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Orbis is “Best Entity Data Solution” again

Orbis wins Best Entity Data Solution in the Data Management Insight Awards for the second year in a row.

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Orbis has information on more than 365 million companies across the globe. It’s the resource for company data. And we make it simple to compare companies internationally. Use Orbis to find, analyze and compare companies for better decision making and increased efficiency. 

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 160 separate providers, and hundreds of our own sources, to create Orbis.

Orbis covers companies in all countries

Orbis coverage map

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How it helps you

Researching 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

With over a hundred search criteria you can find companies fulfilling very precise profiles on Orbis. 

Identify and analyze peer groups

Finding peer groups and comparing companies against each other is quick and easy.

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 new simplified interface that’s 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

Orbis is widely used by companies, governments and public sector teams, academics, financial institutions and professional service firms across the globe. They use it for many different types of projects, all with a common theme, efficiency. 

Orbis is all about helping you find the right information quickly and then helping you make better decisions based on your research. The fact that Orbis provides standardized information means you can search for, and compare, companies across the globe using just one tool. These are the main ways our customers use Orbis:

Credit risk
Our globally comparable financial strength metrics and standardized financials help you assess customers, partners or suppliers. 

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. 

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

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

Business development 
Use Orbis to enrich and refresh your CRM for more efficient sales and marketing teams. 

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. 
Master data management projects 

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

Orbis is now available via our new state-of-the-art interface for an improved user experience and faster searching.

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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
    • Beneficial owners
    • Global and domestic ultimate owners
    • Corporate structures
    • ESG research
    • News, including negative news filter
    • Directors and managers
    • M&A deals and rumours
    • Patents and intellectual property
    • Trademarks
    • Royalty agreements
    • Industry research
    • Advisors
    • Marine vessels
    • Public tender associations
    • Public interest entities (PIEs)
    • AML documentation
    • Stock data and earnings estimates
    • Corporate actions

Powerful functionality and data visualization tools

Data visualization tools

There are regional versions of Orbis too

orbis regional versions

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.

Data management range of channels

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Corporate ownership

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Masters of corporate ownership

Masters of corporate ownership

Knowing the people behind a company is becoming increasingly important for regulatory compliance, to counter financial crime and for reputation risk management. We have the most extensive corporate structures available and we even let you choose your definition of beneficial ownership.

Our ownership researchers:

  • Do 5 million edits per month 
  • Have created 1.2 billion ownership links
  • Have identified 150 million beneficial owners

Because we have such extensive ownership structures, we can really speed up your
research. Screen entire corporate groups for PEPs, sanctions and adverse news quickly and easily.

Watch us winning recent awards

Best Entity Data Solution at the 2019 Data Management Awards

Best Data Solution for KYC at the 2019 RegTech Insight Awards

Reference Data Professional of the Year at the 
2019 Women in Technology and Data Awards

Waters technology award