To be the most trusted source of commercial insight so our customers can decide with confidence.
D&B (NYSE:DNB) is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for more than 172 years. Today, D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 225 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight®Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business information. This quality information is the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.
D&B provides two solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; and D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to provide data management capabilities that provide effective and cost efficient marketing solutions and to convert prospects into clients by enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and industries.
Only D&B has:
- D-U-N-S® Number – Created in 1962, the Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S® Number is D&B’s copyrighted, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location specific basis. Assigned and maintained solely by D&B, this unique nine-digit identification number has been assigned to over 225 million businesses worldwide.
- Worldwide Network™— an unparalleled alliance of commercial information providers covering more than 190 countries creating the most comprehensive source of local and global business in-formation.
- Global Database—the largest single source of local and global business information and actiona-ble insight.
- DUNSRight®—the most comprehensive and rigorous patented process that transforms business information — yours and ours — into decision-ready insight. Our ability to turn an enormous stream of data into high quality business information is what sets us apart from our competitors. The foundation of DUNSRight® is Quality Assurance which includes over 2,000 separate auto-mated checks, plus many manual ones, to ensure the data meets our high quality standards. In addition, five quality drivers work sequentially to collect and enhance the data.
DUNSRight® comprises the five essential elements that transform data into quality, actionable insight:
The process works like this:
- Global Data Collection brings together data from a variety of sources worldwide.
- We integrate the data into our database through our patented Entity Matching, which produces a single, more accurate picture of each business.
- We apply the D-U-N-S® Number as a unique means of identifying and tracking a company globally through every step in the life and activity of the company.
- We use Corporate Linkage to enable our customers to view their total risk or opportunity across related company.
- Finally, our Predictive Indicators use statistical analysis to rate a company’ past performance and to indicate how likely the company is to perform that same way in the fu-ture.