Argus launches premium content delivery platform Argus Direct
London, 3 July 2013
Global energy and commodity price and news reporting agency Argus has launched a new suite of online information tools.
The online tools provide customers with new and improved means of accessing content. Argus Direct includes web, mobile and alert options, which subscribers can configure to meet their specific needs.
Customer requirements have shaped the development of Argus Direct. A phased launch is under way, with Asia-Pacific customers first to experience the many new features. Argus Direct is a highly intuitive and functional delivery platform, enabling users to find the information they need immediately, on multiple devices.
Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said: “Argus Direct represents a major technology advance for Argus and a higher level of service for our clients. We believe it is the best online platform in its class for energy market information. We have worked closely with our customers to produce the tools they need to access our services efficiently, quickly and wherever they are.”
The new service has been welcomed by Argus customers. Dr Markus Ulrich, at business management heavy cracker products, basic petrochemicals, Europe, for BASF, said: “The new service is customer focused and easy to use. It is simple to customise the home page and then review key prices and charts on demand. Spread charts are a particularly useful feature as they can be downloaded into Excel in one click. The news and analysis is now more valuable as it is quicker to access relevant information. I find Argus Direct useful in supporting my daily work activities.”
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Argus is an independent media organisation with nearly 500 full-time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal energy centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends.
More than half of Argus’ staff are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and an Ethics Policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.
Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies also use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.
Argus has 19 offices globally, including London, Houston, Washington, New York, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Astana and other key centres of the energy and commodity industry. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company.