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.

About Jinfo

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.


Northern Light to Showcase its Strategic Research Portal Solutions at SLA 2016 Annual Conference in Philadelphia

BOSTON, MA, June 9, 2016Northern Light® will showcase its enterprise strategic research portal application, SinglePoint™, along with related mobile apps and Millie™, a free, web-based competitive intelligence assistant, at the SLA 2016 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, June 12-14, at booth #225.

The SLA conference is an annual event for information professionals organized by the Special Libraries Association. The 2016 SLA conference features over 200 events including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.

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 postings, and business news. Northern Light also offers mobile apps for Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones that complement SinglePoint portals. Any content in a SinglePoint portal can be made available to authorized users of the enterprise version of Northern Light’s mobile apps. Free, publicly available versions of the apps deliver industry news for the IT, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

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.

“SLA is an organization comprised of professional researchers who, more than anyone, can readily appreciate the power and value of a portal that aggregates all relevant content into one searchable corpus,” C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO, said. “With SinglePoint, the portal is designed to be user-friendly for casual users across an enterprise, as well, through configurable dashboards and our mobile apps.”

Millie, Northern Light’s other featured offering at SLA, presents competitive intelligence through industry-specific dashboards on the web. Millie is a free, publicly accessible demonstration of Northern Light’s MI Analyst™ meaning extraction application – text analytics specifically optimized for business research.

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.


Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Pharmaceutical Industry News

BOSTON, MA, Feb. 17, 2016 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) today added to its library of free business news apps for popular smartphones with the release of Northern Light Pharma News™. Northern Light Pharma News features pharmaceutical industry news feeds aggregated from 40,000 business and technology stories a day from 6,300 web business and technology news sources, including industry trade journals, global newspapers, and industry authority blogs.

Northern Light Pharma News is the second industry-specific edition in Northern Light’s family of mobile news apps. The company launched Northern Light IT News last year. Versions optimized for the financial services, healthcare, agribusiness, and energy industries will follow.

Users of Northern Light Pharma News can select from news feeds on 60 pharmaceutical industry topics – including disease states, clinical trials, the drug research pipeline, and many more – richly nuanced based on Northern Light’s in-depth understanding of the market intelligence needs of life sciences professionals. In addition, users can opt to receive news feeds on 30 leading pharmaceutical industry competitors. Continue reading Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Pharmaceutical Industry News


Northern Light Wraps Up Successful 2015 With the Addition of Seven Fortune 1000 Clients

BOSTON, MA, Dec. 22, 2015 – Northern Light® today reported that 2015 was its most successful year since launching the company in 2003 with an exclusive focus on providing strategic research portals to the world’s leading research-driven enterprises. Billings increased 21 percent over 2014, and the company added seven Fortune 1000 clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, insurance and publishing industries.

Also in 2015 Northern Light launched its first mobile apps, Northern Light IT News™, available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices. In addition, Northern Light launched Millie™ (http://millie.northernlight.com), the first market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web. Millie is structured as a series of industry-specific dashboards – information technology, life sciences, healthcare, financial services, energy, agribusiness, chemical, and food and beverage – making it easy to find useful information in a self-service environment. Visits to Millie have increased steadily since its debut in July. Continue reading Northern Light Wraps Up Successful 2015 With the Addition of Seven Fortune 1000 Clients



Northern Light Adds Concept-Based Search Summaries to its Market and Competitive Intelligence Portals

BOSTON, MA, Sept. 22, 2015 – Northern Light® today announced it has enhanced its market and competitive intelligence portals with concept-based search summaries that change dynamically when a researcher applies different text analytics facets to a search result. The inclusion of concept-based search summaries in a search result provides the researcher with more depth and context on the topic of inquiry, and enables him or her to see at-a-glance information they may be interested in but that they did not specify exactly in their query.

Concept-based search summaries are a new capability in Northern Light’s text analytics solution, MI Analyst™, and currently are available on Northern Light’s Millie™, the first market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web. They also are being added to Northern Light’s SinglePoint™ strategic research portals, which large enterprises deploy to provide employees single-search access to and analysis of internal primary and licensed secondary market research content, relevant social media postings, and business news. Continue reading Northern Light Adds Concept-Based Search Summaries to its Market and Competitive Intelligence Portals


Northern Light CEO David Seuss to Speak on Panel about Big Data Applications at National Association for Business Economics Conference in Boston June 17

BOSTON, MA, June 16, 2015 – At the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) industry conference in Boston tomorrow, Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) CEO David Seuss will be one of the speakers on a panel exploring “big data” applications, moderated by Michael Horrigan, associate commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The NABE conference, entitled “Big Data Analytics at Work: New Tools for Corporate and Industry Economics,” is being held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today and tomorrow. According to the organizers, it is designed to provide attendees with a broad overview of what big data are and how big data techniques are being used by private industry, business and academic economists, and policy researchers.

Speakers at the conference include several MIT professors, the chief economists at the Consumer Electronics Association and Intel Corp., and senior executives at Ford Motor Company, SAS, Uber and Fidelity Investments.

Mr. Seuss’ talk will focus on the application of text analytics to online news reports to enable automated analysis of them for competitive analysis and other strategic business purposes. Such a capability is embedded in Northern Light SinglePoint™ strategic research portals. Continue reading Northern Light CEO David Seuss to Speak on Panel about Big Data Applications at National Association for Business Economics Conference in Boston June 17


Northern Light to Showcase its Strategic Research Portal Solutions at SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston

BOSTON, MA, June 12, 2015 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) will showcase its enterprise strategic research portal application, SinglePoint™, and related mobile apps at the SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, June 14-16, at booth #521.

The SLA conference is an annual event for information professionals organized by the Special Libraries Association. The 2015 SLA conference features over 200 events including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours. Continue reading Northern Light to Showcase its Strategic Research Portal Solutions at SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston


In the Media: Outsell Reviews Northern Light Mobile News Apps

In a world swamped by free news sources, an industry-specific news app, customizable according to defined categories, stands out.

Important Details

The field for cloud-based news aggregation apps for company, product, and industry information is full of choices: from established players like NYT Now and The Guardian or web stalwarts like Google and Yahoo!, to more recent entrants like Owler and Circa. Especially in the technology space, a multitude of free and subscription-based options offer either proprietary content or analysis such as TechCrunch, re/code, and Pando Daily, or aggregated links to content from the open web. Northern Light, a provider of research portals of aggregated content to the enterprise, decided to enter the fray with a unique offering.

Instead of a firehose of news, Northern Light opted for a focused, industry-specific approach.

Continue reading In the Media: Outsell Reviews Northern Light Mobile News Apps


Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Industry-Optimized Business News

BOSTON, MA, Mar. 23, 2015 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) today launched free mobile apps for popular smartphones, featuring industry-optimized business news feeds aggregated from 30,000 business and technology stories a day from 5,700 web business and technology news sources, including industry trade journals, newspapers, and industry authority blogs. The first industry-specific edition of Northern Light Mobile News™ focuses on information technology (IT); pharmaceutical, financial services, healthcare, agribusiness, and energy editions will follow. Continue reading Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Industry-Optimized Business News