In this edition, we looked at the new Malaysian government's campaign pledges and how these are expected to impact economic growth in the region. We have also reported findings from our recent research in India - where financial performance optimism level is at the lowest in 17 quarters since Q2 2014. The 'Global Plastic Problem', arising subsequent to the Chinese decision in late 2017 to ban imports of 36 varieties of solid waste (including plastic waste imports), is also assessed in this edition. Download to read the full story now.
The Belt and Road Initiative offers significant benefits in connectivity, infrastructure and trade, through significantly increased engagement across many different countries. However, many of these countries face internal tensions and have relatively underdeveloped market structures, legal systems and governance frameworks. Businesses looking to capitalize on the numerous Belt & Road opportunities, must take appropriate actions to assess, navigate and mitigate potential risks in their Belt & Road investments to ensure project success and long-term financial health. Dun & Bradstreet has compiled the most comprehensive and accurate repository of commercial data and insights in the world. Covering over 73 million verified businesses along the Belt & Road, Dun & Bradstreet is committed to helping companies develop a more informed understanding of their business relationships - from macroeconomic forecast and insights to entity risk assessment and meeting regulatory requirements - empowering businesses to navigate the ever-evolving risks in their Belt & Road investments and develop a long-term winning strategy in the Belt & Road Initiative. Download this eBook to learn more.
In the past few years, the winds of change have pushed finance leaders out of their roles as cost controllers, and they're now seen as key drivers of business growth. They've redefined their position to focus on being strategic advisors within the C-suite - getting face time with the CEO to discuss the direction of the business and partnering with the CIO on new technology investments. Download this eBook to find out how finance leaders can leverage data and strategy to guide their organizations toward a culture of data-driven decisions.
It is no longer enough to be customer focused in today's marketplace; competitive survival now depends on customer obsession. Finance leaders have data and insight that uniquely positions them to lead initiatives that will enhance the customer experience and build better relationships. But customer obsession requires the integration and collaboration of data across the entire organization. The key to success for finance leaders driving profitable customer obsession efforts is the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number. Download this infographic to learn more.
While the GDPR is not a wholescale change of data laws, any organization that handles personal data on EU residents needs to have a full understanding of the GDPR requirements to be able to review their processes and take any required remedial steps to ensure compliance by May 2018. The amount of preparatory work will depend on the sector in which an organization operates, with data-reliant industries such as financial services and retail likely to be processing large amounts of personal data. What this means for your business? Download this whitepaper to find out the 6 'need to knows' for businesses preparing for the GDPR.
In this edition, we revealed the risk outlook of Thailand which had changed from 'stable' to 'improving' since March 2018, and analyzed the payment performance uptrend according to findings from a recent study conducted by the Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (a Dun & Bradstreet WWN partner). We have also taken a deeper look at the financial risks associated with the consumer durables retail sector in Australia, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Download now to read the full story.
Account-based marketing (ABM) is gaining ground among B2B marketers. In fact, more than 90% of B2B marketers believe ABM is absolutely essential. And it is for good reason: ABM's ROI reportedly outperforms all other B2B marketing investments. However, labeling ABM as a marketing program is a misnomer. It is really a business initiative that requires marketers to collaborate closely with other teams, including product, sales, IT and customer service. Download this guide to learn about the 6 steps your marketing team need to take in order to be ABM-ready.
The leaders of today are right to consider evolution of FinTech in their corporate strategy. There is no doubt that FinTech will continue to disrupt - that disruption will bring both risk and opportunity. The journey to FinTech adoption in business systems and processes is not like other journeys, however. This journey has a 'from' and a 'to' that will change as we continue to evolve. In this article, Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, SVP, Chief Data Scientist of Dun & Bradstreet discusses the future of FinTech, download now to find out more.
In this edition, we have taken a closer look at the economy of South Korea which is forecast to grow by 3% in 2018. The results of a recent survey on AESAN Business Outlook - indicating that American business executives remain optimistic about business prospects - were also highlighted. Download now and read more.
Sales acceleration is a discipline that delivers refined information to make business-to-business (B2B) data more current, connect it with buying signals, and provide it with relevant context. To better understand it current state, Dun & Bradstreet commissioned a study in 2017 and gathered insights from over 300 sales & marketing professionals. Download this research study to find out more.
Data is the most valuable asset of your company. Once the sole responsibility of the IT team, it now plays a vital role in shaping and driving the most fundamental sales and marketing decisions. The Marketing function is now becoming aware of another data-driven concept, one that is generating plenty of buzz and helping marketers make sense of all these new data trends. It is called Master Data and it will permeate the marketing landscape quickly. Download this whitepaper by Rishi Dave, CMO of Dun & Bradstreet and find out the next steps on the road towards mastery.
In 2017, Dun & Bradstreet and Forbes Insights surveyed more than 300 executives across a broad range of industries: the study examined the trends in analytics, the usage of data in multiple departments, and the need for investment in the future. With enormous quantities of data flooding today's enterprises, many analytics professionals fear their initiatives will fail without proper support. In fact, over one-third of those surveyed believe that more can be done to champion a data-driven culture. Download the study now to find out more.
