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StrikeIron adds D&B Business Information to its Roster of Premium Web Services

November 9, 2004

First On-Demand Web Services Access to Financial, Credit and Company Information from D&B 

Research Triangle Park, NC – November 9, 2004 -- StrikeIron™, Inc., a pioneer of online services and software to simplify working with Web services, today announced the availability of its StrikeIron D&B Business Information Premium Web Service.  The offering is comprised of 8 reports available through the StrikeIron Web Services Business Network™ (WSBizNet™) and includes data such as D&B Ratings, Paydex scores, financial profiles, credit and payment information, credit scoring, risk assessment, company backgrounds and supplier evaluations. 

With this new Premium Web service from StrikeIron, companies can increase productivity and optimize their decisions with access to real time data. This is the first Web service to provide customers with a more effective on-demand option to take advantage of the comprehensive research provided by D&B to improve business decisions and accelerate their business processes. The D&B Business Information Premium Web Service includes The Comprehensive Report, The Business Information Report, Payment Analysis Report, Company Profiles, Company Snapshots, Business Background Report, Credit Score Report, and Supplier Evaluation Report.  For more detail on these reports visit

“Companies need fast and reliable access to company credit and financial information to limit their risk exposure and improve their business management,” said Richard Holcomb, Chairman and CEO of StrikeIron.  “With this service from StrikeIron, they can get reliable and secure on-demand data to make more informed decisions.” 

The StrikeIron D&B Business Information Premium Web Service is part of a fast growing number of Premium Web Services available from the StrikeIron Web Services Business Network.  Examples of additional Premium Web Services include Zacks Investment Research, Do Not Call, Tax Data Systems Sales and Use Tax Rates, Mobile SMS Messaging, and Address Verification.  These Web services are included as part of the largest and fastest growing directory of publicly available Web services with over 1000 entries. 

About StrikeIron

 Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, StrikeIron, Inc. is pioneering a break-through with the StrikeIron Web Services Business NetworkTM (WSBizNetTM) to greatly simply working with Web Services and enable broader adoption by business users and developers.   WSBizNet™ is an innovative integrated set of on-demand services and easier-to-use graphical tools to simplify publishing, finding, understanding, and utilizing Web services.  WSBizNet provides access to over 1000 Web services and an infrastructure platform for easier and faster development of on-demand applications.  The Aurora Funds, Inc. provided funding for StrikeIron after recognizing the significant opportunity presented by Web services and this unique management team. For more information, visit

About D&B

D&B (NYSE: DNB), the leading provider of global business information, tools, and insight, has enabled customers to Decide with Confidence for over 160 years.  D&B's proprietary DUNSRighttm quality process provides customers with quality information whenever and wherever they need it.  This quality information is the foundation of D&B's solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.  Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions to mitigate risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability, D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions to increase revenue from new and existing customers, and D&B Supply Management Solutions to identify purchasing savings, manage risk and ensure compliance within the supply base.  D&B's E-Business Solutions help customers convert prospects to clients faster.  For more information, please visit

StrikeIron, Web Services Business Network and WSBizNet are trademarks of StrikeIron, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. 


James Neiser or Richard Holcomb                                               Kristi Lee

StrikeIron, Inc.                                                                           SRK Communications
(919) 405-7010                                                                           (919) 754-9511                                                       



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