Norwalk, CT January 11, 2006 — FactSet Research Systems Inc., (NYSE:FDS) a major supplier of computer-based financial and economic data to the investment community, today announced that FactSet market intelligence tools are available through the BlackBerry® wireless platform from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM).
Wireless FactSet access will enhance clients’ productivity by providing access to important information via BlackBerry, wherever, whenever information is needed. By leveraging the BlackBerry platform, FactSet clients can access IBCentral reports containing the same information and customised views available to client in the office.
"FactSet’s goal is to provide our clients with mobile access to the mission-critical information they need to run their businesses efficiently," said Kieran Kennedy, Director of Investment Banking and Brokerage Services at FactSet. "Our relationship with RIM enables FactSet to deliver fully customised, global market and company information in real-time to the tool that our clients find most valuable when out of the office: their BlackBerry devices."
With FactSet IBCentral via BlackBerry, investment professionals can get news and quotes on the road as well as retrieve key capitalisation, pricing, financial, and ownership data, or create custom reports.
"FactSet’s wireless application provides easy access to stock quotes and press releases, eliminating a source of frustration when travelling. I wish other Internet-based services were as easy to use," said Craig R. Kennison, CFA, Senior Research Analyst from Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.