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Frequently asked questions

General
Industry
Procurement

General

Is IBISWorld a software system?

No. IBISWorld offers web-based, “off-the-shelf” research reports on over 1,300 US industries and more than 1,000 procurement categories. We also offer reports on global industries and industries in China, the UK, Australia and Canada. IBISWorld is not a software system and no IT development is required to access IBISWorld research. Accessing our information is as easy as logging into any website!

I don’t know which report to buy to find the information I need. What should I do?

You may try searching by keyword to find a list of relevant reports (the search box is available at the top right of every web page). Or you can call us at 1-800-330-3772 and we will be glad to help you find the report that best meets your needs and business objectives. We’d also be happy to schedule a free demonstration with you to discuss your business intelligence needs.

How frequently does IBISWorld update reports?

We update our reports an average of 2-3 times per year depending on changes in the market for each report. Our update schedule ensures that you can make decisions based on information that is current and insightful.

Where does IBISWorld source its data?

We scour hundreds of official and publicly-available sources, such as the US Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, SEC filings and more. IBISWorld analysts also use industry contacts, industry associations and non-public sources to find key data and news. Proprietary in-house data and statistical modeling fill in gaps and provide the foundation to forecasts.

How will I get the report I purchase on the website?

Once you complete the checkout process and we receive your payment, a PDF version of your IBISWorld report will be emailed to you. The report will also be viewable on our website for a period of 24 hours, unless otherwise stated at the cart stage of your purchase. The PDF version is yours to keep indefinitely!

Can you send me a sample report before I subscribe?

Each report page gives an overview, data snapshot and additional information that will give you insights into what the report contains. You can also download a free sample report to get a sense of the format of our reports. If you need more information before you purchase, please call us at 1-800-330-3772 and a representative will be happy to answer your questions.

Does IBISWorld offer a money back guarantee?

IBISWorld offers a 100% money back guarantee on all reports purchased through our website. If the information in a report does not meet the standard indicated in the product description or sample report and we are not able to provide supplementary information to meet that standard, we will offer a full refund for that report.

I have a question that isn’t answered here.

We’re here to answer any additional questions you may have. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 or send us an online inquiry. You may also submit a request for a free demo of our research. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and discussing your business information needs.

Industry

Why does industry information matter?

While a business can control many factors influencing its operations, all companies are sensitive to external trends that managers cannot control directly. Successful firms interpret the factors that can be managed, hedge against the risks that can’t be controlled and exploit external trends that open new markets.

The all-encompassing “environment” in which a company operates is Industry. Managers must understand competitors (and how to gain competitive advantage), barriers to entry, industry life cycles and factors such as regulation and taxation. The most successful companies emulate (or surpass) best practice benchmarks to ensure a competitive edge in the marketplace.

IBISWorld’s industry intelligence can assist companies in making better business decisions about revenue generation, strategic positioning, investment risks and more. Our industry data and analysis provides managers with an instant understanding of 1,300+ industries and 7,000+ product and service segments.

How does IBISWorld forecast industry data?

IBISWorld collects data from publicly available sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts also use industry contacts, associations and non-public sources. Proprietary in-house data and economic modeling provide five-year forecasts of revenue and other key industry statistics.

Official sources are often outdated and are rarely forward looking. IBISWorld fills the gaps by correlating analyst knowledge of industry operating conditions such as competition, barriers to entry and life cycle with the movement of key external drivers.

Key drivers include macroeconomic variables, supply chain factors, demographic and consumer data, regulation and the demand for substitute goods and/or services. When selecting key drivers, an analyst investigates which companies and markets sell to, and buy from, an industry. They will consider movements in the price and supply of key inputs and changes in demand from industrial and consumer markets.

For more information download our 'Forecasting' brochure.

Does IBISWorld have industry information at a more local level?

Yes! We are continually building our collection of state-based Industry reports, which are compiled specifically for clients looking for local and regional data to complement our US information.

Click here for more information.

Does IBISWorld have industry reports for other countries outside of the US?

Yes! We have Industry reports for China, Australia, the UK and Canada, plus Global reports that focus on industries that are truly global in nature (for example, global airlines or cargo services).

Click here for more information.

How much does it cost to become a member of IBISWorld Industry?

IBISWorld offers tailored memberships to suit any budget and any type of organization, from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies, as well as universities and government agencies. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 or click here for a FREE demonstration. Our friendly consultants look forward to discussing your business information needs.

I only want to purchase one report. How much does that cost?

While you are able to purchase individual reports, it may be more cost effective to explore an annual membership with IBISWorld. A membership gives you access to hundreds of reports for a full year. We offer tailored memberships to suit any organization, from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies, with significant discounts off the retail price. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 to learn more.

If you are interested in purchasing one report or a single-user membership, the pricing is as follows:

Purchase Options
Single User Price
Industry Research Report
$990
Single-User Membership
(6 months)
$1,295
Single-User MembershipPlus
(6 months)
$1,695
I have a question that isn’t answered here.

We’re here to answer any additional questions you may have. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 or send us an online inquiry. You may also submit a request for a free demo of our research. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and discussing your business information needs.

Procurement

Why does procurement information matter?

Procurement category research provides procurement professionals with valuable insight and analysis on hundreds of products and services. The IBISWorld solution is specifically designed to help procurement and sourcing departments identify price drivers and market characteristics that impact buying decisions. Procurement professionals use our reports to enhance early stage consultations with internal departments, build targeted RFPs, understand supply risks and effectively negotiate purchases, saving both time and money.

How much does it cost to become a member of IBISWorld Procurement?

IBISWorld offers tailored memberships to suit any organization, from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies, no matter your budget. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 or click here for a FREE demonstration. Our friendly consultants look forward to discussing your business information needs.

I only want to purchase one report. How much does that cost?

While you are able to purchase individual reports, it may be more cost effective to explore an annual membership with IBISWorld. A membership gives you access to hundreds of reports for a full year. We offer tailored memberships to suit any organization, from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies, with significant discounts off the retail price. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 to learn more.

Purchase Options
Single User Price
Procurement Research Report
$1,495
I have a question that isn’t answered here.

We’re here to answer any additional questions you may have. Call us at 1-800-330-3772 or send us an online inquiry. You may also submit a request for a free demo of our research. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and discussing your business information needs.

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