The D&B 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&B D-U-N-S® NUMBERS of parents, subsidiaries, headquarters and branches on more than 64 million corporate family members around the world. Used by the world's most influential standards-setting organizations, it is recognized, recommended and/or required by more than 50 global, industry and trade associations, including world organizations. Companies worldwide use D-U-N-S® NUMBER to link information about suppliers, customers and trading partners, providing a more complete picture of the risk and opportunity in their business relationships.

Getting a D-U-N-S® NUMBER for your business is the first step in establishing your business credit file. Many companies rely on D&B for this information to assess creditworthiness before making critical decisions about your business.

Applying D-U-N-S® NUMBER to your internal files can help you :

  • Identify risk exposure and highlight cross-selling within the same corporate family group.
  • Eliminate duplicate file entries and build your own value-added customer and supplier information warehouse.
  • Streamline your e-commerce transactions and simplify communications.
  • Integrate your internal systems by linking payables/receivables and tracking business documentation to the business entity and location level.
  • Reduce operating costs by linking interrelated suppliers and leverage this knowledge to increase purchasing power.
  • Uncover revenue opportunities by identifying prospects.
  • Improve customer service by linking related customer accounts to support a "one-customer" view.

Why does your Company need a D-U-N-S® Number?

D&B D-U-N-S® Number can make it easier for your business associates to do business with you. In fact, some customers demand that their suppliers obtain a D&B D-U-N-S® Number.

It is now the standard for all United States Federal Government electronic commerce transactions to help streamline and reduce federal procurement costs. So your company needs a D&B D-U-N-S® Number if you plan to do business with the U.S. Federal Government or US Companies.

D&B D-U-N-S® Numbers are easy to obtain, simple to use and accepted worldwide. A unique nine-digit D&B D-U-N-S® Number can be assigned to each of your business locations. Once you have your company's D&B D-U-N-S® Number, it can :

  • Act as a common classifier or identifier for invoices, requisitions, payments, shipping, customs clearance and other business documentation
  • Ease of communications with your customers
  • Link your operation to parent companies, headquarters locations, branches or subsidiaries

Once you DUNS Number your internal files, D&B D-U-N-S® Numbers can help you :

  • Identify cross-selling opportunities within the same corporate family
  • Eliminate duplicate file entries and build your own value-added customer and supplier information warehouses
  • Streamline your transactions and simplify communications with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
  • Implement a common classifier or identifier for invoices, requisitions, payments, shipping, customs clearance and other business documentation
  • Reduce operating costs by linking interrelated suppliers and increasing purchasing power
  • Tap revenue and customer service opportunities by uncovering prospects and linking related customer accounts to support a "one-customer" view
  • Integrate your internal systems by rolling up payables and receivables

Who else uses D-U-N-S® Numbers?

The D&B D-U-N-S® Number is at the core of global marketing, credit and purchasing transactions in companies across the globe. It can help keep you connected with the far-reaching arms of a multinational company, or simply help you organize your files on businesses in your local trading area.

Since it was introduced in 1962, it has dramatically grown in use and is recognized as a global business identification standard for :

  • American National Standards InstituteANSI ASC X12 -- since 1989
  • United Nations / Electronic Data Interchange for Administration , Commerce and Transport / UN EDIFACT Council -- since 1991
  • European Commission (EDIRA)
  • International Standards Organization (ISO) -- since 1993
  • United States Federal Government
  • Electronic Commerce Acquisition Team (ECAT) -- since 1994
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

As part of the president's mandate to streamline the procurement process through the use of electronic commerce, the federal government has adopted the D&B D-U-N-S® Number as a principal contractor identification code.

This means that suppliers doing business with government agencies via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) will be required to submit their D&B D-U-N-S® Number as part of the registration and transaction processes. The D&B D-U-N-S® Number is a unique identifier assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet on more than 50 million companies worldwide. It will be used to meet government objectives for electronic commerce - including providing a single face to industry, reducing duplication of effort, increasing speed of service and offering more opportunities to small businesses.

And, since the first step in every electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction is proper identification of trading partners, the D-U-N-S® Number is an ideal tool. With its distinctive ability to identify and link businesses, the D&B D-U-N-S® Number helps eliminate errors in electronic transactions and serves as a consistent trading partner identifier across all internal business applications. Using the D&B D-U-N-S® Number, you can communicate electronically through almost any established Value-Added Network (VAN) in any X12 or UN/EDIFACT syntax.

The following industry associations recommend the D&B D-U-N-S® Number for business identification for Electronic Commerce, including EDI.

Aerospace (AIA)
Aerospace Industries Association
Air Transport (ATA - AVNET)
Air Transport Association of America
Alcoholic Beverages (NABCA)
Nat'l Alcoholic Beverages Associations
Aluminum (AA)
Aluminum Association
Automotive (AIAG)
Automotive Industry Action Group
Chemical (CIDX)
Chemical Industry Data Exchange
Electrical (EDX)
Electrical Industry Data Exchange
Electronics (EIDX)
Electronics Industry Data Exchange
Ex-Im Bank
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Fabric (FASLINC)
Fabric And Suppliers Linkage Council
Grocery (UCS)
Uniform Communications Standard
Industry Coalition (EDICA)
EDI Coalition of Industries
Insurance (Acord)
Agency-Company Organization for Research & Development
Insurance / Reinsurance (BRMA)
Brokers & Reinsurers Markets Association
Iron & Steel (AISI)
American Iron & Steel Institute
Natural Gas (COPAS, AGA)
Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies American Gas Association
Paper (API)
American Paper Institute
Petroleum (PIDX)
Petroleum Industry Data Exchange
Pharmaceutical (NWDA)
National Wholesale Druggists' Association
Rail (AAR)
American Association of Railroads
Retail (VICS)
Voluntary Industry Commerce Standard
Telecommunications (TCIF)
Telecommunications Industry Forum
Textiles (TALC)
Textile-Apparel Linkage Council
Trucking (ATA)
American Trucking Association
Warehousing (WINS)
Warehouse Information Networking Solution
Utilities (UIG)
Utility Industry Group

How do I get a D-U-N-S® Number?

To get a D-U-N-S® Number for you own company just simply complete D-U-N-S® Number Registration form ! and send it back to us along with all of the materials. Upon receiving your application we will investigate all records to our findings and double check if discrepancies occur.

For more information please contact D&B D-U-N-S® Number Hotline Number, + 62 21 57900939 or mail us at drs@dnb.co.id

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