# Thomson Reuters Bolsters Estimates System with Date-Transparency Tool

## The solution aims to help provide users with improved backtesting and historical analysis capabilities.

Analysts will often revise their estimates, but it’s not always clear when those changes were made. Point in Time (PIT) will essentially timestamp each revision made to an estimate. This cuts down on the number of assumptions an investment manager needs to make about the data.

Austin Burkett, global head of quants and feeds at Thomson Reuters, tells WatersTechnology that investment managers want to be able to backtest with data that is un-altered, in an as-was state without corrections applied

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