Factiva announced that Factiva’s first solution for the Microsoft Office System, Factiva Search, is now commercially available. Factiva Search, integrated with the Microsoft Office 2003 Editions, provides information workers with quick and convenient ways to gain a comprehensive view of the external business environment from within their daily workflow. It allows information workers to conduct research on Factiva’s collection of thousands of sources directly from a report or presentation they’re creating. For example, while drafting a competitive brief in Microsoft Office Word 2003, competitive intelligence professionals can use Factiva Search to quickly look up important industry trends from newspapers, journals, and newswires from around the world and enhance the accuracy and timeliness of their research. Factiva’s platform is based on XML and Web services and is integrated into the Research Task Pane of all the Microsoft Office System programs, including Word 2003, Excel 2003, Access 2003, Outlook 2003, OneNote 2003 and PowerPoint 2003. www.factiva.com/factivasearch