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Spark strategic decisions with a global news database and powerful research platform. Every day and in every industry, there is an intensifying demand for the latest news, contextual content, rich data and powerful research tools that deliver insights and inform strategy. Power strategic business decisions with Factiva’s global news database, deep archives and research platform. Factiva’s premium sources—74% of which are not available on the free web—include exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and Reuters, plus licensed publications, influential websites, trade magazines and regional papers from around the world. With company information and robust search, filtering, smart indexing and sharing tools, you’ll have the power to cut through complexity to the solution. Visit: www.dowjones.com/factiva

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When you join Dow Jones, you become part of the most dynamic, creative and savvy news and information companies in the world.


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Dow Jones
Company Website
Year Founded
1882
HQ Location
New York, NY
Twitter
@DowJones
88,599 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
4,746 employees on LinkedIn®

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Research Analyst
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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Factiva
Project Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Factiva has been the go-to research tool of all the research companies that I have worked for in the past. We have been using it for over a decade. So much so that without Factiva, we would be completely handicapped and all our business research operations would come to a standstill. A must- have data mine of all the facts, figures,& industry trends to determine the way forward for any business! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Multiple people are unable to login and use it at the same time. We have to wait until others are done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a very useful tool. Helps save a lot of time which you would otherwise spend on searching manually on Google and not really find what you need in less time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of data related to the growth of various industries, monitoring the latest news of competitors & major industry players from around the world from paid & unpaid sources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to search news about a particular client and competitor. It helped us gather a lot of insights into their business activities and helped us predict the areas where we would like to pitch (for clients). Also, helped us understand how the competitors are looking at the market and where they are investing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was not very customizable. Also, my biggest pain point was link sharing - any links that we shared could be opened within the tool and not outside. It may have changed now, don't know but was valid when I used Factiva. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're looking for market intelligence and would like to track business related information, Factiva is the ideal platform to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Factiva helped us gather a lot of insights into our client's business activities and movements. Also, gave us a view into their strategic investments etc. This helped us predict the areas where we would like to pitch (for clients). Also, helped us understand how the competitors are looking at the market and where they are investing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant -Trade Credit Risk
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The tool consists of all the relevant filters to narrow down our results to get appropriate outcomes. I have used factiva for all my company research and was never disappointed by its results Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is no doubt very helpful in company and industry research but at many instances the contact information is not upto date or incorrect Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend factiva to everyone from company research to finding news about company. Factiva helps in all aspect Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of my work is to identify the job opportunities in various sectors and along with that develop a company report for which factiva is very effective tool for business research Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Contributing Writer on International Politics
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It gives a quite decent overview of mentions of your company in the press, you can select time period that you are interested in. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You do not get links to an article, and need to copy paste. There are some repetition (same outlet, different language versions shown as a new article) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Factiva menages to find articles and texts that 'google news' does not manage to find, it tracks information in several languages as well, which is quite useful, you do not need to change settings each time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Knowledge Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The feature of searching news, press releases and financials for private or public company is very helpful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface of the database could be better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find it very reliable on news and press releases to gain understanding about an event of a particular company Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Market Research Specialist & Sales Support
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Excellent one-stop shop for credible news articles,Good supplementary tool for identifying coverage.Easy to search, easy to interpret the results as well thus, it is extremely user-friendly. It also provides extensive data and good information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are really no downsides i find that it adequately meets all of our needs, and provides easy access to a wide database of relevant content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Market Research

Lead Generation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to search, easy to interpret the results as well thus, it is extremely user-friendly. It also provides extensive data and good information.

Also, it is the best source for media coverage.

The ability to customize media platforms on topic and news sources. Search bar is easy to use and intuitive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some information is not always available in time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it is a useful tool make most out of it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is helpful to create company profiles for various public and private companies

It enables me to conduct a deep analysis of companies and ensure that I have solid coverage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I'm blown by the News filter feature, it has a very effective news filtering system that's much better compared to Google. It has info on private entities that not available elsewhere. Very easier to understand and interpret. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a little too much duplicate news that you might find. So being careful of original news is required. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Must for knowing new on new mergers & acquisitions and challenging in earching for geopolitical, economic-related news e.g. stats, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as a source for creating dossiers on companies, high net worth individuals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Factiva aggregates a number of exclusive publications that are not found on other news aggregators. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Factiva offers the best package of news publications; however, it is expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is easy to use and provides some exclusive news coverage. It houses local as well as international publications that too in multiple languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The search engines are easy to use and pulls out relevant results. Factiva aggregates a number of exclusive publications that are not found on other news aggregators. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The User interface is quite good and easy to navigate through Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, it lags too much and requires restarting of the program all over again Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is good to getting the industry insights Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Industry trends and technologies update Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Coverage is maximum across the industries

Information is updated and reliable

The format is very structured

User friendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Contact details are not available

Parameters (subject) in the search builder is not exhaustive and the results are too many (not desirable) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Decide on what are your objectives? why do you intend to use Factiva? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Information about Company, their business overview, financials, SWOT etc.

