Configuring Bureau van Dijk Orbis

Bureau van Dijk Orbis is a data provider you can use to run these checks:

  • Company ownership check
  • Company registry check

Company ownership check

How it works

This is the default behaviour for a variant of the Company ownership check with Bureau van Dijk Orbis as the data provider.

The check is performed by searching the company’s country of incorporation, state of incorporation (US and Canada only), and registration number in Bureau van Dijk Orbis’s sources to find the company’s shareholders.

If the company is found and at least one shareholder is discovered, the check passes and the shareholder’s details are imported into PassFort.

If the company is found but no shareholders can be discovered, the check returns a Partial match.

If the company cannot be found, the check fails.

If the company’s country of incorporation isn’t covered by Bureau van Dijk Orbis, an error is displayed.

Configuration options

There are no additional configuration options for the Company ownership check variant with Bureau van Dijk Orbis.

However, this check is used on the Identify owners task, which includes configuration options to control how the shareholders returned by Bureau van Dijk Orbis are verified. Learn more about task configuration options.

What we’ll need

Let us know that you’d like to add a variant of the Company ownership check with Bureau van Dijk Orbis and we’ll set it up.

If you’d like to use any of the configuration options for the Identify owners task, please let us know which ones you’d like to use.

We’ll also need your Bureau van Dijk Orbis API key. For help getting your API key, please speak to your Bureau van Dijk Orbis account manager.

Testing your configuration

Once the check variant is configured, follow these steps in your demo environment to test whether it's working as expected:

  • Are shareholder results returned from Bureau van Dijk Orbis? Create any company profile and run the check variant. If the check passes and the check results show Ocado Holdings Limited as a shareholder with ownership of 100% of the company’s shares, the check variant is working as expected.
The data returned is demo data only.
In the live environment, an error is displayed when the check variant is run on a profile with a country of address that isn’t covered by Bureau van Dijk Orbis. This error is not displayed in the demo environment.

Required and optional profile fields

These are the profile details searched in Bureau van Dijk Orbis’s sources:

Name

Description

Country of incorporation (metadata.country_of_incorporation)

Required

The country in which the company is incorporated.

State of incorporation (metadata.state_of_incorporation)

Required (US and Canada only)

The state, province, or territory in which the company is incorporated.

Company number (metadata.number)

Required

The company’s registration number.

Company registry check

How it works

This is the default behaviour for a variant of the Company registry check with Bureau van Dijk Orbis as the data provider.

The check is performed by searching the company’s country of incorporation, state of incorporation (US and Canada only), and registration number in the registry that Bureau van Dijk Orbis is using for the jurisdiction in which the company was incorporated.

The check passes when all of the following are true:

  1. The company name is found in the registry.
  2. The company status in the registry is active.
  3. The company number and country of incorporation from the company’s profile match the data found in the registry.

When the check passes, the basic company information (e.g. name, company number, incorporation date) as well as a list of all the company officers found in the registry is imported into the check results.

If the company name is found, but any of the other data is missing or does not match, the check returns a Partial match.

If the company name cannot be found, the check fails.

If the company’s country of incorporation isn’t covered by Bureau van Dijk Orbis, an error is displayed.

Configuration options

There are no additional configuration options for the Company registry check variant with Bureau van Dijk Orbis.

However, this check is used on the Identify officers task, which includes configuration options to control how the officers returned by Bureau van Dijk Orbis are verified. Learn more about task configuration options.

What we’ll need

Let us know that you’d like to add a variant of the Company registry check with Bureau van Dijk Orbis and we’ll set it up.

If you’d like to use any of the configuration options for the Identify officers task, please let us know which ones you’d like to use.

We’ll also need your Bureau van Dijk Orbis API key. For help getting your API key, please speak to your Bureau van Dijk Orbis account manager.

Testing your configuration

Once the check variant is configured, follow these steps in your demo environment to test whether it's working as expected.

  • Are company officer results returned from Bureau van Dijk Orbis? Create any company profile and run the check variant. If the check passes and the check results display several officers, the check variant is working as expected.
The data returned is demo data only.
In the live environment, an error is displayed when the check variant is run on a profile with a country of address that isn’t covered by Bureau van Dijk Orbis. This error is not displayed in the demo environment.

Required and optional profile fields

These are the profile details searched in Bureau van Dijk Orbis’s sources:

Name

Description

Country of incorporation (metadata.country_of_incorporation)

Required

The country in which the company is incorporated.

State of incorporation (metadata.state_of_incorporation)

Required (US and Canada only)

The state, province, or territory in which the company is incorporated.

Company number (metadata.number)

Required

The company’s registration number.


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