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Frequently Asked Questions
  • 1. What is 9W Search?
  • 2. Who should use 9W Search?
  • 3. How does it work?
  • 4. Where does the 9W data come from?
  • 5. How much does 9W Search cost?
  • 6. What can I expect from 9W Search?
  • 7. What’s the “cool stuff”?
  • 8. After I get the answers, what else can I do?
  • 9. What are the technical requirements for 9W Search?
  • 10. Why do I have to register?
  • 11. How do I delete/cancel my registration/account?
  • 12. What if I forget my ID or Password?
  • 13. How do I give feedback/report bugs/contact?
  • 14. How long can I stay logged in?
  • 15. How can my company or school partner with 9W Search?
  • 16. How is my privacy protected?
  • 17. How are my information and activity protected?
  • What is 9W Search?

    9W Search provides answers to your questions about the 15,000 publicly traded companies in the US and 500 ADRs. (An American depositary receipt is a stock that trades in the United States but represents a specified number of shares in a foreign corporation. )

    Unlike financial search engines, 9W has “unbundled” a company’s financial report into elements and criteria you can see to ask the right questions. If you need a picture at any given moment, 9W Search combines the best categories with the right criteria to put the state of the marketplace in front of you.

  • Who should use 9W Search?

    9W is for anyone who wants fast answers to financial questions regarding publicly traded companies. Although anyone can find benefit from it, 9W is particularly designed for decision-makers in the financial area, including accountants; auditors; advisors; brokers; bankers; analysts and researchers; sales; CFOs, CMOS and other C-level executives; marketers; reporters; writers; teachers and students.

  • How does it work?

    9W Search allows you to ask complex questions with a point-and-click interface comprised of well-defined criteria. Answers are returned in seconds. For one company, or up to three companies at a time for comparison, you can query basic company information and financial data from Accounts Payable to Tax Rates. What’s the revenue per employee? What’s the accounts payable timetable? How much did they spend in advertising? What’s the comparison of the EBITDA for three companies by quarter and annually?

    You can ask more complex questions, ranging from Accounting Changes to Stock Based Compensation under the heading of “Important Disclosures”, which is information related to footnotes and major items that are required to be highlighted by the company More than three dozen “Interactive Data Items” ranging from Advertising to Taxes reveal the most recent activities reported in SEC filings with just one click.

  • Where does the 9W data come from?

    Company information and other financials are sourced through EDGAR Online from public filings. Additional financial information is sourced from 9W partners as well as the SEC database. 9W Search has the ability to sort through all of this data because of XBRL (Extensible Business Report Language), which the SEC has mandated for all company financial reporting. 9W Search has access to additional structured data which is passed along to you.

  • How much does 9W Search cost?

    Please view our pricing screen for registration options and costs.

  • What can I expect from 9W Search?

    9W Search has a core set of capabilities which will expand over time. Expect an upgraded version every few weeks, including the ability to do access more granular vertical information, more financial analyses, more personalization, and tighter integration with other services.

  • What’s the “cool stuff”?

    Well, we think it’s all cool, but have a look at the Current Ratios under “Financials”. Almost four dozen Ratio reports are available within a few seconds. And under Financial Data and Ratios Combined, 9W has done the work of joining the main financials and ratios into one important data point you can’t find anywhere else. There’s no need to look at two reports.

    9W enables you to know more by looking for relevant changes in 10-K, 10-Q and S-1 filings. This reveals important changes in individual data items which would otherwise be missed but can impact a company’s bottom-line.

  • After I get the answers, what else can I do?

    You can share your query results via email, and with others using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and other social media. You can do additional processing by saving your data to an Excel spreadsheet. Also, you can export the reports to PDF format.

  • What are the technical requirements for 9W Search?

    9W Search is device independent and operating system agnostic. It works on all devices (smart phones, tablets, PCs), recent releases of marketplace operating systems (Android, BSD, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows (XP and later)), and with all of the more updated versions of popular web browsers.

  • Why do I have to register?

    There are several reasons why you have to register. First, for your own protection and for the continued improvement of 9W Search, we collect basic information. We don’t share this information with any third parties. Second, in order to provide our user’s with the full value of 9W, we need you to register so you can track your own searches as well as login to 9W from whatever device you are using at the moment. Since 9W is ubiquitous, logging in makes it possible for you to use it at anytime from anywhere.

  • How do I delete/cancel my registration/account?

    Just use the contact form to request cancellation.. A more sophisticated process will be put in place once 9W is in final release mode. Of course we don’t think you’ll ever need to do that!

  • What if I forget my ID or Password?

    On the Login screen, you can ask us to send you the information again.

  • How do I give feedback/report bugs/contact?

    Please let us know how you’re using 9W Search, what you find valuable and what features are not working properly. Use the contact form to report problems and suggest changes. You’ll be hearing from us in short surveys and emails to ask about your experiences, problems and issues.

  • How long can I stay logged in?

    There’s no limit to the length of a session as long as there’s regular activity. If your sessions timeout after a period of no activity you can log right back in again.

  • How can my company or school partner with 9W Search?

    9W Search is building several APIs that will depend on the functions you would like to use. We welcome inquiries from companies to discuss the possibilities. White Label licenses are available to affiliates and aggregators. Complete the contact form and we will get back to you.

  • How is my privacy protected?

    We’ve created a comprehensive privacy policy to safeguard your registration and other information. Please read the 9W Search Privacy Policy

  • How are my information and activity protected?

    We’ve taken all measures to protect your 9W work. Please read the 9W Search Security Policy for further information.