Review of the year 2019

Over the last 6 ½ years, Implisense has continuously optimized solutions for corporate customer sales by further developing the founding idea ” Find companies at the push of a button” and orienting itself on the current state of AI application possibilities.

In 2019, activities focused on the further development of the Companies and Markets research platform. We have further improved the search options in the companies database, added new features and implemented a plus section with even more company information. In order to further optimize the high data quality and user experience, five additional employees were hired to optimally complement our motivated team. During the hackathon in the Algarve in May 2019, different teams worked on various challenges.

Review of 2019 focus Companies and Markets

Selected news 2019 in descending chronological order

(Source: Blogposts 2019)

Partner: Since December 3 Implisense offers on the RapidAPI marketplace

New add on: Since November, qualify incoming emails directly in your mailbox with “Implisense for Gmail”

New feature: Since September, daily social media monitoring with over 250,000 current social media articles on company profiles

Plus verion: Since September employee numbers, full management and more information by free registration

Extended search options: Since July full text search combined with filters and search suggestions

New product: Since June use the free data base for companies Implisen.se

Relaunch: Until Apil research platform Companies and Markets improved

Prospects for 2020

In 2020 we want to continue working on the optimization of our company database. For this purpose we are looking for creative and personable people from the fields of UX design and front-end development.

We are looking forward to further exciting projects. If you are interested in our developments for company search or enterprise sales solutions, please contact us by phone: +49 30 4833 1281 or by e-mail to hello@implisense.com.

Implisense API version 1.90 and Update RapidAPI

This week we released another update of our API, version 1.90 is now available. The update is very powerful and improves the usability of the API considerably.

API version 1.90

First, we combined POST /lookup and GET /companies/{id}/data into an endpoint POST /companies/data, which returns the data for the company that comes first in the lookup. So you only need one request instead of two. GET /companies/{id}/data and all other GET /companies/{id}/ endpoints have also been extended so that they now also work with requests such as company names or e-mail addresses (e.g. GET /companies/Implisense/data or GET /companies/hello@implisense.com/data) instead of just with the implisense ID. However, this only works with unique company names.

An important new feature is the GET /suggest/{prefix} endpoint, which replaces the old auto-complete. This suggester can propose not only companies (with IDs) to a prefix, but also possible filters (places, industries, sizes), which can then be used in the search.

At the end of this text you will find a complete list of changes.

Implisense on the RapidAPI marketplace

We have also expanded our offer on the RapidAPI marketplace. Beside the company data there is now also the search from our API as German Company Search API available. With it you can easily browse our index via full text search and various filters and find suitable companies for your presentations and campaigns. Remember: Parts of our API can be booked and integrated directly via the RapidAPI marketplace. Billing takes place automatically according to consumption via the marketplace. In this way, the processes of activation, authentication and invoicing can be designed very efficiently. In addition, a subscription to the API on RapidAPI can be cancelled at any time.

We now offer a total of three offers on this marketplace:

  1. German Company Lookup and Activity Check API (free, limited to 1000 requests per month): Provides a lookup function and basic information on all companies listed in the German Commercial Register. Corresponds to the POST /lookup endpoint from our API.
  2. German Company Data API (freemium): Provides detailed data on all companies listed in the German Commercial Register for integration into your end system (CRM, MAS, ERP, etc.). Corresponds to the GET /companies/{id}/data endpoint from our API.
  3. German Company Search API (freemium): Enables the integration of search functionality into your end system. Corresponds to the POST /search endpoint from our API.

We encourage you to try these APIs, all three can be tested for free (the first API is even completely free). We assure you that your end systems will benefit enormously from the fact that they are neither initially empty nor need to be permanently maintained. We look forward to hearing from you about this!

Here you can download the current version of the documentation.

Take a look at the interactive documentation of the Implisense API version 1.90 online here.

Please find more information about the Implisense API here.


Changelog:

  • A new endpoint POST /companies/data is provided, which essentially combines the POST /lookup-endpoint with the GET /companies/{id}/data-endpoint. That is, you can specify lookup attributes to identify a company and then the data for the top hit is returned.
  • In the same spirit all the various GET /companies/{id}/-endpoints (/data, /people, /events, /links, /topics) have been transformed to accept a lookup query in addition to just the id (the id keeps working, of course). So, for example, instead of GET /companies/DEVFCLQFW054/data you can now also request GET /companies/Implisense/data or even GET /companies/hello@implisense.com/data. This works well only for companies with unique names, such as Implisense or Scout24, but does not work for companies with more generic names.
  • A new endpoint GET /suggest/{prefix} is provided, which replaces the deprecated /autocomplete-endpoint. This new endpoint is much more powerful in that it returns not only company suggestions, but also suggestions for filters, such as locations or industries.
  • The first result of the /lookup-endpoint is now completely freely available, no authentication is required. The only limitation is that the company url of the resulting company is not included in the output.
  • The /lookup-endpoint now supports a query parameter “size”, which lets you limit the number of results you want to have returned. The maximum number of results (ten) remains unchanged.
  • The “locationsFilter”-attribute for /search and /recommend supports now also five-digit zip codes for Germany (previously only two-digits).
  • The previously deprecated endpoints /autocomplete and /companies/{id}/dataplus have been removed.

