ReportLinker is a search engine for economic and industry statistics which turns data and PDF documents into structured knowledge. The company works with more than 10,000 trusted sources such as government agencies, international organizations, consultancies and industry associations to help its clients get industry insights, simply. Below is our interview with Nicolas Bombourg, ReportLinker’s co-founder. In charge of business development, he is responsible for customer acquisition and retention, as well as managing the teams dedicated to offline and online communication.
Q: Nicolas, could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to ReportLinker?
A: ReportLinker is a Research Tech-driven company. I co-founded it with Benjamin Carpano in 2007, with the idea to help companies in their market research needs. Our ambition was to organise the volume of business information that started to be delivered.
In a context where people receive tons of data every day, Reportlinker is a search engine for economic and industry statistics which turns data and PDF documents into structured knowledge. We work with more than 10,000 trusted sources such as government agencies, international organizations, consultancies and industry associations to help our clients get industry insights, simply. We have the ability to supply them with more than 3.8 million analyzed reports and even more industry statistics.
Q: Who are the primary users of ReportLinker and what are some of the key challenges you are helping them solve?
A: The challenges our clients face is finding the right information/ data/ figure/ statistic for their industry research.
We help them to get a better understanding of what’s going on in a specific sector. They are heavy business information consumers such as consultants, lawyers, marketing, sales professionals and come from all sectors including banking, insurance, consumer goods, life science, telecom, not-for-profit government…
But regardless of the industry they work for, they all need the same things to make smart business decision:
- Fresh information
- That is accurate and up to date
- Presented within a context that gives it meaning and relevance
- That can lead to an increase in understanding and decrease in uncertainty
- That can be checked and verified
- With enough meta data so that we can get straight to the point
Our data technologies enable having a complete picture of how more than 5000 global sectors work, worldwide and the reason why they choose us is because we ensure an easy access to the information.
They can start searching and getting industry data immediately on our website. We help them spot the right information by providing an easy way to search and understand what a document is about, which data are included, what the sources are and when it was published.
Q: Could you explain the most prominent advantages of your ReportLinker?
A: Thanks to more refined results and quality insights and data, ReportLinker’s professional search engine allows companies and individuals to save time when conducting a research and to increase their efficiency and productivity thanks to a fast, targeted and customized service. Finally, ReportLinker allows reducing costs as all data and sources of information are gathered on one unique platform.
We aim to deliver tools to make business decisions faster.
Q: What is your 2020 goal? / What are your plans for 2020?
A: We are in the information industry, and if we are growing today, it’s because my partners and I followed a single business direction: Innovation.
We have always been featuring new methods. We have always been testing them and we keep growing because they have been put into practice on the market.
The latest innovation we are working on is Artificial Intelligence.
Q: What’s the best thing about ReportLinker that people might not know about?
A: Our platform contains 3 million PDFs, 150 Million statistics including tables, figures & datasets (sales forecasts, market shares, production data…). We work on updating our platform every quarter and we are even working on a forecast system that will allow making previsions on specific industries based on their current data information.Activate Social Media: