Capital IQ vs Thomson ONE

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Our firm is deciding between Capital IQ and Thomson ONE subscription. I used Capital IQ during my trial and liked it, haven't used Thomson ONE.

From what I've learned so far Capital IQ has a better interface, but Thomson ONE has free access to various broker reports, which is pretty important for us.

We will be using platform mainly for peer comparison, M&A data, company financials (including private companies), and research (where available), specific focus on emerging markets.

It would be nice to have Thomson ONE for both above mentioned tasks AND vast broker research base. But I'd rather have on good product instead of 2 mediocre ones, if Thomson is no good.

Could anyone share advice on which platform to pick? When comparing both platforms we don't really care about price (although we are getting only one of them) and ready to buy full-package subscription.

Also, most people I know are using Capital IQ, Bloomberg or FactSet, and I know no one who would use Thomson ONE, so there is another point of concern.

P.S. I know there are similar threads on the forum, but they are pretty outdated and mainly compare Capital IQ with FactSet, so don't slam me for that.

Thanks a lot

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Comments (13)

Dec 6, 2012

Thomson ONE is absolutely horrible. I'd take CapIQ over Thomson any day.

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Dec 6, 2012

my firm uses both. thomson one sucks balls, we only use it for the research notes. the interface is horrible, not user friendly at all, and it's really laggy.

capiq > thomson one

Dec 6, 2012

capiq. you aren't going to get good/recent broker research with a base thomson sub anyway.

Dec 6, 2012

Thomson one sucks

Dec 6, 2012

Second all the other posts: CapIQ is extremely user friendly with a clear layout and easy to navigate. Thomson ONE is just a mess. Although I have access to both of them, I barely use Thomson ONE..

Dec 6, 2012

Thanks guys, you really helped me out!

Dec 6, 2012

My school has a subscription to Thompson One and it sucks. Also a lot of their calculations are actually wrong.

Dec 7, 2012

Hi all

I've used both and the T1 has a huge advantage in Company profiles, research, M&A and PE databases. Cap IQ might have a slightly better interface, but my company needed PE information and research, which cap IQ was lacking

Dec 7, 2012

I use Thomson ONE only for the access to the research reports. In terms of overall quality, I'd take CapIQ over ONE.

You need to understand that a good firm, a profitable firm, and an attractive stock investment can be 3 unrelated things. -Epicurean Dealmaker

Dec 7, 2012

Themarkets.com for sell side research

Dec 7, 2012

Are there any advantages of Themarkets in comparison with T1 and Cap IQ? Have you used other platforms?

Dec 7, 2012

Thomson's new system, EIKON, is good. It's still a work-in-process though.

You need to understand that a good firm, a profitable firm, and an attractive stock investment can be 3 unrelated things. -Epicurean Dealmaker

Dec 7, 2012
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