Factiva Expands into SharePoint

Jun 10, 2005

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, has announced the availability of Factiva Portal Services, a set of Web Parts with Factiva content, designed to enable IT managers to integrate business intelligence into Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

Countrywide Financial Corporation's Market Knowledge Group recently selected Factiva Portal Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to enhance the company's resource of knowledge and insight for senior management, strategic planners, research analysts, and other key decision makers. The group is working with Factiva Consulting Services group to integrate Factiva Portal Services into its News Dashboard.

Factiva Portal Services consists of several Web Parts that are compatible with SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and are designed to meet the information needs of executives, and sales and marketing professionals. These views highlight the key tasks of the job function and integrate news and information where needed. Using graphs and charts, the Web Parts are designed to provide a visual snapshot of major news events and issues, as well as integrate news feeds from Factiva's collection of more than 9,000 sources. Factiva Consulting Services can customize this experience through their subject matter of delivering information into Microsoft Office SharePoint.