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We have received customer feedback stating that our products are a strength, as well as an area for improvement. We use that feedback to focus on innovation and improving the ease of using our products. Please view the list below to learn how we have improved specific products based on customer feedback.
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the IHS Automotive suite of products. Please read about the following recent and upcoming product enhancements.
As part of our commitment to offering new insight into the automotive marketplace, we have added two new products to our portfolio:
On 20 March 2013 we launched a new version of IHS AutoInsight. The new version includes significant enhancements, many inspired by clients’ comments and suggestions. Improvements include:
On January 22, IHS Automotive added two new mnemonics, referred to as core mnemonics, to the Light Vehicle Production Forecast. This numerical identification will allow you to easily identify the vehicles added or deleted to or from the forecast, as well as enable you to follow a future vehicle throughout its evolution. The two new mnemonics are:
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the IHS Chemical product suite. Please read about the following recent and upcoming product enhancements.
Improved Coverage of Chemical Markets, Companies and Regions
IHS Chemical Research teams are now located in ten different countries providing extensive coverage of chemical market companies and trends across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. This includes two office locations in China, Shanghai and Beijing, reflecting the significant role China plays in the global chemical market.
The Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) have continued to expand global coverage in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia, while the China Report has increased the number of reports from 140 to 152. The Directory of Chemical Producers (DCP) has added 430 new companies to the China database.
People Remain our Biggest Assets
Our deep industry knowledge continues to set us apart. IHS Chemical maintains the best-of-the-best researchers and consultants on staff. Further strengthening our roster of industry-leading expertise, we are pleased to have added several well-known authorities on global chemical markets to the IHS Chemical family. These experts bring many technical backgrounds, further strengthening our coverage of specialty, inorganic and end-use markets, global plastics and polyolefins, and ethylene in North America and providing deeper knowledge of regional and global light olefins markets, and near-term or long-term aromatics feedstock analysis.
In addition, author, publisher and patent-holder, Dr. Jeffrey S. Plotkin, has joined IHS Chemical to write and lead a series of expanded training and education programs on Industrial Organic Chemistry.
New Products Lead the Conversation
New, time-sensitive market studies and special reports provide comprehensive analysis of high-profile topics in areas of key interest to the chemical industry. Recent examples include reports on The Influence of Shale Development on the Global Chemical Industry, 2012 China Coal Chemical, Renewable Commodity Plastics, Chemical Building Blocks from Renewables, and Russian Petrochemicals. Studies in progress include The Impact of Shale and Tight Oil on Refining & Petrochemical Industries and Brazilian Specialty Chemicals.
Unique to IHS, and new to IHS Chemical, are formats by which our content, research and expertise are delivered either on-demand, quarterly or annually via live interactive, customer-exclusive multi-client workshops and forums.
We have also launched a new Cost Curve program that provides client with an interactive tool that allows the data to be examined and parsed in many ways. Currently we have models available for ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, chlor-alkali and methanol. Models for EO/EG and parazylene are in development and will be available this summer. These models are being updated twice a year in conjunction with our updates to our long-term forecast updates.
Shifting to Integrated Product Platforms and Delivery
The World Analysis (WA) and World Petrochemicals (WP) have combined to offer 36 chemical market studies that include more plant capacities, more supply and demand data including online Excel graphs, more historical data, and a robust forecast period out ten years.
The CMAI and Harriman Chemsult Chlor-alkali, Soda Ash and Vinyls reports were merged into IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services. These new services offer expanded coverage, more insight and analyses of current market conditions and forecasts of future trends, access to an online database to retrieve our most current forecast for production costs and prices, as well as access to consultants through our inquiry services.
IHS Chemical Week is now available on iPad app as well as via digital edition and business daily along with live updates 24/7 on chemweek.com
IHS Chemical Company Analysis is being upgraded to a more user-friendly format.
A new series of quarterly webcasts provide ongoing insights from experts and enable convenient, in-depth discussions on pressing topics of high relevance online, either at your desktop or from your smart device.
We continue to partner with our customers by hosting client advisory sessions in preparation for delivery of IHS Chemical content via the new IHS Connect platform.
