Join the Corporate

Data League

The Corporate Data League is a unique network of companies which have chosen to pool public available details about their business partners in order to improve the quality of their data.

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Improved data quality

The Corporate Data League increases the number of users of your business partner data. This means there are more eyes to spot and correct any defects. In turn, your data becomes more up-to-date and more complete, without needing to invest additional resources in data maintenance. In the Corporate Data League, you can rely fully on the work of all members, since only companies with excellent data management capabilities are active here.

Fewer business risks

Using a common pool of data has a further advantage: If another company makes a wrong delivery due to an obsolete ship-to address, you won’t make the same mistake – because they will subsequently rectify the data defect. Hence there are many shoulders to share business risks, and no single company has to bear the full burden. This effect is not only restricted to ship-to addresses alone; companies in the Corporate Data League also tell each other about bank data frauds, thus building up a protective wall against such crimes.

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The basic idea is simple – Why do things redundantly?

Is your customer and supplier data correct? Can you rely on it? How much time do you spend keeping the data up-to-date? Would you like to be informed if another company uncovered defective data that you also use? Join the Corporate Data League, and benefit from the shared wisdom of the crowd!

This also reduces the time and effort spent on data maintenance. Via a cloud service, companies supply each other with up-to-date information. This means, for example, that only one company needs to amend the bill-to address of a supplier, and all other companies simply can import the new data.

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Preserve competitive advantage

Naturally, your customer and supplier data will include sensitive information such as purchasing conditions or prices that you don’t want to share with others. Nor do you have to: In the Corporate Data League, all information shared is from the public domain. This information includes details such as addresses, company names, and corporate structures, as well as fraud warnings and blacklists. The main benefit comes from accessing data which is more up-to-date and more complete, not from sharing sensitive information.

Simplicity

An essential success factor in the Corporate Data League is simplicity. One clearly designed data model, simple rules for collaboration, and simple interfaces for technical integration. Naturally, where lots of companies cooperate in this manner, a common understanding of data and processes is required. However, companies with modern data management structures generally have to make only very few adjustments.

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Lower data maintenance costs

When you join the Corporate Data League, your data maintenance costs won’t drop instantly. That’s because initially, you will need to integrate IT interfaces, and your data management staff will receive and check more data updates. In the medium-term, however, you will be able to rely more and more on the data maintenance of other companies, saving time and effort particularly when it comes to adding new business partners. On top of this, you will be spared the losses caused by poor data quality. Exploit the wisdom of the crowd!

Put your time to good use

An essential success factor in the Corporate Data League is simplicity. One clearly designed data model, simple rules for collaboration, and simple interfaces for technical integration. Naturally, where lots of companies cooperate in this manner, a common understanding of data and processes is required. However, companies with modern data management structures generally have to make only very few adjustments.

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Secure data storage

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While other companies spend time keeping their data up-to-date record by record, you no longer need to invest your time here. You can use new business partner data straight from the central reference database – without having to spend time and energy on researching and creating the data yourself. This not only lets you save time, but also ensures the consistently high quality of your business partner data.

Anonymous data swapping

No company wants to be completely transparent about its customer or supplier network. Nor do you have to be in the Corporate Data League: Data is exchanged completely anonymously. The only thing you know is which companies are members of the league. This generates an atmosphere of trust and cooperation, whilst at the same time safeguards your network of business partners.

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Excellence in business partner
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Basically, the Corporate Data League is open to all companies. However, to ensure high quality of shared data, the data management structures of new members must be sufficiently well developed. This generates a community of experts which is not only able to share quality data, but also sets new standards and best practices in business partner data management.

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Ongoing development

The demands made on business partner data management never stop. Addresses have to be rationalized or completed; tax numbers have to be validated; duplicates have to be pinpointed; and data has to be checked against blacklists, to name just a few examples. Many of these demands apply to all companies, so can be met more effectively and efficiently as a group. The Corporate Data League is the ideal platform for just such constant change.

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About the Corporate Data League

The Corporate Data League is a new and globally unique service offered by CDQ AG. In the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality, we have been working since 2007 in close cooperation with top companies and universities to develop innovative solutions for corporate data quality management. As a trusted advisor, we help our customers to digitize their businesses, and support them on their path to a data-driven economy. The Corporate Data League is an

important building block in this brave new world, since modern cloud technology and new data techniques have opened the door to crosscompany collaboration in data management.

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