was formed in 1974 by a group of management consultants and information
technology specialists who had previous worked with, amongst other
organisations, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bank of America, Chase
Econometrics, The Marketing Strategies Institute, the OECD in Paris, and MITI in Tokyo. DataGroup was established in order to develop a systemised,
computerised, and uniform methodology to facilitate real world forecasting
models for macro-economic, micro-economic, market, product, and industry
first 20 years of the organisation it consisted of a number of associated
companies (in various countries) which pooled its software development,
original research, and databases; and each group company then drew data and
software from the common resource. These DataGroup companies offered
products to their own distributors on various national terms and conditions.
In 1993 the various DataGroup companies were reorganised into a single
Foundation which deals, on an exclusive basis, with a limited number of end user clients and product distributors. The distributors tend to
restrict the products offered to certain major client groups and end users
in certain countries. Many end user clients have agreements which provide
information on an exclusive basis; and which, for example, will not permit
the information to be provided to their client’s competitors. In addition
DataGroup supply data to certain government agencies, in certain countries,
on an exclusive basis which preclude the supply of the same data to any
other parties. From time to time these exclusive arrangements expire and the
data is then available more widely; until of course a distributor concludes
another exclusive agreement with a particular client.
Reports and Databases
DataGroup have been the world's N°1 source of market research by offering
the largest number of databases and publications for management in commence
& industry and planners in government.
DataGroup started work on simply the best Market Research in the world and
it was the beginning of a ongoing project costing many million of dollars in
programme code alone. The project occupied three mainframe computer systems
and by June 1980 the result was an unrivalled industrial and commercial
database which is the most sophisticated and the largest held on computer by
any publisher, or indeed any organization or government, in the world.
reports and databases have a reputation for very high quality, accuracy, and
reliability and are unsurpassed in contents scope and overall service.
Reports originally covered 6 regions of the world, The United States,
Europe, The East, The Americas, Africa, and the Arab World and has since
been extended to cover a total of 208 countries and 84,000 towns and cities.
Reports and Databases
For over 30
years DataGroup and their associated companies have been collecting
information on Companies and their Staff, their Products and Markets, their
Suppliers and Materials Consumed, their Bankers and Financiers, their
Customers and Clients, their Competitors and Industry sectors.
The collection of data from all available sources has made DataGroup by far
the largest repository of commercial information in the world. DataGroup
databases are more extensive than any other commercial or government held
In 1979 DataGroup produced the world's first entirely computer generated
Corporate Intelligence report and its scope and contents was instantly
acknowledged as being a vital and unparalleled tool for all managers
interested in the appraisal of a target company - be that their own company,
an acquisition target or a competitor.
Between 1979 and 1987 DataGroup supplied these reports only to established
clients. The main reason being that the DataGroup computers were fully
utilized in supplying the demand from existing clients and there was
insufficient capacity to enable the reports to be supplied more widely. In 1987,
because substantial new computer hardware came on-stream, DataGroup was able
to offer the databases and reports on a general basis. Between January 1987
and December 1993 DataGroup distributors had supplied more than 30,000
Corporate Intelligence Reports to their clients. The reports were quickly
recognized as being the most important development in corporate planning for
very many years. Since 1993 the distribution of DataGroup reports has been
strictly controlled and these databases are no longer available generally.
These documents and their associated databases are supplied via distributors
to their own approved client base.
The plain truth is that DataGroup Reports and Databases are unique and there
is no other comparable product available.
The DataGroup Corporate Reports are the most extensive available from any
source in the world. The reports are designed to give readers a highly
detailed insight into the target company by providing a comprehensive range
of data, beginning with historic financial results through to a series of
long-term forecasts on the company's future performance. The report includes
data on the Company markets, performance, competitive position, and full
results from surveys of Company customer base, suppliers and other contacts.
A DataGroup Corporate Report can probably tell you more about a Company, its
Markets and Customers, its Suppliers and Industry Sector, than can its
Chairman or indeed the whole Board of Directors.
Whatever your interest in a target Companies, whether as competitor or
analyst, shareholder or investor, customer or client, you will not find a
more comprehensive, authoritative and compelling report.
DataGroup report is designed to provide a complete tactical and strategic
appraisal of target Companies, together with all necessary background market
research and business planning.
The format and content of the reports are similar to that produced by many
major strategic Management Consultants - the only difference being that when
one commissions a management consultancy firm to undertake such a study, the
cost is usually $50,000-$200,000 whereas DataGroup reports are available for
only a fraction of that cost.
The reason for the vast difference in cost is due to the fact that these
reports are produced entirely by computer, whereas a normal management
consultant's report would have been manually produced and thus the labour
content (which is the major cost factor) is greater. In addition none of the
management consultancy firms have access to the very large databases held by
DataGroup and they therefore have to purchase or research the base data
needed for their reports.
As DataGroup reports are produced by computer the analysis contained in
these reports is uniform and accurate and the objectivity of the conclusions
is greater than that of a manually produced study where one has to rely on
individual consultants, their (frequently subjective) opinions, and their
For these reasons we believe that DataGroup reports are a more reliable,
accurate and effective product than is the usual management consultant's
Clearly, clients may find problems with interpretation of the data or
analysis and therefore DataGroup provide, via the distributors, an
After-Sales Service whereby clients can obtain additional data and if
required, can hold a Seminar (at the Client's offices) on the reports.
Furthermore, an unlimited client hotline is available whereby clients can
consult with company, market, and industry specialists.