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QuickGuide to fame for Internet

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QuickGuide to fame for Internet

    fame

    financial analysis made easy

    QuickGuide

    DVD-ROM

    1.0 What is fame? _________________________________________________________________________ 1

1.1 What do you need to run fame? __________________________________________________________ 1

    1.2 Getting Started ________________________________________________________________________ 2

    2.0 Searching the database for companies by name ______________________________________________ 3

    2.1 Searching by Industry ___________________________________________________________________ 4

    2.2 Searching by Financial Criteria ___________________________________________________________ 5

    2.3 Searching by Geographical Criteria _______________________________________________________ 6

    2.4 Searching by Miscellaneous Criteria _______________________________________________________ 7

    2.5 Searching by Number of Employees _______________________________________________________ 8

    2.6 Searching for multiple companies _________________________________________________________ 9

    3.0 Displaying the Company Report _________________________________________________________ 10

    3.1 Creating a Report Format ______________________________________________________________ 11

    3.2 Creating a Report Layout _______________________________________________________________ 12

    3.3 Displaying List of Companies ____________________________________________________________ 13

    3.4 Creating a List Format _________________________________________________________________ 14

    3.5 Exporting Company Information ________________________________________________________ 15

    3.6 Saving Search Strategies/ Company Sets __________________________________________________ 16

    4.0 Need Help? ___________________________________________________________________________ 17

1.0 What is fame?

    fame is a database of financial information of all UK and Irish companies updated monthly with 10 years of data.

    fame allows you to search by any combination of over 120 criteria including: geographic location, SIC code or activity description, number of employees, statement items, ratios, credit score/rating, legal form, year of incorporation, holding company / subsidiary.

    The selected companies may then be displayed or printed in a variety of customisable formats or exported to other applications such as word-processors for mail-merging, databases or spreadsheets. Company comparisons can be achieved using the Peer Analysis option whilst the Statistical Analysis option allows you to produce market sector reports.

1.1 What do you need to run fame?

    fame DVD requires that some search software is copied to a hard disk (either Local or Networked), this search software cannot be run directly from the DVD-ROM. In addition to this the actual DVD-ROM must be accessible at all times when the application is running, either locally or via a network. Therefore the minimum system requirements to install and run fame DVD are as follows:

; PC with 80486 processor running at 33Mhz

    ; 8MB of RAM

    ; Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0 or higher

    ; VGA Colour Screen

    ; DVD-ROM drive

    ; 30MB of free Hard Disk space

    However, the following system specifications are recommended by Bureau van Dijk:-

; PC with 80586 or Pentium Processor

    ; 32MB of RAM

    ; Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0 or higher

    ; VGA Colour Screen

    ; DVD-ROM Drive

    ; 50MB of free Hard Disk space

    fame DVD can be installed as a local or networked application, for more details of the various different configurations please refer to the Installation Guide.

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     1.2 Getting Started

1. To start, double-click on the fame icon and the main screen will appear:

2. The twelve yellow buttons represent the various search criteria that can be used to select companies.

     Options for displaying and analysing the results. See below

     Allows access to the various criteria for searching the database and

    displays a summary of any criteria used.

     List of companies identified by search criteria.

     Displays full company reports for any selected companies.

     Allows you to create highly customised advanced report formats that can

    combine all aspects of company information including data, graphics, peer

    groups, statistics, free text and logos.

     Compares one selected company with a group of selected companies.

     A statistical analysis of a group of companies.

Help On line assistance to help you use fame.

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2.0 Searching the database for companies by name

    1. Click on from the toolbar and enter a company name, or part of it.

     Radio buttons to Enter a company name include or exclude ‘D’ Jordan’s Code Explanation of codes used Disk Code or part of it here companies

     Selected company Snapshot window

    2. The index of company names will refresh showing companies matching the text entered.

3. Highlight the company that you require and click on which will move the required company

    into the companies selected area. Repeat the above process to find and select more companies.

4. Having selected the required company, click on and the Company Report will be

    automatically displayed if you selected one company or the List if you selected more than one. You

    can move between these display options at any time by selecting the buttons on the toolbar.

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2.1 Searching by Industry

1. To search for companies by industry select from the toolbar. The following

    options will be displayed giving further choices for the type of industry search:

    2. Select the type of industry search you require (e.g. 1992 SIC UK Code) to commence the search.

     These buttons allow you to navigate through the List industries in order of the List will display all code Hierarchical view e.g. The down arrow would break first 2 digits of the SIC Code definitions in alphabetical order down the selected 2 digit SIC code further

    Select the type of address you wish to search by

    3. Click on and the search step will be displayed in the Search Summary. You may then

    select your choice for displaying the search results from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

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2.2 Searching by Financial Criteria

1. To search for companies by financial criteria click on from the toolbar.

2. All the sections of the Company Report will be displayed together with their statement items. Select

    the financial items you require to commence the search (e.g. Profit & Loss Account Items and Sales

    Turnover).

    Select the required Input the minimum currency and/or maximum Select the year/years that you values wish to search by

    Define your search criteria by choosing your You may select to options from the radio buttons search by quartiles

    3. Input the search criteria and once you have made your selections click on OK. The search step will

    be recorded in the Search Summary window.

4. Select your choice for displaying the search results from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

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2.3 Searching by Geographical Criteria

1. To search by Geographical criteria click on from the toolbar. You will be

    presented with further choices for the type of geographic search you require. Select your choice from

    the list (e.g. Regions/Postcode Area/ Post Towns) to commence the search.

     List all the regions in List will display all regions/post These buttons allow you to navigate through the alphabetical order (current towns/ postcode areas in Hierarchical view e.g. the down arrow would display) alphabetical order break down ‘London Inner’ into postcode areas

     Select the type of address you wish to search by

    2. Once you have made your selections click on and the search step will be recorded in

    the Search Summary window.

    3. Select your choice for displaying the search results from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

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2.4 Searching by Miscellaneous Criteria

    Allows you to search for companies by bankers, auditors, accounts type, non trading companies etc.

    1. Click on from the toolbar and the following options will be displayed giving

    further choices for the type of miscellaneous search:

    2. Select the type of miscellaneous search you require (e.g. Non Trading Companies) to commence the

    search.

3. Once you have made your selections click on and the search will be recorded in the

    Search Summary window.

    4. Select your choice for displaying the search results from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

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2.5 Searching by Number of Employees

1. To search for companies by number of employees select from the toolbar.

    2. Once you have made your selections click on OK and the search step will be recorded in the Search

    Summary window.

    3. Select your choice for displaying the search results from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

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