DUNSRight™ quality process

Dun & Bradstreet’s worldwide network is committed to providing the highest quality data possible. To realise quality standards with global consistency, we process all data via our patented DUNSRight method.

Which standards do we aim for?

We define data quality by measuring the following aspects:

To meet the above standards, we process data through the DUNSRight™ process with our global network. The goal of the DUNSRight™ process is to ensure high-quality standards, worldwide. In addition to both manual and automated checks, we work with the following roadmap to collect, verify and process data.

On a daily basis, we collect, verify and structure data from over 30,000 sources enriching 400+ million business records with 5 million updates per day.

The output of this master process?

High quality company data, accessible via powerful Altares Dun & Bradstreet platforms and API’s for you to efficiently consult all insights needed. All from one trusted source.

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How the DUNSRight™ process works

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Data Collection

'Global Data Collection' brings together data from over 30,000 sources worldwide. Our database contains over 400+ million company records.

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Match & integrate data

We integrate the data into our database through Entity Matching, which produces a single picture of the correct business entity.

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Apply D-U-N-S

We apply the D-U-N-S® Number as a unique means of identifying and tracking a business globally through every step in the life and activity of the business.

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Identify related businesses

We use Corporate Linkage to enable our customers to view their total risk or opportunity across related businesses.

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Add predictive modelling

Finally, our Predictive Indicators use statistical analysis to rate a business’ past performance and to indicate how likely the business is to perform that same way in the future.

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Quality data & insights

The output of this proces? High quality insights on the business universe for professionals to build valuable relationships.

What can we help you with?

Did a promising lead come in? Good for you! But now it's time to make some business decisions. Are you going to accept him as a customer? Can he buy on credit, and if so on what terms? When making these decisions, use our reliable business information, such as our credit risk data. Then you avoid doing business with companies that actually cannot meet their financial obligations. Read more.

Knowledge and understanding of your market is critical to your success. The Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud is the largest of its kind and allows you to conduct comprehensive analysis, understand your market share and market penetration, and uncover growth opportunities.

How many companies are there actually within a particular region and how big are these companies? How many companies are active within a specific branch and how many people are employed there? You can quickly and easily make counts and selections in D&B's international companies database on the basis of many criteria. This gives you an insight into where you can best focus your efforts and where your chances of success are the greatest. Read More

By integrating our rich database into your ERP system, you can benefit in many ways. For example, you clean up and keep your data clean throughout your organization. You can validate and enrich your customer and prospect information directly from your business application. Current information becomes instantly accessible within your ERP and you can use it to automate your acceptance process and improve scoring model. Read more.

Almost 70% of Dutch BVs are linked via shares to another company in the Netherlands or internationally. More than 30% of Dutch BVs and NVs have a link to foreign companies. The Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud is the most complete and reliable source for insight into the Dutch and foreign relationships of your business partners, ranging from small unknown companies to the largest multinationals with thousands of branches. Read more.

An initial check when selecting a supplier is not sufficient. It is then important to make all changes in risks transparent and to monitor them. This keeps you informed exactly how the risks in your total supply chain are developing. Only with this information can you correctly assess all risks within your portfolio. Read more.

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