You may be aware that all UK companies have to publish their accounts. Typical accounts detail a company’s financials over the year and often a commentary on their business and operations.
Many of these accounts are published as scans of physical documents, making them unsearchable. However, there is an absolute wealth of information in there.
With SalesSift, now you can search through that.
Today we launch the UK Company Accounts Search Engine. It works just like Google, only for UK accounts. Want to find companies that are talking about foreign exchange exposure in their accounts? Just search for “foreign exchange exposure”.
Or maybe you need to find businesses talking about “medical benefits”? Simple.
Companies will be displayed in the same format as the other search methods on the SalesSift platform. Also included are links to the page within the original accounts where your search term is mentioned, and a cached text version of these accounts.
Before you search, you can apply filters on company revenue and age.
Want to test this functionality out? You can access this here.
A minor new feature update that could save a fair amount of time: now you can exclude search results appearing that you have already saved to your SalesSift account.
As a reminder, you can save any lead to a list in your SalesSift account through the online interface. You can read our previous post on that here.
Simply tick the appropriate box in the search dialogue:
A new piece of functionality that we are very excited to announce is the ability to search businesses based upon a handful of keywords that best describe them.
To use, navigate to the SalesSift homepage, select the “Search by Keywords” tab and begin to enter words one at a time that summarise the type of business you are searching for.
The important thing to emphasise here is that you are not constrained to search within a rigid and static list of options (as is the problem with SIC codes to find businesses), but can use almost any word or words in the English language to describe your ideal business.
Our algorithm will then analyse the words you have entered, and compare these to the way a company describes themselves on their own website.
We are not simply looking for those words on a business website, but building an understanding of the perfect profile of organisation you are looking for.
As before, you can search for worldwide businesses, or narrow down to find UK-only results.
Many of our current customers are UK-based, searching for UK leads.
Therefore, as of today, the SalesSift lead-recommendation platform now allows you to search for UK companies only, so you can focus on the British market.
In the search interface, simply set the toggle to “UK only”.
Each organisation we recommend will then be a British company. And because every business recommended is UK-only, the data will be a lot richer in terms of revenue figures, key employees etc.
Through this UK-centric interface, you can now apply filters before you run your search, allowing you to narrow down by revenue or company age.
Of course, our worldwide company recommendations still work in exactly the same way. All you have to do is set the toggle to “Worldwide”; rather than “UK only”.
We’ve spent some time working recently on a brand new tool on the SalesSift platform.
At SalesSift, we have profiled UK businesses based upon the products they import and export and wrapped this into a query-able platform to help you find the most targeted and relevant companies to focus on as part of your sales process.
Want to find businesses importing live horses into the UK and doing more than £10m in revenue? No problem.
Or maybe firework exporters less than 5 years old? SalesSift has you covered.
With information on the key decision makers, their company accounts, contact information etc, this is a salesperson’s dream!
Access the platform at salessift.com/import-export/
A picture is a thousand words, and a video is a thousand pictures, so enjoy a 5 minute demo of the new platform here:
We’re delighted to announce that SalesSift was the winner of the Best Product Award at the Sales Innovation Expo awards last night! Our thanks go out to the show organisers and everyone who has supported us. We will continue to make this the best product that any salesperson has in their toolbox.
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Commonly, if you are looking to find similar companies that are primarily internet-based (for example, online marketplaces) then a measure of web traffic is a useful metric to have.
As an example, you may be searching for larger businesses only and so want to only consider those with more than 1,000,000 monthly visitors.
As of today, SalesSift now returns this information. Just look for that data point on company card:
These figures represent an estimate of the number of monthly visitors to that site.
If you have any questions about this new feature or anything else, please do get in touch on +44 (0)20 3389 8872.