S&P Capital IQ vs. Q4 Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
S&P Capital IQ
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Capital IQ is a market intelligence software solution offered by S&P Global Market Intelligence, which is the result of McGraw Hill Financial's acquisition of SNL Financial.N/A
Q4 Desktop
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Q4 Desktop is a software solution designed to enable users to build a investor relations program, demonstrate its impact, and measure the success of investor outreach efforts. Q4 Desktop is designed to aggregate all the data generated by an IR program into a single platform so the user can more easily report on stock performance, shareholder composition, and investor engagements, while reducing the amount of time spent on manual reporting.N/A
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S&P Capital IQQ4 Desktop
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S&P Capital IQQ4 Desktop
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
S&P Capital IQQ4 Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
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8.0
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Likelihood to Renew
10.0
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User Testimonials
S&P Capital IQQ4 Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
S&P Global Inc.
The exhaustive data set that is part of the Capital IQ platform helps create an extensive analysis and diversified dashboards help get the true insights from the data regression which is applicable throughout the platform across location and industry which sets apart it as a research and analytics tool. The search capabilities and precise & accurate data do what it is supposed to do
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Q4, Inc
This is one of two providers to go with if you are considering an investor relations website. We evaluated both of them and landed on Q4 Desktop due to their reputation of solid customer service. The additional CRM software is a nice to have as there are many other solutions you may have access to before you make that product your main go to.
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Pros
S&P Global Inc.
  • Data aggregation and charting. We consistently use Capital IQ's data collection abilities for comparing multiple indices and/or individual publicly traded securities.
  • Excel integration. Cap IQ's Excel plug-in is extremely useful for performing valuation analyses, and allows one to easily update key market metrics for ongoing use.
  • Transaction monitoring. Cap IQ maintains a reliable and continuously updated store of M&A transactions that one can reference for the purpose of analyzing deal activity in a particular industry subsector.
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Q4, Inc
  • easy to use
  • comprehensive database access
  • good looking ux/ui
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Cons
S&P Global Inc.
  • The scope and depth of the collected data can be increased.
  • The UI with little icons and buttons may be difficult at first but may become intuitive. The UI isn't horrible but might be better.
  • Global data coverage, but US and UK markets have the greatest details. MENA and APAC lack.
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Q4, Inc
  • speed of platform
  • lacking mobile app
  • pricing structure is fragmented
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Likelihood to Renew
S&P Global Inc.
[It's the] best ever.
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Q4, Inc
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Alternatives Considered
S&P Global Inc.
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.
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Q4, Inc
Q4 Desktop had the highest market share and good customer references.
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Return on Investment
S&P Global Inc.
  • S&P Capital IQ contributes to a more comprehensive analysis of companies when making decisions on how best to market them to potential buyers.
  • S&P Capital IQ has enabled my company to be more efficient in learning about and valuing companies.
  • Due to the quality and reliability of information S&P Capital IQ has, it is saving my company large amounts of time.
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Q4, Inc
  • reduced engineering time for website maintenance (2 hours per release)
  • reduced collaboration time with marketing team
  • automatic press release postings
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