing and M&A deals, and data visualisation tools including heat maps, charts and graphics.


FreePint Subscription Mini Review: CB Insights
Thursday, 24th October 2013

This Mini Review updates FreePint's March 2012 coverage of CB Insights, an information provider of high-growth company information and financing and M&A deals intelligence. New features include proprietary research, deal valuation metrics, data visualisation tools, ranking functionality, and expanded Excel capabilities. The product is used by corporations (strategy, innovation and M&A) as well as private equity/venture capital firms, investment bankers (sell-side and buy-side) and other industries that are interested in understanding emerging trends or in acquiring or investing in high-growth companies.


FreePint Features Banking on Top Rate Intelligence: FreePint for Banking & Finance Professionals
Thursday, 19th September 2013

Banking and finance organisations have vast requirements for information, including sources on regulatory compliance, competitive intelligence, companies and industries, and more. FreePint can help information professionals in banking and finance organisations identify new sources, consider older sources in a new way and provide fuel to justify procurement decisions.


FreePint Features A Window into the Past to Help Predict the Future - Global Financial Data
Tuesday, 6th August 2013

Business researcher Perrin Kerravala reviews Global Financial Data Inc. (GFD), a provider of financial and economic time-series data widely used by investment firms and academic organisations. GFD is unique in being able to provide rare data, including time-series that are several hundred years old, and data extensions on current series. The product empowers users to obtain reliable information to conduct analyses of company or market performance over several business cycles.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Executive Summary
Monday, 5th August 2013

Author Perrin Kerravala's executive summary of Global Financial Data Inc. (GFD), shows how the provider of financial and economic time-series data widely used by investment firms and academic organisations is unique in being able to provide rare data, including time-series that are several hundred years old, and data extensions on current series. The simple interface empowers users to obtain raw, reliable information to conduct analyses of company or market performance over several business cycles.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Customer Support, Licensing & Pricing
Friday, 2nd August 2013

Author Perrin Kerravala outlines Global Financial Data's customer service and licensing options. GFD is a provider of a vast amount of time-series financial markets and economic data, with over 135,000 discrete data series and regular new additions.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Search Results & Outputs, User Interface & Special Functionality
Thursday, 1st August 2013

Perrin Kerravala evaluates Global Financial Data’s search results and export options; and discusses GFD's unique reporting, charting and administrative management capabilities. GFD is a provider of a vast amount of time-series financial markets and economic data, with over 135,000 discrete data series and regular new additions.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Search Options
Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Author Perrin Kerravala highlights the strengths and weaknesses of Global Financial Data's search capabilities when interrogating databases including UK or US Stocks, Real Estate or Eurostat, for example. GFD is a provider of a vast amount of time-series financial markets and economic data, with over 135,000 discrete data series and regular new additions.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Sources, Content & Coverage
Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Global Financial Data (GFD) provides time-series information pertaining to financial markets and economics, including stocks & bonds, indices, exchange rates, inflation data, commodities, and real estate. GFD sources its information from original providers, including electronic data feeds for newer information, and print and archival material for historical information.


FreePint Subscription Product Review of Global Financial Data: Introduction and FreePint's View
Tuesday, 30th July 2013

Global Financial Data Inc. (GFD) is a provider of financial and economic time-series data, including micro and macro equities, fixed income, exchange rates, inflation, commodities, and real estate. GFD is unique in being able to provide rare data from original source documents, sometimes several hundred years old.


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