IBISWorld Procurement Reports is used worldwide by large private and public organizations, and it has utility at the university level for students in programs such as the Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sales, and Entrepreneurship Programs. By incorporating Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis throughout each report, their stoplight system quickly gives students the ability to discover where they will have strengths and weaknesses, as well as what they can do to mitigate risks. They can quickly find who the Top Suppliers are (including profit margin, financial risk and market share), analyze the Pricing Environment, and learn key Negotiation Questions designed to help reduce/avoid costs and mitigate risk.
The link is to IBISWorld’s landing page & comments can be sent to me. It sounds like Patrick would be agreeable to splitting the cost of the database with the COB like we do for BizMiner.