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Last edit 4 April 2019 10:59:01
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The Corporate Data League uses a collaboratively managed reference data repository for the following purposes:

Examples of available reference data are 258 countries (e.g. Austria, Germany, Switzerland), 2228 legal forms (e.g. Обособленные подразделения юридических лиц (RU), Szövetség (kivéve sportszövetség) (HU), Europos kooperatinės bendrovės (LT)), and 85 External managed data source (e.g. Swiss commercial register, Australian Business Register, Companies House).

Connected data sources

The CDL makes use of external data sources for enriching or validating business partner and address data. Data sources that explicitly provide information about companies (see below) are distinguished from data sources that just provide partial information related to a business partner (e.g. just tax number + company name (Brazil CNPJ data) or just addresses (Geonames, Open Street Maps) or additional company data (VAT related data from VIES)).

External managed data sources (partial data enrichment)

 Short DescriptionCountryURLScopeNo of available recordsUpdate frequencyIntegration typeImplementation statusActivation datePlanned date
Bundesamt für Statistik - UID Register (CH)Allows to verify the validity of a Swiss VAT ID and UID (national ID) and to gather additional information about the company status, registered address and names.Switzerlandhttps://www.uid.admin.ch/Search.aspxBusiness partner name local
Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Company identification number (Switzerland)
VAT registration number (Switzerland)
2,000,000ACTIVE15 March 2016
GeoNamesGeoNames is a geographical database, see Wikipedia for further details.Worldhttp://geonames.orgLocality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Administrative area
monthlyCOPYACTIVE23 September 2016
Google MapsGoogle Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google, see Wikipedia for further details.Worldhttp://developers.google.com/mapsLocality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Administrative area
REMOTE ACCESSACTIVE10 November 2014
OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world, see Wikipedia for further details.Worldhttps://www.openstreetmap.orgLocality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Administrative area
monthlyCOPYACTIVE12 February 2017
VAT Information Exchange System (VIES)Allows to verify the validity of a VAT number issued by any European Member State.France
Latvia
Malta
Spain
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Sweden
United Kingdom
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation customs/vies/Name
Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Country
Identifier
REMOTE ACCESSACTIVE15 March 2016
WikidataWikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others..Worldhttp://www.wikidata.orgLocality
Administrative area
REMOTE ACCESSACTIVE4 May 2017
Receita Federal (Brazil)The Receita Federal Cadastro Nacional da Pessoa Jurídica is maintained by the Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil and provides the CNPJ identifier and company name.Brazilhttp://receita.economia.gov.br/orientacao/tributaria/cadastros/cadastro-nacional-de-pessoas-juridicas-cnpj/dados-abertos-do-cnpjName
Identifier
monthlyCOPYIN PROGRESS3 May 2019


Business partner data sources

External managed business partner data sources provide (complete) data about companies. That means there is sufficient information available (at least a company name, an identifier and a (partial) address) for providing the company data as lookup results via the CDL services.

 Short DescriptionCountryURLScopeNo of available recordsUpdate frequencyIntegration typeImplementation statusActivation datePlanned date
Australian Business RegisterThe extract information contains a subset of the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). Access to ABN Lookup data is also available via SOAP web services, you can find more information on the ABN lookup website (http://abr.business.gov.au/Webservices.aspx).Australiahttps://abr.business.gov.au/Tools/WebServicesLocality
Thoroughfare
Business partner name local
Identifier
2,900,000REMOTE ACCESSACTIVE15 April 2018
Canada Corporate RegistryDatabase containing information about different kinds of federal corporations, e.g. corporations and non-for-profit corporations created under the Canada Business Corporations Act. Excluded are corporation falling under financial legislation or those created under provincial or territiral legislation.Canadahttps://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/0032ce54-c5dd-4b66-99a0-320a7b5e99f2Name
Locality
Administrative area
Post code
Thoroughfare
Country
Identifier
Business partner legal form
930,000weeklyCOPYACTIVE30 April 2018
Companies HouseCompanies house is an institution that runs the companies register in UK. Companies house offer several possibilities to search for Company Identifiers, Company names etc. There is a new webservice solution which enables direct integration.United Kingdomhttps://developer.companieshouse.gov.uk/api/docs/Name
Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Identifier
10,216,253weeklyREMOTE ACCESSACTIVE5 February 2018
France Register of CompaniesDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation in France.Francehttps://www.data.gouv.fr/en/datasets/base-sirene-des-entreprises-et-de-leurs-etablissements-siren-siret/Name
Locality
Administrative area
Post code
Thoroughfare
Country
Business partner legal form
Identifier
11,100,000dailyCOPYACTIVE5 March 2018
Japanese National Tax AgencyDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation under provisions of the Companies Act or other laws and regulations. It further includes national government bodies and local government entities. Each entry is assigned with a unique corporate number.Japanhttp://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/pc/download/zenken/Name
Locality
Administrative area
Post code
Thoroughfare
Identifier
Business partner legal form
4,717,525monthlyCOPYACTIVE22 March 2019
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The full list of identified reference business partner data sources can be retrieved here: [list]


Overview on CDL managed reference data

In addition to external data sources, the CDL community manages reference data about specific data concepts such as legal forms or country codes. In order to collect and standardize the reference data, external data sources as listed above are leveraged.

CDL reference data categoryDescriptionData model conceptsCountriesStatus
Administrative areasA list of address/administrative areas.Administrative areaWorldACTIVE
Commercial registersA list of company registers per country. These are e.g. used to define the issueing body of a company register ID, which is particular important in countries like Germany and United States. There local authorities assign IDs that refer to the specific company register.IdentifierWorldACTIVE
Country codes and namesA list of country codes and country names, based on ISO 3166, managed by the CDL Community according to operational needs.Country
Country shortname
Country value
WorldACTIVE
Identifier typesA list of identifiers which are used for business partners on notional or global scale. This list is managed by the CDL Community according to operational needs.Identifier
Identifier type
WorldACTIVE
Legal formsA list of legal forms, commonly used abbreviations, and countries which officially use a particular legal form for business partner names. This list is managed by the CDL Community according to operational needs.Business partner legal formWorldACTIVE
LocalitiesLocalities, their post codes and the related administrative areas.Locality
Post code
Administrative area
WorldACTIVE