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D&B D-U-N-S® Number: The Universal Standard for Business Identification
A D&B D-U-N-S® Number is a unique nine-digit sequence recognised as the universal standard for identifying and keeping track of over 265 million businesses worldwide. Companies worldwide use it to link information about suppliers, customers and trading partners, providing a more complete picture of the risk and opportunity in their business relationships. No one else has this capacity to identify, verify, and inter-relate businesses to find new customers, reduce credit exposure, generate vendor savings and prevent fraud. Its unique nine-digit code helps you identify more than 245 million company locations worldwide.
Through this exclusive numbering system, businesses are creating new sources of knowledge and opportunity by integrating their data – and other third party data – with Dun & Bradstreet’s powerful information base.
Used by the world's most influential standards-setting organizations, the D&B D-U-N-S® Number is recognized, recommended or required by Governments and more than 200 global industry as well as trade associations, including the US Federal Government, the Australian Government and the European Commission. Several of the world's largest corporations also require their vendors and contractors to have a D&B D-U-N-S® Number.

How D-U-N-S® works for you?

What is D-U-N-S® #?
  • D-U-N-S® is a business identification system used by businesses, banks and government to learn about your business.
  • D-U-N-S® maintains accurate and timely information on +265Mn global businesses.
  • The D-U-N-S® # is unique identifier that stays with your business forever.
D&B D-U-N-S® Number can be assigned to all business entities (including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations) and government bodies.
It can be assigned to single location businesses, parent companies, subsidiaries, headquarters, branches and divisions.

Why should you have a D-U-N-S® Number?

  • It enhances the credibility of your business in the marketplace.
  • It enables potential customers, suppliers and lenders to easily identify and learn about your company.
  • It is recognised, recommended and/or required by more than 200 global, industry and trade associations, including the United Nations, the U.S. Federal Government, the Australian Government and the European Commission.
In today's global economy, the D-U-N-S® Number has become the standard for keeping track of the world's businesses.
By embedding the D-U-N-S® Number at the core of your global marketing, credit and purchasing transactions, you can take data you already have and turn it into powerful business information. By combining your company's internal data with Dun & Bradstreet's database and other marketplace information, you can create a value-added information source within your own organization.
Within Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Customer Resource Management (CRM), and Customer Information Management (CIM) solutions, the D-U-N-S® Number can help ensure more accurate data rationalization. This means that you can have confidence in the quality of information you use to manage your business.

How do I get a D-U-N-S® Number?

Dun & Bradstreet’s worldwide database currently covers over 265 million businesses worldwide, which means that your entity may already have a D-U-N-S® Number assigned to it. If not, D&B D-U-N-S® Number is easy to obtain.
Visit “Get a D-U-N-S® Number” to obtain more detailed instructions on applying for your D-U-N-S® Number.
You can also drop us a mail at DNB_India – DUNS@dnbindia.in to either obtain your D-U-N-S® Number or modify or know your existing D-U-N-S® Number
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