What the Factiva?
June 09, 2016

What the Factiva?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Factiva

It was used throughout the organization - both analysts and executives used it to conduct research on medical device companies, focusing on those companies headquartered in Eastern Asia, as well as the largest companies in the U.S. Moreover, we conducted research specifically on the competitor businesses to our client companies, to keep them abreast of developments and trends within the industry.
  • Strong overall search capabilities
  • Intuitive basis by which to refine a search
  • Frequently updated
  • Lengthy setup for searches
  • Repeated articles appear frequently
  • Unannounced interface changes were unpleasant surprises
At the time, Factiva was already being used by the company I worked for - they had developed procedures specifically for using Factiva, so there wasn't really an option. I've used Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg exclusively for legal research, so there wasn't really an overlap with Factiva.
Where one's work is particularly dependent on researching news articles and developing/contemporary trends, Factiva is best suited, over say, another search engine like LexisNexis.

Factiva Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
6
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated