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Symphony launches content partnership with Dow Jones, McGraw Hill & Selerity

First Published 15th September 2015

Symphony Communication Services collaborates with Dow Jones, McGraw Hill & Selerity to improve organizations' workflow with simple access to timely information.

David Gurle, Symphony

David Gurle, Symphony

"Content is critical to workflow productivity - whether it is generated in-house or sourced from trusted third-parties."

Palo Alto, California - Symphony Communication Services has teamed with Dow Jones, McGraw Hill Financial and Selerity, to introduce its content partner ecosystem. The collaboration aims to improve organizations' workflow with simple access to timely information.

Symphony is designed to help individuals, teams and businesses communicate from a single platform, with built-in security and compliance features. The open-source cloud platform is constructed around three key areas: community, content and communication. The partnerships with Dow Jones, a provider of news and business information, McGraw Hill Financial's S&P Capital IQ, a research and analytics provider and Selerity, a provider of real-time content and analytics, aim to enhance the content pillar of Symphony's platform by bringing organizations closer to the information they consume and distribute, while streamlining workflow productivity.

"Content is critical to workflow productivity - whether it is generated in-house or sourced from trusted third-parties," said David Gurle, CEO of Symphony. "By furthering our partner ecosystem with Dow Jones, Selerity and McGraw Hill, we are providing a complete workflow solution that combines cost-effective content, with collaboration and communication capabilities - making it easy for our customers and their communities to access and share the information they need."

Enabling easy access to premium content

As part of this integration Symphony subscribers will have access to premium content from Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal's reporting network.

"With a click of a button, Symphony customers will have access to Dow Jones news that's relevant to a specific security or topic," said Edward Roussel, chief innovation officer, Dow Jones. "Our global team of reporters and editors produce content that is accurate, timely and relevant. Integrating this content into the Symphony platform will facilitate fast decision-making, handing financial professionals a competitive edge."

Delivering actionable event-based insight

As part of Selerity Context's integration with Symphony, financial professionals will have access to contextually relevant news, research, and Selerity's proprietary breaking news notifications. The service allows users to access content based on search queries and be alerted on relevant trending events.

"Selerity and Symphony are redefining the collaboration landscape by combining contextually relevant content and secure messaging," said Ryan Terpstra, founder and CEO, Selerity. "Using our proprietary data science platform and deep understanding of real-time events, we are excited to deliver a service that empowers Symphony's users to rapidly discover information that enriches their research and investment workflow."

Providing access to key data and analysis

S&P Capital IQ, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is a provider of multi-asset class and real-time data, research and analytics. As part of this integration, Symphony users will be able to access S&P Capital IQ company data including key company financials, estimates, ratios and ownership. S&P Capital IQ customers will be able to link directly to the S&P Capital IQ platform for deeper insight and analysis. As this functionality is released, Symphony users will have access to a growing amount of content and insight from S&P Capital IQ and McGraw Hill Financial.

"By teaming up with Symphony, we are able to strengthen our long-standing relationship with the financial community even further," said Jonathan Reeve, chief data officer, S&P Capital IQ. "Financial professionals can now conveniently access S&P Capital IQ financial data while collaborating with their colleagues, partners and peers."

To learn more about partner and developer programs, visit www.symphony.com/solutions/partners_and_developers

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