Get your NZBN journey off to a flying start

Kickstart your NZBN journey by using the New Zealand Business Number’s (NZBN) Data Matching Service.

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Duration: 1:12 minutes

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A white screen appears with an animated sign in the middle, resembling a number plate. The number plate reads ‘Mushman’.

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Just like every car has a number plate, now every New Zealand business has an official way to identify itself. 

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The letters and numbers on the number plate begin spinning and changing to different digits. The animated number plate expands to accommodate more digits. The numbers rotate and then land on a single 13 digit number. The number plate transforms into an orange box, containing the 13 digit number. The shot zooms out, to show the orange box floating above a van, which is driving through a street in a town. The vehicle has the logo ‘Pete’s Portable Portabellos’ on the side and has a large ornamental mushroom suspended on top of the vehicle.

As Pete drives along in his vehicle, 13 digit NZBNs are seen suspended in orange boxes pop-up above each business the van passes, representing the unique NZBNs of these businesses.

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Introducing the New Zealand Business Number – a unique number that sets your business apart from the rest, both here and overseas.

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Pete from Pete’s Portable Portabellos is shown carrying a large tray of mushrooms to a woman wearing an apron and holding a clipboard. She’s standing of the restaurant she works in. They both have their 13 digit NZBNs suspended above them in orange boxes.

The scene then cuts to the Pete’s Portable Portabellos vehicle driving along the street with NZBN numbers popping up above each building as the vehicle drives along.

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Over time the New Zealand Business Number will become the main identifier of your business. Using it will speed up your interactions with government, your suppliers, customers and other businesses.

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The screen goes blue and then a computer screen pops up. The computer is searching for a business address in the NZBN Register.

Government agency logos then pop up around the computer screen – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, ACC, Inland Revenue, NZ Trade and Enterprise, Statistics NZ, Callaghan Innovation.

The computer shows a business updating their address in the NZBN Register and orange lines pointing to all the surrounding agencies. Tick boxes then appear by each agency to show the business’s information has been automatically updated with each agency. 

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Basic facts about your business are held in the NZBN register. And in time these can be shared across government agencies and the businesses you work with. This means when you update your details in the register they’ll automatically update across your business network. 

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The computer screen swings out of shot and the town street appears again. A cement truck is parked on the street with a construction worker standing on some scaffolding. Pete from Pete’s Portable Portobellos is shown talking to the construction worker.

The screen is then split into five scenes at once:

  1. The middle scene shows the scaffolding morphing into a semi complete building with the construction worker hammering on top of the building site.
  2. On the top left of the screen shows a hand using a computer mouse. The image then changes to an application being approved.
  3. The image on the bottom left shows little circles with people silhouetted in them and then shows lines joining each silhouette together.
  4. On the top right of the screen shows a tax invoice which then morphs into remittance form.
  5. On the bottom right of the screen shows two people dressed in business clothes shaking hands with Pete from Pete’s Portable Portobellos. Both have their NZBNs suspended above them in an orange boxes.

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Plus, the New Zealand Business Number will create a truckload of new services and business opportunities. And these will grow with time. Using the NZBN to identify your business and share your basic information is an easy way to start. 

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The screen changes again to show the town street with different vehicles driving past – Paula’s Pastries, Pippa’s Pianos, Patrick’s Plumbing. The vehicles and all the buildings on the screen all have their NZBNs floating above them.

A large white truck then drives past and fills the screen and has the NZBN logo on the side – the screen goes white and shows the NZBN logo and says “Find out more at nzbn.govt.nz” 

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We’re working with government agencies and large New Zealand businesses to grow the NZBN network. So activate your NZBN now and together we can make doing business in New Zealand easier. Visit nzbn.govt.nz to find out more today. 

The NZBN Data Matching Service is a simple way for your business to adopt the NZBN by comparing the data you hold about the businesses you work with to the data that’s held on the NZBN Register. You’ll get authoritative confirmation of your business records and assistance with data cleansing by identifying records that don’t match records on the NZBN Register. You can then cleanse the data that we couldn’t match and send us follow-up data sets for re-matching.

The NZBN experts will match NZBNs to a pre-existing data set your business holds. For example, a list of your customers and vendors can be matched against the entire NZBN Register. Information can be matched by legal entity name or registration number (for example, company number or society number).

How you can use data matching

Organisations are using data matching to both add the NZBN to their systems, as well as cleanse their data, as it can help to identify duplicates in a data set and also highlight businesses that are no longer active.

You can request a data match on the NZBN website or by contacting the NZBN team.

Nigel Keats of ConnectWorks used the NZBN’s data-matching service when he set up CompanyWorks, a software product designed to improve the compliance and management of secretarial tasks. ‘Being able to use the NZBN data matching service has made it easier for companies to set up and use our software. It also means they have their client’s NZBN on hand for any future activities that may require it,’ says Nigel.

The NZBN team can help

Once the NZBN team has your data set they’ll run it through the data matching programme and let you know what percentage they have been able to match. Currently the NZBN team can data match for registered companies and some other incorporated entity types such as incorporated societies, charitable trusts and limited partnerships.

Data matching for other entity types such as public sector entities and sole traders will become available later in 2017.

The NZBN team has already completed data matching exercises for numerous government agencies, as well as private sector organisations.

You can request a data match on the NZBN website or by contacting the NZBN team.

Email: support@nzbn.govt.nz

You can also contact the team to find out more about the NZBN and how it can help your business.

Freephone: 0508 696 926

Email: info@nzbn.govt.nz