Microsoft just scored a big win with Dun & Bradstreet partnership

Nearly ninety percent of the Fortune 500, and companies of every size around the world, rely on Dun & Bradstreet’s data, insights and analytics. Microsoft and Dun & Bradstreet yesterday announced a major partnership through which companies worldwide can access Dun & Bradstreet’s data through Microsoft’s cloud services. They announced the following:

  • Dun & Bradstreet has selected Azure as the cloud provider to accelerate their digital transformation. They will power core applications and build new services on Microsoft Azure, and they are also planning to use Microsoft intelligent cloud services to modernize applications.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers will be able to access Dun & Bradstreet data through Microsoft’s Common Data Service.
  • 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.

“Microsoft is honored Dun & Bradstreet selected our cloud to power its most fundamental and key industry offerings. Digital transformation is not simply about technology — it requires business leaders to re-envision existing business models and embrace a different way of bringing together people, data and processes,” said Judson Althoff, Microsoft executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business. “Dun & Bradstreet is leveraging technology to power its innovation and create value for its customers. The opportunity for mutual customers to thrive with rich data when you combine Dynamics 365 and Dun & Bradstreet is incredible.”

“We want our customers to have the most up-to-date data when they need it and where they want it,” said Josh Peirez, president and chief operating officer of Dun & Bradstreet. “By partnering strategically with Microsoft, we can take advantage of the scale and speed of cloud-based technologies, accelerate our innovation, and power seamless access to our data and insights. By delivering our content through the cloud, our customers will better discover — and grow — their most valuable business relationships.”

The first set of offerings as a result of this partnership are expected to be in market later this year.