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the IHS Jane’s product suite. Please read about the following recent and upcoming product enhancements.
IHS launched Jane's 2.0, the new online platform for all IHS Defence & Security products.
Realigned Defense Equipment & Technology products
IHS Jane's Defence Equipment & Technology reference products have been realigned to meet more closely the needs of customers.
IHS Jane's Navigating the Emerging Markets
IHS has expanded its range of Navigating the Emerging Markets reports within the IHS Jane's Defence Industry and Markets Intelligence Centre.
IHS Jane's Defense Insight Report
IHS Jane's Defence Insight Reports are new subject-based quarterly reports exclusive to IHS Defence Module customers.
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the Economic & Country Risk (IHS Global Insight) products. Please see the following recent and upcoming product enhancements to this suite of products.
New Online Market and Business Intelligence Platform
IHS Connect, our new online business platform, was introduced to Country Intelligence subscribers
IHS Connect offers faster, smarter access to IHS information and insight. Features include:
New Acquisition: Exclusive Analysis
Exclusive Analysis brings additional expertise in political and violent risk assessments
The recent acquisition of Exclusive Analysis complements our existing political and security risk analysis product portfolio with new corporate asset and personnel risk management solutions. These offerings, along with our existing country intelligence, deliver a complete risk product suite that incorporates robust geospatial capability.
Recent Service Enhancements
US Economic Service Features Updates to the Model and Content
The US macroeconomic model was updated to include new concepts, re-estimated equations and revised weights. Content was enhanced to be more concise, with the addition of summary tables for the baseline, optimistic, and pessimistic scenarios and the introduction of succinct thought pieces in the US Financial Weekly report. The frequency of special reports has also been increased to cover a range of topics including fiscal policy, monetary policy, trade, and consumer markets.
Canadian Economic Service Features Updates to the Model
The Canadian Macroeconomic Model was modified following the benchmark revision to the National Income Accounts. This allows for improvements to the short- and long-term macro forecasts as well as the provincial forecast, in that Canadian economic data can be comparable internationally and utilizes the latest methodologies.
Consumer Markets Services Expands Content and Coverage
The US Consumer Markets Service offers more robust analysis and forecast coverage with the addition of a monthly executive summary, PowerPoint presentation, detailed analysis of retail trends, and significant enhancements to data and forecast coverage. The Global Consumer Markets Service has also added quarterly PowerPoint presentations, improved forecast frequency from semi-annual to quarterly updates, additional concept coverage, and methodological improvements.
Word Industry Service Features Expanded Content and Coverage in Industry Reports
Enhancements to the industry reports include expanded coverage to offer reports on all 95 industries; the addition of a new Expert View section for several key industry reports that offer additional insights on forecast highlights, supply, demand, and prices; and an expanded focus for 21 industry reports from US to global coverage.
Risk Dashboards Now Available for Country Risk Analyst
Country Risk Analyst now features a set of Country Risk Excel Dashboards that are updateable on-the-fly, or by scheduling. Clients may also customize their risk views.
New Monthly Newsletter for Country Intelligence Subscribers
The Political Risk and Trade Credit Newsletter is now published on a monthly basis providing clients an easy to digest summary of key political, economic and security-related events in frontier and emerging markets.
World Trade Service Improves Time Series Coverage
The World Trade Service improved top-level quarterly historical data and forecasts for major trade routes by increasing coverage from 12 quarterly time series to 80 quarterly time series. In addition, coverage was extended with the addition of 6 new countries and 12 new commodities.
Global Construction Service Enhancements
The Global Construction Service now includes more frequent updates for short-term total construction spend in 36 countries; additional 1-year, 5-year, and overall risk scores, and the availability of data in multiple currencies.
Pricing & Purchasing Expands Steel Coverage in Japan, Turkey, and East Asia
The Pricing & Purchasing regional Steel forecast coverage has been expanded to cover Hot-Rolled Steel (Japan), Steel Merchant Bar (East Asia), Cold-Rolled Steel Sheet (Turkey), and others. Current Pricing & Purchasing subscribers can access complete release notes here.
