A visually-driven website runs on data analytics to present business history in new and interesting ways to educate and inspire.

Businesses, students and people who want to research the history of Fortune 500 companies rejoice. An interactive data-driven website has been created to archive all available data related to these successful companies’ revenues, the historical events that shaped their growth, and the industry sector status and changes that emerged.

The ‘History of the Fortune 500’ interactive data analytics site is touted to be a visual experience that takes users through a guided exploration of the Fortune 500 list is widely used to benchmark market leaders and industry sectors. The website was launched to synchronize with the latest Fortune 500 list for 2020. Here are some of the website features:

  • Starting with 1971, users walk through landmark market moments such as Black Monday, the 1994 Fortune 500 update to reflect the rise of services organizations like Walmart (which debuted at #4), and the Great Recession of 2008.
  • The site also offers a detailed, interactive sector analysis starting in 1995, showing the growth and evolution of areas such as finance, healthcare and retail.
  • There is also a deeper case-study window into the leading 2020 industries, focused on the technology, healthcare and food, beverage and tobacco sectors.
  • Visitors can explore a state-level focus on current revenues, as well as a historical overview of metrics for employees, revenue and profit, and market value, represented by the 2020 Fortune 500 companies.

The developer of the website, data analytics firm Qlik is the official analytics partner of the Fortune 500. Later this year, Qlik and Fortune will also deliver a similar experience for the Fortune Global 500 as part of a multi-year partnership.

Said Rick Jackson, Qlik’s CMO: “The (website) gives users a one-of-a-kind experience. For the first time ever, it’s possible to enjoy a rich and detailed exploration of this industry standard chronicle of market leaders and industry sectors. Leveraging Qlik’s unique analytics platform, this site brings to life the data behind the story of the best performing companies.”

Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief of Fortune, said: “We’re thrilled to provide a unique and modern way to showcase the rich history of the Fortune 500 with Qlik. The stories behind the market leaders’ rise and falls come alive in this compelling visual experience.”