London, October 19, 2001 - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the world's leading provider of global business intelligence, now offers its databases and content collectively online for the first time via Alacra Inc.
The two companies announced today that all the EIU full-text publications are available including popular products such as Country Reports, Country Forecasts, and Country Risk and the EIU's new portfolio of DataServices,
CountryData, CountryIndicators and CityData. The Alacra site is the only online source through which EIU offers its content on 200 countries and regions collectively in full-text and/or numeric table form.
Lou Celi, managing director of the EIU explains "The database we have created weds the functionality of Alacra with the EIU's content. Now users can access our views on countries while downloading and analysing the numbers behind them."
Through the partnership, users can now feed forecasts and data into their own planning models and software programs and the users can manipulate, sort and display the data any way they choose. They can access data on a country-by-country or city-by-city basis as well as creating customised reports containing user-defined economic series data for a selection of countries or geographic regions.
"Alacra's mission is to provide exceptional business and financial data to users of our service," said Steven Goldstein, founder and CEO of Alacra. "EIU databases set the industry standard - diverse, comprehensive, current and reliable. The addition of these data from EIU will be of great value to our customers worldwide."