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  • 20 January 2019

D&B D-U-N-S® Number

Unleash the power of your data to make better decisions and maximise performance

The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit identification sequence, which provides unique identifiers of single business entities, while linking corporate family structures together.

D&B links the D-U-N-S Numbers of parents, subsidiaries, headquarters and branches on more than 232  million corporate family members around the world. Used by the world's most influential standards-setting organisations, it is recognised, recommended and/or required by more than 50 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 D&B's database and other marketplace information, you can create a value-added information source within your own organisation.

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 rationalisation. This means that you can have confidence in the quality of information you use to manage your business.


The DUNSRight™ Process

The D-U-N-S Number is a key component in the D&B DUNSRight Process.

Learn more about the DUNSRight Process