Leaders In Competitive Intelligence
Moving your company into the 21st Century
CDN is recognized as a successful business development and competitive intelligence-gathering corporation that will take your company into the 21st Century. We provide valuable CI consulting designed to strengthen your internal business intelligence programs and through our considerable expertise and consortium of top experts, your company will be well placed for the competitive future.
What CDN Can Do For Your Company?
CDN provides top-quality, customized executive searches and competitive intelligence services. Our search and research professionals have provided hundreds of industries with the information they needed to make operational and strategic decisions, about:
Our experience with competitive intelligence issues, enable us to successfully provide you with extremely valuable assistance and information.
We provide and initial Free Consultation to review your information objectives and milestones. Items typically discussed:
You keep control of your research project throughout our process: During all projects, we keep you informed of our progress, giving you an opportunity for additional input.
The result of any search or research we conduct for you becomes your property. CDN NEVER shares with others, or resells any information researched for a client. Furthermore, we never accept any request that poses a "conflict of interest" for ourselves or our clients.
We conduct all research under our own name, never revealing our clients' identity or interests to anyone. Further, every employee signs a comprehensive non-disclosure agreement. Our client’s confidentiality have never been compromised.
Our work is billed at an hourly rate, but we work within your approved estimate or budget. During your free initial consultation, we agree on how to manage the financial aspects of your project:
Although cost estimates are provided free of charge, detailed proposals are billed at a nominal fee. The fee will depend on the amount of information you require in your proposal.
Rates: Hourly rates for our customized research services range from $150 to $200 per hour, depending upon your request. For example, for research requiring foreign language skills and calls overseas during periods other than our normal business hours, the rate will be at the higher end of that range.
Retainer Benefits: Although we do not require retainers, clients opting for retainer arrangements receive substantial benefits, including discounts on rates and assured scheduling of quick turn-around requests. And because you budget in advance for a retainer, you avoid costly delays waiting for your company's approval.
Research Packages & Customized Searches
The following types of studies are often requested. More than likely, your company will have a need for studies in these or other areas.
Company Profile: You tell us what you need to know about your target company--a competitor, acquisition target, prospective customer or supplier--and we research it. If the company is relatively unfamiliar to you, you may want an extensive profile, including details of every aspect of the business. In other cases, you'll want us to fill in the gaps of your current knowledge.
Business/Product/Service Profile: Often your interest in other companies is at the division, subsidiary, or product level. We research sub-corporate businesses, as well as individual products and services. You define the business entity, and we'll research the facts you want to know.
Competitive Analyses: We can provide a comprehensive analysis of a single competitor or your entire competitive arena. We incorporate analyses at the industry, corporate, and business level, to give you a realistic, integrated picture of your competitors' capabilities.
Market Assessments: Whether you're assessing the market for new internet devices in Mexico or high tech medical equipment in the United States, we can provide you with the details that you need for making your decisions: market demographics, industry structure, competition, distribution, pricing, and anything else that you care to know.
Candidate Company Identification: When you need to find a suitable joint venture partner, supplier, acquisition candidate, or even a company to acquire an unwanted business, we identify likely candidates, narrow the field, and carefully evaluate the finalists--and you remain anonymous throughout the process.
Customized Consulting: We work closely with clients who want to strengthen their internal programs and decision-making in the areas of competitive excellence, competitive intelligence, information management, and information asset protection.
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