Industry reports

List building activity Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplicity of execution in case of one time use for finding relevant information related to litigation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cumbersome if u want to run a automated query with a dearth of training or upskilling modules Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider Lexi's Nexus or use feature of Google which let's you run news updates delivered to your email with simplicity Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Litigation , negative news Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Data is specific, distinct and has good presentation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Large quantity of data, it becomes difficult to manoeuvre to check all information Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very useful for business research. It a reliable source Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Having a single platform to conduct company research is extremely convenient. Factiva's international news coverage is very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wish it was in real time! It usually takes a day or so for the news to filter from the source to Factiva databases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enables me to conduct deep analysis of companies and ensure that I have solid coverage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This tool is great for finding relevant news to our business and sharing with colleagues Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

we haven't been able to reach our account rep or anyone regarding our contract Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

providing leadership and sales with pertinent news regarding our company and customers and competitors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Media Coordinator
Machinery
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that Factiva can get behind paywalls so I can get the full text to the stories my leadership typically cares about most. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is very expensive and it takes way too long to get Crain's stories. They are old news by the time Factiva gets them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I put together a newsletter of media clips every morning and Factiva allows me to add stories that my other media monitoring tool, Meltwater, does not have access to. I can also copy and paste the text to share stories via email with coworkers and leadership who don't have subscriptions to these outlets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Factiva is an excellent resource for finding materials, news, profiles, etc. that might be otherwise difficult to track down. The database is quite extensive and allows me to search most popular newspapers, trade journals, etc. for use in compiling clip reports. You can easily gain access to information, find specific articles, or get detailed financial information as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are really no downsides to having our company Factiva account - I find that it adequately meets all of our needs, and provides easy access to a wide database of relevant content. Customer service has also been excellent any time I have called to work through login issues, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely look into using it for your company. It helps cut down on needless time and energy searching for media. The database is extensive and customer support is excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On a typical day, I will utilize Factiva to track down full articles as well as company media mentions. These are then included into our daily clip report that goes out to company executives as well as employees. We also utilize it to cut down on the time spent searching for content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Strategist
Marketing and Advertising
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The boolean search query engine is a little daunting at first but once you have mastered it, it offers an extremely fast and sophisticated search facility. Once the search has executed, the ability to cut and filter the results into constituent parts is very strong, and equally quick. The ability to save searches is a great feature. The export options cater to a range of content consumption needs. Native language searches and a comprehensive list of countries in which to collect coverage are also a powerful feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Pricing per user is a little steep and you are limited to the number of searches you can save. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For traditional media collection, from reputable global sources, this is a great tool. The search functionality is extremely sophisticated. The filtering options are well designed and intuitive to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Factiva to supplement global media monitoring from another renowned supplier. It performed the task excellently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Factiva is an extremely user friendly platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The results compiled are not as comprehensive as other media monitoring services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My teams use Factiva as a media monitoring tool and resource for gathering credentials for journalists. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to search, easy to interpret the results as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The search terms are very sensitive and can get tricky. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding media trends, media coverage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to customize media platforms on topic and news sources. Search bar is easy to use and intuitive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a way for them to take me to the original sources instead of opening an article within the Factiva website. E.g. When opening a WSJ article, it just opens a new window within Factiva but I would like for it to open the link of the original article and WSJ source. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Media monitoring for clients. Can pick up news that I missed from google news Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Factiva is great as a secondary tool for finding relevant coverage, particularly for stories that run in the print editions of select publications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The database is somewhat limited in terms of what sources it includes and which it does not. Occasionally it pulls in spam or irrelevant content even after specifically filtering out some of that content using Boolean search terms. All in all the tool isn't as comprehensive as a simialr service such as BurrellessLuce. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely use in conjunction with another tool since the database, though broad, is not entirely comprehensive, and there is no "perfect" tool out there for gathering coverage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to use Factiva to supplement our Google News searches and provide a more comprehensive view of coverage for our clients. For those interested in how many people potentially read stories mentioning them, it's great to have access to where things ran in print. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Factiva is a best source for traditional media coverage as it covers almost all the print media sources. Factiva is one of the best source in its category as it collects data from more than 32,000 sources in 28 languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The pricing plans of Factiva is not so good as Factiva charge in between $249 a month or $399 month. The pricing plan of Factiva doesn't consider the needs of client. I feel the pricing of Factiva is bit rigid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for traditional media coverage analysis for your company & client then Factiva is best tool as it provides you lots of features and pretty easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was doing a project for my client where I was collecting information about traditional media coverage of few selected social topics for selected countries in local language. Factiva worked as a single source for data collection for all the required countries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Boolean search options--like being able to use ands/ors and such Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Volume of coverage--which there were more timing breakdowns (so options between a week and the last three months). Wish there was a customized timing option to allow for search on specific dates/times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

N/A Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking client coverage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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