DUN & BRADSTREET (also known as D&B or DNB)
Dun & Bradstreet aspires to be the most trusted source of commercial insight so our customers can decide with confidence.
With a global database containing more than 140 million business records, D&B enables companies to make effective credit, marketing, and purchasing decisions worldwide.D&B's D-U-N-S Numbers are Business Information Reports. Numbers and reports go hand-in-hand. They may include the following: Extended credit terms, trade experiences, principal's history, financials (including net worth, cash on hand, and AR/AP), UCC Filings, Public Records, Liens, Suits, volume sales, employee number, terms to liabilities, start date, and even type of building in which company is located. The unique and patented DUN System blends specific industry sectors with numeric sequencing providing a multitude of sector-based information that is compared and contrasted with like industries in a local, state and regional format.
The DUN System is utilized by many major banks/lenders, insurance and finance companies as well as municipalities, Federal agencies and endorsed by the European Union as the primary identification system for International business assessment and validation throughout the world. The DUNS/BIR (Business Information Report) is required for many US federal government transactions, so are widely used as a leveraging tool to win bids and portray a stable and creditworthy business, able to meet its obligations and can validate what it professes.
The system is frequently used in corporate research.DMI entries provide legal and trade names, physical and mailing addresses, geographical descriptions, product and industry descriptors, sales and number of employees for three years and growth rates, as well as up to 40 important statistics about each organization:
- Corporate and competitive intelligence
- Market research
- Mailing lists
- Trade name research
- Merger and acquisition analysis
- Industry statistics
- Telemarketing lists
- New product development
- Corporate family trees
For more information check DNB website.