Pricing & Purchasing Expands Commodity Coverage to Include Gold, Alumina, and Others
The Pricing & Purchasing forecast coverage has been expanded to include the following commodities: Gold (Global), Alumina (Global), Industrial Ball Valves (US), Welding and Soldering Equipment (US), and others. Current Pricing & Purchasing subscribers can access complete release notes here.
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the Energy Insight (IHS CERA) suite of products summarized below.
Oil Market Services and other Downstream Research
We've launched the IHS CERA Oil, NGLs and Petrochemical Feedstock Market Advisory Services, or Oil Market Services for short.
Latin America Gas & Power and Latin America Upstream
We've launched reorganized services including new Latin America research. We now provide integrated regional coverage from Mexico to Chile with new research reports and increased report frequency.
Gas and Power
Member Events - Expansive Coverage, Innovative New Forums
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the Energy Insight (IHS Herold) suite of products, including new features and more frequent research reports, that are summarized below.
Company Play Analysis
We identified and increased the number of Company Play Analyses for 2013 both in North America and internationally.
Enhanced Analysis and More Frequent Reports
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve our Energy Technical products. Please see the following recent and upcoming product enhancements to this suite of products.
Kingdom Product Enhancements
Kingdom 8.8 offers new geoscience workflow enhancements to streamline your everyday activities, from data loading and interpretation to velocity modeling and rapid depth conversion.
Kingdom Direct Connect to Global E&P Information
GeoSyn integration with Kingdom has begun. This first step in the integration with Kingdom includes:
IHS AccuMap and AccuLogs Enhancements
Shaped by industry feedback, IHS AccuMap®, the Canadian energy industry’s premier exploration and production mapping solution, is being developed to be a more flexible and powerful interpretation solution in Microsoft™ .NET technology. Starting March 2013, the new AccuMap is now undergoing user experience sessions and is on an extensive beta period to ensure the current development serves customers first.
With our release in July 2012, AccuLogs gives you the ability to use Digital Logs (LAS files) alongside your raster logs. Users can now import proprietary LAS files or connect directly to the IHS Information Hub™ to download subscription digital logs.
IHS Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Database released
Released in February 2013 in partnership with GDM, Canadian energy professionals can now manage regulatory compliance and determine asset integrity through the IHS Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Database.
US Information Updates at a glance
We’ve made improvements to our US Information.
Updates from 2012:
New Content for the US
Data Quality Enhancements
New Release of IHS Offset Drilling Data, Rig Activity and Permits
The new release of IHS Offset Drilling Data, Rig Activity and Permits offers an improved user interface and mapping capabilities, as well as clearer alignment with IHS Enerdeq® Browser regions.
Improved User Interface and Mapping Capabilities
Clearer Alignment with Enerdeq Browser Regions
New Features for SubPUMP 9.8
SubPUMP 9.8 offers new features that include integration capabilities, calculation validation, and equipment updates.
QUE$TOR Cost Updates released in September 2012
In this latest release of QUE$TOR, the regional cost databases have been updated to incorporate current unit rates, exchange rates and man-hour costs for all regions to reflect third quarter 2012 prices. To keep QUE$TOR up to date, the cost analytics team, in conjunction with other IHS cost teams, closely tracks the various market fluctuations that impact costs within the oil and gas market and consequently the QUE$TOR program.
With each release of QUE$TOR we endeavor to enhance the product in terms of:
Enhancements in the latest version of QUE$TOR includes:
Enerdeq Browser Enhancement
Enerdeq Browser now includes New Information
The latest release of IHS Enerdeq® Browser offers US information subscribers the ability to subscribe to newly defined US Land Data in the form of state and fee information. Also, clients who subscribe to our Pipeline Facilities information will now be able to access that information through Enerdeq.
In January, we announced that the Enerdeq Browser 2.2 was providing US information subscribers with access federal land data through the new US Land database.
Now, with the release of Enerdeq Browser 2.3, we are providing even more information—this time state and fee lease data. With access to this information, customers can view the most complete picture of the current land lease situation, and see how that information relates to IHS oil and gas information in their areas of interest.
Also available with this Enerdeq Browser upgrade is information on pipeline facilities, which can be accessed by clients who subscribe to the information via the Browser Map feature. Now, a more complete picture of this data along with the broad suite of pipelines information is available for use in your workflows.
