This service is currently available to SoSS students with priority given to honours and PG students. The service offers:-
Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) course (a self-paced e-learning course providing an interactive introduction to the financial markets) offered online three times a year (during semesters one, two, and three). Contact Abdelrhman Yusuf for more information.
Access to Bloomberg data for academic purposes only. On-campus access only via dedicated terminals. Advanced booking required. For Semesters 1 & 2 contact Abdelrhman Yusuf. For Semester 3 contact Keith Spencer
BoardEx is only accessible to staff and students in the School of Social Sciences (SoSS). To obtain the username and password please email IShelp@hw.ac.uk.
BoardEx provides daily updated information on quoted company boards through online search and analysis facilities. BoardEx covers over 1.5 million board level directors and senior level managers of over 26,000 quoted companies. The coverage is split into over 6,000 UK company boards, 9,000 US company boards, and a further 6,000 company boards, split between Europe and the rest of the world. For some companies the data goes back to 1997.
The value of BoardEx is the ability to search the database, explore networks of connections between people and companies and to analyse and benchmark boards of quoted companies and their directors. BoardEx provides detailed information on remuneration, experience, other board appointments, accumulated wealth, Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) status, biographical history, past and present connections with other companies and organizations and announced changes.
BoardEx can also be used to track individuals, or sets of individuals, as their portfolio of board membership changes; or to identify the influence of an educational institution through the board membership of its alumni.
It can be time consuming tracing individual executives and extracting relevant actions and details. BoardEx eases this process by providing ready made Core Reports in Excel files. Access is available to the following:
1. Compensation (UK, Europe, ROW)
2. Board structure (UK)
3. Director profile (UK)
4. Director profile (Europe).
5. Committee detail (UK)
6. Director network (UK)
7. Company details (UK)
8. Company announcements (UK)
Access to the core reports is for SoSS staff and students only. SoSS students can request access the reports by emailing IShelp@hw.ac.uk.
Alternative login route: Use https://www.ebsco.com/ then click on Person Icon, then Find your organization. Type Heriot Watt and select campus. Click on choose databases and choose Business Source Premier.
A business research database providing full text for 2,300 journals. Also contains some market research reports, company and industry reports and SWOT analyses.
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Production Operations Management (POM)
Full text availability:
Some full text online. Use the "Check for Full Text" feature in the database.
Comprehensive information on companies in the UK and Ireland. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis.
Company financials, in detailed format, with up to 10 years of history
Financial strength indicators
Directors and contacts
Original filings/images as filed at Companies House and the Companies Registration Office in Ireland
Stock data for listed companies
Detailed corporate structures and the corporate family
Shareholders and subsidiaries
Business and company-related news
M&A deals and rumours
Fame covers over 8 million companies in the UK and Ireland
2 million companies in a detailed format
220,000 companies in a summary format
Details of 850,000 companies that are active but not required to file accounts or have yet to file accounts
5 million companies that are no longer active. These are included so you can research patterns in default and confirm previous existence.
Financial data set of Global Banks and Global Sovereigns, plus Global Banking and Sovereign Research. Heriot-Watt University staff and students can request a login by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Includes information on:-
• Standardized financial data on over 33,000 private and public banks across 200 countries, along with up to 30 years of history
• Each bank statement includes up to 550 data points per bank, 50 pre-calculated ratios and access to the
original source filing
• Annual and interim financial data for the largest 3,200 bank are available within 48 hours of filing
• Economic data and 3-year forecasts on 110 sovereigns
• Accurate and timely financials on thousands of institutions globally
• Access via the Fitch Connect platform enabling management of credit risk
Excel template available for use with Fitch Connect to extract historical financial data. See here for more information.
Detailed company financial information tracking 630,343 publicly listed and very large private companies including ESC score predictor. The 'Very Large' subset has coverage of 118,000 organizations globally with detailed financials, long-term historical data, and granular ownership information, sourced from 170 information providers around the world. This dataset allows you to create time series panel datasets on lists of companies filtered from over 300 search criteria.
Osiris has been replaced with Orbis. Please see Orbis entry above.
Financial data including market data, company financials, earnings estimates, transaction data, analytics and more. This platform replaces Thomson One and Datastream.
Access for SoSS academic staff and students only. A limited number of licences is available with priority given to academic staff (then PGRs, PGTs, UGs). To request a licence to access, please register. Please register using your Heriot-Watt email address. You will receive a welcome email within 48 hours with instructions on how to activate your account and the duration of the licence. During busy periods, product licences will be assigned to users for a limited period. Please read the instructions and terms and conditions in welcome email carefully.
Once registered and given a licence, access options are: -
A business information resource containing a range of comprehensive business start-up guides, regulatory factsheets, industry reports and updates, for anyone looking to start a business, or write a marketing or business plan.