D&B Match and Append

This page explains the D&B match and append process.

D&B (Dun and Bradstreet) match and append is a process to enrich the organization’s data with D&B data when the organization's DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number is not available. In such a case, the organization name, address and telephone number are sent to D&B. D&B matches the organization's data received from Reltio against the D&B organization universe. If a match is found, then the enriched data is returned to the Account 360 application. Match metadata that describes the quality of the matched data and how the match has been made is also returned by D&B.

The D&B match and append process is typically used for an initial data load where organizations' DUNS numbers are not available. The process is also used periodically to append newly created organizations' data in a Reltio tenant with the latest D&B data.

Note: There are commercial implications of refreshing the data from D&B. The cost of refresh process per profile is depends on your license agreement with D&B.