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with information on more than

400 million

companies worldwide


Orbis is the resource for entity data.

It has information on close to 400 million companies and entities across the globe – 41 million of these have detailed financial information.

It’s the most powerful comparable data resource on private companies – and it covers listed companies too. It’s strengths include:

  • comparable information
  • extensive corporate ownership structures
  • a holistic view of companies

We go further than just providing information, we carefully capture a wide variety of data, then we treat, append and standardize it to make it richer, more powerful and easier to interrogate. In fact, we capture and treat data from more than 170 separate providers, and hundreds of our own sources, to create Orbis.

Use Orbis to find, analyze and compare companies for better decision making and increased efficiency.

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How does Orbis help you?

Use Orbis to get quick answers, verify companies or for detailed research and third-party screening.

Research individual companies

Orbis is the ideal tool to verify a company exists and to source company reports – you’re much more likely to find a company report on Orbis than on any other company database.


Orbis can provide you with comprehensive company reports, financial strength indicators and ownership information to help you research a company and assess risk associated with it.

Search for companies that fulfil your criteria

You can choose from hundreds of search criteria and combine them to create very specific searches in Orbis.

With Orbis’s standardized formats, you can search for information on companies across regions and countries – using the same criteria. Orbis lets you use a single activity code when you search globally, because we’ve mapped international and local industry codes.

Identify and analyze peer groups

Orbis gives you tools to analyse groups of companies so finding peer groups and comparing companies against each other is quick and easy.

Our standardised formats allow you to search and compare company information across regions and borders.

Data visualization

Get graphs, dynamic company structures, pivot analyses and other types of visualization tools and analyses so you can understand your results in seconds.

Get as clever with data as you like 

Orbis has a contemporary interface that’s very clean and easy to use. But look closer and you’ll find hundreds of options that allow you to get really clever with data: customize alerts, do time-series searching, drill down into the financials to see how they’re calculated, create your own variables and classifications, add in your forecast data, use our Add-In for MS Office, it’s all possible using the standard menus.

Blend with your own data 

There are lots of ways you can start blending Orbis data with your own. Whether it’s simply downloading data into Excel or uploading your own data into Orbis, you can easily combine data. We can also help you use our APIs to enrich your own systems with Orbis data, and we can help with extensive master data management projects to help you combine siloed data and get a single customer view.

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What you can do using Orbis

Credit risk

Our globally comparable financial strength metrics and standardized financials help you assess customers, partners or suppliers quickly and easily. Our corporate structures help you assess financial stability across the group.

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Compliance and financial crime

Our extensive corporate structures and beneficial ownership data combined with information on PEPs, sanctions and adverse news help you assess third parties more thoroughly than any other source.

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Supplier risk

Find new suppliers and assess existing suppliers for both financial and reputation risk using our financial risk metrics and extensive ownership structures.

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Pathfinder for conflict checking and onboarding

You can use Pathfinder, powered by Orbis, to carry out quick conflict checking and onboarding. It can reveal links between companies and groups, or with blacklists you’re monitoring, giving you the bigger picture.

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Transfer pricing analysis

Find comparable companies and create a financial analysis of your peer group for tax compliance.

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Business development and strategy

Analyse new markets and regions and create business plans using facts. And you can use Orbis to enrich and refresh your CRM for more efficient sales and marketing teams.

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M&A and corporate finance

Find targets/sellers using very precise searches, analyze peer groups and use our M&A data to help with your valuations.

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Master data management projects

Access our reference data for your data management projects. And Orbis can help you with matching/de-duping and data enhancing services, creating links between datasets across your organization and creating single views from data silos.

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Orbis data highlights

  • Unique identifiers
  • LEI and other official company numbers
  • Industry codes
  • Trade descriptions
  • Detailed company descriptions
  • Standardized financials
  • Projected financials
  • Financial strength metrics
  • Agency ratings
  • Original documents
  • Document ordering
  • PEPs and sanctions
  • Adverse news screening
  • Beneficial owners
  • Global and domestic ultimate owners
  • Corporate structures
  • Sanctioned by extension entities
  • ESG research
  • News, including negative news filter
  • Directors and managers
  • M&A deals and rumours
  • Patents and intellectual property
  • Royalty agreements
  • Industry research
  • Advisors
  • Marine vessels
  • Public tender associations
  • Public interest entities (PIEs)
  • AML documentation
  • Stock data and earnings estimates
  • Corporate actions

We provide more hierarchy linkages than any other global dataset

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Powerful functionality and data visualization tools

Data visualization tools

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Orbis is available via a range of channels

Orbis can be taken as a web-based platform or used to power one of our specialist Catalyst products. And you can blend data from Orbis with your own data using a range of APIs or a custom delivery.

Orbis is an award-winning solution


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