Smart Profile to make a fresh start under the aegis of Altares Dun & Bradstreet

Reading time 4 minutes | Written by Anne de Geus | 11 August, 2023

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Brussels, 11 August 2023 - Smart Profile, also known as Computer Profile, a provider of in-depth data on the automotive and IT industries, makes a fresh start under the aegis of Altares Dun & Bradstreeta market leader in business decisioning data and analytics.

The company was founded as Computer Profile in 1996 by Michiel Alkemade, changing its name to Smart Profile in 2019. Over the years, Smart Profile has specialised in data collection, serving the automotive and IT markets. Their products and services now complement Altares Dun & Bradstreet’s offering. Michiel Alkemade will continue to oversee this business unit.

The cohesion between the products and services of Altares Dun & Bradstreet and Smart Profile is obvious. Smart Profile and Altares Dun & Bradstreet have collaborated for many years, with Dun & Bradstreet data, including the DUNS number, being at the heart of their data process.

New opportunities, the same trusted service
Smart Profile’s current customer base will continue to have access to the same products and services. The operation will not impact service continuity, meaning customers can continue to rely on the quality and customer service to which they are accustomed.

Michiel Alkemade, founder of Smart Profile: “We are pleased with the fresh start of Smart Profile under the aegis of Altares Dun & Bradstreet as it offers new opportunities and strengthens our position. We can thus provide even better support to our customers with valuable data and insights that can be used to inform their strategic decisions. Altares Dun & Bradstreet’s dedication to customer service, data quality and innovation blends in seamlessly with our values, offering lots of promise, which is why we look to the future with confidence.”

David Verheecke, Managing Director at Altares Dun & Bradstreet: “This past month has been very intense as we sought to broker a deal with the Smart Profile team. We believe in the synergy of both teams, with Smart Profile customers now also gaining access to our credit risk, compliance, ESG and Master Data Management expertise. At the same time, our customers now have access to the complementary insight that Smart Profile has developed about the automotive and IT industries.”

The employees of both companies were informed this past week.

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