IHS Expands Content for its Online Platform, Helping Oil and Gas Subscribers Make Smarter Business Decisions
IHS Connect® combines insight and analytics to help subscribers
better understand global energy markets directly from their desktop
IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and
analytics, today announced expanded content and functionality for IHS
Connect, the company's innovative market and business intelligence
IHS Connect, launched last year, has been upgraded to include even more
critical research, analysis and forecasts, providing customers with
enhanced search, filter and charting capabilities. These improvements
optimize the value of customers' IHS subscriptions, giving them the
tools they need to support their business workflows and making them more
efficient and effective in the process.
Among the upgrades to IHS Connect are: expanded content for oil
refining, natural gas liquids and petrochemical research and forecasts;
upstream and cost research services; global energy mergers and
acquisitions, and company valuation databases; and World Industry
Services, now including comparative industry forecast and analysis of 95
industries in 75 countries throughout the world.
"Our customers do business in a complex and rapidly changing environment
where single-dimension information falls far short of the knowledge
needed for making important decisions," said Scott Key, IHS president
and chief executive officer. "They need a ‘connected' view of the global
energy landscape, and IHS Connect delivers. This unique platform gives
subscribers the ability - right from their desktop or iPad™-- to
discover, visualize and analyze the deep intellectual capital of more
than 2,000 IHS world-renowned experts," Key said. "In so doing, our
customers explore new perspectives and examine many aspects of an issue,
quickly and confidently, in order to develop, refine and stress-test
their business strategies."
Designed specifically for the commercial business decision maker, IHS
Connect provides an unmatched concentration of information to customers
who need to understand global energy markets, when and where they need
it, in the office or on the go. Users can seamlessly navigate the
platform to find the latest industry analysis, in-depth market research
and economic forecasts.
With its "personal dashboard," IHS Connect delivers a 360-degree view of
the energy market. Depending on their individual interests, customers
can view: global exploration and production (E&P) trends, macroeconomics
from a global or regional perspective, regional or country-specific E&P
activity, regulatory or fiscal risks, as well as acreage distribution
and field operations in an area of interest.
Using IHS Connect, subscribers can also identify companies operating in
an area, benchmark competitors, review similar transactions or merger
and acquisition activities, and determine or compare costs of potential
In Brazil, for example, where the country's deep waters are yielding
remarkable growth in oil reserves, customers using IHS Connect can
quickly determine whether the region has the drilling capacity to bring
the oil fields to production and, if not, what the implications will be
for oil companies and for the Brazilian economy if oil developments are
In the data browser tool, IHS Connect subscribers can access global
crude oil price forecasts and view demand for refined products in order
to determine if they are connecting supply to markets with a stable or
growing demand segment. Using the scenario tool, users can adjust
macroeconomic indicators to determine upside for potential new
investments in the region.
For more information about IHS Connect, please visit www.ihs.com/ihsconnect
About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE:IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in
critical areas that shape today's business landscape, including energy
and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security;
environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and
industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with
speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a
publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005.
Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 8,000
people in more than 31 countries around the world.
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Source: IHS Inc.