Competitive Assessment: Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM) Giants - Reed Elsevier, NV Science & Medical; Thomson Scientific & Healthcare; And Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science
This Briefing provides a competitive assessment of three major Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) content vendors, Reed Elsevier, Thomson, and Wolters Kluwer. Outsell evaluates the Big Three's contenxt mix, comparative financial and strategic positions, and identifies what users can expect from them in coming months. The competitive environment has heated up, as each of these vendors engage in merger activity and develop targeted information products in order to build market share. Strengths in specific content areas, such as biomedical, chemical data, engineering, healthcare and patents, are compared. A financial analysis based on Outsell 60 Company Monitor data shows the comparative financial health of the three vendors, and reveals Reed Elsevier to be in the strongest overall position. This Briefing will be useful to vendors in the STM space as they evaluate their competitive positions and plan future strategies. For buyers of STM content, the Briefing helps sort out the strength and weaknesses of the Big Three product offerings and, and will help them match user needs to specific offerings.