getAbstract teams up with The Economist Intelligence Unit to create a new mobile knowledge platform

Providing answers to today’s financial market challenges.

New York, NY, October 29, 2013: At today’s Buttonwood Conference, getAbstract AG and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) unveiled Compressed Finance, a new mobile knowledge platform that aims to curate and compress the world’s most salient economic reports and outlooks, as well as country and industry profiles.

The increasing complexity of today’s global economy makes access to the right information essential for finance experts who need to make intelligent decisions. However, these leaders are often confronted with information overload and time constraints.

Compressed Finance: economic reports, ecomomic outlook and industry forectasts

Drawing on its 15 years’ experience as a leader in the compressed knowledge field, getAbstract fills business professionals’ need for current and accessible financial and economic knowledge. Working together to create Compressed Finance, getAbstract and The EIU curate the most relevant content from renowned institutions – such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Forum, the Brookings Institute, the European Central Bank, and many more. getAbstract then compresses the information into concise two- or five-page summaries, which customers can access online via their PCs and mobile devices (Android, iPhone/iPad, Blackberry). The new Compressed Finance platform is available to subscribers on www.getabstract.com.

Thomas Bergen, CEO of getAbstract AG says, “Providing managers worldwide with relevant and easy-to-access business knowledge has been getAbstract’s goal since its foundation 15 years ago. In the aftermath of the recent economic crisis, partnering with The Economist Intelligence Unit to provide decision makers with compressed financial reports, outlooks and profiles from experts was the next logical step and an excellent addition to our growing library of compressed business.”

Robin Bew Editorial Director, Economist Intelligence Unit says, “The Economist Intelligence Unit is working with getAbstract on Compressed Finance because we see the value of curating and distilling reports about global finance, including our own EIU country and industry reports, for a global audience that needs to stay informed on these matters but lacks the time to do so thoroughly.”

About getAbstract

getAbstract was founded in 1999, the brainchild of three global business executives who saw a growing need for putting more knowledge in people’s hands, in a format they could quickly absorb to stay current. getAbstract works independently, working with more than 450 publishers and content partners worldwide. getAbstract has developed the world’s largest library of executive summaries, which now contains more than 10,000 titles. Currently, around 10 million subscribers and hundreds of businesses – including more than 30% of the Fortune 100 – use getAbstract. getAbstract’s business summaries are available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French and Portuguese.

About The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the world’s leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis. EIU products include its flagship Country Reports service, providing political and economic analysis for 195 countries, and a portfolio of subscription-based data and forecasting services. The company also undertakes bespoke research and analysis projects on individual markets and business sectors. The EIU is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in more than 40 cities and a network of some 650 country experts and analysts worldwide. It operates independently as the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs.

Press contact at getAbstractAG:

Dr. Richard Behnisch, VP Business Development
+41 (0)41 367 5138

Press contact at The Economist Intelligence Unit:
Kylie Sobel, Program Manager, The Economist Group
+1 212-698-9781

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