by Angela Guess
According to a new press release, “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: (1) 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. (2) 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. (3) 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 release continues, “The first offerings are expected to be in market later this year. No stranger to business evolution, under the leadership of Dun & Bradstreet Chairman and CEO Bob Carrigan, the 176-year-old company has taken significant steps to transform and modernize by investing in its data, analytics and insights to ensure they are the most up-to-date available. This move with Microsoft builds on the past four years of business transformation that has seen the company offer more of its products and solutions on the cloud through data-as-a-service offerings. The trusted, global Azure cloud platform will help Dun & Bradstreet meet its customers’ demand for real-time connectivity to their global business ecosystem by enabling it to update and scale faster and increase velocity and timeliness for customers that rely on their data to look for new business opportunities.”
Read more at PR Newswire.
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