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Tactical & Strategic Competitor Control Acquisition Manual





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The Tactical & Strategic Company Report


Report coverage

The Tactical & Strategic Report on the Target Company has the following coverage:-

  •  Report Contents: The report has three main constituent parts, the Corporate data, the Market Research data, and the Business Planning tools. In addition there is a host of reference information provided.

  •  Corporate Coverage: The report covers the main Subsidiaries, Divisions & Geographic Market areas of the Company.

  •  Product Coverage: The report covers the major Product Groups and Product Areas of the Company.

  •  Market Coverage: The report covers up to thirty Market Areas, Product and Market Sectors for the Company.

  •  Geographic Coverage: The report covers Company home markets plus fourteen other important national markets within the trade cell. Also covered are the Regions or States within each country.

  •  Time Series Coverage: The Report covers both Historic and Forecast data. The Historic data covers the previous 3-6 years and the Forecast data is presented in two time series, being: a Medium-Term forecast for the years up to 2016 and a Long-Range projection for the period to 2028.

  • The Tactical & Strategic Report on the Target Company covers all the items, topics and issues listed in the report description as outlined hereafter. The report consists of  printed manuals, plus a report and database DVD.



Basis of the reports

  These DataGroup reports are designed to provide a complete tactical and strategic appraisal of the Target Company, 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 abilities.

  For these reasons we believe that DataGroup reports are a more reliable, accurate and effective product than is the usual management consultant's report.

  Clearly, readers may find problems with interpretation of the data or analysis and therefore DataGroup provide an After-Sales Service whereby readers 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.



  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 databases.

  In 1979 DataGroup produced the world's first entirely computer generated Tactical and Strategic Company Report and its scope and contents was instantly acknowledged as being a vital and unparalleled tool for all managers interested in a Tactical and Strategic 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 sold more widely. In 1987, because substantial new computer hardware came on-stream, DataGroup was able to offer the Tactical and Strategic Company Reports on a general basis. Between January 1987 and December 1993 DataGroup distributors had supplied more than 30,000 Tactical and Strategic Company 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 have been strictly controlled and are no longer available to the general public. These documents and their associated databases are supplied via distributors to their own approved client base.

  The plain truth is that DataGroup Tactical and Strategic Company Reports are unique and there is no other comparable product available.

  The DataGroup Tactical & Strategic Report is the most extensive available from any source in the world. The report is 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 Tactical & Strategic 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 the Target Company, whether as competitor or analyst, shareholder or investor, customer or client, you will not find a more comprehensive, authoritative and compelling report.