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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

  • S&P Capital IQ's blackline tool allows for the effortless comparison of changes in company filings over time.
  • The screening tool when searching for comparable companies and/or transactions is very comprehensive and customizable.
  • It allows users to customize their dashboards and tearsheets in any number of ways.
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

  • Sources. In Bloomberg, when you click on a figure anywhere it leads you to the source. That is a great feature, as in finance everything has to be backed with the original source.
  • Cannot always find the needed information, the menu is too complex.
Anonymous | 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
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

S&P Capital IQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FactSet

FactSet 7.3
Based on 4 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

We had Capital IQ in addition to Bloomberg. It was much easier for a new person to use Capital IQ than Bloomberg. The ease of use was a huge selling point for us. Yahoo finance on the other hand is free, but you cannot gather all the data you may need in one location like you can in Capital IQ.
Caitlin A. Mabe | 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

  • It provides a good source for an analyst in researching certain information relating to companies and industries that the organization is investing in, having a reliable source for this kind of information lets us avoid losses caused by inaccurate data.
  • Given that it allows analysts to search more efficiently and effectively, overtimes attributed to further research requirements are lessened hence contributing to cost savings.
Ira Mae Ramos | 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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