Mobile Applications for Rig and Permit Activity
Subscribers to our online rig and permit activity products can now to track rig and permit activity with IHS Activity Tracker™ mobile app on the Apple Store. This new app allows subscribers to learn basic information about current well activities, operators and drilling contractors in the field.
This app will let users:
IHS EDIN Enhancements
We continue to improve EDIN by adding new content and additional functionality. Recent enhancements to EDIN have added the capability to analyze Unconventional Plays and have extended the Midstream content into North America.
Access to Unconventional Plays has been added to the Basins subscription. Now within EDIN you can search for Unconventional Plays with specific characteristics, generate detailed play monitors and map the results.
A range of information is available for each play, including:
The coverage of Unconventional Plays is being extended with the initial focus upon high-potential plays and will be rolled out on a regional basis throughout 2013.
Major Industrial Plant Database
Additional information from the Major Industrial Plant Database (MIPD) has been added to the Midstream Industrial Plant subject within EDIN. The MIPD adds critical information for the North American market that enables gas marketers to identify potential gas customers by size and energy consumption profile within the gas supply infrastructure. The MIPD provides users with access to a number of additional reports for the industrial plants :
North American Pipelines
A new Midstream subject, North American Pipelines, has been added to EDIN enabling you to search for and to map pipelines in the North American market. The US Pipeline access has become a critical factor to the profitability of exploration and production projects in the United States, and in particular, high profile concerns to unconventional oil and gas resource development. Many new oil and gas plays are in remote areas historically with limited local market requirements. Thus the distance to the transport network and which markets can be accessed via this network are often make-or-break project variables.
GeoMagnetic Anomaly Raster Map Layer
A new raster map layer showing GeoMagnetic Anomalies has been added to the Geology layers. This map content is included within the subscription to the Basin Database and enables users to gain insight into the subsurface structure and composition of the Earth’s crust. Over continental areas, magnetic anomalies give information on the geologic, tectonic and geothermal evolution of the crust and lithosphere.
Other recent enhancements include:
The following customer-driven product improvements have been implemented. For more information on these updates, please log on to the EHS&S Customer Network for detailed release notes.
Compliance Suite v4.44 and Compliance Messenger 2.0
Enhancements have been made to the following Compliance Suite and Compliance Messenger features:
Comply Plus v3.2
Enhancements have been made to the following Comply Plus features:
Essential Suite v7.5
Enhancements have been made to the following Essential Suite Modules:
Enhancements have been made to the following IMPACT areas:
Enhancements have been made to the following opsInfo features:
Product Compliance Suite (Intelligent Authoring) v4.3.2
Enhancements have been made to the following Intelligent Authoring features:
Enhancements have been made to the following Stature areas:
For more information on these product updates, please log on to EHS&S Customer Network (ECN) for detailed release notes.
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve our Maritime (IHS Fairplay) product suite. Please read about the following recent and upcoming product enhancements.
Ports and Terminals 2013 – 2014 Guide and CD
The 2013 – 2014 IHS Ports and Terminals Guide and CD – available in October. Some of the key improvements we have made to the Ports Guide Printed Edition since 2010 include:
2012-13 Register of Ships and List of Ship-owners now available
Your feedback has contributed to action plans to improve the former Emerging Energy Research suite of products summarized below.
Restructured Renewable Energy Advisory Services
IHS has restructured our suite of Emerging Energy Research Advisory services to better align our market expertise with the needs of our clients and developments in evolving renewable energy markets.
Increased Focus on Emerging Markets
Based on clients' requests for more information on opportunities outside North America and Europe, we have launched a new Emerging Renewable Power Markets Advisory. This service focuses on the potential and opportunity for renewable energy development in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Renewable Energy Webcast Series
Clients of our renewable energy advisory services continue to participate in our Analyst Briefing webcast series examining key issues in renewable energy markets. Webcast topics have included operations and maintenance of Wind Turbines, European biopower markets, and offshore wind market challenges. Listen to the most recent EER webcast on opportunities in emerging solar PV markets.
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