USA PATRIOT Act Plus

In addition to helping you satisfy the identity verification aspect of the USA Patriot Act, this D&B Direct product includes further business intelligence data to access potential Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk including the name of the chief executive, company size, age, line of business, public filings and controlling interest ownership.

Requirements & Options

When requesting this D&B Direct product, a valid D-U-N-S Number for a company, its country code, and the appropriate product code will be required. If this information is not available, refer to obtaining a company D-U-N-S Number for assistance. A trade up option exists to request data for the headquarters when the requested organization is a branch.

When ordering information for organizations located in Germany, customers are required to provide a valid order reason code. A list of possible values is included on the respective SOAP or REST operation page.

NOTE: The product code for USA PATRIOT Act Plus is PAC_PLUS. This product may be included in the Monitoring process.

Business Elements

The following table is an alphabetical list of the unique items delivered in this data layer. Legend: [C] = may be included in a Custom Data product; [M] = may be referenced by the Monitoring process; [M+] = Monitored using an aggregate or attribute XPath.

NOTE: This product will return a set of standard elements (e.g. D-U-N-S Number, Organization Name, Trade Styles, Family Tree Role, Primary Address, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, et al.) along with the business elements listed. In addition, customers who compare the following table to the Data Primer should be advised of several intentional differences.

Name Description XML* JSON*
3 Year Base Sales Amount (Trend Data) The Sales Amount from the income statement data in millions (USD) for the Base Year, which is the first (oldest) year of this three year trend calculation period. Trend Data fields are calculated once a year, in June, published the following July and used for the subsequent 12 months. [M] SOAP REST
5 Year Base Sales Amount (Trend Data) The Sales Amount from the income statement data in millions (USD) for the Base Year, which is the first (oldest) year of this five year trend calculation period. Trend Data fields are calculated once a year, in June, published the following July and used for the subsequent 12 months. [M] SOAP REST
Average High Credit Amount - 24 Months A monetary figure specifying the average high credit is determined by dividing the total dollar amount by the number of experiences in file for the last 24 months. SOAP REST
Average High Credit Amount - All Countries Except US and CA A monetary figure specifying the average high credit is determined by dividing the total monetary amount by the number of experiences in file. SOAP REST
Business Legal Structure Text that describes the legal form or structure of a business, as registered with government authorities, e.g., partnership, corporation, private limited company, government department, proprietorship. [M+] SOAP REST
Claims Indicator When 'true' indicates that open claims, liens, protested bills, warrants, Social Securities Summons and/or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject. [M] SOAP REST
Compliance Risk Class Index The Index is a numeric value assigned through a proprietary algorithm based on weighted risk flags. Entities with higher Index values share a larger percentage of risk attributes and are perceived to represent greater compliance exposure relative to those [M] SOAP REST
Compliance Risk Index The compliance risk index is intended to provide organizations subject to the U.S. Patriot Act with an additional tool in performing compliance risk based assessment of trading partners. The Index is a numeric value that represents an aggregation of weigh [M] SOAP REST
Control Year The year current control was assumed. [M] SOAP REST
Criminal Proceedings Indicator When 'true' indicates that criminal proceedings against the subject exists in the D&B database. When 'false' indicates that no criminal proceedings against the subject exists in the D&B database. [M] SOAP REST
D&B Hoovers Industry Code An alphanumeric industry code identifying a business activity, based on a three-tier taxonomy developed by D&B as a complement to NAICS and SIC codes, that are assigned according to companies’ primary and secondary business activities. SOAP REST
D&B Industry Code An alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the scheme specified by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. The first four digits are external codes created by the U.S. Government. D&B has created extensions to more precisely define an activity as in the case of the SIC 2+2 (the last 4 digits of an 8-digit SIC). SOAP REST
Debarments Total Filing Count A count of the debarments present in the D&B file for this subject. [M] SOAP REST
Disaster Special Events Indicator When 'true' indicates that special events regarded as disasters (e.g. fire, hurricane) exist in the D&B database for this subject. [M] SOAP REST
Domestic Ultimate Business Name Text recording the name of the highest business in the family tree that is in the same country as the subject. SOAP REST
Domestic Ultimate D-U-N-S Number The D-U-N-S Number of the highest level parent within a corporate family tree that is domiciled in the same country as the requested company. A parent is a corporation that owns more than 50% of another corporation's capital stock. A subject may be its own domestic ultimate. [M] SOAP REST
Employee Quantity (All Locations) A number that defines how many people are directly engaged and paid by the organization to perform or support its business operations. [M] SOAP REST
Export Indicator When 'true' indicates that the subject company exports goods to other countries. [M] SOAP REST
FEIN Tax ID Number A number recording a unique nine-digit FEIN number assigned by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to business entities (and in some cases individuals) operating in the United States for the purposes of identification. SOAP REST
Financial Embarrassment Indicator When 'true' indicates that open bankruptcy, receivership liquidation or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject. When 'false' indicates that no open bankruptcy, receivership liquidation or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject. [M] SOAP REST
Financial or Legal Special Events Indicator When 'true' indicates that there are one or more financial legal or significant events recorded in D&B's databases for this subject. [M] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Currency Code The three-letter code, published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO), identifying the type of money that corresponds to the values in the financial statement. [M+] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Date The date when the accounting period ended. If the accounting figures are projected (future), then this is the date when the accounting period will end. [M+] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Date (Key Financial Figures) The date or partial date (i.e. period showing year/month) when the accounting period ended. If the Reliability Code denotes the figures are projected (future) then this when the accounting period will end. [M] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Period The period of the financial statement expressed as a number of years, months or days. (e.g. P3M is 3 months or quarterly, P1Y is 1 year or annual) [M+] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Unit of Size Text which identifies the unit of size that corresponds to the values in the financial statement. [M+] SOAP REST
Global Ultimate Business Name Text recording the primary name of the global ultimate business. SOAP REST
Global Ultimate D-U-N-S Number The D-U-N-S number of the highest level parent within a corporate family tree. A parent is a corporation that owns more than 50% of another corporation's capital stock. A subject may be its own global ultimate. [M] SOAP REST
