Dun & Bradstreet
French Data Source Update
As part of the French transition this weekend a new scoring model will be launched for French businesses. It is expected that a large number of French cases will change score and rating. This is due to the fact that previously these companies were rated using a D&B model whereas the companies will now be rated using a local model. The change of scorecard may cause a higher than normal number of monitoring notices. It may also cause a shift in portfolio risk distribution for customers using such products as Portfolio Manager.
The following details the impact to all affected products and systems:
- Monitoring notices – will not be delivered between 7th Dec and 10th Dec. Delivery and catch-up will recommence on Sunday, 11th Dec.
- Investigations – will not be delivered between 7th Dec and 10th Dec. Delivery and catch-up will recommence on Sunday, 11th Dec.
- Online systems – French data will be unavailable in our online systems from approx. 1800 GMT/1900 CET/1300 EST 13:00 on Friday, 9th Dec. until approximately 1300 GMT/1400 CET/0800 EST on Saturday, 10th Dec.
- Scores – will be switched to a new scoring engine at Altares.
- Data – products will have data as of 5th Dec. until the transition is completed on 10th Dec.
- Source – all French products will be sourced from Altares starting on Saturday, 10th Dec., upon completion of the transition.
Certain products have additional impact specific to their environment as listed below.
- From 8th Dec. – DOM markets* will be unavailable to DBAI customers until transition completes on 10th Dec.
- From 9th Dec. – Scores in e-Portfolio will be updated to reflect the new scores in the Altares system.
- From 6th Dec. – Monitoring on DOM markets* will be cancelled for DNBi as of 6 December and will not be re-enabled.
- From 7th Dec. – Monitoring notices specifically for Global Failure Risk Band and Deliverable Failure Score for France and Monaco will be suspended until transition completes on 10 Dec.
- From 9 Dec – Pre-existing monitoring notices on DOM markets* will be unavailable to view until transition completes on 10th Dec. These notices will be updated with new DOM country codes.
- From 7th Dec – Latest data on France and Monaco will not be available in Optimizer until transition completes on 10 Dec.
- DOM Markets (Départements d’outre mer) are overseas departments having the same political status as metropolitan departments in mainland France.
- The DOM Markets reported on by Dun & Bradstreet are French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion Island.