Create industry benchmark reports from over
• Welcome to FINTEL Industry Metrics Reports!
This resource will help you create customized
reports from over 2000 industries.
• FINTEL helps you research information on a
client’s industry, receive knowledge about
investment targets, and gain insight into
financial management of industry peers.
Creating a customized industry report
Start by visiting
Click on „Research‟
Click on “Business, Careers, Technology”. Your
screen will automatically jump to the collection of
business databases, listed alphabetically.
Click on the
Metrics” link. If
you are outside
of the library,
you will need
to enter a
Welcome to the FINTEL Industry Metrics
homepage! Listed is information about all of
the information you can get from this
database. When you are ready to create a
report, click on “build new report”.
Decide which type of benchmark analysis you would
like. Also note the “number of companies selected”
in top right corner. That number will reduce as you
add criteria to your report.
Select an industry by either typing in the industry
name or code or you can choose from the drop down
Please note that once you have chosen your industry,
you will need a minimum of 7 companies in order to
continue to build your report.
Select “Yes” or “No” if you would like to tailor your
report with additional criteria, such as location,
sales, number of employees, and age of firm for
your industry report.
If you decide to add more criteria to your report,
you will be able to fill in any or all of these fields.
Click on the orange check box to expand a
Select whether or not you want to compare your
results to the industry at large. When you are
finished, click on the “ok” button.
This is an overview of your report. You can make
changes to criteria in the left column. To the right, you
can see the “Industry Risk Indicators” scale. When you
are ready to view the report in its entirety, click on the
“view” button in the top right corner.
This is your final report. You can adjust the report by
selecting different tabs at the top, showing the
statements in % or $, or viewing it in chart or graph
format. You can also export your report to a PDF or Excel
file or print it out.
Check out the Help/Resources tab in
the bottom left corner for detailed
information on interpreting your
report, frequently asked questions
about FINTEL reports, and a glossary
The Barrington Area Library also has the
FINTEL Business Scorecard in our business
database section! Use it to compare your
company‟s performance with others.
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