Ratings & Scores

Curious about how we calculate our scores? We do this by analysing enormous amounts of data on a daily basis. Using built-in algorithms, we arrive at a rating, bankruptcy score and Paydex. This rating and scores say a lot about the financial health of an organization.

Rating & Scores

The Dun & Bradstreet Rating

The Dun & Bradstreet Rating has been recognised for many years as the leading predictive indicator for assessing business risks. These evaluations are based on the most comprehensive up-to-date information. The D&B Rating converts a lot of individual data into a clear assessment of a company’s performance.

Rating & Scores

The Dun & Bradstreet Failure Score

The D&B Failure Score is a predictive indicator for corporate insolvencies. The D&B Failure Score refines the risk scale from 1 to 4 of the D&B Rating to a scale from 1 to 100. The higher the D&B Bankruptcy Score, the healthier the status of that company and the smaller the chance that this company will cease its activities within the next 12 months. The D&B Failure Score makes risks visible and is based on the largest possible amount of trade information.

Rating & Scores

The Dun & Bradstreet Paydex®

Through the Dun-Trade® Program, D&B annually collects millions of payment experiences from companies in order to be able to analyze the payment behavior. The result of this analysis is shown in the D&B Paydex®, which indicates how fast a company pays its invoices. Every day, thousands of current payment experiences are added to the database. This gives the Paydex rating a very up-to-date insight into the payment behavior of your customers, prospects and suppliers.

Rating & Scores

The Dun & Bradstreet scores & AI

Since 2019, we have been using artificial intelligence (AI) to make our credit scores more accurate and smarter. This approach, called "AI Layered Scoring," allows us to further sharpen credit risk assessment. As a result, Altares has become better at identifying companies that cause a credit loss versus those that are bona fide.

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Understanding D&B Scores

Want to learn how to read and understand the scores and ratings in D&B reports? We've collected everything for you in one guide.

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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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