Key FinancialsFAME, AMADEUS, and BANKSCOPE<br />Suzanne Griffiths<br />Information Specialist, Cranfield University<br />s...
Outline<br />Demonstration of databases including <br />Content and Key features<br />Searching <br />Reports and analysis...
FAME Content<br />What is it?<br />Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME)<br />a database of company information<br /> UK and...
FAME CONTENT<br />Contact information<br />Company<br />Directors<br />Advisors<br />Financial Information<br />29 profit ...
Key features<br />Range and depth of data -10 years <br />Flexibility of searching <br />Quick<br />Expert<br />Reports <b...
Finding your way around FAME<br />Overview of screen<br />Quick Search<br />Expert Search<br />Tabs <br />Support<br />
Quick Search<br />
Quick Search<br />Company Name  or registered number <br />Location <br />Industry <br />Look up function useful for indus...
Quick Search Demo<br />Find a list of the large retail companies in UK and Ireland . Ensure the companies are :<br />Activ...
Search<br />
Choose Report<br />
Search Results<br />
Tesco Company Report<br />
Company Report Graph Options<br />
Peer Reports<br />Top 10-20 companies in peer group<br />Choose how to rank companies i.e. turnover<br />Choose year of da...
Peer Report Format 1<br />
Peer Report Format 2<br />
Graphs<br />
Peer Analysis<br />
Peer Analysis<br />Limit to 500 companies or less in your group for downloading<br />Results can be graphically represente...
Expert Search<br />
Expert Search<br />Company <br />Identification numbers<br />Geographic location <br />Activity/Industry <br />No of emplo...
Building Search parameters using SIC/geographic areas <br />Geographic<br />CountryRegion/Postcode area/Post townPostcodeP...
Director searching<br />Search for Directors in various ways<br />Director Name Director/Contact PositionNo of DirectorsDi...
Research for jobs<br />Target a specific area or industry and find out key companies<br />Registered address<br />Key dire...
Company Ownership<br />Company ownership data is extensive<br />Holding/ Subsidiaries/Affiliates<br />Foreign ownership<br...
Company Ownership<br />Extract from BVD ownership manual – “The information collected in the database is processed and ana...
Expert Search<br />300 different search criteria available for selection<br />Rerun searches easily<br />Edit<br />Activat...
Expert Search<br />Find companies which meet the following criteria :<br />Active in scheduled air transport <br />located...
Building Expert Search<br />
Editing a Boolean Search<br />
AMADEUS Content <br />Up to 14 million private and public European companies<br />25 Balance sheet, 25 profit and loss, 25...
EXPERT SEARCH<br />Additional searches NOT in FAME<br />National ID numbers<br />Category of companies<br />Size based on ...
BANKSCOPE Content<br />Subject coverage<br />Information on over 29,000 public and private banks worldwide (13,757 US)<br ...
BANKSCOPE<br />Demo search<br />Natwest <br />
Vendor Support<br />Product Support<br />Within product, Support<br />Fame Internet Quick Guide<br />Product<br />Ownershi...
Cranfield Experience: Customer Groups<br />Cranfield Campus  Students 2,934<br />CRH 270, SAS 758, SOE 1052 <br />SOM 854 ...
Cranfield Experience :   Database Use<br />Heavily used by MSc Finance <br />Assignments<br />Thesis and <br />Faculty res...
Cranfield Experience :   Database Use<br />Used in Management courses for SAS, CRH, SOE. <br />Executive Development progr...
Cranfield Experience :Usage Statistics<br />FAME<br />08/09<br />96,433 minutes<br />4,481 Sessions<br />21.52 mins averag...
Cranfield Experience <br />                  Likes<br />Accommodate all our different user groups<br />Easy to switch betw...
New Beta Version<br />Why? <br />Dated, needed modern interfaces<br />Easier, more intuitive for occasional users<br />Bet...
New Beta Version<br />Main changes<br />upgraded search interfaces<br />A – Z listing search options<br />Reports more cus...
Value for Money?<br />Value for Money policy <br />Key factors at Cranfield<br />Contract price; UK£/US$<br />Usage stats<...
Questions and Discussion<br />How you are using FAME and do your users have similar comments on functionality/interfaces?<...
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Key Financials: FAME & Amadeus

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

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