It is not an exaggeration to say that everyone likes to be informed. Internet forums burst with millions of discussions. Social media feeds are full of comments on current geopolitical events and major news stations, namely Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC, thanks to a heated presidential matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton generated a substantial growth in viewership. The numbers don’t lie – Fox News was the most watched basic cable network in 2016 with an average of 2,475,000 viewers in prime time. CNN jumped 77% from 732,000 to 1,298,000 individual viewers, with MSNBC not that far behind noting the audience of 1,113,000 viewers in prime time. These figures show that we all like to know what is going on in the world.
The same goes for our local backyard – we are constantly searching for up-to-date information about companies that operate in our neighborhood. The Internet is an amazing resource. However, the amount of outdated information on the World Wide Web is quite overwhelming. There are multiple websites that feature incomplete company information, spreading chaos and beguilement. Oftentimes, an average Internet user needs to go to great lengths to find basic company data, such as full legal name of the business, scope of its operations, phone number, e-mail address or business profile of the company. Luckily, Datastical, a brand new Internet database, is here to end all those struggles.
Datastical is an all-encompassing virtual repository of knowledge about US medical providers and carriers. On the home page of the platform you will find a search bar where you can input anything from full name of the company you are looking for, to keywords connected with business industry, license type or area. Powerful search engine will retrieve the information matching your search criteria in a blink of an eye and present you with the most relevant results. The website also features a handy company index arranged alphabetically so that you can look up any company manually. Ultimately, the developers plan to expand their database to create a perfect synergy between the data itself and its depiction. The platform also presents comparative charts and graphs for general business statistics and sociodemographic data.
Each company featured in the database has its own dedicated subpage where you will find only the most up-to-date company info. On the top of the page you will see the full legal name of the business, together with its corporate extension and useful information about business operations. Below you will see US DOT number which is a unique identifier given to a company when collecting and monitoring its safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations and inspections. Next section is devoted to detailed description of company history, its contact details, number of employees, divisions and operating units. The database also contains results from Safety Measurement System that refer to compliance with federal safety regulations.
This exciting new project will find numerous uses both for individual and corporate researchers as it introduces a new standard when it comes to company information we can find online.