Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dun & Bradstreet Teams Up With Microsoft

Dun & Bradstreet, the global leader in commercial data, analytics and insights for business, is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to give companies worldwide direct access to its data through Microsoft’s cloud services. Together the companies announced the following: 

  • Dun & Bradstreet has selected Microsoft as a strategic cloud provider to accelerate the company’s digital transformation and deliver its customers more efficient and seamless access to its commercial data. Dun & Bradstreet will power core applications and build new services on Microsoft Azure, and plans to use Microsoft intelligent cloud services to modernize applications.
  • Dun & Bradstreet data will be made available within Microsoft Dynamics 365. Leveraging Microsoft’s Common Data Service, the industry-standard D-U-N-S® Number and core business data will be integrated to help joint customers qualify sales leads and stay synchronized with Dun & Bradstreet’s global business database of over 265 million business records. 
  • Dun & Bradstreet will reach Microsoft’s commercial users and prospects through a joint, co-sell arrangement focused on Dynamics 365, Dun & Bradstreet’s core business data and D&B Hoovers. 
  • The first offerings are expected to be in market later this year.