LexisNexis Adds Enhanced D&B Credit and Business Reports

Feb 11, 2005

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has expanded its collection of Dun & Bradstreet content with the addition of the enhanced D&B Business Information Report and the Comprehensive Report, including new visual graphics, coverage of 5 million new U.S. businesses, and expanded D&B PAYDEX Information. Aside from D&B, LexisNexis is currently the only provider to offer access to this information, which is available via its nexis.com and lexis.com services.

Enhancements to the D&B Business Information Report include: an additional 5 million new U.S. businesses; access to more than 375 million payment experiences to determine credit scores for confident risk assessment; business registration details to help confirm the existence of a registered organization, and verify legal information, such as organization structure, date and state of incorporation, and possible fraud; business ratios and industry norms that measure the relationship between financial values in a company's balance sheet and income statement offering for evaluating the performance and stability of a business; and a company's business dealings with the federal government through government activity indicators.

New enhancements to the updated Comprehensive Report include: supporting commentary and visuals to show what the scores mean; yearly payment trend graphs and charts and analysis that show payment trends to suppliers and risk analysis; and corporate family structure to identify business background, provide operational overview and assess risk.

The Business Information Report and the Comprehensive Report are also enhanced with corporate family links that list U.S. and global parent companies, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies; expanded D&B PAYDEX information that provides a dollar-weighted, 3-month view of how a business has paid its creditors and new payment trend profiles; and the latest North American Industry Classification (NAIC) codes.
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