Headquarter Business Name The business name of the headquarters company. A headquarters is a business establishment that has branches or divisions reporting to it. SOAP REST
Headquarter D-U-N-S Number The D-U-N-S Number of the headquarters company. A headquarters is a business establishment that has branches or divisions reporting to it. [M] SOAP REST
Import Indicator When 'true' indicates that the subject company imports a quantity of goods from other countries. [M] SOAP REST
In Date Status An text element that indicates "in date" status, i.e. whether D&B has recently collected data on this business. SOAP REST
Incorporation Year The year the business incorporated - The year the business entity incorporated or registered as the current legal structure. The Incorporation Year may or may not be the same as the year the business started. [M] SOAP REST
Local Activity Industry Code Records the business activities in which an organization is actively engaged using standardized coding schemes such as European NACE and other country-specific Classification of Economic Activities. SOAP REST
Location Ownership Text Text specifying the terms under which this subject occupies the premises (i.e., one or more facilities) at the primary address, e.g., owned, rented or leased. [M+] SOAP REST
Maximum High Credit Amount - 24 Months The greatest monetary figure owed to the supplier by the subject within the last 24 months. SOAP REST
Maximum High Credit Amount - All Countries Except US and CA The greatest monetary figure owed to the supplier by the subject based on the trade payment experiences in the D&B database matched to this purchaser D-U-N-S. SOAP REST
Most Senior Principal Full Name Text recording the name of the CEO. [M] SOAP REST
Most Senior Principal Job Title Text recording the job held by the most senior principal; For example, CEO, President and CEO. [M+] SOAP REST
NAICS Code An alphanumeric value identifying the business activity based on the NAICS Code. Can repeat multiple times. SOAP REST
Non-Postal Town Text recording the name of a village, town or suburb where this is not a Primary Town/City. For example, 'Booker' in Booker, High Wycombe. [M+] SOAP REST
Operational Special Events Indicator When 'true' indicates that there are one or more special events concerning changes to operational aspects of the organization recorded in D&B's databases for this subject. This may include, but is not limited to, name changes, change in management, change of control, address change. [M] SOAP REST
Organization History Text Text that indicates if D&B has any information that may reflect unfavorably on this organization, e.g. clear, incomplete, management and business. [M+] SOAP REST
Organization Identification Number A number assigned by an external body or by D&B which either uniquely identifies or helps to identify an organization. SOAP REST
Organization Start Year The year when operations undertaken by the organization commenced. [M] SOAP REST
Other Special Events Indicator When 'true' indicates that special events exist in the D&B database that are not otherwise specified. [M] SOAP REST
Out of Business Indicator Text that records the operating status of the business. [M+] SOAP REST
Parent Business Name Text recording the business name of the parent company. A parent is a corporation that owns more than 50% of another corporation's capital stock; these owned companies are subsidiaries to the parent company. SOAP REST
Parent D-U-N-S Number The D-U-N-S number of the parent company. A parent is a corporation that owns more than 50% of another corporation's capital stock; these owned companies are subsidiaries to the parent company.   [M] SOAP REST
Paydex A calculated element summarizing the payment habits of a subject based on trade experiences obtained from its suppliers. SOAP REST
Paydex - All Countries Except US and CA A number recording the score that assesses the payment performance of a business. Based on the trade experiences obtained from its suppliers, the score corresponds to an average days beyond terms or within terms. Derived from a monetary-weighted average of a company’s combined individual payment experiences, it ranges from 0 – 100 with higher scores representing businesses which pay their bills more promptly. SOAP REST
Paydex Date - All Countries Except US and CA The month and year that the corresponding PAYDEX score was calculated. SOAP REST
Primary SIC Code The first listed alphanumeric value identifying the primary business activity based on the scheme specified by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. The first four digits are external codes created by the U.S. Government. D&B has created extensions to more precisely define an activity as in the case of the SIC 2+2 (the last 4 digits of an 8-digit SIC). SOAP REST
Proof of Right Count The proof of right count is a calculated element designed to indicate the number of authenticating source types present that provide outside corroboration of a business’s identity and existence. [M] SOAP REST
Registration Number - All Countries Except US A registration/identifier number assigned by local government agencies to identify a business within the local market. Examples include the France Siret Number, UK CRO Number, Europe VAT Number, Australia Company Number, and Brazilian State Registry Number. SOAP REST
Sales Revenue Amount (Local Currency) The monetary value of income received from customers from the sale of the business' goods and/or services. This means it is the gross sales minus any returns, rebates/discounts, allowances for damages or shortages, shipping expenses passed on to the customer. [M] SOAP REST
Sales Revenue Amount (US Dollars) The revenue claimed in the income statement data in millions (USD) [M] SOAP REST
Secondary SIC Code An alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the scheme specified by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. Clarification Note: These are generally external codes created by an external authoritative body like the U.S. Office of Management and Budget but D&B may have created extensions to more precisely define an activity as in the case of the SIC 2+2 (the last 4 digits of an 8-digit SIC). Can repeat up to five times. SOAP REST
Secured Filings Indicator When 'true' indicates that open secured filings such as secured charges, mortgages or equivalent exist in the D&B database. [M] SOAP REST
Small Business Indicator When 'true' indicates that the subject qualifies as small business, eligible for assistance from SBA, with a place of business located in the United States. It must operate primarily within the United States or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor. Together with its affiliates, it must meet the numerical size standards as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations 13 CFR 121. [M] SOAP REST
Suits and/or Judgment Indicator When 'true' indicates that open suits, judgments, petitions, or payment remarks exist in the D&B database for this subject. When 'false' indicates that no open suits, judgments, petitions or payment remarks exist in the D&B database for this subject. [M] SOAP REST
Trade Experience - 24 Month Count The number of payment experiences that contributed to this payment index score. As an example the score may have been derived from 18 payment experiences from various suppliers. SOAP REST
Trade Experience Count - All Countries Except US and CA The total number of trade payment experiences in the D&B database matched to this purchaser D-U-N-S, representing the total number of experiences used to calculate the Paydex from countries other than US and Canada. SOAP REST
Trend Year Sales Amount (Trend Data) The Sales Amount from the income statement data in millions (USD) for the Trend Year, which is the last (most current) year. Trend Data fields are calculated once a year, in June, published the following July and used for the subsequent 12 months. [M] SOAP REST
UK SIC Code The first listed alphanumeric value identifying the primary business activity based on the UK SIC Code. SOAP REST

