BOSTON - The Investext Group says its Fortune Company Profiles is now available through its on-line business information service I/PLUS Direct.
Bibliographic citations of the profiles can be found on I/PLUS Direct through the Pipeline database.
The citations can be ordered while on-line for delivery by fax, regular mail or overnight mail.
Fortune Company Profiles are compiled from dozens of data sources including Thomson Financial Services, Standard & Poor's, Reuters News Service and more than 800 business journal and periodicals. For more information, call (800) 662-7878.
SAN DIEGO - The Ford Data Base has increased to 2,680 from 2,000 companies for which it provides U.S. equity data.
The Ford Data Base provides fundamental information, proprietary models and indicators. It is available from through Ford Investor Services Inc., San Diego, or from other software vendors including Factset, OneSource, DAIS, Vestek, and Charles Schwab & Co.
For more information, contact Fran Morse at (800) 842-0207.
HARTFORD, Conn. - CIGNA Retirement & Investment Services has developed a new version of its ProFiles software that helps employers help employees forecast the value of their defined contribution savings. CIGNA already also offers software for defined benefit and defined contribution plans combined.
CIGNA built the new version for employers who have only a defined contribution plan.
ProFiles offers employees the ability to run calculations on their company savings and on their personal savings, bank account, college savings plan, IRA and even real estate. Once employees look at all their retirement plans and savings, the software helps them forecast what kind of income they will need at retirement and how much more or less they need to save periodically to meet that forecast.
CIGNA has both DOS and Microsoft Windows versions of the ProFiles program.
Contact Frederick Castellani or Douglas Klinger at (800) 997-6633 for more information.
BOSTON - Municipal Market Data has released version 2.0 of ANVIL, an electronic trading system that eases trading of variable rate demand note obligations.
ANVIL 2.0 is an enhanced version of the ANVIL Network system. Some 22 investor and dealer firms used a final testing version of ANVIL.
"By automating the trading of VRDOs, investors can access the entire market for more informed investment decisions," said Richard A. Dobbins, president of MMD.
ANVIL Network is available on a Microsoft Windows trading platform.
CHANTHAM, N.J. - RANDALL-HELMS International Inc. has introduced a new interface for databases, models, reports and graphs.
Called RANDALL-HELMS for Windows, the interface is designed to integrate and index data for global analytics. The interface is compatible with Microsoft Windows.
Company officials say the product offers an easy menu system and one-touch commands for weighting portfolios and performing country, industry and security analyses.