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Scopus Case Study

Cargill, Incorporated

Introduction

This case study of Cargill, Incorporated is based on a September 2020 survey of Scopus customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Scopus use & feedback

The key features and functionalities of Scopus that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they use the Scopus Daily.
  • Rated the following aspects of Scopus:
    • intuitive user interface: good
    • overall content quality: great
    • content coverage for journals, books and conferences: great
    • depth of content coverage in my specific discipline: great
    • search results analysis capability: great
  • Rated how well Scopus supports the following:
    • tracking research trends over time: Very well
    • scouting for the latest developments: Very well
    • analyzing the market and competitor output: Good
  • Said if they were to no longer have access to Scopus, they estimate spending more than 50% more time to collect equavalent information.
  • Said compared to tools they’ve used, their favorite aspects of Scopus are the following:
    • Results help me get a broader view of my field
    • Time saved getting to the answer they need
    • Trusted, reliable content
    • Easy to use interface

Impact & Outcomes

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Scopus:

  • Said Scopus has done the following:
    • Saved their team time and money when searching & discovering innovations
    • Accelerated their company’s product pipeline development
    • Led to a significant discovery which helped inform R&D strategy & planning
  • User anecdote sharing a situation, problem or project, where they benefited from Scopus:
    **The first thought that comes to mind is how Scopus helped guide us in the proper direction in two of our current major projects. We learned what not to do. Really assisted in hitting the target and speeding up the development process.




About This Data

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