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Corporate credit risk

We offer the most powerful comparable data resource on private companies. Welcome to the business of certainty.

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We capture and treat private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency, so we’re ideally suited to help corporate credit professionals. 

Orbis, our global company database, has information on more than 375 million companies and offers:

  • Standardized financials so you can assess companies globally
  • Financial strength metrics using a range of models and including a qualitative score for when detailed financials aren’t available 
  • Projected financials
  • Extensive corporate structure so you can assess the complete group – or take the financial stability of the parent into account 

Credit Catalyst is a platform where you can combine information from Orbis with your own knowledge of your customers and get dashboard views of your portfolio.

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Fast, automated financial spreading – combining artificial intelligence and the human touch

Our new spreading tool harnesses the power of machine learning, combined with a human expert to check the output, for super-fast and accurate financial spreads.

Simply upload the financial data in pdf format and get the output delivered seamlessly either in your own ‘private Orbis zone’ or your Catalyst portfolio.

The company’s financials are spread into the standard Orbis financial format, so you can:

  • compare the company to all the others in your portfolio - and the Orbis database
  • get all the financial strength scores and metrics for your company
  • include the company in your risk assessments, scorecards and dashboards

This tool is powered by the award-winning QUIQspread™ from Moody’s Analytics. The tool works with Orbis, Credit Catalyst and Procurement Catalyst. It’s ideal if you have financials for a company in more detail than are available in Orbis, or a more recent version has been sent to you directly.

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How we help

We’re here to help you work more efficiently

  • Optimize your information resources by blending your experience of your counterparties with our company information
  • Benefit from data that’s centralized, stored in the cloud and easily accessible
  • View information in dashboards that illustrate complex data in simple charts and graphs to give you an immediate understanding
  • Look at your portfolio, or individual counterparties, from different perspectives with our range of ‘views’
  • Create tailored scorecards to automatically rate companies - choose how to weigh different elements, set conditional parameters and include both quantitative and qualitative data to help you score and set credit limits
  • Tailor your own alerts to monitor specific changes and trigger workflow actions
  • Reduce data input to a minimum and cut out human error

We help you monitor your portfolio

Using Credit Catalyst you can see your portfolio in tailored dashboards so your risk landscape is easy to understand. You can also set tailored alerts to monitor your data for changes – such as new financial data available, or a change to one of our financial strength scores. And these alerts can trigger actions or reviews.

We improve accuracy

The information on Orbis comes from more than 160 partners and we treat and append this data to enrich it.

We are passionate about data quality and rigour so we run lots of quality checks and tests. We also help you reduce human error by automating and centralizing your data in our platform so there's no need for manual data and processes.

We help you automate your processes, including:

  • Confirming a company’s legal identity 
  • Assessing their financial risk
  • Setting credit limits and payment terms

Our background is in information consultancy so data really is in our DNA. So, you can be confident that we’re doing all we can to provide you with the best data source.


We help you spot risk quickly

Our dashboards give you an instant view of your portfolio, highlighting where your risk is. So you can focus your resources appropriately.

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Assess and review companies more effectively

  • Compare and benchmark companies across industries and borders
  • Understand risk across a corporate group
  • Monitor companies for change and automatically trigger reviews
  • Work on one platform to view internal data and external insight, and create analyses and workflows
  • Integrate with other departments including supplier risk management and compliance
  • Customize to your own risk appetite and environment
  • Use transparent financial risk indicators with full documentation, access to formulae, underlying ratios and changes over time - so you can see the theory behind the recommendation
  • Interpret data quickly using a range of dashboards and graphs

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Orbis is the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies

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Can you help me...

Analyze private companies?

We have the most comprehensive information on private companies available. In many countries, financials for private companies are readily available. For other countries, we can usually provide financial summaries or other information to help you confirm a company exists.

We complement financial data with other information that can help you assess credit risk. This includes a qualitative score that evaluates companies on non-financial data and peer performance. We also provide ownership information so you can assess the holding company.

We have very detailed financial data for companies across the globe, and reports for around 375 million. We’re completely transparent about our coverage and you can trial our data to check it out for yourself.

Use my own internal models to analyze companies?

Credit Catalyst allows you to create your own models so your assessment is completely determined by you, your risk appetite and internal definitions.

Integrate information from Bureau van Dijk into my own systems?

Credit Catalyst makes it simple to blend your data with ours.


You can take data directly from Orbis into your in-house systems using web services. We have pre-existing apps for many credit systems already.


You can also take the analysis from Credit Catalyst into your own systems, and use your own Excel templates via our Excel Add-In. Contact us to find out more.

Assess probability of default?

Our financial strength models include probability of default and a confidence level.

Analyze small companies?

Depending on the filing requirements for a country we can have financial data even for small companies. Our range of complementary data will also help you assess a company – as will our qualitative scores that use non-financial and peer data to score a company. We recommend a free trial so you can test the data for yourself.

Analyze banks?

We have a whole range of data and software solutions for bank credit analysis. We have a specific Credit Catalyst for banks and we also have customized analysis via our Fact Framework. If this is your area of interest, you've come to the right place.