EDGAR Online and Hitachi Announce Alliance

Oct 12, 2004

EDGAR Online, Inc., a provider of global business and financial information, and Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., a global electronics company, have announced an alliance through which the companies will make financial information from U.S. and Japanese public companies available throughout the U.S. and Japan. As a result of the alliance, customers of EDGAR Online will have access to Japanese company data and customers of Hitachi will have access to U.S. company data. Hitachi and EDGAR Online will provide fundamental company data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), which enables importation of fundamental data into a common platform (such as popular spreadsheet applications) for comparison and analysis of U.S. and Japanese corporation data.
(www.edgar-online.com; www.hitachi.com)