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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Business Credit Reporting Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Business Credit Reporting Services?

What is the average price of Business Credit Reporting Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Business Credit Reporting Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Business Credit Reporting Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Business Credit Reporting Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Business Credit Reporting Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Business Credit Reporting Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The business credit reporting service market has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four firms claiming about 40.0% of total market revenue. As of 2020, there are roughly 350 credit bureaus and rating agencies in total, which primarily compete on the basis of reputation, technological innovation,... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Market Drivers

How has demand fluctuated historically with the broader economy? Do you monitor trends in a specific index, such as the S&P 500?

How will you adjust your service offerings when the prime rate starts to rise at a quicker rate?

Are you prepared for the effects of a growing number of businesses? How so?

How do you maintain demand during times of economic stability?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle changes in demand?

Internal Costs

How has technology been changing your delivery platforms in the past three years?

How do you recruit, train and retain staff? What background expertise do you seek in your employees?

What cost controls do you have in place regarding market research and your existing database information?

How do high profit margins affect your overall flexibility with service pricing?


How do you ensure buyer satisfaction? What steps do you take if a buyer is unsatisfied with your services?

Do you provide presentations or report demos before purchases are formalized?

Do you offer services beyond your core business credit reporting services? Can these additional services be bundled for additional savings?

What are your more popular service models? Do buyers typically prefer subscriptions to single reports?

What new reporting solutions have you introduced to address issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state their annual or monthly budget.

If more than one service is being requested, buyers should provide a breakdown of their budget by service.

Buyers should state whether any additional costs are included in the budget, such as travel costs during in-person meetings.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should assess each supplier's level of experience in the market.

Buyers should assess the breadth of services offered and the thoroughness in reporting.

Buyers should assess the level of customer service from each supplier.

Buyers should consider the pricing of each supplier.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide a list of key dates that pertain to the RFP process, such as the final dates to submit questions and bids.

Buyers should provide a list of key milestones that will occur once the contract has been awarded to a supplier, such as the initial start date of services.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain in the business credit reporting services market is low because service providers require few critical inputs to operate efficiently. Upstream supplier provide commercial office space, office stationery and other IT goods. Although these upstream suppliers have exhibited some risk due to the effects of the pandemic, the overall... Subscribe to learn more.