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Score 7.7 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

Synoptix

It is excellent if set up well, and users are well trained on how to use it as it is not very user-friendly. But to achieve that, you have to go through the hell of a setup. Support is not knowledgeable in some areas of the software, it is tough to set up and install, and when presented by salespeople, it is all great, but you need to invest a lot to pay it off.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Report Output and Scheduling

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.7
Publish to Web
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
8.0
Publish to PDF
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0

Access Control and Security

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
6.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
1.0

Mobile Capabilities

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
1.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
1.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
6.0
Long-term financial planning
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
5.0
Financial budgeting
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
5.0
Management reporting
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
8.0

Consolidation and Close

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0
Financial data consolidation
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0
Minority Ownership
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
6.8
Financial Statement Reporting
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0
Management Reporting
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0
Excel-based Reporting
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
7.0
Automated board and financial reporting
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
6.0

Analytics

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
3.0
Personalized dashboards
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
3.0

Integration

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
3.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
3.0

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

Synoptix

  • Easy report building interface with an query interface that allows financial users the ability to conduct complex queries without difficulty.
  • The ability to create reporting that allows us to review in-depth financial review by drilling down into accounts to find transnational data easily.
  • Easily maintained and monitored with simple upgrade installations and end point installation.
  • Great knowledge base for review and trouble-shooting.
  • Highly knowledgeable and easy to work with staff.
Logan Morris | 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

Synoptix

  • It has a poor install procedure which is not standard. It almost requires copying folders from an existing computer to the new install.
  • The update process is less than desirable. It seems like Compusoft needs to do a better job of testing before releasing updates.
  • The interface is a bit archaic. It looks more like a program from 20 years ago than one used today.
Tracy Burton | 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

Synoptix

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

Synoptix

Synoptix 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Support does not know much about software solutions. As an example, I have struggled for weeks just to set up LDAP that should be fairly simple.
Anonymous | 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

Synoptix

Prior to Synoptix we were using the reporting tool that comes with our ERP system. It lacked the drilldown and comparability functions that make Synoptix the top pick. Further, designing reports and maintaining reports was very labor intensive
Traci Hemmerlin  CPA | 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

Synoptix

  • As a reporting tool it has allowed us to make fact based decisions. We have a significant annual cost with relation to our legacy system and Synoptix provides us with the best tool to mine the data that resides in our legacy system.
Jake Friel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

S&P Capital IQ

General

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

Synoptix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

S&P Capital IQ
8.0
Synoptix
2.2

Likelihood to Renew

S&P Capital IQ
10.0
Synoptix

Support Rating

S&P Capital IQ
Synoptix
1.0

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