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So, What’s in Your (B2B) CRM?

The Global 5000 database is normally imported into our client's CRM system and then matched to existing records in the system so that all contacts and related activity have an updated set of revenue and employee data.  In many cases, it forms the baseline for dividing...

Global 5000 Database update – August 2017

During the month of August, 532 records were updated bringing the total updates for the year to date to 4,144.  Included in these updates were the addition of 17 new companies to the database in August. We also removed 17 other firms for the month by putting them into...

The FinTech Wave of Payment Companies

As part of building the FinTech Dynamic database, we have identified over 150 companies involved in the payments space. Some are retailer/suppliers who have a vested interest and provide services for the payments industry. These include major retailers like Amazon,...

Global 5000 Database Update — June 2017

During the month of June, 469 records were updated bringing the total updates during Q2 to to 1,360. Included in these updates were the addition of 29 new companies to the database in June and 62 for the quarter We also removed and 26 for the month and 64 for the...

Retailers – and the Amazon / Whole Foods thing

Amazon's recent announcement of the Whole Foods acquisition sent a shiver thru the retail industry. We have read any number of articles over the past few years about the death of retail as some traditional retailers (Sears is the oft mentioned example) as internet...

Update – Global 5000 Database — May 2017

During the month of May, 531 records were updated bringing the total to 2,579 so far this year. Included in these updates were the addition of 21 new companies to the database and 23 others that were put into inactive status. Every month we complete a series of...

An Update of ‘Top’ Lists — Accounting & Tax Firms

As part of our ongoing research activities, we are always looking for sources of company information including top companies in each country and top lists for any industry or segment. In the Business Services industry group, one of the segments is the Accounting and...

Update – Global 5000 Database – April 2017

During the month of April, 360 records were updated bringing the total to 2,048 so far this year. Included in these updates were the addition of 12 new companies to the database and 15 others that were put into inactive status. Every month we complete a series of...

Corporate Complexity & the UK Exit from the EU

Among the issues facing the UK as it moves closer to separating from the European Union,  are the trade issues facing companies that do business with their UK based customers. With the EU, trade agreements and business rules have been negotiated and in place for years...

Market Metrics Report for the Global 5000

Using the data for the 5000 largest companies in the world -- the Global 5000 database - we have created a set of market metrics based on growth by industry and country. This short report looks at metrics including revenue per employee, market density as well as five...

Global 5000 Database Update — Q1 2017

The most recent update of the Global 5000 database as of March 31 included a number of changes including 54 new companies that were added and 70 companies that were turned inactive as they were acquired or posted lower revenue that dropped them out of the 5000.  Along...

Global 5000 Database Update — February 2017

February begins the season of earnings reports and financial filings for the most recently closed financial year . . . and a busy time in the database world and we are no different. During the month of February we added 14 new companies, while removing 17 others...