Milestones of Teikoku Databank, Ltd.
The Birth of Teikoku Databank
Originally founded as a credit research business, Mr. Takeo Goto independently establishes the company on March 3, 1900 with the mission to “protect corporations form fraud.”
First Peak Period
By 1926, the business had grown to become the market leader in the credit reporting industry in Japan, with 54 offices in Japan and overseas.
In 1968, Teikoku Databank pioneered the use of information technology, being the first in the industry to use computers to build its business information database.
The Launch of Database Services
In 1970, the company established an extensive database of financial information, plus a company coding system to meet diversified business needs. The company introduced its Corporate Financial Database in 1972 and the Company Profile Database in 1974.
Introduction of Marketing Services
In 1990, Teikoku Databank launched a new business intelligence service. The company’s years of information collection expertise and its proprietary research infrastructure provided a solid foundation for this new service, so vital to its clients’ success.
|1900||Teikoku Koshin-sho (detective agency) is established.|
|1926||The company grows to become number one in the industry.|
|1964||The monthly “National Corporate Bankruptcy Report” is launched.|
|1968||Computers are introduced at the firm, for the first time in the industry.|
|1972||The COSMOS corporate information database service is launched.|
|1981||The company is renamed Teikoku Databank, Ltd., and concentrates on business-to-business services.|
|1988||The company launched COSMOSNET, an online corporate information service.|
|1990||Marketing and planning services are added to the company’s offerings.|
|1992||Teikoku Databank America, Inc., (TDA) is founded in New York.|
|2001||Teikoku Databank, Ltd., launches a bankruptcy probability modeling service.|
|2002||The monthly “Teikoku Databank Economic Trends Research” is launched.|
|2004||Teikoku Databank Credit information Korea, Ltd., is founded.|
|2007||The Teikoku Databank Historical Museum opens in Tokyo.|