SDC Platinum requires installation of client software onto a Windows PC. Please contact Matthew_Conlon@uml.edu to schedule an appointment .
VISTA USERS: See the notes at the bottom of Installation Guide (below) before proceeding with your installation.
MAC USERS: SDC Platinum software is not available for the Mac OS.
Step 1: Downloading the SDC Platinum software
***This requires approval from Thomson Reuters which may take up to 24 hours.***
If you are conducting venture capital or private equity research, please consider using the web version of Thomson Reuters' VentureXpert (requires MS Explorer browser).
NOTE: You MUST use Microsoft Internet Explorer (this download will NOT work with FireFox).
Step 2: Installing the software
Step 3: Launching SDC Platinum
Launch SDC Platinum either from your Start menu or from C:\SDC\(version)\Platinum\Bin\Platinum.exe (if this does not match, find the Platinum application in the Bin Folder located in the SDC install directory).
Click on Login. When prompted, enter the initials of the user you set up during installation. Click OK.
SDC Platinum will attempt to log you into the Thomson Reuters SDC servers. On success, you will see a "Billing Information: Enter Project Description" box (enter anything and click OK; you will not be billed for your sessions).
You will then see the SDC Bulletin splash screen. Click OK to proceed to the database selection screen. Select a database.
SDC recommends executing online updates of the software after installing and once per month thereafter. Follow the instructions in the Online Update document below.