Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® number

The D-U-N-S number is a unique 9-digit code that identifies a company or business entity. It’s the digital fingerprint of a business to the outside world. Because this number is globally unique, it also gets used by organizations to structure data or their business relations.

A unique verification code

One code, endless possibilities. The D-U-N-S Number is a unique identifier for business entities worldwide. “D-U-N-S,” which stands for data universal numbering system, is used to maintain up-to-date and timely information on more than 300 million company records globally.

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One complete view

We apply the D-U-N-S Number to new entities 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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Globally recognized

The D-U-N-S is a globally certified verification method. It’s recommended to use, and requested by organisations such as the UN, ISO, EU Commission and Apple.

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Looking for a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® number? Use the button below to search for a company in the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud.

How D-U-N-S numbers structure data

Organizations collect data of their business relations in multiple systems and applications. You might recognize a very common challenge: these systems don’t talk to each other as they speak different languages.

By applying the D-U-N-S Number as a unique identifier to all company records in various systems or applications, you can connect data that relates to the same prospect, customer, supplier, debtor or partner. This enables you to gain a single view on all your business relations.


A uniform dataset

As a globally recognized unique identifier, the D-U-N-S number is the standard for all datasets. It’s a reliable basic structure and the foundation for master data.

No more double records

By applying unique coding, you easily identify double records. You’re able to cleanse data and create complete company profiles.

Optimized workflow

Connect D-U-N-S numbers to company records in any system. Automate time consuming processes in CRM, ERP or administration systems.

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. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) 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. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) 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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