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Documented business scenarios[edit]

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Leverage on open corporate data to increase the quality and the knowledge about our business partners. The goal of this use case is to lower the number of billing errors that occurs within the company. To many bills are sent at wrong addresses, official billing address, the name on the invoice should be correct (merck AG instead Gmbh). 
Leverage on open corporate data to increase the quality and the knowledge about existing business partners and enrich the current data with new relevant attributes.
Based of the publicly available information about companies, one can organize the family trees of business partners.
Don't waste time collecting right information: Business Partner Lookup gives you instant results from various official open company registers. Legal entity data, in particular name and tax numbers, have to be correct for e.g. invoicing, authority tax reporting, or compliance checks. Quotations or invoices do not always provide accurate legal names, or are misunderstood due to trade names or abbreviations. Manual data maintenance in global shared service centers is error-prone due to missing link of data worker and given use case. Reference data for enrichment is not available in 1 data source but has to gathered country-wise from several sources per country. Given records are matched against reference data and shared data, and missing or wrong attributes are added or replaced. Enrichment works in real-time for single records, e.g. in a workflow, or in batch processing jobs. Legal addresses can be identified in records with multiple addresses or added. The same for registered addresses (e.g. from tax authorities). Tax numbers and other IDs can be added, and legal names, legal forms, company status, etc.
Launch a marketing campaign at the right time, at the right place for specific audiences based on information about events, genre, date, time, venue, location, expected audience.
Enhance the process of customer targeting through the use of openly available data about the population, demographics, income etc. provided by public authorities.
Improve customs clearance process with the use of universal standardized codes for product/service classification, tax tariffs, dangerous goods etc.
The “D-2-D” use case aims at proposing to customers a full support of mobility services from point A to point B. By providing a destination, this service will provide the most efficient combination of mobility service for the path.
Leverage on open data to maintain product information for e-commerce platforms, allow for compatibility and comparison across different platforms and correct classification and identification.
Identifying the fraud risk for companies depending on a supplier’s country/supplier’s bank account country.
Mitigation of supplier-related business risks based on the openly available information about the natural disasters, pandemic risks and hazards within the origin country of the supplier.
Open data can be used to keep the up-to-date information about public and school holidays while allowing integration with internal time management tools.
Better forecast and planning of event logistics (including transportation, catering) based on data about expected audience, location, weather.
Mitigation of business risks based on the openly available information about the evolution of Covid-19 pandemic, related governmental policies and lockdown measures and disruption in economic activities of different industries.
Mitigation of business risks based on the openly available information about political situation, poverty rate, social wellbeing etc. within the origin country of the supplier
Improvement of product / service promotion for targeted customer segments with the usage of information about events, tourism, points of interest, demographics and statistics.
Seize business opportunities with public tendering. Main motivation is the simplicity and interchangeability of the commonly used codes and standards allowing to undertake tenders worldwide.

Documented open datasets[edit]

The following datasets were documented with the help of the designed Metadata model

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Documented business concepts[edit]

