AMADEUS is the European subset of ORBIS, BvD's flagship product. The Amadeus database includes standardized annual accounts (consolidated and unconsolidated), financial ratios, sectoral activities and ownership data from 14 million European countries. The database is suitable for research on competitiveness, economic integration, applied microeconomics, business cycles, economic geography and corporate finance.
BVD collects data from 35 sources, and along side the company financial data collected there is complementary information on: news, market research, companies' activities, and information on financial strength. BVD has developed a uniform data format to represent European company accounts, designed to facilitate comparison of companies against one another. Subscription includes the latest 5 years of exportable financial statement data. Financial and insurance companies are not in Amadeus but are included in BvD's Orbis product.
The five main features of the data are:
- Balance sheets and profit and loss account.
- Coverage of many small and private firms.
- Detailed industry classification.
The Amadeus reports include standard financial items: 26 balance sheet items, 26 profit and loss account items, and 32 standard ratios. The reports also include: general descriptive information, overview section, ownership, news, market research, original documents, M&A deals, branches, security and price information, financial strength, and information on individuals. Not all information is provided in the standard subscription but via additional paid modules.