Third-Party Risk

D&B Direct for Supplier Risk

Mitigate third-party risk and optimize costs through the power of Data-as-a-Service
Optimize supplier performance in real-time
D&B Direct is a modern API that delivers critical data and analytics on third parties into the applications where you need them most. Uncover and alleviate risks across suppliers in order to avoid vendor disruptions, optimize your distribution network and drive profitable growth.
Predict potential supplier disruptions and identify alternative suppliers
Source and evaluate new vendors with financial stability ratings and a global view of businesses
Monitor and maintain supplier’s compliance and certification to avoid penalties
Negotiate better contracts by identifying spend with partners owned by the same corporate parent
Document and manage the audit trail to demonstrate firm & third-party compliance
Effectively measure performance of suppliers and distributors over time within your SCM application

How It Works

Data-as-a-Service enables real-time management of global suppliers. As the complexity of supplier networks increase, procurement professionals are faced with monitoring the health of vendors across many tiers, sizes and geographies. D&B Direct provides the intelligence to gain full supplier visibility and mitigate risks before disruptions occur. Anticipate third-party trouble, source the best new suppliers and negotiate better contracts.
As a responsible organisation, we have an important role to play in fostering economic success – not just for Balfour Beatty PLC, for the whole of UK PLC. Without the help of Dun & Bradstreet, we could not have gained the confidence to make our £1 billion SME spend commitment.
Aaron Reid, Sustainable Supply Chain Manager, Balfour Beatty UK