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Open data domains
Business concept/addressBusiness concept/business partnerBusiness concept/administrative areaBusiness concept/affected areaBusiness concept/disasterBusiness concept/business partner/business partner nameBusiness concept/contactBusiness concept/countryBusiness concept/HS code/suffixBusiness concept/HS codeBusiness concept/organizational information/date of incrorporationBusiness concept/organizational informationBusiness concept/events/descriptionBusiness concept/eventsBusiness concept/disaster nameBusiness concept/disaster/disaster type/diaster subtypeBusiness concept/disaster/disaster typeBusiness concept/contact/emailBusiness concept/end dateBusiness concept/event nameBusiness concept/event categoryBusiness concept/organizational information/financial informationBusiness concept/geographic coordinatesBusiness concept/HS code/HS chapterBusiness concept/HS code/HS headingBusiness concept/HS code/HS subheadingBusiness concept/HS code/HS versionBusiness concept/business partner/identifierBusiness concept/impactBusiness concept/organizational information/industry classificationBusiness concept/geographic coordinates/latitudeBusiness concept/organizational information/legal formBusiness concept/localityBusiness concept/geographic coordinates/longitudeBusiness concept/organizational information/management informationBusiness concept/organizational information/number of employeesBusiness concept/contact/organizerBusiness concept/contact/phone numberBusiness concept/post codeBusiness concept/premiseBusiness concept/event category/sport eventBusiness concept/start dateBusiness concept/organizational information/statusBusiness concept/tax numberBusiness concept/tax tariffBusiness concept/thoroughfareBusiness concept/total participantsBusiness concept/venueBusiness concept/contact/websiteThis is a graph with borders and nodes that may contain hyperlinks.
Business conceptHas descriptionHas domainHas parent relationship
HS codeThe Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System (HS) of tariff nomenclature is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded productsCommodity codes
HS chapterFirst two digits of the HS code represent the corresponding HS chapterCommodity codesHS code
HS headingSecond two digits of the HS codes represent the corresponding HS headingCommodity codesHS code
HS subheadingThird two digits of the HS code represent the corresponding HS subheadingCommodity codesHS code
HS versionThe corresponding version of the HS code. HS codes are periodically reviewed and updatedCommodity codesHS code
Country-specific suffixDigits which go beyond the 6-digit HS code refer to a country specific suffixCommodity codesHS code
Organizational informationOrganizational information regarding the business partner available in the corporate registerCorporate registers
Overview of business partner
Business partner
Date of incorporationDate of the entry in the corporate register.Corporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
Financial informationFigures from financial reports on corporatesCorporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
Industry classificationClassification of entities and their respective industriesCorporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
Legal formThe type of entity with respect to the local corporate lawCorporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
Management informationInformation about the company’s organizational structure and legal ownershipCorporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
Number of employeesThe entity’s number of employees.Corporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
StatusDescribes the status of a business partner with respect to its level of activity (e.g. out of business) or legally relevant conditions (e.g. in liquidation)Corporate registers
Overview of business partner
Organizational information
Tax Number (VAT)The tax number of the entity (VAT)Corporate registers
Overview of business partner
Business partner
Affected areaocation information as provided by the data sourceDisastersDisaster
DisasterDisruption occuring over a period of timeDisasters
Disaster typeClassification of the event into the commonly known natural dister typesDisastersDisaster
Disaster subtypeClassification of the disaster types into one or more of the hazard subtypesDisastersDisaster type
Disaster nameName attributed to a disasterDisastersDisaster
End dateThis concept represents the exact data on which the event ends and normally is in a standardized form e.g., 20.01.2019Events
Event Name
Start dateThis concept represents the exact data on which the event starts and normally is in a standardized form e.g., 20.01.2019Events
Event Name
ContactRepresents a way of getting additional information about a particular event.Events
Overview of business partner
Business partner
EmailRepresents the e-mail on which the event publisher can be reached.Events
Overview of business partner
OrganzierRepresents the name of the organization or individual responsible for organizing the event.EventsEvents
Phone numberRepresents the phone number on which the event publisher can be reached.Events
Overview of business partner
WebsiteRepresents the URL of the publisher of the eventEvents
Overview of business partner
Event categoryRepresents the types of events into which they are categorized or filtered based on the goal.EventsEvents
Sport eventA large meeting that involves physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.EventsEvent category
Event NameDefines the name/title of the event e.g., International Conference on Science Technology and Management.EventsEvents
EventsThis concepts refers to an occurance of an event or a gathering, such as conference, trade show, sports competition etc.Events
DescriptionDefines the objective and gives more details about the event.EventsEvents
Total participantsRepresents the number of participants expected to attend the event.EventsEvents
VenueDefines the address at which the event takes place.EventsEvents
AddressAn address provides information about the physical location of a business partner. It can be specialized in a certain context: e.g. delivery address or invoice address.LocationBusiness partner
Administrative areaA top-level geographical or political area division in a country.LocationAddress
CountryA country is a geopolitical area that is a nation.LocationAddress
Geographic coordinatesGeographic coordinates identify uniquely a location on the Earth.LocationAddress
LatitudeA geographic coordinate that specifies the north–south position of a point on the Earth's surface.LocationGeographic coordinates
LongitudeA geographic coordinate that specifies the east–west position of a point on the Earth's surface.LocationGeographic coordinates
LocalityA locality is a named densely populated area (a place) such as town, village, suburb, etc. A locality composes of many individual addresses. Many localities exist in an administrative area. A locality can also have several levels of sub localities.LocationAddress
Post codeA country specific code for a certain address component or an combination of address components, e.g. locality.LocationAddress
PremiseA premise is a tract of land including its buildings. A premise may have several sub-levels to precisely identify e.g. address/premise/type/room in address/premise/type/building.LocationAddress
ThoroughfareDetails of the access route along which buildings, lots, or land are located, such as street, road, channel, crescent, avenue, etc. This also includes canals or banks on which houses or boat houses are located where people live.LocationAddress
Business partnerAn organization which has some degree of involvement with another organization's business dealings. Typically, a company's business partner is another company in the role of a customer, a supplier, a vendor, or a service provider. In the CDL context, the business partner is the core managed entity. A business partner is globally uniquely identifiable by a CDL ID, and all managed information such as addresses, documents, and hierarchies is linked to a business partner.Overview of business partner
Business partner nameThe business partner name identifies a business partner. There are different types of names.Overview of business partnerBusiness partner
IdentifierIdentifies a business partner in a given context uniquely. For example, a VAT identification number may identify a business partner uniquely in a national (or larger) context.Overview of business partnerBusiness partner
Tax tariffTax on imports or exports between countries (sovereign states)Tax tariffsCountry