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SDC Platinum

Use this guide to learn how to get started with SDC Platinum.

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  • Download the factsheet from Thomson Reuters.
  • Check out the videos produced by Thomson Reuters.  They are free but require registration. 
  • Read through the user's handbook on SDC Platinum.
  • Submit your question online.
  • Call 877-814-3571 or 800-738-8377.
Sarah J. Hammill
Business & Online Learning Librarian
11200 SW 8th Street
GL 232A
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-3009

How to Access

  1. Login into a Dell Computer.
  2. Click Start and select the SDC Platinum folder from the drop-down list.
  3. Click SDC Platinum V4.0.3.2.
  4. Use fiu for the login initials.

SDC Platinum allows for only 2 simultaneous users so be sure to EXIT out of the program when finished.

What is SDC Platinum?

SDC Platinum is a collection of financial databases that provides worldwide information on Merger & Acquisition transactions, Corporate Restructurings, Global Public Finance, and Global New Issues.  FIU Libraries has access to the following:

  • Corporate Restructurings: full detail bankruptcies (1980-) and limited detail bankruptcies (1980-1990).

Nuts & Bolts

1. Click the tab for Corporate Restructurings.



2. Select from the tabs across the top. In my example I am searching Company State. Click Open.



3. Select the details of your search by double-clicking on your choices. I selected Florida. Click OK.



4. After selecting your variables, click Close.



5. Click Report. 



6. Click on the report you want to run. Click OK.




7. Click the Save As tab to save the report in Excel on your USB drive.