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Key Financials: FAME & Amadeus

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Presentation by Suzanne Griffiths from Cranfield University given at the Key Financials Day held at the University of Aston in December 2009.

Presentation by Suzanne Griffiths from Cranfield University given at the Key Financials Day held at the University of Aston in December 2009.

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  • 1. Key FinancialsFAME, AMADEUS, and BANKSCOPE
    Suzanne Griffiths
    Information Specialist, Cranfield University
    s.t.griffiths@cranfield.ac.uk
    Business Librarians Association,
    Aston University Library, Birmingham
    December 7, 2009
  • 2. Outline
    Demonstration of databases including
    Content and Key features
    Searching
    Reports and analysis
    Vendor support
    Our experience at Cranfield
    New beta versions
    Value for Money?
    Questions and Discussion
  • 3. FAME Content
    What is it?
    Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME)
    a database of company information
    UK and Irish companies
    3.1 million active companies, 2.1 million of which are in a detailed format
    3.7 million inactive companies
    Covers both public and private companies
  • 4. FAME CONTENT
    Contact information
    Company
    Directors
    Advisors
    Financial Information
    29 profit and loss account and 63 balance sheet items, cash flow and ratios
    Credit score rating
    Stock Exchange
    security and price information
    Competitor Information
    Peer group data
    Industry data
    Geographical data
    Ownership
    details of company structure holdings and subsidiaries
    Shareholder details
    News and latest annual returns and other reports
  • 5. Key features
    Range and depth of data -10 years
    Flexibility of searching
    Quick
    Expert
    Reports
    Overview
    Peer group analysis
    Customizable
    Graphical representation
  • 6. Finding your way around FAME
    Overview of screen
    Quick Search
    Expert Search
    Tabs
    Support
  • 7. Quick Search
  • 8. Quick Search
    Company Name or registered number
    Location
    Industry
    Look up function useful for industry sector
    Size; employees, turnover, assets
    Legal form
    public or private
    Ownership
    M&A Deals
    Status
    Top Companies
  • 9. Quick Search Demo
    Find a list of the large retail companies in UK and Ireland . Ensure the companies are :
    Active
    Public
    Have more than 2000 employees
    Examine Tesco Company, Peer Group and Analysis Reports. Change peer report from table to graph.
    Trash search
  • 10. Search
  • 11. Choose Report
  • 12. Search Results
  • 13. Tesco Company Report
  • 14. Company Report Graph Options
  • 15. Peer Reports
    Top 10-20 companies in peer group
    Choose how to rank companies i.e. turnover
    Choose year of data
    Format of peer report
    1 Table
    2 Ratios
    Change criteria for ranking – click on column
    Presentation – change from table to graph
  • 16. Peer Report Format 1
  • 17. Peer Report Format 2
  • 18. Graphs
  • 19. Peer Analysis
  • 20. Peer Analysis
    Limit to 500 companies or less in your group for downloading
    Results can be graphically represented in charts or graphs
  • 21. Expert Search
  • 22. Expert Search
    Company
    Identification numbers
    Geographic location
    Activity/Industry
    No of employees
    Financials
    Ratios
    Credit Score or Rating
    Ownership data
    M & A deals
    Divesting Shareholders
    Stock data
    Directors/contacts
    Advisors/Auditors
    Legal form
    Active/inactive
    Accounting data
    Misc
  • 23. Building Search parameters using SIC/geographic areas
    Geographic
    CountryRegion/Postcode area/Post townPostcodePostcode rangesCountyTelephone dialing areaTelephone dialing codeAddress
    Activity/Industry
    Activity descriptionOverviewUK SIC (2003)NICE Rev. 2US SICNAILS 2007Standard Peer GroupsMajor SectorsBrand names
  • 24. Director searching
    Search for Directors in various ways
    Director Name Director/Contact PositionNo of DirectorsDirector NationalityDirector Date of BirthDirector GenderDirector Appointment DateDirector Resignation DateDirectors who are Shareholders
  • 25. Research for jobs
    Target a specific area or industry and find out key companies
    Registered address
    Key directors
    Financial data
    Credit rating
  • 26. Company Ownership
    Company ownership data is extensive
    Holding/ Subsidiaries/Affiliates
    Foreign ownership
    Shareholders
    Special team of researchers based in BVD Brussels populating the ownership database  
    There are 25 million active and archived links providing information on over 7 million companies.
    Separate user manual on ownership information
  • 27. Company Ownership
    Extract from BVD ownership manual – “The information collected in the database is processed and analyzed in order to:
