The output of this extensive process? High quality business information, presented as our Live Business Identity, and delivered through powerful Dun & Bradstreet solutions or directly from the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud to embed in your own applications.
The Power of the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud
Today, the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud offers the world’s most comprehensive business data and analytically derived insights covering companies of all sizes and virtually every industry. From the Data Cloud, we derive Live Business Identity, a continuously updated view of business entities in the Data Cloud. Live Business Identity attributes include risk-related scores, trade-related activity (such as payment data), company contacts, supply chain information, and other analytically derived insights. With Live Business Identity, you can be confident you have up-to-date Information on which to improve business performance and ultimately transform your business for the digital age.
Data Cloud Sources
We use a variety of sources and collection methods to ensure the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud retains the depth and breadth needed in today’s global, cross-industry environment. Sources range from public registry data to millions of websites. Below are details on our sources that set us apart.
We have derived actionable attributes from millions of transactional variables that, 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.
We search relentlessly to find the best data partners to not only complement Dun & Bradstreet's extensive Data Cloud, but who also meet the high-quality standards that customers expect. We combine the partner data into a single branded, dynamic platform and re-index those records with our unique Dun & Bradstreet D‑U‑N‑S® Numbers. When you access the Data Exchange platform, you dive into an extensive variety of industry vertical datasets through a single source.
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 enable a complete, timely, and accurate collection of sensitive trading information. Through the Network, you gain access to worldwide business information and also benefit from local expertise and knowledge.
Global Trade Exchange Program
Dun & Bradstreet’s Global Trade Exchange Program is the world’s largest commercial trade data network of data participants providing accounts receivable (A/R) updates – both favorable and unfavorable payment experiences. Thousands of companies around the world contribute 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.
Small Business Financial Exchange
Dun & Bradstreet is a Certified Vendor of the Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE), a business data exchange governed by the small business lending industry. Dun & Bradstreet combines SBFE data with our proprietary data to provide innovative analytic solutions that help financial institutions across the credit lifecycle – origination and underwriting, account management and portfolio monitoring, collections and recovery.