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D&B and FirstRain to Deliver Deep, Actionable Insight Through Structured and Unstructured Business Data

D&B (NYSE:DNB), and FirstRain, announced a partnership to deliver a ground-breaking solution combining structured and unstructured business data and analytics. The solution will provide a 360-degree view of a company that unifies relevant social content with D&B’s leading commercial content in a simple and seamless manner that is easy to use and integrate into business applications, in near real time. ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Provides Windows Azure™ In-house Developers with On-demand Corporate Data for Cloud-based Apps

Service gives access to more than 215 million high-quality corporate profiles for sales and marketing, supply chain, and other data-intensive applications D&B announced that it is providing the most comprehensive, current, and complete business data for in-house developers on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform, through the just-announced Windows Azure Store.  D&B Business Insight lets users generate a list ... Read More »

D&B Releases Free Tool to Identify Businesses Potentially Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Estimates Total Potential Impact at More than 5% of Businesses in the U.S. D&B (NYSE: DNB) has released a free search tool available at www.dnb.com that allows identification of businesses located in the 19 counties in the Eastern United States identified by FEMA as most impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This information will help organizations begin to assess their exposure to ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Enters into Data Agreement with D&B

S&P Capital IQ, a provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics, announced an agreement with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that expands its offering of fundamental data for private companies in Western Europe and North America. The comprehensive package procured from D&B will more than double S&P Capital IQ’s coverage of private company financials in key markets including Germany, the ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Retailers Fix Hopes on Bumper Christmas

Retailers are preparing for a surge in consumer spending over the Christmas period, with sales expectations for the December quarter climbing to a 12-year high and profit expectations now out of negative territory.  The retail sector’s sales expectations index is 12 points above the national average, a result that comes off the back off a stronger than expected June quarter. ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Recognized as a Data-as-a-Service Top Innovator at DataWeek 2012

D&B (NYSE: DNB),  announced it has been awarded the DataWeek Award 2012 for exceptional innovation in the Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) category. The award is part of DataWeek, a six-day conference and festival hosted in downtown San Francisco from September 22 — 27, 2012. D&B360 is an integrated solution that delivers D&B’s proprietary business data and other sources of information such as ... Read More »

D&B Stock Rises notwithstanding a Downgrade by Fitch Ratings

August 15, 2012:  The stock price for The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) rose in value by 2.03% by mid-day trading notwithstanding a ratings downgrade by Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (D&B) to ‘BBB+’ from ‘A-‘. The Rating Outlook has been revised to Negative from Stable.  The downgrade and ... Read More »

D&B Q2 2012 Revenues on GAAP Basis Down 7% (Down 8% after Effect of Foreign Exchange)

D&B announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $500 million to its existing share repurchase program bringing the total authorization to $1 billion. “Our second quarter results were in line with our expectations and we are on track to meet our full year guidance. Cautious customer spending impacted North America during the first half of ... Read More »

D&B Explore Potential Sale – Stock Surges 10%

News that D&B are exploring a possible sale saw shares rise by 10% after the announcement was first published in the Wall Street Journal earlier today. The WSJ reported that the company was working with J P Morgan Chase & Credit Suisse to identify potential buyers. D&B has disappointed the market recently with their first quarter performance below market expectations ... Read More »

D&B Launches Hoover’s Optimizer™

D&B Launches Hoover’s Optimizer™ Enabling Marketing Pros to Transform Customer and Prospect Data into Actionable Insight D&B (NYSE: DNB), has launched Hoover’s Optimizer, an add-on module for Hoover’s Online, designed to help small and medium-sized businesses cleanse and enrich their customer and prospect data to increase ROI on sales and marketing campaigns.  Hoover’s Optimizer combines the ease of self-service with ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Paul D. Ballew Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Almost unnoticed and without fanfare D&B is ramping up its data and analytics capabilities by hiring Paul D. Ballew as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.    He will be responsible for global data and information management, customer analytics, predictive analytics and the overall data and analytic strategy for the company.    According to Mr. Ballew’s credentials he does not come with ... Read More »

D&B Offers Strategic Risk Management with New Portfolio Risk Manager™ for DNBi

D&B announced Portfolio Risk Manager™ for DNBi to enhance the DNBi Risk Management™ suite of products.  Portfolio Risk Manager for DNBi is the only on-demand and customizable solution that combines proprietary D&B insight with users’ customer data, allowing businesses to see risk and opportunity across their entire customer base —through simple one-click reports.  Credit professionals at more than 20,000 companies ... Read More »

Serials Solutions Summon™ Service Continues to Expand Content with Hoover’s Company Records

SEATTLE – July 14, 2011 – Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced it has signed an agreement with Hoover’s, Inc. to enable the discovery of Hoover’s Company Records content from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. With the inclusion of Hoover’s Company Records, researchers now will have access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information for their ... Read More »

Observations from the BIIA Forum 2011: D&B’s Anthony Scriffignano’s Message to Users and Members

BIIA surveyed credit managers at the tail end of the global financial crisis concerning the performance of credit information during the crisis.  The response was that information companies played catch-up during the crisis pointing to a lack of real time data.  Furthermore financial statements were rendered useless because the liquidity crisis caused supply chains to collapse rather quickly.   BIIA asked ... Read More »

D&B Releases Free Tool to Identify Businesses Potentially Impacted by Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Tool Provides Insight on Customers, Partners and Suppliers in the Region SHORT HILLS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, has released a free search tool that allows individuals to identify companies that are located in the prefectures impacted by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This information ... Read More »

D&B Introduces DNBi Professional for Small and Midsized Businesses

Dun & Bradstreet has introduced an easy and affordable way for small and midsized organizations to analyze customer payment habits, protect cash flow and allocate resources for long term company growth. Part of the DNBi credit management product portfolio, DNBi Professional gives financial decision-makers a simplified tool to take advantage of D&B’s trusted insight on more than 190 million businesses ... Read More »