Business services provider Alacra recently announced the addition of Standard & Poor's credit research database to the Alacra Store, an e-commerce Web site providing business professionals pay-per-view access to reports from over 1,000 premier business information publications. The addition of content to the Alacra Store offers business professionals online access to S&P's credit research.
"We are excited that S&P has chosen to make its indispensable credit market insight available online via the Alacra Store," Alacra CEO Steven Goldstein said. "In one place, users now can purchase reports providing comprehensive coverage of an issuer's credit-worthiness."
S&P's credit research in the Alacra Store offers access to detailed reports and articles from S&P's network of global credit analysts. Through credit research, users could get a hold of ratings, news, analysis and other special reports that cover several industries, sectors and instruments including, structured finance (ABS, CMBS and RMBS, CDO and real estate companies), global issuers (corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, international public finance, utilities and sovereigns), public finance (appropriation, health care, higher education, housing), as well as public finance (structured, tax secured, transportation and utilities).
"Standard & Poor's credit research is now readily accessible to a broader customer base given Alacra's global distribution network and cost-effective delivery model," says Charles Warburton, S&P director in product management. "Now investment professionals can incorporate Standard & Poor's ratings content on an as-needed basis, pulling specific reports of interest to support their investment decision-making."
According to a release on the new product, the credit research content in the Alacra Store can be found through a keyword, company, publisher, or country search. Additionally, for users who want to stay up-to-date on credit research, Alacra also provides free alerts that have headlines from S&P research via a RSS feed. RSS is a type of Internet technology standard used to get notifications on new Web-based content.