The Fact on FATCA: How Third-Party Data Reduces Time, Cuts Costs and Improves Customer Experience

fatca_microscopeBy its very name, “big data” sounds like something that always makes business more complex. But here’s one instance, from the world of tax compliance, where the opposite is the case.

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to report to the IRS information about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or…

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The CFO’s New Role: Risk-Spotting Data Savant

Risk, Profit and Loss crossword

CFOs are increasingly called upon to be data savants in addition to financial experts. Now, the influx of data demands a keen eye for risk as well as potential growth and marketing opportunities. In Big Data, Smaller Risk, David M. Katz explores the steps companies are taking to spot potential links…

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How We Use Global Trade Data

IDL TIFF fileSince 1841, companies have trusted Dun & Bradstreet’s Business Credit Information to help them reduce bad credit risk and improve cash flow.

One of the most common ways businesses borrow money is through the extension of Trade Credit, the practice of a supplier extending the buyer terms when payment is due. Terms offered can range anywhere…

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New Deal with DocuSign

Product-screen-1 copyDun & Bradstreet and DocuSign announced a strategic partnership at Dreamforce today, with plans to merge Dun & Bradstreet credit and risk data into DocuSign’s popular business app, DocuSign for Salesforce.

DocuSign is the global standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and e-signatures, so end users can complete document-based transactions, such as contracts, in a digital…

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Partner Spotlight: Electronic Data Associates

trucksElectronic Data Associates (EDA) specializes in a different type of unstructured data: UCC-1 filings. The company, founded in 1988 by Scott Campbell and former Dun & Bradstreet executive Bill Howell, is in the business of helping companies manage financial risk by monitoring and reporting on commercial liens, especially when it comes to manufacturing, servicing…

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Unique Data Types Needed for Capital Markets

Anthony QuintanoWe’ve been hearing about the importance of Big Data for what seems like decades. But often, investment banks approach data projects the wrong way. The focus is more on getting ultra-fast market data than new data types like transactional, referential and social data. Budgets can also be a stumbling block, with discretionary funds going toward the overwhelming demands of complying…

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New in Salesforce Analytics Playground: Country Risk Facts

Paul VanDerWerf“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” – Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin

As every business knows, there is opportunity and risk when it comes to expanding into a new territory. How to build a reliable supplier network?…

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1010data Feeds D&B Data to Capital Markets

Sam valadiDun & Bradstreet and 1010data announced a strategic partnership earlier this week. And that’s exciting for two reasons.

For Dun & Bradstreet, this is its first partnership in the area of capital markets analytics – a giant opportunity where small improvements can yield big results. For 1010data, it can now offer its users…

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Three Reasons to Embrace a Data Platform

Michael KreilIn my last blog post, I wrote about what I thought was an emerging phenomena: Data as a platform (DaaP). Boy, I was wrong. Emerging was the wrong adjective. Arrived is far more accurate.

Just take a look at some of the highly successful companies that have embraced…

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NetSuite to Bring D&B DaaS to Cloud ERP

ZachNelsonWe at Dun & Bradstreet are thrilled to announce a partnership with NetSuite, the leader in cloud-based ERP and omnichannel commerce solutions. The strategic alliance holds great promise to scrub transactional data in real time, so end users can base business-critical decisions on accurate, enriched information, embedded directly in established workflows.

NetSuite will…

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