Questions You May Have
- What is in the Lattice data cloud?
- What can I do with the Lattice data cloud?
- How often is the Lattice data cloud refreshed?
- Does Lattice have the same attribute as other products?
- Does Lattice have the same records as other products?
- How is customer data matched to the Lattice data cloud?
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What is in the Lattice data cloud?
What can I do with the Lattice data cloud?
The Lattice data cloud is designed to be match to your first party account data. For any record you load into the system, you can enrich and target it using the tens of thousands of signals in the Lattice data cloud.
However, you cannot use Lattice to explore new accounts you do not already have in your systems. Lattice is designed to improve targeting of existing accounts. To explore white space accounts, checkout the Hoovers and DataVision products!
How often is the Lattice data cloud refreshed?
We release a new data cloud every 6-8 weeks.
Firmographics and Technology Profile data is fully refreshed with each release. Online Presence, Website Keywords and Website Profile data is collected on a rolling basis from the web and included in Lattice with each release. Each domain is re-collected about twice a year.
Intent data is refreshed every week. COVID-19 [released mid-August] data will be refreshed weekly as well.
Does Lattice have the same attributes as other products?
Lattice shares many attributes with other D&B products. Generally shared categories include Firmographics (some financials) and COVID-19 [released mid-August] attributes.
Additionally, Lattice has Technology Profile attributes. Similar data is included in the Hoovers and DataVision products as well.
Finally, Lattice has Online Presence, Intent, Website Profile and Website Keyword attributes, which is not in other products.
Does Lattice have the same records as other products?
D&B products treat account data differently depending on the use-case. As an example, we are restricted by law from providing prospect lists that include companies that have requested to be delisted from D&B for marketing. So for any use-case that involves prospecting, this data cannot be used. However, it is fine to use this data for cross-sell use-cases.
The Lattice data cloud has a broad selection of accounts and does not remove most marketing delisted records. This enables our customers to cross-sell target effectively, but it also means we have account data that some products would not use. The Lattice data cloud also remove sparsely populated records and suspect out-of-business records that some products may incorporate.
How is customer data matched to the Lattice data cloud?
The data cloud is matched to the customer data loaded into Lattice. To do this, we have a multi-path match process with the following priorities to provide the best possible match to the Lattice data cloud:
- Domain + "Trusted DUNS Number"
- "Trusted DUNS Number"
- This is the DUNS Number provided in the customer data; not the DUNS Number matched by Lattice.
- Sometimes customers have DUNS Numbers that are stale or otherwise not appropriate for sales and marketing use-cases. Examples include DUNS Numbers that were appended years ago or that were matched using specific rules intended for non-sales-and-marketing use-cases.
- Domain + Location
- The country/region field is a particular focus. Since a company can use the same domain across multiple countries, we want to ensure the match chooses the best country/region.
- This is the standard D&B fuzzy match process using Company Name, City, State, Zip, Country/Region & Phone.
- Lattice has specific match quality rules and automatically discards low quality results.