NORWALK, Conn., Jan 11, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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(R) 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 customized 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 customized, 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 capitalization, 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 traveling. 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.
FactSet Research Systems Inc. (http://www.factset.com) is a leading provider of global financial and economic information, including fundamental data on tens of thousands of companies worldwide. Combining more than 200 databases into its own dedicated online service, the Company also provides the tools to download, combine, and manipulate the data for investment analysis.
The Company, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was formed in 1978 and now conducts operations, along with its affiliates, from more than twenty-two locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry(R) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit http://www.rim.com or http://www.blackberry.com.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research in Motion Limited.
SOURCE: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc. Kieran Kennedy, 203-810-1000
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