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Australian Risk Climate: Trade Payment Delays

Australian businesses are failing to pay their bills on time more often than not, with 60 per cent of invoices settled beyond the standard 30-day payment period. The high rate of late payments, as revealed by Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Trade Payments Analysis, has seen businesses pay their bills in an average of 53 days during the third quarter of ... Read More »

D&B Unveils D&B360 3.0 for CRM with All-New User Interface and Expanded Functionality

D&B (NYSE:DNB) has released D&B360″ 3.0, an upgraded version of its sales and marketing intelligence solution for CRM systems.   D&B360 provides sales and marketing professionals the insights needed to sell more effectively by providing direct access to D&Bs global business data and analytics within CRM systems, along with relevant news, social media and sales tools, to drive revenue growth. ... Read More »

D&B-Optimized Database Rationalizes Purchases For SKF

The Swedish engineering company SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, has chosen BISNODE – D&B to stream-line its supplier database. With D&B rationalization, SKF has optimized its database of suppliers. The transparency gained enables more efficient purchase strategies and cuts costs. Global engineering company SKF is present in over 130 countries and purchases ... Read More »

D&B Direct 2.0 Delivers Flexible, Streaming, Enterprise-wide Access to Data and Analytics from D&B and Third-party Providers

D&B (NYSE:DNB) announced the release of D&B DirectTM 2.0, the API solution providing enterprise-wide access to a broad range of business insight.  With a unified web services platform, the addition of risk scores and ratings, fraud and compliance monitoring, digital and social intelligence and more, D&B Direct 2.0 dramatically improves an organization’s ability to embed rich data and analytics in their business ... Read More »

Iridium Information Resources Now A D&B Data Exchange Partner

Iridium Information Resources, a provider of sales intelligence data, announced that it is now a D&B Data Exchange™ Partner.  The D&B Data Exchange enables businesses to seamlessly integrate data from multiple disparate sources for use within their various applications. As a D&B Data Exchange partner, Iridium Information Resources will offer robust “sales triggers” on companies in the United States that are ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Economic Revival to Skip 2013 As Business Outlook Goes Flat

Business expectations for the final quarter of the year have fallen flat in a sign that the economy’s long-awaited revival will not occur in 2013. The outlook for the remainder of the year suggests that businesses do not view the conclusion of this month’s federal election as a potential springboard for the economy. Businesses also appear to consider the Reserve ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Robert Carrigan as President, CEO and Director

Current Lead Director Christopher Coughlin Appointed Chairman of the Board D&B announced the appointment of Robert Carrigan as President, CEO and Director of D&B, effective October 7, 2013.  Sara Mathew, the Company’s current Chairman and CEO, who had previously announced her intent to retire, will step down from the Board and her executive positions the same day, and will continue with D&B to facilitate a ... Read More »

D&B Publishes Global Economic Outlook to 2017

D&B has published its Global Economic Outlook to 2017 offering global and regional insights, upgrades and downgrades. In terms of Global Risk Insights D&B has downgraded its 2013 global growth forecast due to uncertainty around the windup of quantitative easing, growing political risks, amplified risks on OECD debt levels, and structural rebalancing in emerging markets.  Headwinds remain in the form ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Unveils New On-Boarding Compliance Tool

Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), has launched D&B Onboard.  The online tool aims to help companies deliver customer due diligence (CDD) requirements efficiently in one place, making it easier for them to start financial transactions and enable businesses, including banks, to bill customers more quickly while minimising regulatory and reputational risks. Businesses face substantial challenges in verifying the authenticity of potential ... Read More »

D&B Launches Small Business Health Index

Small Business Health Index Offers Perspectives on Small Business Success in Recognition of National Small Business Week In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week (June 17-21), D&B (NYSE:DNB) offers perspectives that help small businesses recover, grow and succeed. As a trusted partner to small businesses for more than 171 years and ... Read More »

E-marketing and the Rifle Shot into the Dark

Anthea Stratigos, Co-founder and CEO of Outsell Inc. expresses her frustration about the flood of irrelevant, misdirected mail.    The following is an excerpt of her recent ‘Insight’: “Every so often, everyday life with end users yields profound insights about how parts of the media and information industry really work. The ever increasing amount of irrelevant email pouring into the inbox ... Read More »

Improved Data Integration: D&B Offers Partnerships to Seamlessly Connect Data

Vertical and niche linked data – from D&B Data Exchange partners D&B (NYSE: DNB) introduces the D&B Data ExchangeTM.  This unique, cloud-based service provides customers one-source access to industry-specific data from select companies that join the D&B Data Exchange as partners.  All of the data is linked through the D&B D-U-N-S® Number, enabling customers for the first time to confidently combine ... Read More »

D&B Malaysia Launches Hoovers Marketing Portal

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Malaysia has unveiled Hoovers, a global marketing portal designed to meet the challenges of international and regional marketing needs of local companies.  Malaysian firms will now be able to tap into D&B’s proprietary online database of more than 90 million companies, 100 million contacts and 900 industry segments worldwide. Through a wide range of search criteria, ... Read More »