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Deep Data, Global CoverageThe world’s largest commercial database creates a dynamic picture of the companies you do business with – or want to do business with

What can you learn from more than a quarter billion company records?

In Dun & Bradstreet’s earliest days, almost two centuries ago, collecting data meant men on horseback, heading out into the burgeoning American west to investigate the viability of the many new businesses setting up shop.

Today, our goals are the same – to help our customers and partners understand the business-to-business relationships most important to their companies. But the amount of insight we collect – and the geography we cover to collect it – has expanded dramatically, making Dun & Bradstreet the leading global provider and distiller of commercial data and analytics.

By collecting data from more than 30,000 sources and putting it through our rigorous DUNSRight Quality Process, our experienced staff of industry-specific business analysts and data experts can bounce insights from our database of more than 250 million company records against your own company’s data – resulting in unique, unbiased you can apply to your growth strategies.

Our database includes insights on the top 43,000 global companies, both publicly traded and private ones. You get one clear picture of your business universe with de-duplicated records, additional company and contact information, and related businesses linked in corporate families. These powerful tools help to identify profitable relationships that fuel growth.

Total companies in the database: 250.5 million

  • 124.3 million active companies in the database available for risk, supply, sales & marketing and e-business decisions.
  • 126.2 million inactive companies available with historical information for file matching and data cleansing purposes.

Unique Data Sources

So, where does all that data come from?

Proprietary Sources

Truth in data isn’t always easy to find. That’s why Dun & Bradstreet does it for you. We have derived actionable attributes from millions of transactional variables which, taken as-is, are complex, unstable, unstructured and extremely challenging to access and integrate into your decision-making models. We test these derived attributes – which include Inquiry Data, Purchase/Spend Data and Commercial Property data – for predictive value associated with payment performance, viability, size and other businesses outcomes.

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Data Exchange

At Dun & Bradstreet, we search relentlessly to find the best data partners to not only complement our own extensive database but who also meet the high quality standards you expect from us. We combine the partner data into a single, branded, dynamic platform and re-index those records with our unique D-U-N-S™ Numbers. So when you then access the Data Exchange platform, you dive into an extensive variety of industry vertical data sets through a single source.

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Worldwide Network

The Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide Network is an unrivalled alliance of leading business information providers across the globe. This unique, local presence in key markets around the world is the only way to ensure the complete, timely and accurate collection of sensitive trading information. Through the Network you gain access to worldwide business information powered and qualified by D&B’s proprietary DUNSRightTM Quality Process but that also benefits from local expertise and knowledge.

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Trade Data

Dun & Bradstreet’s Global Trade program is a network of data partners providing accounts receivable updates – both favorable and unfavorable payment experiences – from around the world. More than 12,000 Trade partners around the world contribute to more than 1.5 billion trade updates annually – providing an understanding of payment patterns that will help you know what to expect from potential customers and vendors.

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