Today, we are very excited to announce the launch of the onPanjiva program. Through this program, information providers can apply to publish their information on the Panjiva platform. If there’s information that you’d like to see onPanjiva, take 30 seconds and nominate an information provider now. More about the program can be found at http://on.panjiva.com.
The back-story… Over the last few years, as we published profiles of the hundreds of thousands of companies engaged in global trade, we learned two things:
- Our clients, global trade decision-makers, always want more information — and more kinds of information.
- There are so many sources of information out there!
Over the last several months, the entire Panjiva team has made a concerted effort to connect our clients with more information, and more kinds of information. We announced deals with financial information provider Sinosure, social responsibility standard-setters SAI and WRAP, and illicit trade red flagger deKieffer & Horgan.
In addition to forging relationships with these information providers, we have invested in technology — the technology to take all these data sources and integrate them seamlessly. You can see the results of these efforts in the newly upgraded Panjiva Search.
But, really, we’ve only scratched the surface. onPanjiva represents the next step in our efforts to connect global trade decision-makers with the information they need. With your help, we will be identifying information providers whose data should be onPanjiva. We will move quickly to give our clients access to this valuable data — and, in so doing, give information providers the benefit of a broader audience for their data.
Lately we’ve been calling onPanjiva, “an App Store for Global Trade.” Just as the App Store connects iPhone users with applications they want, the onPanjiva program connects global trade decision-makers with the information they need.
The analogy isn’t perfect. In the first integration cycle (applications due by August 31st), we will be starting small, with a focus on quality. Information providers interested in being onPanjiva will fill out applications and provide data samples. Panjiva’s business development team, in consultation with our clients, will then choose a small number of data sources to integrate into Panjiva Search during the fourth quarter of 2009. In future cycles, we will expand the number of data sources eligible for integration.
Of course, the onPanjiva program only works with the participation of those who believe, as we do, that connecting decision-makers with information is the key to transforming global trade. If you know of an organization with valuable information, we hope that you will take 30 seconds to nominate this information provider to be onPanjiva. And if you are an information provider, we encourage you to nominate yourself.
Note: if you are the first to nominate an information provider to be onPanjiva — and that information provider ultimately publishes information onPanjiva — you will receive a year of free access to this information!
Want to learn more about the onPanjiva program? Check out http://on.panjiva.com.