Commercial Property Data Solutions and Services

Inform CPI are the leading provider of online and Cloud based solutions and services. Since 1999, we have been at the forefront of software design and provision for rating professionals in both private and public sectors.

At Inform CPI we don't stand still. Our commercial property product base is constantly changing to meet the needs of the industry, both in the public and private arena.

For more information contact our team on 0203 056 6890 or email

“Implementation was reasonably straightforward, and our requirements were demanding. Working alongside our colleagues in Finance, Inform CPI have provided direct interfaces to our accounting system.”
Paul Crichton MRICS, Transport for London

Solutions for business

At Inform CPI, we offer a range of flexible database and other software packages designed to put data at your fingertips, simplify processes and maximise opportunities.

Our flagship system, Analyse, is used by both private and public sector organisations, while our Desktop Surveyor suite brings a new dimension of rating information and functionality to all market sectors and incorporates our rates management system, BillPro3.



Inform's Analyse system is the most comprehensive rating database available. It contains more than 62 million records covering all of the UK, with information dating back as far as 1990.

Analyse offers users:

  • new lead generation and comparable data functionality
  • weekly Schedule, Summary Valuation and Integrated List updates
  • survey information from over 1.8 million commercial premises, including full rateable value histories and extensive appeal details
  • the only rating database that integrates with River Lake software

Whether searching for supporting data for challenges or appeals, or identifying new marketing opportunities, Analyse is the first choice of rating professionals.

“AnalysePro gives me confidence that all the information I need is just a click away. The system is easy to use, reliable and accurate, with intuitive search functions and reporting tools. It really is the number one choice for commercial property data”


BillPro3 is designed to convert an unmanageable paper chase into a functional and user-friendly system.

Our portfolio, liability management and account summaries make it simple to review your rates demands, while you can manage rates payments via our unique Instalments and Consolidation functions. You can produce payment files for your financial system or create BACS remittance documents to send to the billing authority – all at the touch of a button. Plus, our Reports module gives you key forecasting and management information, helping you to make long range plans.

  • Central Uniform Billing System
  • Automated Bill Payment Platform
  • Audits an Entire Portfolio
  • Consolidation Payment Gateway
  • No Money Transfers to any third party
  • Interface with accounts packages, including SAP, Oracle, MS and Sage


Riverlake specialises in the production of agency, landlord & tenant, management and rating software for the UK commercial property profession.

Riverlake systems are fully integrated with other Microsoft Office and do not require any sophisticated network or expensive computer equipment on which to run.

Learn more about Riverlake products

“Since choosing River Lake in 2004 we have not looked back, and would have no hesitation in choosing the same system again today!”

Analyse LOCAL

Inform CPI is leading the way for systems and services for Local Government, designed to help meet the needs of rates retention and maximise non-domestic rates income. Our solution for billing authorities, Analyse LOCAL, has now been used by over 160 local councils across the UK.

Our RV Finder service and appeals estimation tools are helping to redefine how rating lists are managed. Coupled with our flagship Analyse database system and our new Localise reporting tool, along with the option for bespoke reports and data queries, Analyse LOCAL really is the complete package.

Learn more about Analyse LOCAL

The product is so simple to use. The onsite training session was excellent and we were able to get going straight away. The procurement of the product is a no brainer. We have already recovered the cost of the product in the first three months. This is an invaluable tool for the team”
Clive Jones, Income Manager, Luton BC

latest news

Chancellor suggests 'staircase tax' could be axed

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has suggested that the controversial staircase tax could be axed, admitting it adds business uncertainty. He said, during a Treasury Committe hearing today, that he is "certainly looking at" legislative steps to end the staircase tax. "The Court has made a decision and the Revenue is obliged to comply with the rating law. It is open to Parliament to consider changing the law in a way that changes that outcome." 

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the Chancellor's comments. Mike Cherry, national chairman, said "The staircase tax has heaped misery on thousands of small businesses that happen to occupy split workspaces. The Chancellor's words will come as welcome relief to the desperate firms who had absolutely no idea that bill hikes were coming down the line. The Chancellor's decision marks a victory for common sense - he's done the right thing. We look forward to his words becoming action at the Budget, if not before."


Synchronise beta testing...

Synchronise beta test is nearly over and user can look forward to the increased functionality of version 3 in the coming weeks.

Enhancements cover the ability to install the entire system from Synchronise and also the future provision for the Automatic mode to run as a Windows Service negating the necessity to have a user logged in on a server or workstation throughout the download process.

For those clients who so far haven’t tested Synchronise, it is a new application that allows the download of the large data updates for Analyse and that means you no longer require disk updates.

More news on this version soon.

New clients Dunlop Heywood

Inform is glad to announce that Dunlop Heywood have joined us as clients for Analyse 8 and Analyse Pro Scotland. As River Lake users they will also benefit from the effectiveness of the Realise application to monitor their portfolio. We wish them a long successful ‘Analyse’ career, as all our existing Analyse customers can testify to. Welcome to the team!

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