Below is a list of software that is available in the Suffolk University Trading Room & Financial Center.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7


Microsoft Office 2010
- Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote

Adobe Acrobat Reader
- The application to open and view PDFs.

- A file archiver and compressor for Microsoft Windows.

Databases & Software

Morningstar Direct -
a global investment analysis platform that unites all of Morningstar’s data and institutional research, private and third-party content, rigorous analytics, and productivity tools.

CRSP Sift - CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) database contains information on securities traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges, and the NASDAQ system. Daily listings on prices, returns, and a number of other data points can be accessed from this data base as well as other useful information for issues traded on these exchanges.
Stocktrak - virtual trading platform that offers most realistic simulations available using real-time, streaming services that feature global equities, bonds, options, futures, commodities and more.
SPSS - Software used for statistical analysis.


Internet Explorer
- An internet browser made by Microsoft. (Often abbreviated ’IE’).

- An alternative browser to Internet Explorer. Small and easy to use, it is an open source browser that has many advantages over Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

Media Players

RealPlayer - A cross-platform media player by RealNetworks that plays a number of multimedia formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media and multiple versions of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo files.

Windows Media Player - A media player application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio and video files on Windows.

QuickTime - Apple’s media player application that is used for playing audio and video files.

Adobe Media Player - A new media player application developed by Adobe that is used for playing audio and video files.