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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Template:Infobox company:
  • Change Net income to Net income (profit)
  • Redesign or fork template to reduce 27 variables to the essentials!
  • Allow a photo field in addition to logo
  • Please add a field for the DUNS of the company.

CFO?[edit]

Why is there no mention of CFO, CCO and CTO?
Should not they be included?
aGastya  ✉ let's talk about it :) 04:24, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

@Acagastya: These are sometimes included in the key_people section. However, our featured articles typically only have one or two of the most important officials.
For example, Oliver Typewriter Company's infobox has
| key_people       = {{ubl | Thomas Oliver, | [[namesake]]/[[inventor]]
| Delavan Smith, | [[vice president]] }}
and BAE Systems has
|key_people= Sir [[Roger Carr (businessman)|Roger Carr]] <small>(Chairman)</small> <br />
[[Ian King (BAE Systems)|Ian King]] <small>(CEO)</small>
However, remember that Wikipedia is not a directory, so keep the infobox brief and relevant. In my opinion, CFO would be most relevant for financial companies such as banks.
--Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 19:13, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@Hroðulf: Thank you for answering!
aGastya  ✉ let's talk about it :) 16:45, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Alexa[edit]

Please add a parameter Alexa Rank to this Infobox.
I feel so because most of the companies do have their websites. And some of the companies have a small revenue from their website: but it doesn't have a separate article.
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 23:15, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Explicit example is Apple.com Though we have stores like iVenus and all, still purchases are made through website.
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 23:20, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Wordings: Instead of alexa rank we can call alexa rank of official website.
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 23:24, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

No. This seems only to be relevant to e-commerce sites and domainers. I think Alexa rank belongs in the prose of e-commerce sites, but not in the infobox of corporations. (Other rankings are available.) I don't think the rank of apple.com or www.ge.com would be broadly interesting to infobox readers. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 11:57, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

How often are Alexa rankings updated? I would imagine that it's more often than once a year. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:34, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
okay, so does apple.com qualify for e commerce website? But using e commerce company info box is okay? And does that even exist?
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 18:21, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
{{Infobox website}} probably meets your needs. In my eyes, store.apple.com counts as an ecommerce website. See Apple Store (online). (I wonder if Alexa rank is meaningful if the Alexa toolbar isn't installed on a broad cross-section of Apple devices, and if many online Apple shoppers use apps instead of the web.) --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 13:18, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

hq_location code broken[edit]

The hq_location code broke today after this edit by User:Alakzi to {{Comma separated entries}}. I'm not a Lua coder and will not try to work on it. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Alakzi has fixed it. Thanks. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:32, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Registered office field[edit]

Do you think adding a "registered office" section would be justified? It is crucial to legal and taxation purpose. I think many people might use infobox to check "what taxation?" "what legal framework?" the company has to follow. It also underlines the fact that registered office and headquarters could be separate. In some cases it is important. Do you agree? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.42.102.224 (talk) 10:21, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

It may be important if you need to serve papers on the company, but is it encyclopedic? --Redrose64 (talk) 12:40, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)
I agree. I usually feel that encyclopedia readers are most interested in knowing the HQ city, but on reflection, registered office can be interesting too.
This situation is perhaps most common in North America, a company could have an HQ in Pittsburgh or San Jose, but be a 'Delaware corporation', a 'North Dakota corporation' or even be registered in the Bahamas or Caymans. I don't think we can or should be strict or thorough about this, as some companies are complex networks of entities that Wikipedia would struggle to reflect well, or at all. (Places where a company does business usually also assert some legal and tax jurisdiction.)
I struggle to suggest a name for the field that doesn't sound too complex or stuffy. I fear 'registered office' would encourage a 'business directory' approach of including a full street address.
Does Registered in: work?
--Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 12:46, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

international[edit]

Two sections of the documentation have contradictory advice for |intl=. One says:

  • "Set positively ("true"/"yes"/etc) if company is international, otherwise omit"

the other:

  • "Set positively (true, on, etc) to switch applicable labels from American to international terminology, otherwise omit this parameter.

An "international" company is one which operates across borders, not one which uses "non-American terminology". It seems to me that, if the latter is what is intended, the parameter is misnamed. How can we best clear up this confusion? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:36, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

All it does is control whether one of the labels is shown as Profit or Net income. Since there is also |net_income= and |profit=, there doesn't seem to be a need for it as the label could show Net income if the net_income is used and Profit if the profit parameter is used. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:13, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
For example change
| label27 = {{ifaffirmed|{{{intl|}}} |[[Net income|Profit]] |{{longitem|[[Net income]]}}}}
to
| label27 = {{#if:{{{profit|}}} |[[Net income|Profit]] |{{longitem|[[Net income]]}}}}