Bureau van Dijk announced a series of enhancements to their Orbis company research and financial analysis platform. New or enhanced features include financial transparency, customization, batch search, improved navigation, expanded searching, and the addition of Moody’s research.
As ever, we’re creating, incorporating and rolling out features and functionality on the new Orbis interface all the time. Each enhancement is intended to help make sure that you can take full advantage of our rich, structured data in order to carry out your research processes as efficiently and effectively as possible.
- Bureau van Dijk CMO Louise Green
Bureau van Dijk added custom variables that are available in books (reports), chapters, an searches. Users may also create custom books and chapters.
UI enhancements include improved book navigation so that users can move between chapters more easily; batch searching of company names by pasting a list of company names into the name search; expanded searching of ownership structures; free-text searching of notes; and enhanced viewing and filtering of corporate directors and advisors. Directors are now sorted by department and filterable by role, seniority, and data source.
Users can now click on financial values to see the underlying calculations.
New premium content includes research from Moody’s Analytics spanning 9,000 company and 7,500 industry reports. Both public and private companies and banks are covered. The reports may be purchased using BvD credits on a pay-per-view basis. In September, Moody’s rating announcements will be added to the service. Other company research sources include MarketLine, Morningstar, and GlobalData. MarketLine also provides industry market research to Bureau van Dijk products.
Finally, Bureau van Dijk added a new tax explorer premium service which flags “entities in low-tax jurisdictions.”
Moody’s is in the midst of acquiring Bureau van Dijk. The transaction is expected to close this month. Moody’s CEO Raymond McDaniel said he “looks forward to further extending Moody’s position as a leader in risk data and analytical insight.” The firm has already received EU Merger Regulation approval from the European Commission.