IHS Inc.

Information Handling Services, since 2004, only briefly IHS is a global company for analysis and information based in the United States.

IHS compiles information on the topics of energy, product life cycles, economic, environmental and security. Among the associated trademarks and brands are Jane 's Information Group, Cambridge Energy Research Associates ( CERA ) and the business information services John S. Herold, Inc. and Global Insight.

In 2007, IHS approximately 688 million U.S. dollars revenue. For 2009, the company named a revenue of $ 967 million. In 2012, sales totaled $ 1.5 billion.

Formation and portfolio

IHS beginnings stem from the Rogers Publishing Company, which began in 1959 to record product catalogs on microfilm, without having to publish printed classic. 1961 Rogers was bought by Cahners Publishing and renamed the IHS.

IHS developed software applications that product data with enterprise resource planning ( ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM ) software linked. In addition, IHS is responsible for major standards such as ASTM International ( ASTM), the UK Engineering Sciences Data Unit ( ESDU ) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE) published guidelines and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive ( RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

The subsidiary company iSuppli has worked in market research, especially in the area of ​​consumer electronics.