Recognized as leading B2B intelligence tool

Boca Raton, FL - Cortera®, a provider of comprehensive business-to-business payment and purchase data and insights for U.S. companies, announced its Cortera Pulse, a B2B intelligence solution, has been named a 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Content CODiE award finalist for the Best Business Information Solution category.

Finalists in the Content categories represent the best products, technologies and services created by or for media, publishers and information services providers. CODiE Award winners will be announced during a special luncheon on January 31 in New York City during the SIIA’s annual flagship conference for information industry leaders, IIS 2013: Breakthrough.

“The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year with a record number of innovative products and solutions competing,” said Kathy Greenler Sexton, vice president and general manager for the Content Division at SIIA. “All of our CODiE Awards finalists should be commended for their innovation and market-leading products and services.”

Cortera Pulse automates the process of monitoring an unlimited number of B2B customers, prospects and suppliers to enable users to be aware of any changes that could impact their business relationships. Cortera Pulse subscribers receive daily alerts of any change to their customers’ portfolios – credit score changes, relevant news, bankruptcy filings, tax liens, civil judgments, growth clues, personnel changes and more. The system covers more than 20 million public and private companies.

“It is an honor to be included among this year’s best business information solutions,” said Jim Swift, CEO of Cortera. “At Cortera, we’re passionate about delivering new, innovative B2B data and analytics products that enable businesses of all sizes to learn more about their prospects, customers and business partners than they ever thought possible. This accomplishment showcases our commitment to not only our customers but to providing alternatives to traditional B2B data and information solutions.”

The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now SIIA, so pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since being established in 1986, the CODiE Awards program has recognized more than 1,000 companies for achieving greatness in the software and information industries.

About Cortera

Cortera is a provider of comprehensive business-to-business payment and purchase behavior insights on public and private companies. The company tracks $1.6 trillion in business-to-business purchases across 45 spend categories to deliver insights on 20 million U.S. business locations. Cortera’s solutions enable companies of all sizes to better understand their customers, suppliers and business partners by gaining visibility into what they purchase, how they pay and how their purchase and payment behavior changes over time. Thousands of companies across diverse industries use Cortera solutions to increase revenue, improve sales and marketing effectiveness, and reduce risk. Cortera is privately held with offices in Boca Raton, Fla.; Boston and Quincy, Mass.; and Bangalore, India.

About the SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, providing global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 organizations world-wide. The SIIA Content Division is one of six industry-focused divisions, and serves the media, publishing, information services and technology companies that drive the $462 billion content industry. For more information, visit