Dialog Profound Now Offers Aroq Research

May 21, 2004

Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has announced that market reports prepared by Aroq, a British online publisher specializing in business research, are now available through the Dialog Profound service. Dialog Profound is a source of market research, with a collection of market research reports contributed by some research firms covering industries and companies worldwide. Aroq research reports are now available through Dialog Profound for electronic searching and purchase. The reports cover the global automotive, beverage/drinks, clothing, and food industries.

Aroq's reports, which may be displayed on-screen and also downloaded in PDF format, include: Management Briefings--In-depth research focused on specific aspects of an industry, with analysis and opinion. Examples of themes discussed in Management Briefings include global industry overviews, supply chain analysis, regional updates and new technology for each of the covered industries. Briefings run between 15 to 65 pages each. Global Market Reviews--Market research reports that focus on individual sectors within covered industries. For example, Aroq produces Global Market Review reports on the bodywork and trim component sectors as part of its coverage of the automotive industry. Typical Market Review reports are 30 to 145 pages in length. Company Profiles--Reports offering reporting and analysis about individual companies. Individual report sections detail such topics as company structure, products/services, customer descriptions, financial performance, strategy, investment, regional activities, product development, and future prospects. Company Profiles are usually at least 25 pages long.

Dialog recently released a new version of Dialog Profound when it began using a new technology platform for its line of business information, news, and market research services. A new version of Dialog NewsRoom, a current awareness and news research service, also is now operating on the new platform and from the same interface. Three other Dialog services - Dialog Intelliscope , Dialog Company Profiles and Dialog NewsEdge - will be re-launched on the new platform later this year. Dialog Profound users may purchase sections of market research reports rather than the entire document, which may contain detailed information not necessary for a particular research project.

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