Global Database refreshed its sales and marketing intelligence platform with a new user interface, list upload enrichment, and financial-change triggers. The mobile-ready design supports list building and export, peer lists, group structure (linkage) display, European registry data, and Companies House filings.
Other new features include the ability to
- Export only certain data types
- Pay directly online for users that have reached their download limits
- Add multiple applications, such as sales and marketing, credit risk, and funding modules.
Global Database supports sales, marketing, credit risk, and onboarding use cases. Data is gathered through licensing, mining, and editorial research. An enrichment feature lets firms identify companies for which they require additional contacts by role and level. The twenty-person research team then identifies the contacts. Global Database has a one-hour turnaround on individual contact requests and a 24-hour turnaround for larger volume requests.
Global Database covers 70 million companies, 47 million of which are active. Inactive companies are supported for compliance and data hygiene use cases. 44 million contacts are available, of which 10 million have emails, and 25 million have switchboard phones. In the UK, both trading and registered addresses are provided.
All contacts are GDPR compliant based upon a “Legitimate Interest” basis for data collection. Emails are verified every six months. Global Database did not disclose their company data sources for publication, but the core European vendors are long-standing, well-respected sources of registry and credit data.
“Unlike other data providers, Global Database is focused on listing only official government data, that have a registration number and a company status (active or inactive). This will give a complete overview of the addressable market that a company can target. Very often, companies rely on LinkedIn and other data providers and, in return, they missed many opportunities.”Global Database CEO Nicolae Buldumac
The database is weighted towards Europe, with 39 million active companies and 34 million employees. Regional coverage is as follows:
|Europe||39 million||34 million|
|North America (US/CAN)||1.1 million||4.8 million|
|Latin America||3.2 million||1.3 million|
|Asia (includes ANZ)||1.5 million||2.1 million|
|Grand Totals||47 million||44 million|
Company profile depth varies by country, with European firms enjoying the most detail. The overview page contains firmographics, contact information, a Google Map for the Registered Address, a multi-paragraph, mined business description, Turnover and Net Asset graphs (up to 20 years), five employees, summary web traffic and technologies, and the most recent company updates.
The Financials tab displays key values and ratios values, including mini-five year bar graphs for quickly assessing the data. Reports include the P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow, Capital & Reserves, Miscellaneous Indicators, and KPIs and Ratios. UK Registered filings are available as PDFs for the UK with image data for forty other countries in development.
The Credit tab provides risk analysts with overall credit risk, a recommended credit limit, mortgages, and county court judgments.
The Employees tab displays executives lists and directors’ profiles. Users may export the executives list as a CSV file and perform social searches for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
The Ownership tab provides shareholders, a graphical group structure, and the latest ownership activity.
The Location tab displays registered and trading addresses with Google maps.
The Competitors tab provides a peer list based upon the largest three peers by SIC code. The list is exportable to CSV, and users may change the competitors.
The Digital Insights tab helps users research the company’s web presence and deployed web technologies. Up to five years of website traffic are graphed. Other content includes a six-month visitor count, Alexa Rank, SimilarWeb score, traffic sources (direct, organic, referral), top organic keywords, top referral partners, traffic by countries, web technologies in use, WHOIS website owner, and WHOIS server details.
Users may set up alerts for financial data changes (i.e. when a company reports a threshold percentage increase or decrease in revenue, number of employees, or EBITDA) as well as new filings and address, director, ownership, and group structure change.
The database supports a broad set of prospecting variables spanning firmographics, biographics, technographics, and financials. Selects are displayed on the left, and results are dynamically updated as each variable is submitted. Users can quickly update the results list layout by adding and removing, sorting, and filtering columns. Results may be downloaded as a CSV file. Salesforce uploads are targeted for the Q3 release.
Global Database supports a proprietary industry taxonomy along with country-specific SIC codes. European NACE codes are on the roadmap.
Continue to Part II.