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POOL4TOOL Teams With D+B Germany to Address Supply-Chain Risk

POOL4TOOL Corp., a consultancy and applications vendor specializing in electronic sourcing, has formed a partnership with D+B Germany, a provider of business-information services with an emphasis on supplier risk.

Under the new deal, the two companies are combining their expertise in strategic and tactical sourcing. The integration of D&B's credit-tested data will help customers to identify risks in the supply chain early on. POOL4TOOL users can access D&B data and services directly. By using D&B's D-U-N-S number, companies can identify suppliers and allow them to optimize the registration process in POOL4TOOL, or integrate external data from D&B into the system. Supplier information stored in D&B's database includes address, headquarters, branch details, parent company, subsidiaries, account data and risk assessment. All information about a supplier can be gathered in POOL4TOOL in one place. According to the vendor, sourcing specialists gain more transparency in their supplier relationships and products. Detailed evaluations can be undertaken to create and optimize process steps.

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Under the new deal, the two companies are combining their expertise in strategic and tactical sourcing. The integration of D&B's credit-tested data will help customers to identify risks in the supply chain early on. POOL4TOOL users can access D&B data and services directly. By using D&B's D-U-N-S number, companies can identify suppliers and allow them to optimize the registration process in POOL4TOOL, or integrate external data from D&B into the system. Supplier information stored in D&B's database includes address, headquarters, branch details, parent company, subsidiaries, account data and risk assessment. All information about a supplier can be gathered in POOL4TOOL in one place. According to the vendor, sourcing specialists gain more transparency in their supplier relationships and products. Detailed evaluations can be undertaken to create and optimize process steps.

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