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Sales and Marketing professionals love the professional contact info and
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negotiation efforts, cross-sell and customer retention activities.
Suppliers love the information about whether their customers will be able
to pay them based on past payment history.
Procurement departments love the information about their suppliers and/or
potential suppliers, as the data helps them mitigate risk, avoid possible supply
chain disruptions and keeps companies on top of compliance initiatives.
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can be modeled and compared on millions of companies.
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Ranjan.D wrote:Are you going to directly run our application Windows Store / Phone from Visual Studio 2012
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↓ ┌→──────┐ ┌→─────────┐ ┌→───────┐ │
│ │Company│ │DUNSNumber│ │NetWorth│ │
│ └───────┘ └──────────┘ └────────┘ │
│ ┌→──────────────────────────┐ ┌→────────┐ ┌→──────────────┐ │
│ │OUTBOARD MARINE CORPORATION│ │001288240│ │-00000102400000│ │
│ └───────────────────────────┘ └─────────┘ └───────────────┘ │
│ ┌→─────────────────┐ ┌→────────┐ ┌→──────────────┐ │
│ │STAPLES HOMES, INC│ │153454541│ │000000000103500│ │
│ └──────────────────┘ └─────────┘ └───────────────┘ │
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