Bureau van Dijk (BvD) is releasing a new user interface for their ORBIS financial analysis product. The ORBIS product line provides global company financial analysis tools with very deep financial coverage of European privates. This platform is also employed for regional products such as Amadeus (Europe), Oriana (AsiaPac), and country specific products within Europe such as Fame (UK), Markus (Germany, Austria, Luxembourg), and Ruslana (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan).
The modernized UI is fast to use and supports tablets. New features include an icon-based navigation panel along the left edge and improved multi-step searches. Users can also group their favorite search steps together and adjust list layouts.
New report types include a visual profile and “Excel-friendly financial worksheets.” Users can also quickly share searches, results, and reports with colleagues.
A new Tools Zone provides a set of analytical tools for peer analysis, pivot-table building, ownership research, and Excel plug-ins.
Both the old and new UI will be available while users migrate their saved searches and reports to the new ORBIS.
The firm did not indicate whether similar enhancements were planned for the MINT sales product line.
ORBIS is the leading financial analysis tool for European and AsiaPac companies. They have been rapidly expanding their global company coverage and now span 200 million companies (roughly 3/4 of which are active) with market leading company linkage (ownership) intelligence. This dataset is available in ORBIS, their regional financial analysis editions, MINT sales intelligence editions, and their line of Catalyst workflow tools (e.g. credit risk analysis, transfer pricing, valuation).