Faster company search in your browser

You receive an e-mail from an unknown sender and want to know who is behind it? Or you get a call from a company you don’t know yet?

With the new search function for Chrome and Firefox, you can get background information on e-mail addresses and company names with immediate effect.

Your search will be carried out on the Companies and Markets search platform operated by Implisense. Here you will find important company information of German companies such as company address, check for economic activity / insolvency as well as their products and services and technologies. This information is intended to help you process enquiries and research tasks.

Step-by-step guide how to integrate the lookup in your browser

This is how you set up your lookup in Chrome:

  1. Open the settings window for Chrome.
  2. Scroll down until you reach the point “Search engine”; click on “Manage search engines”.
  3. Click on the “Add” button (for “Other search engines”).
  4. A window with three input fields will open. Make the following entries (without quotation marks):
    1. Enter a name in the field “Search engine”, e.g. Implisense
    2. Type an abbreviation under “Search abbreviation”, under which you want to activate the lookup in the address bar, e.g. i
    3. Under “URL with %s instead of search query” enter the URL of the lookup: https://api.implisense.com/lookup/%s
  5. Click on “Save” and close the settings.

Try it right now!

Browserintegration Beispielsuche

Enter the address bar and type in your query by entering the previously defined search abbreviation (e.g. i) and the search term (company name or e-mail address), e.g. i Implisense Press ” Return ” to start the search and display the desired company profile on the Companies and Markets platform.

In Firefox you can also set the search. The instructions for integrating the lookup into Firefox can be found here.


Browserintegration Logo Lookup

We offer this service (formerly Implisense E-Mail-Qualifier) permanently free of charge and without registration or obligations.

We are looking forward to your recommendations and of course to to your feedback.


Relaunch of the free research platform Companies and Markets

If you have visited our research platform Companies and Markets in recent weeks, you will certainly have noticed numerous innovations.

We have refreshed the design and thus made the site much clearer for the users. The search results of a selection can now be identified more clearly this way. In addition, a histogram now illustrates the distribution of the company size in the search result in relation to the total data stock.

The company profiles are also much clearer. The master data in the right area has been divided thematically and can now also be seen directly above in the mobile view. After the relaunch, the date of foundation and links to the most important social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, etc.) are also displayed.

For a better search experience, speed and compatibility with all browsers have been significantly improved.

An overview of the changes

  • Greater clarity thanks to card design
  • Additional data points added: age/founding of a company, links to social media sites
  • Search results are now clickable everywhere
  • Breadcrumbs replaced by “Home” and “Back” buttons
  • Icons have been completely reworked
  • A QR code has been added to company profiles to make it easier to share links with others
  • Semantic data according to schema.org have been revised
  • Internet Explorer search has been improved
  • Faster loading of pages, especially for mobile use

About Companies and Markets

Companies and Markets offers you an intelligent and up-to-date company and market research. Selections identify companies that deal with innovative technologies, current trends or any other search terms on their websites. This is made possible by applying modern text mining techniques to the content of corporate websites. The individual company profiles provide a more detailed overview of the respective companies.

Sample Use Cases

Have a look (once again). The Companies and Markets research platform makes your marketing and sales tasks much easier.

Qualify e-mail addresses simply and permanently free of charge

With our new free e-mail qualifier, you’ll get a first overview of who you’re potentially dealing with! With this new product you can qualify your incoming email addresses. By automatically redirecting to the Companies and Markets network profile pages created by Implisense, you will be able to view basic information about German companies contacting you. There you can see the company’s master data, simple analyses, as well as information on economic activity and recent events at the company.

Simple, unregistered use free of charge

For the use of this service you do not need any requirements except a web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge). Registration with Implisense is not necessary.

Simply enter the following URL into the URL field of your web browser:

https://api.implisense.com/companies/byEmail/<E-Mail-Adresse>

Replace <E-Mail-Adresse> with the e-mail address of a German company you want to qualify.

Just give it a try with our e-mail address:

https://api.implisense.com/companies/byEmail/hello@implisense.com

Implisense e-mail qualifier

 

Integration of the e-mail qualifier into your website

You can also integrate the service directly into your website. How this works and what else you need to know is explained on our product page e-mail qualifier.


We offer this service permanently free of charge and without registration or obligations. If you consider this service useful, please tell your business partners about it! Of course, we would also be pleased to receive your feedback.