Matthew Gornik - Market Research Analyst - Anchor Danly
After years of dealing with the same database, with the same incomplete information, and almost complete lack of support, the search was on to find a better product. After months of research online, I received a sales call from a company I never heard of before. After hearing the product offering, I requested a demo of the service which they were more than willing to supply. I was very impressed with the detail and options the Kompass service had, in comparison to my then current service. Not only could I use the service to search out leads, I could also contact them directly through Kompass. One of the many nice features is the request for quotation option; this is a nice tool that really connects on a different level from anything our organization has used in a B2B tool. The extranet service provides many search options to really tailor marketing efforts toward specific product lines in our industry; this is made possible by the powerful search options available. We have seen our hit rate grow with our prospecting efforts due to the accuracy of the database compared to services once used. The sales support is by far superior to that of other services. The response to questions, are returned within minutes. I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is tired of the same old outdated lists they are currently using.
Silvia Torres, Director - Illinois SBDC International Trade Center, SIUE School of Business
The data obtained through Kompass have been extremely valuable to us and our clients over the years. The exporters we serve from southern Illinois have been able to expand their network of distributors as well as locate new customers worldwide.
Christine Durant - Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, www.banq.qc.ca
I find the Kompass database especially useful for export/import companies and, therefore, desire to find international companies. One of the features of the search engine allows users to filter businesses according to their activities, for example, Manufacturers, Distributors, Importers and Exporters. We have no equivalent to Kompass as our own database provides data for Quebec only.
Alexandra Lafaurie - Agentrics - Director, Customer Support Services & Content Services
The Agentrics online sourcing platform is the preferred choice of 13 of the top 25 global retailers (as well as thousands of smaller buyers). We help our customers to find suitable and alternative sources of supplies for their negotiation. We have been using the Kompass database for 5 years now, to initially target the appropriate companies. They have extensive and very detailed product segmentation.
Rich Murov - M&M Control Service Inc. www.mmcontrol.com
Thanks to your advertising platform and your support we have been able to extend our reach and visibility globally while solidifying our presence here in North America. We have found it an invaluable asset and a great way to enhance our business development efforts in the international marketplace. We are looking forward to our continued partnership for many years.
Samy Talbert - Canada Business/Entreprises Canada
The staff at the Canada Business Network Centres are fully satisfied with the services provided by Kompass resources. Following are some of the more specific comments that I received from the front line: The search method based on Kompass codes is sometimes liked better than SIC or NAICS because the searches are more specific. But the availability of searches by NAICS is also desirable since infrequent users have difficulty in retaining familiarity with the Kompass codes. The availability of PDF files is much appreciated.
Susan Zaney, Revolabs
Our international sales efforts have been simplified with the use of Kompass. We can choose the target audience, search, download and begin prospecting for new distributors.
David Haywood - Sunshine Metals www.sunshinemetals.com
I spent weeks Googling away looking for Aerospace Machine shops in the Czech Republic and Poland. I even used the Google translation tool to Google in Polish and Czech! I got nothing, nada. Zilch. Within about 15 minutes I got the hang of the Kompass search tool; after about 30 minutes of playing with it I got exactly what I was looking for in Poland and Czech.
Jocelyn Pasqualini, International Jobs Coordinator, CareerBuilder.com
Kompass is an invaluable tool for our Sales team at CareerBuilder. We use Kompass on a daily basis to look up information on companies or search for prospects. The ability to search on industries has proven invaluable as we tend to sell to particular niches. Kompass is easy to use and very up-to-date, as opposed to similar information sources. It is particularly good as we can do well defined searches, so our Sales Executives are much more informed when they call the customers they want to do business with. All its functionalities are first class and have highly contributed to improving our performances. I would not hesitate in recommending it to my business associates.
Jane Fridley De Bigit, International Sales Manager, Lyco Manufacturing, Inc. www.lycomfg.com
We have found it an invaluable tool in identifying and qualifying prospects. Using Kompass has enabled us to conduct more frequent, targeted mailers and marketing efforts. We are pleased with the ease in functionality, and the quick response to any questions that we have had.
Mike Costello, VP - New Business Development Global Consulting Engineers Inc. www.GloConEng.com
I downloaded a Kompass list of 467 Saudi Arabian architects, engineers and property developers and saved the list in an Excel spreadsheet. I then merged the contact names, company names and fax numbers from the spreadsheet into a 1-page introductory letter (Word.doc). I then faxed our introductory letter to the 467-companies and ended up with 30-appointments for my 3-week trip to Saudi Arabia. I would recommend your database of companies to anyone wanting to do business in the Middle East.
Izu Strulovici - Mechanical engineer
Today, people talk about Global Economy and international trade and your database in my opinion is the most valuable and unique. I will give just one example. I looked in your database for a special machine tool and I was able to find out all the manufacturers in the world of this machine with all the technical information. In my opinion Kompass is the most valuable technical source of information for industrial products and technical services and I will recommend it for use to my professional piers.
Dr. Stefan Wille, President, AKTRIN Group of Information Centers - www.aktrin.com
We have been using mailing lists from KOMPASS for several years. At each occasion we were most satisfied, not only with the quality and breadth of the lists but also with the excellent customer support that has been afforded to us. We will use KOMPASS again in the future and we warmly recommend that company to anybody else who has a need mailing lists or databases.
Julia Goepel, Business Development Canada, DE international - www.deinternational.ca
We are very satisfied with the database since it is a ‘easy-to-use’ product and it is a very efficient source of information. The same time we are convinced that KOMPASS Canada’s customer service is outstanding. The response time until we received an offer is very short and therefore allows a smooth running through the ordering process. We think that Kompass can contribute positively to our business in future.