Answered By: Andrea Schulman
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020     Views: 16723

Company analysis: which database to choose?
Which company database should I use?


If you have a narrow information need see Databases by Subject, or use the search box with a narrower topic.

Our most popular general purpose company databases are Capital IQ, ISI Emerging Markets, Orbis and Thomson ONE. All include U.S. and international companies and private as well as public companies. Each has its particular strengths.

Database Availability Strengths/Unique Features
Capital IQ HarvardKey Auditable financials, sophisticated screening, PE and VC companies and funded firms, who knows whom. Also, screen for HBS alumni status.
EMIS HarvardKey, Current company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
FactSet HarvardKey A comprehensive platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets, and public and private companies.
Orbis HarvardKey Global company database is unique in the extent of companies covered as well as the availability of private company financial information.
Thomson ONE

HBS remote, authorized Baker visitors

Company filings, analyst reports, private equity and deal information.