January 14, 2011 — Waltham, MA — Judges for the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) CODiE Award program have chosen ZoomInfo Pro as one of four finalists in the Best Directory & Business Leads Service category. The category recognizes the best online service for accessing contact information for businesses and professionals in specific industries, areas of expertise or geographic locations; or as part of a collection of prospective buyers in a certain market.
"A CODiE Award is among the greatest honors available in the digital content industry," said Sam Zales, president, ZoomInfo. "Being chosen as a CODiE finalist validates the effort we poured into recent advancements in our underlying technology, which resulted in major improvements in data quality in the ZoomInfo™ Database and in the powerful search, alerting and other productivity-enhancing tools of our flagship product, ZoomInfo Pro."
According to the SIIA, the selection of four finalists indicates that six to 10 products were nominated in the category. Now that judges have chosen finalists, members of SIIA will review the products and indicate via votes which product in each category they believe is best. Member votes make up 20 percent of the score that determines the winner. SIIA will announce the winner at the SIIA Information Industry Summit, January 24, in New York.
CODiE finalist ZoomInfo Pro is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application specifically designed for business-to-business (B2B) sales, marketing, business development and recruiting professionals. It offers unique search, export and alert features. Users can search any combination of more than 20 criteria across the ZoomInfo Database of five million businesses and 50 million businesspeople. No company matches the completeness and accuracy of ZoomInfo's business information – including email addresses and direct phone numbers – because only ZoomInfo has patented systems to build its database from these three sources: ZoomInfo's proprietary Web crawler, which constantly scours millions of company, financial and news sites to uncover new information every day; community contributions via ZoomInfo™ Community Edition; and individuals who verify and update their own profiles.
ZoomInfo's data includes contact information that goes far beyond business card basics to include background, news stories and Web information about the companies and businesspeople profiled. Every day, ZoomInfo adds 2,000 new businesses and 25,000 new employees to the database and it updates 15,000 business and 250,000 businessperson records daily.
More information about ZoomInfo Pro is available at http://www.zoominfo.com/business/products/pro.html.
ZoomInfo is a leading provider of continuously updated information about businesses and employees. Businesses from start-ups to blue-chips rely on ZoomInfo's up-to-date, multi-sourced, highly relevant business information and unrivalled tools to quickly pinpoint contacts and accelerate success. ZoomInfo is the only business information provider that uses patented systems to build its database from all three of the following sources: the Web via its proprietary Web crawler, community contributions and individuals who verify and update their own profiles. The ZoomInfo™ Database currently spans five million businesses and 50 million employees. It is at the heart of all ZoomInfo solutions including: ZoomInfo™ Directory, its popular free website where businesspeople manage their own profiles and search for companies and employees; ZoomInfo™ Pro, the company's flagship software-as-a-service offering, providing the most advanced searching capabilities on the market; and ZoomInfo™ Enterprise Solutions, which include customized data and integration with customers' software applications. Founded in 2000, ZoomInfo's customers include leading brands such as Amazon, E*TRADE, Microsoft, Time Warner, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! and the world's top staffing and executive search services. For more information, go to www.zoominfo.com or call (866) 904-9666. Follow ZoomInfo on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the "Follow the Lead" blog (followthelead.zoominfo.com).
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