Business Profile (BP) is a succinct, honest and accurate statement of who You are, what You provide, how You are structured and governed, Your principle policies and procedures, Your trading history and financial viability.
Possibility of convenient and easy access to any required BP within the global business directory is one of the basic principles of business search tools (BST).
Business directory is a certain way structured database on businesses and tools for managing this database (for example, tools for addition and search of businesses). An appropriate data structure defines the content of BP. Database management tools determine the usability of a business directory for users and administrators.
BST include a complete business directory that has all the above mentioned properties. Their global nature is determined by the support for all businesses regardless of location or area of activity.
Analysis of existing approaches to implementing business search pushed to the decision to create the multi-criteria algorithm for search of businesses on the basis of an arbitrary set of desired parameters.
The following search options are implemented in the Project:
* Search on an accurate match
* Search on not an accurate match
* Search on selection of reference values from drop-down lists
* Search on arbitrary parameters in text fields
BST user interfaces have elements for switching between different described ways of business search in the global business directory.
Some children parameters in drop-down lists are available to search only after selection of appropriate parental parameters (eg, subcategories, regions, etc. become accessible only after selection of categories, countries, etc.) and arbitrary parameters in text fields are always available.
A combination of required parameters which are specified for business search can be arbitrary.