In this edition, we looked into the growth outlook and forecast on Taiwan, and unveiled key findings of the Singapore Business Optimism Index Study in Q4 2017. Major highlights of the Dun & Bradstreet 2017 Global Bankruptcy Report and a special report on Automotive Performance & Outlook are also featured. Download now to read more.
There has been a growing need for Finance Leaders to expand their scope: to broaden their shoulders and bear the burden of increased responsibility - their role have become more integral to the success of the business than ever before. To understand more, we gathered views from 200 CFOs and financial directors, exploring everything from the roles they perform to the issues that cause them concern. This study shines a light on the issues that will shape the future of the finance function within the modern enterprise.
Commissioned By Dun & Bradstreet, this Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper was published in July 2017 to evaluate how enterprises are leveraging data and analytics to drive decisions and strategy in pursuit of customer obsession and the role the CFO plays in achieving that goal. Forrester conducted an online survey of 250 finance executives at organizations with $150 million or more in revenue to explore this topic. The study revealed distinct data strategy differences between the firms that merely have good customer experience intentions and those that translate customer strategies into favorable business results.
In this edition, we reviewed the declining industrial performance and industrial outlook in India in Q2 2017. A 2017 Payment Study by CRIBIS and the CIPS Risk Index in Q2 2017 by Dun & Bradstreet are also highlighted. Download now and read more.
Data, to have value, must be in motion, it must be current, agile and available, integrated as close to the point of decision as possible. Enterprises must identify and fix the pinch points and blockages that keep data from moving seamlessly across the organization. Download this Whitepaper developed by Scott Taylor, Dun & Bradstreet's Master Data Innovator to find out how you can let your data flow and drive MDM success for your organization.
To understand the current state of ABM and the role of data within it, Avention, now part of Dun & Bradstreet, undertook market research surveys and spoke with a variety of B2B marketing leaders. The findings show that the needed data foundation for ABM is not in place with B2B marketers universally. Download the report to learn more about the State of ABM and tips to ABM success.
We surveyed 400 B2B marketing professionals and summarized findings of how B2B marketers today are using data to drive growth. The state of B2B contact data health for organizations are also revealed in this 5th annual edition of the D&B report. Download now and find out where your organization stands.
By using data to automate or semi-automate their processes, modern credit and finance teams can effectively deliver more with less resources. As the responsibilities of credit and finance teams grow, so does their potential to innovate and spur growth and value for the organization. Download our latest eBook and learn more.
The alignment of sales and marketing is way behind schedule. It is disappointing, but true. For more than a decade, technology vendors have been buzzing about it. Yet, even today, as B2B organizations strive to align sales and marketing teams with smart technology, they cannot quite manage it. This whitepaper outlines three customer-centric milestones that sales and marketing teams must tackle together to create a faster path from prospect to profitable relationship: identify the best win-wins, simplify the buying experience, and execute at buyer speed.
In a world shaped by geopolitical upheaval and economic uncertainty, the role of the compliance function has never been more vital to banks and other financial organisations. As criminals become more sophisticated, the compliance function needs to evolve in order to keep pace. Dun & Bradstreet surveyed 100 compliance professionals from across the UK banking sector to find out the challenges facing these teams in today's finance industry and explore how well prepared they feel for an increasingly complex future. Download the report to learn more.
Explore diverse examples of how Dun & Bradstreet applied the latest statistical methodologies to uncover the truth and meaning in data, helping global brands across critical industries enhance and scale their use of fact-based strategies to connect with the prospects, customers and suppliers that matter most.
Data has been at the heart of what we do for almost two centuries. And while we have the largest global commercial database on the planet, our true value is to help our customers make better informed business decisions by uncovering and understanding their most strategic relationships. How do we do this? Download this eBook and find out more.
Do you really know your customers, your vendors, and your third parties? You must today. Beneficial Ownership and Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) identification and verification are critical requirements for combating everything from financial crime, tax evasion and corruption, fraud and money laundering, to trafficking and terrorist funding. These activities are happening around the world at an unprecedented pace, and can have a devastating impact on an organization's reputation, value and bottom line. This white paper explores the issues and challenges of Beneficial Ownership. It highlights ways to gain confidence on ownership issues with customers, discusses the importance of a single customer view and role of data analytics, and showcases a master data management (MDM) approach that could improve operational efficiency and on-demand enterprise-wide risk visibility.
Business-to-business (B2B) marketers who strive to personalize content today are doing more than dropping a prospect's first name into a promotional email. They're on a serious quest to deliver a relevant message, at an optimal time, through a preferred channel and device. Download this eBook and find out how you can create a seamless, personalized customer experience that gets mind-blowing results.
Customer segmentation has been a mysterious black box to many businesses today. There are endless ways to mix and match data points, but finding and aligning on a customer segmentation strategy that positively correlates with purchase behavior and drives top-line growth is the result of a strong command of enterprise data, a dash of math and a sprinkle of art. It's a powerful business intelligence that finance should not only contribute to, but co-create. Download and find out more.
This reader is dedicated to the marketers who are courageous enough to ask probing questions, who truly wants to become a value creator and game changer for their business. Read more and find out which parts of the past are no longer relevant to the future and start optimizing your marketing strategy today.