FORTUNE Datastore

FAQ

What formats are FORTUNE Databases available in?

FORTUNE Databases are available via download in Microsoft Excel file format (files are created in Microsoft Excel 2010). The file formats are compatible with both PC and Macintosh platforms. All Databases contain macros and you may need to work with your system administrator to accommodate.

Can FORTUNE Databases be imported?

FORTUNE Databases can be used immediately in most leading spreadsheet, database, and contact management programs. You can use FORTUNE Databases in or any spreadsheet or database program that can import Excel files.

When are FORTUNE Databases updated?

FORTUNE® Databases are comprehensively updated in concurrence with the annual publication of the applicable FORTUNE list in FORTUNE® Magazine. The current FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 1000 lists were published in the June 16, 2014 issue of FORTUNE Magazine and contain company financial data for the fiscal year ended on or before January 31, 2014. The current FORTUNE Global 500® list was published in the July 21, 2014 issue of FORTUNE Magazine and contains company financial data for the fiscal year ended on or before March 31, 2014. The current FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for List was published in the February 3, 2014 issue of FORTUNE Magazine and contains company financial data for the fiscal year ended on or before December 31, 2013.

How does FORTUNE Magazine compile a list? What criteria have to be met?

All companies that file all or part of their financial results with a government agency are eligible for the FORTUNE 500, the FORTUNE 1000, and the FORTUNE Global 500 Lists. The FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 1000 Lists include all U.S.-incorporated companies (public and private) operating in the U.S. and exclude subsidiaries of foreign companies incorporated in the U.S. The FORTUNE Global 500 List comprises U.S. and foreign companies, including government-sponsored entities. Companies on these three lists are ranked according to revenue.

Any company that is at least 7 years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible for the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For List. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of survey questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on detailed questions about pay and benefit programs, and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

How many U.S. companies are in the FORTUNE Global 500 List?

There are approximately 128 U.S. companies that appear in the FORTUNE Global 500 List. Most of these companies also appear in the FORTUNE 500 List.

Do you offer a list that extends beyond the FORTUNE 1000 companies (e.g., 1000-2000 companies)?

We do not currently offer a more extensive list of companies beyond the FORTUNE 1000 List. Our products are based on our lists as published in FORTUNE Magazine.

Do you offer your list categorized by industry only or also by state?

The 2013 FORTUNE Databases are enhanced with easy sort buttons and market-sizing tools so that with the press of a button you can customize your research to fit your needs. While we do not offer a list specifically categorized by city, state, or industry, all of the FORTUNE Databases are presented in Excel worksheets, making the data easy to sort and analyze.

Do you offer historical lists?

Please e-mail us at datastore@fortune.com for information about our historical database offerings.

Do FORTUNE Databases include information on company subsidiaries or other company locations or contact information?

The financial information listed is on the company as a whole and contact information is for corporate headquarters. There is no breakout for company subsidiaries or other offices. Corporate headquarters phone numbers, addresses, and web site information are included. E-mail addresses for some executive contacts have been added to the FORTUNE 500, FORTUNE 1000 and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For Databases and to the FORTUNE Global 500 Database when available.


Order Questions

How will I receive a receipt for my FORTUNE Datastore purchase?

You will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and acting as a receipt.


Usage Questions

May I use the contact information in the FORTUNE Database for a mailing, emailing, or telemarketing campaign?

The contact information in the FORTUNE Databases has been obtained from publicly available sources or from the companies listed in the FORTUNE Databases. Your use of the contact information in the list is your sole responsibility and must be in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

May I, or my organization, have multiple users of the Database?

If you would like to request multiple users of the Database, contact us at datastore@fortune.com for our multi-user discount program, and we will discuss a site license for your group. Each purchased copy of a FORTUNE List may be installed on only one individual's computer. Duplicate copies of any FORTUNE List may NOT be made.

May I post information from the FORTUNE Datastore on my company's web site or add it to my company's existing database for resale?

FORTUNE Datastore lists are the property of Time Inc. and may not be used on your company's web site without securing prior written permission. They may not be added to your company's existing database and resold. The FORTUNE Datastore lists are the copyrighted work of Time Inc. For permission requests, please contact datastore@fortune.com.

May I use information in the FORTUNE Datastore for my school report or research paper?

You may use limited, "fair use" portions of the information for academic and research purposes, provided that the following credit appears in connection with the information: Copyright 2014 Time Inc. FORTUNE® and the FORTUNE Database names are trademarks of Time Inc. All rights reserved. For requests for commercial publication or use of substantial portions of the FORTUNE Databases, please contact datastore@fortune.com.

Who do I contact with a question about my FORTUNE Database order?

For technical issues, please contact Customer Service. For FORTUNE Database questions, please contact Joel Baboolal.