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StrikeIron Expands WSBizNet with Five Financial Management Web Services

On-Demand access to the most up-to-date financial information for companies and the economy

Research Triangle Park, NC – November 16, 2004 -- StrikeIron™ Inc., developer of the innovative StrikeIron Web Services Business Networkä (WSBizNetä), to simplify working with Web services, today announced the availability of five additional Financial Management Web services to its expanding network of premium Web services. In a separate release today, StrikeIron also announced the beta release of its OnDemand Web Services for Excel.

The five Web services are available on-demand as a “pay-per-use” subscription and include: StrikeIron Econometric Statistics, StrikeIron EDGAR, StrikeIron Historical Stock Quotes, StrikeIron Insider Trading, and StrikeIron Real-Time Stock Quotes Basic. These Premium Web Services are available through WSBizNet and complement the previously announced StrikeIron D&B Business Information and StrikeIron Zacks Investment Research Premium Web Services. 

These services provide access to interactive real-time information for building on-demand applications. Developers and business users are able to take advantage of an easier and more cost-effective option for accessing and integrating real-time financial market data into Web sites, financial applications and any business applications to improve their real-time business decision making.

With today’s launch of the StrikeIron OnDemand Web Services for Microsoftâ Excelâ beta, users will be able to integrate these Financial Web services directly into an Excel spreadsheet without any programming knowledge. By working with a familiar spreadsheet environment, OnDemand Web Services for Excel uses Web services to let you connect to real-time data and processes; a process that previously would have been extremely costly and require time consuming importing, exporting and formatting with each update.    

“The combination of StrikeIron’s Financial Management Premium Web Services along with the StrikeIron OnDemand Web Services for Excel is a breakthrough that will enable the next step in the evolution of Web services utilization,” said Richard Holcomb, Chairman and CEO of StrikeIron.  “Now a much broader audience of business users can take advantage of Web services to build on-demand financial applications.” 

The StrikeIron Econometric Statistics Premium Web Service provides:

  •  Access to 1400 statistics on the U.S. economy.
  • Access the time-series raw or charted and query it for any date range.
  • Time-series are organized by category.
  • Each category contains multiple topics.

The StrikeIron Edgar Premium Web Service provides:

  • On-demand access to a company’s latest EDGAR filings in real-time.
  •  An XML-based Web services interface integrates with any product, system, or platform.
  •  Up-to-date information is maintained by the SEC.
  •  Easy integration of SEC data into your applications, corporate Web site or Intranet.

 The StrikeIron Historical Stock Quotes Premium Web Service provides:

  • Provides complete equity coverage NASDAQ (including Pink Sheets and OTC Bulletin Board), NYSE, and AMEX).
  • Saves time by accessing split-adjusted information.
  • Display the data on your public Web site.

 The StrikeIron Insider Trading Premium Web Service provides:

  • Query or search insiders by CIK, name or address.
  • Get insider roster, ownership and positions information for all public companies.
  •  Get detailed transaction history for all insiders.
  •   Cross-reference insider transactions across multiple firms.

The StrikeIron Real Time Stock Quotes Basic Premium Web Service provides:

  • Stock quotes and book information are available within 0 to 2 seconds from execution on the exchange.
  •  Reuse quote information without limitations.
  • Display the data on your public Web site.
  •  Access the tick-by-tick data for a whole day so that you can do your own analysis or charting.

The StrikeIron Financial Management Premium Web Services are part of the growing StrikeIron WSBizNet focused on providing on-demand data access to improve business decision processes.  Examples of additional Premium Web Services include Do Not Call Lists, Tax Data Systems Sales and Use Tax Rates, Mobile Text Messaging, and Address Verification.  These Web services are included as part of the largest and fastest growing directory of publicly available Web services with over 1000 entries. 

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About StrikeIron

Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, StrikeIron, Inc. is pioneering a break-through with the StrikeIron Web Services Business NetworkTM (WSBizNetTM) to greatly simply working with Web Services and enable broader adoption by business users and developers.  WSBizNet is an innovative integrated set of on-demand services and easier-to-use graphical tools to simplify publishing, finding, understanding, and utilizing Web services.  WSBizNet provides access to almost 1000 Web services and an infrastructure platform for easier and faster development of on-demand applications.  The Aurora Funds, Inc. provided funding for StrikeIron after recognizing the significant opportunity presented by Web services and this unique management team. For more information, visit

StrikeIron, Web Services Business Network and WSBizNet are trademarks of StrikeIron, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.



November 16, 2004


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James Neiser or Richard Holcomb                                               Kristi Lee

StrikeIron, Inc.                                                                           SRK Communications
(919) 405-7010                                                                           (919) 754-9511                                                       

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