A critically important feature of any database is its accuracy through time, in a world that is constantly changing. It's a challenge that we address in many ways. For example, we provide the update date in the lower right corner of each record so we have a marker for periodic updating. But, chronology is only one criterion.
We've identified the most dynamic operations and companies, for updating, at least 2 times per year. We constantly scan the trade press for news of changes. These usually trigger interviews. We take advantage of those phases of company development, when they are in a PR mode, and take special note when they are reclusive. We have a great network, with whom, we are always exchanging information. The data already compiled provides reference points for great leverage for update interviews.
Updating is a continuous process that provides material for periodic reports. In these we flag the operations that have grown 10% or more in sales year-to-year. Reports, four per year, include summaries of closures and acquisitions. Industry perspectives are another feature.
For more information email or call Harvey Miller at 650.328.4550.