D-U-N-S ® Number
The Dun & Bradstreet D‑U‑N‑S®
Number is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses. This number is assigned
through our patented identity resolution process, part of our DUNSRIGHT
methodology, identifies a company as being unique from any other in the Dun
& Bradstreet Data Cloud. The D‑U‑N‑S® Number is used as the
starting point for any company's Live Business Identity, the most
comprehensive and continually updated view of any company in the Data Cloud.
D‑U‑N‑S® Numbers are often
referenced by lenders and potential business partners to help predict the
reliability and/or financial stability of the company in question.
D‑U‑N‑S®, which stands for data universal numbering system, is
used to maintain up-to-date and timely information on more than 360 million
global businesses. The D‑U‑N‑S® Number also enables
identification of relationships between corporate entities (hierarchies and
another key element of Live Business
Identity and commercial risk assessment practices.
The D-U-N-S® Number is used to establish
your company's D&B file,
which can help potential
partners and lenders learn more about your business,
and may also help them make more informed decisions
about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier, or partner.