Symphony Launches Content Partnership with Dow Jones, McGraw Hill Financial and Selerity

New collaborations further Symphony’s vision to deliver timely content, enriching workflows for organizations of all sizes

Sep 15, 2015 / 02:00 PM
Palo Alto, CA

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 - Symphony Communication Services LLC, today announced it has teamed with Dow Jones, McGraw Hill Financial and Selerity, to introduce its content partner ecosystem. Together, the collaboration will improve organizations’ workflow with simple access to their most relied-on 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 global 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, 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, founder and CEO of Symphony. “By furthering our partner ecosystem with Dow Jones, McGraw Hill Financial and Selerity, 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   

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information. As part of this integration, Symphony subscribers will have quick and easy access to premium content from Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal’s reporting network, the leading global source of business and financial news.

"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."

Providing seamless access to key data and analysis  

S&P Capital IQ, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real-time data, research and analytics. As part of this integration, Symphony users will be able to seamlessly 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.”

Delivering actionable event-based insight   

Selerity Context is the first contextual recommendation solution for enterprise applications optimized for finance and business professionals. Leveraging multi-lingual, semantic technology, Selerity Context dynamically pushes personalized content to end-users for better decision-making and real-time discovery.

As part of Selerity Context’s integration with Symphony, financial professionals will have seamless access to contextually relevant news, research, and Selerity’s proprietary breaking news notifications. The service allows users to rapidly discover 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.”

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About Symphony

Symphony transforms the way users communicate effectively and securely with a single workflow application. Forging a new path in the industry, Symphony is designed to help individuals, teams and organizations of all sizes improve productivity, while meeting complex data security and regulatory compliance needs. Symphony was founded in October 2014 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

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