April 8, 2019

RapidRatings Unveils HealthMark™ to Improve Financial Health Analysis of Private Companies

RapidRatings, the leader in financial health analytics, today announced the release of HealthMark™, a new product delivering instant access to financial viability risk analysis for private companies. Revealed at the ISM Annual Conference in Houston, TX, HealthMark provides risk and procurement professionals with accurate and immediately accessible analysis of private companies to inform time-sensitive workflows and decisions. HealthMark—presented as a 1-5 Risk Level Indicator—is an instant measure of financial strength for millions of private companies worldwide. Although current financial statements are requisite for a thorough analysis of critical or high-risk suppliers, HealthMark leverages insights from RapidRatings’ flagship Financial Health Rating (FHR®) to accurately predict risk levels when data is limited or not immediately available.

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April 8, 2019

Neon One in The Giving Institute: 3 Concrete Strategies to Address The Donor Retention Crisis

If you’ve been reading the news as of late regarding charitable giving, you may have seen a lot of chatter about how smaller donors have been dropping away from organizations while overall giving increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. This information is being driven by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, an initiative that my company has been assisting with alongside Bloomerang, DonorPerfect, and other software providers looking to make a difference in how nonprofits use data in fundraising.

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April 8, 2019

NewsCred Named a Leader Again in Second Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Marketing Platforms

NewsCred, the global leader in enterprise content marketing, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader for the second year in a row in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Marketing Platforms and was once again placed highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision. “Content Marketing Platforms have rapidly evolved to become the strategic centerpiece for companies executing content marketing programs across geographies, brands, and lines of business,” said Shafqat Islam, Co-Founder and CEO, NewsCred. “In our view, it’s an honor to be named a Leader by Gartner for the second time, which we believe reflects how NewsCred customers view our ability to meet their complex requirements now and in the future.” According to Gartner, “By 2020, 90% of brands will practice at least one form of marketing personalization. However, content — not data — will be the bottleneck and primary cause of failure.”

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April 4, 2019

Enfusion in InvestHK: Local Talent Holds Key to Business Success

Enfusion was founded in 1997 as a financial technology consulting company primarily focused on hedge funds. Today the firm boasts over 400 top-tier clients and is the leading provider of cloud-based investment management software, outsourced middle and back office services as well as data analytics. Enfusion launched an all in one solution Integráta, a bespoke cloud-based, fully integrated platform in the market that provides clients a full front-to-back investment management solution through a single data set. They also offer middle and back office fund services used by investment managers to streamline operations and reduce overhead expenses.

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April 1, 2019

RapidRatings’ James Gellert interviewed in JD Supra

Innovation in Compliance-Part 1: What is Supply Chain Financial Health? Welcome to a special five-part podcast series on innovation in managing third party risk. This week I am joined by James H. Gellert, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rapid Ratings International Inc. (RapidRatings), the sponsor of this special series. Our conversation is around helping companies manage their third-party supply chains through assessing financial health. The RapidRatings approach is incredibly innovative, with a series of products and services that should be considered by the compliance practitioner. In Episode 1, we begin with a discussion of why managing your supply chain risk is so critical in today’s business environment.

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April 1, 2019

Assessing Business Partners’ Financial Health Got Easier

When it comes to choosing business partners, financial viability is a critical factor. And SAP Ariba and RapidRatings just made it easier to assess. RapidRatings’ Financial Health System now integrates with SAP Ariba Supplier Risk to incorporate financial viability data into overall vendor risk profiles making it even easier to make smart, informed business decisions. Customers around the world rely on SAP Ariba Supplier Risk to make well-informed business decisions that help them to avoid unnecessary risk and prevent supply chain disruption. RapidRatings has joined the ever-expanding ecosystem of SAP Ariba partners leveraging open APIs to extend the value of SAP Ariba Supplier Risk with its financial health data and analysis. Now with integration to financial health scores from RapidRatings, customers can further round out their view of suppliers and incorporate financial viability information in vendor risk profiles to make timely and contextual business decisions and improve collaboration with trading partners.

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March 29, 2019

EBANX in PaymentsJournal: Why Fintech Startups Are Rapidly Becoming Unicorns in Latin America

Fintech was the #1 sector of venture capital investments in Latin America last year, and experts are estimating that the LatAm fintech market will exceed $150 billion by 2021. Why is this market suddenly growing so rapidly? The answer lies within the unique fintech startups that have sprouted throughout the region in recent years. In the past few years, over 300 fintech startups have been born in Mexico alone, coming in just second to Brazil, which boasts nearly 400 startups in its own fintech sector. Not only have these startups found huge success in the region, but many of them have become unicorns — meaning that they have reached $1 billion in valuation. And from new unicorn fintechs in Mexico to Brazilian fintechs going public on the New York Stock Exchange, the growth in this industry won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

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March 29, 2019

MarketsandMarkets™ Announces New Strategic Partnership With Hewlett Packard Enterprise

MarketsandMarkets™, the world's largest revenue impact research and advisory firm focused on high-growth niche markets, today announced a new strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE). Through the partnership, MarketsandMarkets™ will provide HPE's entire Pointnext team with holistic consulting services, comprised of industry analysts, a dedicated client services team as well as its cloud-based market intelligence platform, Knowledge Store. This partnership aims to help the HPE team better understand the evolving market, identify future areas of growth and capitalize on new and emerging opportunities in real time. "Partners like HPE are a perfect fit for our market intelligence platform, KnowledgeStore. HPE recognizes the impact next-generation technologies will have on their business and are developing the insight needed to capitalize on those opportunities ahead of the competition. HPE can then use these insights to support their customers' future revenue and help them to build edge centric, cloud enabled and data driven enterprises," – Sandeep Sugla - Founder and CEO, MarketsandMarkets™.

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March 28, 2019

InvestCloud announces Mark Trousdale as chief growth officer

The appointment will see Trousdale lead InvestCloud’s growth in EMEA as the firm looks to capitalize on growth. Part of InvestCloud’s founding team, Trousdale has held various positions at the FinTech firm since joining in 2012, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer, based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to InvestCloud, Trousdale held leadership roles within the Asset Management Advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. The appointment to Chief Growth Officer has seen Trousdale relocate to InvestCloud’s EMEA headquarters in London. Trousdale said: “EMEA is a key market for InvestCloud, evidenced in the rapid growth we have seen in just the past 12 months alone. The market is ripe for innovation - underserved by incumbent technology providers that are unable to cater to the needs of the modern investor. We are ready to deliver for those firms looking to future-proof.

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March 26, 2019

ID.me Issued First U.S. Patent for Real-Time, Online Identity Verification Technology

ID.me, the next-generation digital identity platform, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent No. 10,142,338 entitled, “Systems And Methods For Online Third-party Authentication Of Credentials.” The patent covers unique technology in ID.me’s digital identity platform that authenticates identity and credential information online and securely transmits the authentication results to relying parties. ID.me’s technology blends secure authentication techniques with privacy-enhancing features that limits disclosure of personal information unrelated to the transaction. After receiving an authentication request from a relying party, such as a commercial or government entity, ID.me authenticates the identity and credential information online and securely transmits those authentication results to the requestor, often in real-time. Once authentication is complete, ID.me can send relying parties the minimum set of personal data required to deliver the benefit or service with the express consent of the user.

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