If you want to target new companies in the Eurozone, or reduce risk by evaluating company credit scores, the Market Research Centre subscribes to world class company information databases for you to avail of. The significance of this information is that you can access Credit reports, Financials, Employee Numbers, Parent Companies, Director Information and Current Ratios of a company.

This is a valuable resource especially as it’s crucial to carry out any due diligence checks before you go into business with a company, necessary compliance checks, or indeed if you need to carry out KYC (know your customer )checks. Database subscriptions can cost in the thousands- as it’s gathered from country registration offices i.e. CRO or UK Companies House, or also from the courts, in terms of judgments, CCJ’s or other official sources.

From another angle, if you are thinking of targeting new global markets , or even looking at Irish/UK sales opportunities, these databases can be used to compile a listing by way of identifying potential customers, collaborators, and competitors. You can filter lists by industry, location, turnover, employee size and also include key contact details, where available.

If you are an Enterprise Ireland client and want to avail of these beneficial services in our Market Research Centre, email market.research@enterprise-ireland.com or ring +353-1-727 2859.

Please see below the databases which are available to Enterprise Ireland clients, through the Market Research Centre.


Bureau van Dijk- A Moody’s Analytics Company

Bureau van Dijk’s Orbis database has information on more than 300 million companies in all countries.. This database allows you to make company listings dependent on location and industry. It also provides financial and contact information for companies depending on the filing requirements for the country.


Kompass is a global database of companies which can by filtered by sector and industry codes (SIC and NAICS), and further by manufacturers, distributors, and services.

Vision Net

Vision Net provides access to the original documents filed by Irish & UK companies.These include Annual reports/Audited Company Accounts, Changes in Directors, Allotments of Shares, and Mortgages or Charges. It provides information on the latest judgments, insolvencies and liquidations also.


Marketline provides multi-sectoral company profiles for companies worldwide.


Most reports available to clients note the major companies in the industry, while some databases have separate Company Reports available.

Clients can use Plimsoll’s bench marking reports to monitor their competitors and see their place in the market. IBISWorld, Euromonitor, and Globalcomms have individual company reports or major companies analyses within their industry reports.


The Market Research Centre service is available to Enterprise Ireland clients. The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, contact us at market.research@enterprise-ireland.com to book in or to discuss any research queries with the team. Clients can view the resources the MRC has access to here.


Please note: All databases are subject to copyright which will be explained on arrival. The use of cameras and USBs is strictly prohibited.