Lexis Diligence®

Perform thorough due diligence as you evaluate investments and vet third parties like clients, agents and suppliers.

Lexis Diligence® enables you to develop a comprehensive due-diligence report using global news sources, sanction lists, company information, legal history and public records.

Go beyond credit scores and watch lists alone ... use Lexis Diligence resources to thoroughly vet third parties and analyze business opportunities. This investigative database tool helps you:

  • Uncover relationships between entities
  • Perform a background check on a business or person
  • Review a subject’s public records data and litigation history
  • Learn about a company’s structure, financial health and M&A activity
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  • Minimize reputational risk by checking against 26,000+ news sources from international, national and regional newspapers, magazines, journals, newswires and broadcast transcripts. Archives go back 40 years on some sources to help ensure you don’t miss valuable details not found on the open Web.
  • Screen against 1200+ sanction and watch lists from OFAC, HM Treasury and the FBI–plus more than 1.3 million PEPs (potentially exposed persons). Ensure your organization doesn’t work with a blacklisted company and incur the risk of costly fines.
  • Verify a corporate entity and find out more about its business and management structure, financial health, and M&A activity. Access 500+ databases of business information on public and private company profiles.
  • Check an individual or company’s legal history. Access state, federal and international court cases to help you determine how litigious an individual or company may be―or learn about ongoing litigation that could disrupt business effectiveness.
  • Access more than 37 billion public records on individuals and businesses–including names, addresses, places of employment, cellular and unpublished phone numbers, licenses, property records, bankruptcies, liens, judgments and much more.
  • Draw on 300+ biographical sources and executive profiles from Marquis Who’s Who® to Standard & Poor’s® to Debrett’s.
  • Identify high-risk issues by accessing country information, including on-the-ground media reports and in-depth country risk analysis reports from the Economist® Intelligence Unit and D&B®.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of companies and individuals that interact with your organization.
  • Research and stay up to date on developments pertaining to your key clients, suppliers, contractors or partners.
  • Understand complex relationships involving your clients and other individuals, corporations, charities and activities.
  • Research and evaluate potential investment opportunities, partnerships and strategic alliances. This corporate due-diligence research tool helps ensure you don’t engage in business with entities that are on sanction or terrorism lists.
  • Ensure the ongoing financial health of key suppliers, clients and other third parties essential to your business.
  • Avoid the legal penalties, costs and reputational damages of being associated with unethical business partners.

Quickly see how you can vet third parties and gain proof of thorough due diligence with Lexis Diligence®.

Lexis Diligence® Overview
Lexis Diligence helps you access crucial intelligence for due-diligence research in one place. Gain a greater understanding of your suppliers, partners, acquisition targets, contractors, resellers, grant applicants and other associates effectively and efficiently.



Lexis Diligence for Supply Management Professionals
Get an in-depth assessment of your existing and prospective suppliers with Lexis Diligence. Go beyond financial stress scores―use Lexis Diligence to understand complex connections between suppliers and other entities for sound decision making.



Lexis Diligence® for Media Professionals
Use deep data available through Lexis Diligence to gain insight for hard-hitting stories. Expose complex connections between people, businesses and other entities as you investigate possible fraud, crime or security threats.

Implementing a Consistent and Efficient Third-Party Due Diligence Process Lessons from the World Cup for Supply Risk Management
  • Recently, the Institute for Supply Management and LexisNexis® hosted a Webinar that took inspiration from memorable moments from the biggest stage for the world's soccer elite, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. During “Risk Management is a Team Sport: Who are the players and what's your game plan?” presenter Eric Walsworth offered insights gained from his own experiences on Reed Elsevier's global supply management team. Click here to view more.
A Procurement Innovation Framework: Tools and Strategies to Drive Operational Efficiencies
  • Procurement professionals today are evolving beyond the basics of collecting supply information to pay invoices and enable eSourcing, contracts and SPM tools. Now, corporate executives expect procurement organizations to become an area of innovation, much like IT and R&D. Supply chain innovation involves the adoption of new methods, tools and technologies to generate positive changes in cost, quality and service. Learn what framework can be leveraged to develop and implement innovation within your procurement organization, as well as how to measure the success of your efforts. Click here to view Webinar.
Leveraging information to develop sound risk management strategies
  • Procurement leaders are flooded with information—from supplier data and alerts to industry trends and analytical tools—and sifting through those sources to identify red flags can be daunting. In this Webinar, you'll learn how to filter, prioritize and apply the information available for procurement professionals. Click here to view Webinar.
How Due Diligence Can Uncover Supply Chain Risk
  • During this Webinar, Eric Walsworth, director, supply management, and Karen E. Gray, supply management specialist, share best practices on how to establish a due-diligence process that can help uncover third-party risk without excess time or budget. Click here to view Webinar.

Relationship Management: CRM and SRMRelationship Management: CRM and SRM

  • Just as companies have multiple interactions over time with their customers, so too do they interact with suppliers – looking at POs, negotiating contracts, managing logistics and delivery, and so on. The many interactions with suppliers should be viewed as a relationship, one which can and should be managed in a coordinated fashion across functional and business units. Click hereto read more.

Supplier Risk Mitigation Strategies Are you Aligning Supplier Risk Mitigation Strategies with Your Business Objectives?

  • Gaining visibility into and control over the multitude of internal and external risks is one of the top priorities of corporations today. With a recent jump in regulatory mandates and increasingly active shareholders, many organizations have become sensitive to identifying and eliminating areas of risk — including supplier, operational, IT, brand, and reputation areas — from their business. Identifying risks no longer becomes the sole responsibility of just procurement specialists. Click here to access the full article.

Top Talent What is Sustainable Supplier Management?

  • Managing supplier relationships today has gone from identifying and buying goods and services based on negotiated pricing (a transaction focused approach) to the strategic ability of recognizing "win-win" opportunities for both buyer and supplier. This change is tracked through enhanced supplier management activities. Effective supplier management can lead to a variety of benefits, including increased collaboration, savings to the buyer, and alternative or even additional sources of revenue for the suppliers over the long-term.


Top Talent Do You Really Know Your Suppliers?

  • Louis Berard, senior research analyst of Global Supply Management at Aberdeen Group outlines why companies need to understand their supplier networks.



Top Talent Top Talent Demands Top Technology

  • Arming supply management professionals with top technology delivers more than traditional savings; it helps attract, build and retain the next generation of business leaders.



Top Talent Need for Supplier Diligence and On-going Monitoring

  • Louis Berard outlines the recent financial services’ risk management guidelines defined by the OCC and reflects on the impact a lack of due diligence and continuous monitoring of third-party relationships can cause.



James Ritchie How Well Do You Know Your Supply Chain?

  • James Ritchie reflects on lessons from a recent round-table session and identifies key steps for improving visibility around potential risks.



Leveraging Market Intelligence to Better Manage Supply Chain Risk

  • With the increased use of Tier 2 and Tier 3 global suppliers, even the most highly recognized companies find themselves vulnerable to the costly impact of using high risk suppliers. Now you can help protect your company from events like the 2012 apparel factory fires in Bangladesh and Pakistan by using the latest technology to discover early warning signs of risk.You can gain this advantage using a unique selection of global resources displayed in an easy-to-read format.


Managing Supplier Risk with Third–Party Data

  • Gain insight into the ways best-in-class companies gather and utilize third–party data to onboard and monitor their suppliers. Included are detailed research results, analysis and recommendations to successfully implement third–party data practices in your company.

For latest information on third-party due diligence and supplier monitoring visit: www.lexisnexis.com/bizblog

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