    Qualify companies according to their degree of independence with regard to their shareholders;
    List the shareholders of a given company with their percentage of ownership;
    Indicate, if any, the Global Ultimate Owner (GUO)and the Domestic Ultimate Owner (DUO) of a given company;
    Provide the evolution of the ownership of the shareholders in a company
    List the direct and indirect subsidiaries of a given company together with their percentage of ownership;
    Qualify such direct and indirect subsidiaries with regard to their ownership status (Ultimately Owned by the given company or not)”
  • 28. Expert Search
    300 different search criteria available for selection
    Rerun searches easily
    Edit
    Activate
    Deactivate
    Delete steps in search
    Edit the Boolean operators
  • 29. Expert Search
    Find companies which meet the following criteria :
    Active in scheduled air transport
    located in England
    Have a Profit margin of 10%
    Owned by North American shareholders
    Show how to modify search
    How to change Boolean operators
  • 30. Building Expert Search
  • 31. Editing a Boolean Search
  • 32. AMADEUS Content
    Up to 14 million private and public European companies
    25 Balance sheet, 25 profit and loss, 25 ratio items
    Comprehensive business activity descriptions and codes
    Various levels of subscription
    Top 360,000 large and very large
    Ownership tree
    Same interface as FAME
  • 33. EXPERT SEARCH
    Additional searches NOT in FAME
    National ID numbers
    Category of companies
    Size based on turnover, employees, assets
    Industry codes
    Some unique to Europe
    Demo Orange France
  • 34.
  • 35.
  • 36.
  • 37. BANKSCOPE Content
    Subject coverage
    Information on over 29,000 public and private banks worldwide (13,757 US)
    Type of information
    Up to 16 years data, 200 data items and 36 bank ratios
    Bank ratings by Fitch, Standard and Poor, Moody's
    Country risk rating
    Dates of coverage 1995 onwards
  • 38. BANKSCOPE
    Demo search
    Natwest
  • 39.
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  • 43. Vendor Support
    Product Support
    Within product, Support
    Fame Internet Quick Guide
    Product
    Ownership
    Telephone
  • 44. Cranfield Experience: Customer Groups
    Cranfield Campus Students 2,934
    CRH 270, SAS 758, SOE 1052
    SOM 854  
    Shrivenham Campus students
    MOD Defence and Security
    Staff
    Executive Delegates
    Alumni
  • 45. Cranfield Experience : Database Use
    Heavily used by MSc Finance
    Assignments
    Thesis and
    Faculty research (invaluable unlisted companies)
    Customized library training
    Widely used in SOM MSc and MBA programmes
    Company research
    Job hunting
  • 46. Cranfield Experience : Database Use
    Used in Management courses for SAS, CRH, SOE.
    Executive Development programmes
    Peer Analysis
    Business development
    Used by university staff for business proposals
  • 47. Cranfield Experience :Usage Statistics
    FAME
    08/09
    96,433 minutes
    4,481 Sessions
    21.52 mins average
    07/08
    88,058 minutes
    4,823 Sessions
    18.25 mins average
    AMADEUS
    08/09
    6,479 minutes
    707 Sessions
    9.16 mins average
    07/08
    21,305 minutes
    906 Sessions
    23.51 mins average
  • 48. Cranfield Experience
    Likes
    Accommodate all our different user groups
    Easy to switch between products
    Accessible over internet
    Wealth of data on listed/ unlisted, active/inactive
    Updated daily
    Peer Analysis Reports
    Easy to complex searches
    Director contact info
    Dislikes
    Names of databases
    Downloading issues
    Clunky outdated unfriendly interfaces
    Online Help
    Too many clicks to print
    Pop up blockers
    Lack of interaction with bibliographic software
  • 49. New Beta Version
    Why?
    Dated, needed modern interfaces
    Easier, more intuitive for occasional users
    Beta version in testing now
    Spring 2010 full launch. It will run with old version for 1 year
    Content and frequency of updates same, improved functionally
  • 50. New Beta Version
    Main changes
    upgraded search interfaces
    A – Z listing search options
    Reports more customizable, ownership trees
    Search history captured
    Online support tutorials
  • 51. Value for Money?
    Value for Money policy
    Key factors at Cranfield
    Contract price; UK£/US$
    Usage stats
    Cost per view, Cost per download
    Cost per session
    Uniqueness of product
    FAME best value for money of BVD products
  • 52. Questions and Discussion
    How you are using FAME and do your users have similar comments on functionality/interfaces?
    How do you find the support provided by BVD?
    Do you think it’s Value for Money? Do you think there are any better products?
    How do you market FAME to your users?