Great for business news
June 10, 2016

Great for business news

Jacob Batchelor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Factiva

At Law360, a NexisLexis-owned legal news wire, we used Factiva to keep on top of news in various industries or for specific companies we were following—often, I'd check the alerts we had set up every hour or so to determine whether there was anything that we had missed in our searches of PACER and other news organizations. Overall, it acted as a failsafe and news source.
  • Putting broad swaths of news in one place
  • Organizing information
  • Constant updates
  • The UX leaves room to be desired
  • There are often repetitive entries
  • The functionality can be confusing
I often used Twitter as an alternative to Factiva. Additionally, I used a number of link-gathering resources such as Google alerts.
It seems well suited for gathering and analyzing business news and business information. That said, it leaves room to be desired in terms of any social media functionality or capturing emerging news sources. I don't recall Factiva picking up more specialized blogs or relatively recent entrants in to the news media world.