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S&P Capital IQ Platform

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The S&P Capital IQ platform is your single source for a powerful array of financial data, analytics, and research. Our web-based platform combines deep information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with robust tools for analysis, idea generation, and workflow management.

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S&P Capital IQ Platform review by JP G.
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"Robust Research Tool"

What do you like best?

The S&P Capital IQ Platform aggregates a vast amount of data from a huge number of sources and presents it in a logical and usable format. Links are provided for source data and the application allows interactive charting and data downloads.

What do you dislike?

Navigating the platform can be complicated at times, mostly owing to the huge amount of data available. Data errors are found occasionally, but S&P's quality improvement team fixes these issues quickly when they're pointed out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

S&P offers trials and phone training (sometimes on an informal basis) - take advantage of both.

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

The data presented on Capital IQ represents several hours of work combing through financial statements that our firm no longer has to perform. It has become and essential tool in our day-to-day operations.

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S&P Capital IQ Platform review by eric g.
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"Good public data but not very user friendly "

What do you like best?

The best thing about SP Capital IQ is the excel plugin and using it for public financial statements and modeling. It is straightforward to use and set up- making discounted cash flow modelling a breeze.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is not very good. Outdated, hard to navigate and learn how to use. Often got many errors when it came to screeners. Another downfall is the private company information. Not updated often, hard to find, contacts are very out of date.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Price is comparable to other providers.

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

Capital IQ was good for gathering public data and using it for comparable companies. It was also easy to use for creating presentations. The excel plugin helped with discounted cash flow modeling.

What Financial Research solution do you use?

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S&P Capital IQ Platform review by Administrator in Investment Banking
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"Great Source of Private Company Information"

What do you like best?

-Best database of private companies in existence

-Great source of investor information, key professionals, and ownership information

-Good database to use for putting together buyer lists at both the company and key professional level

What do you dislike?

-User interface could use a facelift to make the interface look fresher and more intuitive

-Given the volume of private company data included in the system, there can be an issue of running into stale data that is no longer accurate

Recommendations to others considering the product

Capital IQ enterprise solution can be a great solution for firms looking for a fair amount of licenses.

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

-The thorough database of private companies provided by Capital IQ streamlines many process in investment banking including putting together buyer lists (of both strategic and financial buyers), identifying new prospects, and putting together comparable transactions

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by Ashwinbalaji  S.
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"Great, but not amazing for private company information"

What do you like best?

The platform is organized and everything is downloadable and very intuitive. Contains information about almost every company in the planet. It can be accessed remotely.

What do you dislike?

Some information like comparable transactions are not good and not exactly comparable transactions. Does not have a lot of research reports and is very expensive to run

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pretty easy to use, but if you are looking at private company information only, other software might be better. Very useful especially in banking, while doing precedent transaction analysis and public company comparable analysis.

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

Information about any company, and it saves time when I want to completely understand what a company does

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Renewables & Environment
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"Great coverage of industry data but can be hard to find"

What do you like best?

What I like the most is how comprehensive and timely the industry coverage is. There is almost most of up to data company data as well as any upcoming events/ conference calls and so on. The Research reports are also very well written and comprehensive.

What do you dislike?

Search function could be better. Interface is not very intuitive. I tried contacting support several times asking for specific data and never got a response back.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Extensive industry data but interface is not the most user friendly. I have also had poor experiences with customer support

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

I have been primarily using SNL for Energy industry since I specialize in energy and environmental law. The main benefit was the convenience of getting an overview of all pending regulatory proceedings as well as necessary data to support my arguments in rate cases as well as comments on proposed rulemakings.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User
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"Good Software for Financial Data"

What do you like best?

The software is easy to use and the data is generally correct for companies.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to find where things are on the platform when first using it, but it gets easier as users use it and get used to it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a good platform and has accurate data. I would recommend it to financial services companies that are looking to implement a software for financial data.

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

This platform allows us to be more efficient when pulling financial data. We can go to this one platform and pull information in that is reliable instead of searching the internet. It is a reliable source that we can use in our materials.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by Administrator in Information Services
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"Great insight with user freindly interface."

What do you like best?

Strong financial data, news feed, custom dashboards with charts and graphs. A go to source for anyone watching industry or market trends.

What do you dislike?

Limited contact info for people working within target organizations. News of new company formations can also be delayed. When creating timely alerts for sales people timeliness is key.

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

I find new company formations, M&A, and A&D which represent opportunities for us. I also use CPQ for finding new customers and data appends. The oil & gas industry news also helps keep our company up to date.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Financial Services
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"Useful for Information"

What do you like best?

SNL offers a huge amount of information at your fingertips. You can read articles, follow the latest news, and grab industry statistics as necessary. You can also subscribe to digests that cover various topics of interest. Clearly, they focused on providing as much information as possible upon landing.

What do you dislike?

It's not the best user experience. It feels like overwhelming at times. At times, the information presented does not relevant, but they may be purely due to the choices or options that I have chosen. Often, I end up ignoring the majority of what's presented to me.

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

It's a repository for information about specific industries. It's useful when researching prospects.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User
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"Experience "

What do you like best?

My favorite part of capital iq was the excel plug in it made it so much easier to work on the financials of companies along with updating the figures in real time

What do you dislike?

I disliked that sometimes the server would just stop working and you would have to go re log on but it does indicate that you must log in again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It’s worth the investment makes your life so much easier.

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

Finding the right values of companies

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Banking
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"SNL Review"

What do you like best?

This program is great for completing analytical review of peer banks.

What do you dislike?

SNL was much more user friendly before it was sold to S&P.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Attend online workshops for tips on creating reports.

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

The peer analytic report builder is quirky and not user friendly. However, customer support is helpful in assisting you to build the report that you need.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Well organized data at your fingertips"

What do you like best?

Cap IQ makes research a breeze. All of the major metrics and ratios are already calculated for you, and comparing results to analyst forecasts are straightforward.

What do you dislike?

Not all metrics are available on an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis.

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

This software allows for easy benchmarking and the excel plug in feature really helps with keeping data current and building graphs.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Financial Services
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"snl review"

What do you like best?

the ability to research multiple financial institutions

What do you dislike?

it's limitation to only looking up financial institutions

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would try it out and see if it needs your business needs day to day. it may not be right for everyone

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

Gaining access to multiple streams of information quickly and saving a ton of time. It is a great way to summarize what I need.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Management Consulting
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"Average"

What do you like best?

The user interface is intuitive and the platform provides access to unique information unlike the other competitors.

What do you dislike?

It is very slow and the customer feedback and grievance resolving services are very poor.

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

For arrays of financial data and information to create analysis for various guideline companies.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Investment Management
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"An incredible tool with tons of useful data"

What do you like best?

I like that it has a lot of essential financial information about business of any size

What do you dislike?

Honestly there is nothing I can't think of

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

It allows me to retrieve financial data that I use during day to day analysis for financial/accounting purposes

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by Consultant
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"Great platform for market research."

What do you like best?

The depth of market and company research for most public companies as well as the ease of pulling data into databases.

What do you dislike?

For less well-known and smaller companies, information could be more accurate.

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

Speed of collecting information has definitely improved.

S&P Capital IQ Platform review by User in Financial Services
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"Capital IQ Review"

What do you like best?

The Excel Integration that makes easy retrievals

What do you dislike?

The lack of small company information available

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

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