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Industry Building Blocks exists because of the belief that decision makers can benefit from line-of-business information (where head-to-head competition takes place).  
Industry Building Blocks (IBB) provides:  
       1. Industry information for the top 16,000 global industries*.
       2. Line-of-business analysis for thousands of companies. 

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All of our  proprietary information is developed through research.
All company information is 'normalized' using our Industry Building Blocks Classification System [TM]. 
The IBB industry database is used as the foundation for the Industry Graph.

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There are 1,000+ "industries" according to NAICS.  IBB defines
16,000+ industries (covering 99% of the global economy).
The average Global 500 company competes in just under 30 lines of business.**  
Each IBB industry is analyzed and defined using the following template for each industry: 
 
Industry Name & Brief Industry Definition
Industry Revenue & Growth Estimates for Five Years
Industry Five Forces information
1.    Industry Competitors
- Industry Competitors by Top Corporate Parent
- Industry Competitors by Immediate Parent
- Industry Competitors by Brand
2.    Industry Potential Entrants 
3.    Industry Customers
4.    Industry Substitutes
5.    Industry Vendor Types
Industry Product & Service Segments 
Industry Customer Segments 
Industry Channel Segments
Industry Complements
Customer Decision Makers
Customer Purchase Criteria
End Users
Distribution Channel Purchase Criteria
Industry Trends
Economic Trends related to this industry
Geopolitical Trends related to this industry
Technology Trends related to this industry
Industry Uncertainties
Industry Success Factors
Industry Social Responsibilities / Shared Value Opportunities
Industry Keywords (input for Big Data analytics. Example: DiscoveryPatterns.com)
Internet-of-Things Profile (eight IoT relevancy categories to facilitate industry selection)
Additional industry-specific information
Cross-References to Other Industry Taxonomies
-          Cross-reference to NAICS codes
-          Cross-reference to SIC codes
-          Cross-reference to the UN's ISIC codes
-       Built-in functionality to cross-reference any customer-provided taxonomy
 
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*The actual number of industries as of April 25, 2015 was 16,555.

**IT and chemical companies typically compete in the most number of IBB industries.  

Example companies and the number of lines of business (industries) in which they compete:
 
3M (82)
A Schulman Inc (28)
Accenture (88)
Aetna (30)
Allstate Corporation (35)
Amazon.com (35)
Apple (36)
AT&T (39)
Axa (32)
AztraZeneca (25)
Avon (31)
BASF (182)
Cabot Corporation (21)
Caterpillar (228)
Catlin Group (38)
Clariant (77)
Deere & Company (98)
Dell (102)
Dow Chemical (89)
DSM (46)
EMC (123)
Fiat Group (121)
Fujitsu (134)
General Electric (181)
General Mills (60)
Haier Group (83)
HP (339)
IBM (651)
JPMorgan (93)
Kraft Foods (71)
Koch Industries (95)
Macy’s Inc (5)
MetLife (67)
Microsoft (182)
Nestle (54)
News Corporation (74)
Oracle (221)
Oshkosh Truck Corporation (21)
Parker Hannifin (377)
Procter & Gamble (178)
PepsiCo (62)
Pfizer (71)
PolyOne Corporation (19)
Qualcomm Incorporated (41)
Seagate (24)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC (22)
UnitedHealth Group (17)
VF Corporation (26)
Volvo Group (68)
Welch Allyn (64)
Whirlpool (49)
 
To view a list of many of the companies in the IBB database, view IBB Company List