The information on this page pertains to D&B Direct 2.0. Questions related to D&B Direct 1.x are available here.
D&B is the main source of commercial data and analytics delivered via D&B Direct. D&B is the leading provider of commercial data and insights. We collect data from over 30,000 sources and put it through our rigorous DUNSRightTM Quality Process to deliver the broadest, deepest and most globally complete business data & insight. D&B provides in-depth coverage of:
You have access to D&B’s full suite of data and analytics from the single Direct API (for Direct v2.0 only):
You can access and integrate data from a variety of other sources, such as:
To learn more, please visit the D&B data quality page.
Two versions of D&B Direct exist: 1.x and 2.x. D&B Direct v2.0 was released in the summer of 2013. It is recommended for new customers to be on the v2.0 version.
You can find a complete list of D&B Direct offerings here.
We strive to make D&B Direct the best possible product by continually improving and innovating on the API. We expect to make small releases on a quarterly basis. Please note that all future releases will be on the 2.x version.
New releases of D&B Direct will be announced on our website.
If you are using v1.x, you can remain on that platform. We will continue to support the v.1x version. If you wish to migrate to the v2.x version, please contact your sales representative.
D&B does not currently provide application development services, but we have made available a number of micro apps to get you up and running quickly and easily. Micro apps are sample pre-built source codes that can be easily customized to your needs. D&B Direct offers micro apps to address the most common customer needs for (1) Sales & Service, (2) Marketing, (3) Finance and (4) Operations. View the complete list of micro apps in our gallery here.
You can find sample code on the D&B Direct documentation page.
The micro apps on the D&B Direct website are based on the most common customer needs and are not meant to be a complete representation of how you can use D&B Direct. Because it is a flexible and customizable API, there are an infinite number of ways to use D&B Direct. Talk with your sales representative to gain a better understanding of how D&B Direct can best solve your needs.
Please contact our customer support at (866) 465-3829 or go to our customer support portal and someone will get in touch with you within 24 hours or less.
Yes. D&B Direct offers free sandbox access to test the Direct API. You can get further information and access by signing up here.
Once you have tested the sandbox and would like to test the production API, please contact your sales representative for further information.
You can view your usage by clicking on the Login link located on the top right corner of the D&B Direct website. This will take you to our Online Usage System site. Your login information to the site can be found on the confirmation email you received.
All D&B Direct products and services are supported by both the SOAP and REST architecture.
D&B Direct is based on Java and JBoss technology. Regardless of the underlying technology, you are free to select the technology you wish to use to access D&B Direct services. D&B Direct API is based on standards and can be consumed by any number of technologies.
Yes. D&B Direct services are hosted by D&B so, by definition, these would be cloud-based solutions.
Customers host their own applications and call to D&B Direct from within those applications.
D&B Direct supports SSL protocol. Information that travels between the D&B Direct servers and the caller’s servers is encrypted.
Contact us to learn more about the D&B Direct API
Tel: (866) 281-9168