10-06-2017 11:55 AM
@CurlySeed99 I agree that it's difficult to ascertain the number of employees and a company's revenues for a privately held enterprise. The brackets for both headcount and revenue are broad. In my opinion, it comes down to "best efforts" and thinking analytically. For example, if I see on a law office's website that they have 22 attorneys, I would pick 25 - 100 for number of employees since the attorneys need support staff (receptionist, secretaries, and paralegal. For revenue, I would say $1 - 10M since the average billing rate for an attorney in the US is about $300 per hour.
Others may add to this post. As long as your estimates are not too out of the range of reasonable (e.g. a T-shirt shop in Des Moines with $100 Million in revenue), you shoud be OK.
I am a new user to add a company employees and revenue its diffiicuilt to find it out plse keep it as an option
10-06-2017 12:10 PM - edited 10-06-2017 12:11 PM
@CurlySeed99, @StepWise, I strongly discourge you from 'speculating' revenue (or employee), especially if doing so en masse Revenue needs to be quantifiable. In the event you are flagged by Data Stewards for questionalble updates, you need to give a better explanation that speculation to avoid reprimand, discipline or education. I suggest a couple of alternatives to find actual, quantifiable figures for revenue & employee that are accepted (and preferred) by Data.com.
if you have a library card to your local library, you can search their business electronic resources database. ReferenceUSA is available in most library's electronic resources online, using the bar code of your library card to log in. ReferenceUSA lists company revenue & number of employees for the company itself and per location. Another thing I like most about "ReferenceUSA Business Database" is the ability to search by SIC/NAISC Code to get even more specific. Search results can be exported from ReferenceUSA to csv/excel.
10-06-2017 12:30 PM - edited 10-06-2017 12:33 PM
@AlanSmithee I absolutely concur with you that sourcing headcount and revenue from databases is the best course of action. I may have read too much into the question, but I assumed that @CurlySeed99's inquiry was about adding a new company to Data.com and was looking for a way to do so without entering a range for a number of employees or a range for annual revenue.
Since lot of small and/or foreign companies are not covered by ReferenceUSA or other like resources, I was suggesting an approach. If it came across as "throw a dart" or that you can change IBM's revenues to $1 Million, then I should have done better job in crafting my response. The integrity of the data is paramount for all of us.
Thank you for adding important considerations to the post.
10-06-2017 12:38 PM
@StepWise, @CurlySeed99 adding a new, valid company listing not already in the database with ballpark employee & revenue information is allowed. However, updating revenue and/or employees with speculative, ballpark or guesstimate is frowned upon and can result in reprimand/discipline, including the account being locked by Data Stewards. Agree, adding new listings vs. updating are treated differently as they are different data contributions. Revenue/Employee are merely a small percentage of adding new company listing whereas updating is 100% of the data contribution. Nothwithstanding, if I dont know employee or revenue info when adding a company, I leave it to the default setting.