*The links in this column provide the technical characteristics for the data field of the respective business element in the XML or JSON response.

The preceding list is not presented in the order, nor manner, in which the information is packaged and delivered via the D&B Direct API.

While data for a particular company may not contain values for all of the business elements, there may be items that are considered by D&B to be essential to yield the maximum benefit of a data layer. If any of these essential elements do not contain a value for a particular company, an error code will be returned, and your organization will not incur a usage credit for the request.

The Product Availability Lookup feature may be utilized to determine if this D&B Direct product is available for a given D-U-N-S Number.

The availability of certain scores delivered by this product may be limited due to a lack of sufficient company or industry specific data to perform the calculations.

Additional Details

With D&B’s USA Patriot Act data, you can support your Know Your Customer (KYC) efforts to conform to the requirements of the USA Patriot Act Section 326. Automatically ensure that the companies you work with do not appear on terrorist or sanctioned country lists, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Access to this information is provided on a metered basis; and will require data layer entitlement prior to use in the production environment. A built-in feature exists to prevent duplicate billing when multiple requests with the same D-U-N-S Number and product code are submitted on the same calendar day (which is based on Eastern Standard Time [GMT-5]).

An option exists to retain the results from all successful requests for this product in a Product Request Archive, which may be retrieved without incurring additional usage charges.

Related Topics

Compliance √ Screening

Documentation for Previous Version

USA PATRIOT Act Plus (v3.1)

Technical Specification

For details on how to obtain this data layer, please refer to the Firmographic.OrderProduct (SOAP) or Firmographic.OrderProduct (REST) page.

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