Orbis is the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies. It has information on over 300 million companies.
Use Orbis to find, analyse and compare companies, internationally, for better decision making and increased efficiency. Integrate Orbis into your CRM to enrich and refresh your data
Regional versions available.
- Comprehensive company reports that you can customise
- Over 300 search criteria
- Identify and analyse peer groups
- Get graphs, dynamic company structures, pivot analyses
- Alerts and monitoring
- Extensive corporate ownership structures and beneficial ownership information
- PEPs and Sanctions data linked to companies and thier owners
- Information on over 300 million companies across the globe
- Contact data on directors, staff, and owners
- Desktop or API delivery
- Help research a company and assess risk associated with it
- Find companies fulfilling very precise criteria
- Compare companies against each quickly and easily
- Visualisation tool to help you understand your results
- Be alerted when changes to companies happen
- Identify who is behind a company quickly
- Match PEP's and Sanctions data to both individuals and companies
- Create highly targeted lists of companies for strategy and development
- Export information into word, PDF or excel easily
- See 10 years of detailed standardised financial information
£5000 to £250000 per licence
- Education pricing available
Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Ltd
UK marketing team
|Software add-on or extension||Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service|
|What software services is the service an extension to||We can integrate Orbis data and functionality into your own systems via a range of apps, web services and add-ins. You can opt to have Orbis data populate your analysis templates, enrich and refresh your in-house databases, and be seamlessly integrated into your workflow.|
|Cloud deployment model||Private cloud|
|Service constraints||Not Applicable|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||Emails are monitored Monday to Friday during business hours. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.|
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||No|
|Phone support availability||24 hours, 7 days a week|
|Web chat support||No|
|Onsite support||Onsite support|
|Support levels||All clients are assigned a dedicated Account Manager, and will be given direct contact details for them. Product training is included (both onsite and remote) as part of all our subscriptions. Helpdesk support is provided to all customers without additional cost. Our helpdesk team is available by phone and email to help with any questions relating to data, software tools and integration. The Bureau van Dijk helpdesk team is highly regarded, and has been the recipient of customer service awards presented at the International Information Industry Awards.|
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
|Getting started||Initially training is done onsite with subsequent onsite training done when required (normally a couple of times a year or when new joiners start). We also can do training over Skype/WebEx if preferred. Finally we have user documentation including video tutorials built within Orbis.|
|End-of-contract data extraction||Access to the service is switched off at the end of contract. Users can export content in line with the contract up until this point.|
|End-of-contract process||Access to the product is terminated.|
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Application to install||No|
|Designed for use on mobile devices||Yes|
|Differences between the mobile and desktop service||None|
|What users can and can't do using the API||
Bureau van Dijk have both REST and SOAP Web Services. The majority of UI functionality is replicable using the Web Service.
Functions include entity identification, data population/master data management and monitoring.
Access to our Web Service is on a request by request basis. Trial credentials and support are available upon request.
|API documentation formats||
|API sandbox or test environment||Yes|
|Description of customisation||Individual company reports can be formatted within Orbis very simply and each user can have their own views. The same can be done with lists of companies as well as setting up alerts/monitoring. It is also possible to set up admin rights to share views across multiple users or groups and again this type of group control can be controlled by a designated person within the organisation. Part of the training and set up introduction will cover the customization process.|
|Independence of resources||Client services are logically separated. Pre-emptive monitoring of services ensure spikes in usage between clients do not impact the service as a whole.|
|Service usage metrics||Yes|
|Metrics types||We can provide you access to your own Admin Site that can give you detailed real-time metrics on data usage, user, and product type. Training can be provided to set this up. There is no additional cost for this service.|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Security Clearance (SC)|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||European Economic Area (EEA)|
|User control over data storage and processing locations||No|
|Datacentre security standards||Managed by a third party|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Penetration testing approach||Another external penetration testing organisation|
|Protecting data at rest||Encryption of all physical media|
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||
|Equipment disposal approach||A third-party destruction service|
Data importing and exporting
|Data export approach||Company reports and lists can be exported in Excel, Word, or PDF.|
|Data export formats||
|Data import formats||
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||TLS (version 1.2 or above)|
|Data protection within supplier network||TLS (version 1.2 or above)|
Availability and resilience
|Guaranteed availability||The Services will be operational and fully functional in all material respects (i.e. capable of displaying information and conducting transactions as contemplated in the ordinary course of business) 99% of the time during any 30 day period. The parties shall mutually agree upon a regularly scheduled maintenance downtime period, which shall not exceed two hours in length per day and shall occur during “off-peak hours”. Any breach of service will be refunded with an extended time on the agreed subscription based on a 10x factor of downtime.|
|Approach to resilience||Available on request|
Notification dashboard available to clients for the ongoing monitoring of services provided.
Email alerts or directly from your account manager
Identity and authentication
|User authentication needed||Yes|
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||
BvD support and management staff have limited access to client reporting and configuration.
Access is restricted to small teams of named individuals who are responsible for the ongoing support of a client.
A level of anonymous use is available upon request.
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Management access authentication||Username or password|
Audit information for users
|Access to user activity audit information||Users contact the support team to get audit information|
|How long user audit data is stored for||At least 12 months|
|Access to supplier activity audit information||Users contact the support team to get audit information|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||At least 12 months|
|How long system logs are stored for||At least 12 months|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||BSI|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||14/07/2017|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||N/A|
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||No|
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||ISO/IEC 27001|
|Information security policies and processes||
Bureau van Dijk follows a general infosec policy that covers all areas of security.
Data protection policy, including the grading of data, storage and data destruction.
Physical security policy. Access to builders/data centres.
Network access policy.
Each local BvD office have a named security contact who directly reports into the global ISSO.
The ISSO reports to the board on matters of risk.
|Configuration and change management standard||Supplier-defined controls|
|Configuration and change management approach||Application Life cycle is certified ISO9001 and follow the best practices.|
|Vulnerability management type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Vulnerability management approach||Application vulnerability is part of the application development, and is enforced by regular external penetration testing. Findings from penetration tests are assessed internally, critical findings are corrected in the next 2 weeks.|
|Protective monitoring type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Protective monitoring approach||Continual monitoring of infrastructure. Trying to look for holes in security concepts is carried out on a daily basis. This is completed on both production environment and local BvD networks.|
|Incident management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Incident management approach||
BvD has a documented incident management process and it forms part of the wider InfoSec policy at BvD.
Reporting of issues is through local support contact teams.
If an incident is deemed serious enough to warrant escalation then an appropriate team of senior management are grouped together.
Updates are pushed through an external Dashboard system. This is updated with latest status updates.
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed|
Public sector networks
|Connection to public sector networks||No|
|Price||£5000 to £250000 per licence|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|
|Free trial available||Yes|
|Description of free trial||We offer free trials to new organisations or teams that are interested in testing the database. Trials normally last up to a week and the only limitation is the ability to export information.|
|Link to free trial||https://www.bvdinfo.com/en-gb/contact-us/free-trial?product=orbis|