Information Industry Research Firm Jinfo Gives Northern Light SinglePoint High Marks in Independent Review
BOSTON, MA, June 21, 2016 – Northern Light’s® enterprise strategic research portal application, SinglePoint™, has been favorably reviewed by Jinfo, an independent information industry research and consulting firm.
In assessing SinglePoint, the review’s author, Sophie Alexander, wrote, “Very few companies can aggregate web news, secondary research, social media, and a client’s own internal market research content and Northern Light is unique in being able to operate on both sides of the firewall to harvest this content.”
She also noted that SinglePoint “clients have reported quantifiable savings in several areas which provide good metrics that can be useful when the time comes to present the financial case for implementing a strategic research portal.”
Large enterprises deploy Northern Light SinglePoint to provide employees single-search access to and analysis of primary and licensed secondary research content, relevant social media, and business news. SinglePoint also supports every conceivable form of content distribution from the research portal to every imaginable internal audience. These distribution methods include strategic dashboards, personal dashboards, newsletters, email alerts, subscribable expert searches, Web Parts, APIs, and, of course, mobile apps supporting all the mobile operating systems.
Special content sets available from Northern Light for integration into SinglePoint portals include industry-optimized business news, life sciences conference abstracts and posters, and IT industry analyst blogs and tweets. Virtually any research that a company creates or licenses also can be integrated into SinglePoint.
In her review Alexander noted, “SinglePoint now has a much fresher look and feel since it was last reviewed and the user interface is now even clearer and easier to use. It doesn’t appear cluttered despite the amount of information available because of its space-efficient layout. The portal can be customized to the look and feel of each client organization and encourages the sharing of expertise within an organization with its built-in collaboration features.”
“We are delighted that Jinfo appreciates the value that SinglePoint delivers to research-driven enterprises,” C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO, said. “Their independent assessment of SinglePoint’s unique strengths reaffirms that we are on the right path when it comes to providing meaningful functionality both for both research professionals and for occasional consumers of an organization’s research content.”
Jinfo’s document, entitled “Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint,” was published in May 2016.
UK-based Jinfo (formerly FreePint) is a research and consulting firm that empowers and supports information services teams as they position their expertise at the heart of organizational strategy. Jinfo examines the big challenges in business, and how information expertise influences how organizations address those challenges. All Jinfo research is founded on the premise that three interrelated areas form effective information strategy: Sources, Technology and Value.
About Northern Light
Northern Light has been providing strategic research portals, business research content, and search technology to global enterprises since 1996. Northern Light’s current clients include Fortune 100 leaders across multiple industries such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and life sciences. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Northern Light has unique content aggregation partnerships with more than 150 of the world’s leading syndicated technology and industry research publishers, and is a charter member of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology.