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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

S&P Capital IQ

Cap IQ is well suited for analyzing security pricing and valuation, tracking stock performance over time, looking up comparable transactions, and analyzing valuations on an industry basis. The service is also well suited for charting and data analysis purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FactSet

FactSet is good for researching the financial industry. There are some other industries, but primarily, this site is for users in finance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

S&P Capital IQ

  • You can use it on any device, and do not have to go to a terminal and leave your desk.
  • Interactive PDF reports can be exported, Bloomberg is not that good at this.
  • Balance sheets, Profit & Loss Statements and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FactSet

  • FactSet maintains company filings and presentations of publicly listed companies and it does so in a really good way because the tool compresses the file and lets you download it easily. FactSet's compresses annual reports/presentations with normal sizes ranging from 10-15mb when downloaded from original sources into 2-4mb sizes. If you are a company/person who needs to maintain big fikes like these time and time again, it is a really good feature.
  • Creation of a public information book in FactSet is really easy. Anyone who is technologically inclined can actually use it with ease even without training.
  • Their mergers and acquisition information is actually better than others. It's not perfect but I think it is actually a bit better than standard.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

S&P Capital IQ

  • I used Capital IQ mostly to value equity and fixed income securities. Sometimes it was easier to find what I was looking for on Bloomberg with the keyboard shortcuts. Then again there was some information that was much easier to obtain through Cap IQ.
Caitlin A. Mabe | TrustRadius Reviewer

FactSet

  • Faster load time
  • API integration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
[It's the] best ever.
Becky Reid | TrustRadius Reviewer

FactSet

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

S&P Capital IQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FactSet

FactSet 7.5
Based on 2 answers
There's normally no need for me to get support for FactSet. Mostly the issues you experience in the system go away on their own after a few hours.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

S&P Capital IQ

Capital IQ provides a more comprehensive and more reliable source of financial information and it allows you to do company screenings in a more user-friendly manner.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

FactSet

FactSet offers the most comprehensive info on industry-specific accounts. We don't currently have plans to leave.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

S&P Capital IQ

  • Cap IQ has helped tremendously with employee efficiency when it comes to investment analysis and gaining market perspective. The service is relied upon for use in financial modeling as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FactSet

  • FactSet is offered at a lower rate as compared to its peers. Even though it's not as complete as other databases, it really does the job that it is intended to so it's an additional cost-saving for our company.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

S&P Capital IQ

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FactSet

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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