D&B Business Information Report (BIR) & Other D&B Reports

Requirements & Options

When requesting any of the D&B company reports offered by D&B Direct, 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, you will also be required to provide an order reason code.

Options exist to specify a report format and/or language, where available. Unless otherwise specified, reports are delivered in English, in a simple text format.

NOTE: All report product codes are entitled under the "D&B Business Information Report (BIR) & Other D&B Reports" data layer.

Business Information Report (BIR)

D&B’s Business Information Report is our most popular and widely used information product for determining a company's profitability, stability, viability, and payment performance. It is recognized within the credit management community as the standard for evaluating both new and existing credit relationships, particularly medium-to-high risk accounts. Information found in this report also supports general company research and decision-making in a range of other functions, such as marketing, underwriting, legal services, and purchasing.

Supported Countries & Languages Supported Formats
USA: English HTML, TEXT, PDF
Canada: English & French TEXT, PDF
UK, Ireland, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, German, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Belgian Dutch, Belgian French TEXT, HTML, PDF
Brazil: English & Portuguese TEXT, PDF
Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay: English & Spanish TEXT, PDF
All other countries: English TEXT, PDF

NOTE: The product code for the Business Information Report is BIR

Options are available to obtain the Banking (BIR_BANK), Finance (BIR_FIN), History & Operations (BIR_HST_OP), Special Events (BIR_SP_EVNT), ID and Summary (BIR_SMMR), Payments (BIR_PYMNT) and Public Filings (BIR_PF) sections of the BIR (in TEXT format) separately for organizations domiciled in the United States.

Report sample(s): Business Information Report

Comprehensive Report

D&B's Comprehensive Report is our most complete risk management report, designed to help you assess new and existing business relationships where the large-dollar and/or long-term nature of the commitment pose a significant risk or opportunity to your business. This report combines the background, payments and financial information from the Business Information Report with the power of D&B's predictive scores and ratings, helping you determine both the current profile and future outlook for an account.

Supported Countries & Languages Supported Formats
USA: English TEXT
Canada: English & French HTML
UK, IR, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Portuguese, Andorra, German, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Belgian Dutch, Belgian French TEXT, HTML
Australia, American Samoa, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu: English TEXT
All other countries: Not Supported N/A

NOTE: The product code for the Comprehensive Report is COMPR

Report sample(s): Comprehensive Report

Business Background Report

D&B's Business Background Report provides details about the operations of a company, its history, and business background of its management.

This report is only available for companies domiciled in the United States, and is delivered in TEXT format.

NOTE: The product code for the Business Background Report is BBR

Report sample(s): Business Background Report

Compact Report

Concise information for making decisions fast. Three years financial comparisons, D&B Rating and a 'maximum credit recommendation' are included to help you set credit limits.

This report is available in either text or HTML format for the following countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, German, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg; and in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Belgian Dutch, and Belgian French.

NOTE: The product code for the Compact Report is CPTR

Market Analysis Report

This call returns a Morningstar market analysis for the specified company. Please note not all companies have reports.

This report is delivered in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

NOTE: The product code for the Market Analysis Report is MKT_ANL_RP

Additional Details

Text reports are returned in a Base64 encoded format within the Report Content/Data tags. All other formats are returned using the Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) method. An option is available to return all report formats as MTOM attachments.

The Product Availability Lookup feature may be utilized to determine if a particular report is available for a given D-U-N-S Number.

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.

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Technical Specification

For details on how to obtain this data layer, please refer to the Report Product Service documentation.

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