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Solutions and Services for Data Quality include Master Data Management, Data Cleansing, Data Deduplication, Address Verification, Customer Contact Data Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Golden Record Creation, Geocoding, Data Integration, Data Management, and Mailing Software for Adherence to U.S. Postal Regulations.



Data Quality Articles

The business relevancy of data is the number-one most misunderstood data problem that organizations face, as well as one of the most expensive. Understanding what it means to embrace the concept of business-relevant data is the first step toward a business-ready transformation. But how do organizations get there?

Posted July 03, 2014

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, has introduced a new data quality plug-in for Shopware e-commerce software that enables online merchants to validate and cleanse international addresses, correcting and standardizing them into the official postal format of each geographic locale, and adding missing components such as postal codes or region.

Posted July 01, 2014

Data management challenges and opportunities have intensified over the past year. With organizations increasingly seeking to become data-driven entities—companies that actually use the data they are amassing for competitive advantage—DBTA set out to recognize innovative providers of hardware, software, and services. In this issue, Database Trends and Applications magazine introduces the second annual "DBTA 100" list of companies that matter most in data.

Posted June 25, 2014

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and data integration solutions, has formed a strategic relationship with EXTOL International Inc., a provider of end-to-end business integration software and services, to enable data quality operations in tandem with electronic data interchange (EDI) and other integrated business processes. Melissa Data also announced Listware for Salesforce, a data quality plug-in that integrates data cleansing, validation, and enrichment directly into Salesforce.com's CRM software.

Posted June 17, 2014

Good data quality starts with metadata. Accurate data definitions are required in order to apply the controls for compliance to the correct data. Without proper metadata definitions, it is impossible to apply regulatory compliance to data.

Posted June 11, 2014

The Internet of Things is resulting in more customer data at executives' fingertips than ever before. In 2009, there were 2.5 billion things connected to the internet, creating data. That number will explode to 30 billion things by 2020. So how can businesses harness the power of all that customer data being generated by this new networked reality to create insights that help build lifelong customer relationships? And how can they keep from being overwhelmed by all that noise?

Posted May 28, 2014

Great tech conferences provide information on new approaches and thought-provoking - sometimes even uncomfortable - discussions. With three tracks of sessions, preconference workshops and a product showcase, DBTA's 3-day Data Summit conference in NYC allowed attendees to hear what experts really think is important in big data.

Posted May 21, 2014

The challenges of big data quality were discussed at Data Summit in NYC in a session presented by Paula Wiles Sigmon, program director, product marketing, IBM, and Elliot King, who has just authored a Unisphere Research report on how "governance moves data from hype to hope." Increasingly, organizations across industries are adopting formal data governance strategies to get a grip on their data lineage, quality and protection, said Sigmon.

Posted May 21, 2014

Big data is causing a big shift in three areas - people, process and technology, said SAS thought leader Anne Buff, who gave a keynote at Data Summit dotted with examples of the rich opportunities for greater customer insight that can be achieved as well as the pitfalls lying in wait for companies that fail to use their data wisely.

Posted May 21, 2014

Unlike other awards programs which rely on our editorial and publishing staff's evaluations, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning information management solutions are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. The voting period ends soon, so if you haven't already done so, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Posted May 19, 2014

Presenting workshops, thought-provoking keynotes, and information packed sessions led by industry experts, DBTA's Data Summit kicks off Monday, May 12.

Posted May 08, 2014

With more than 300 nominees across multiple product categories, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning products and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. You can vote for as many or as few of the nominees as you choose. Vote today! Voting closes May 23.

Posted May 08, 2014

Melissa Data has introduced advancements in de-duplication of customer data. Based on the company's proprietary logic, Melissa Data's MatchUp Component for SQL Server Integration Services helps DBAs retain the best pieces of information from two or more duplicate records into a single, golden record

Posted April 29, 2014

Quality Assurance testing is a critical component of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), and failing to allow sufficient time for thorough testing can mean the difference between a successful, revenue-driving application and a costly, reputation-damaging outage. The importance of comprehensive QA testing has been hammered into the brains of developers since the beginning of modern-day application development, but traditional approaches to QA are no longer viable. There are three things shaking up QA today.

Posted April 23, 2014

Efforts in both data quality and master data management have only been partially successful. Not only is data quality difficult to achieve, it is a difficult problem even to approach. In addition, the scope of the problem keeps broadening.

Posted April 01, 2014

Melissa Data is offering Address Objects as a replacement option for customers using SAP's PostalSoft ACE program, which has a designated end-of-life on March 31, 2015.

Posted March 31, 2014

Be sure to nominate your favorite vendors' products now. The nominating process for the Database Trends and Applications' Readers' Choice Awards is well underway, and will conclude on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Posted March 26, 2014

You have until April 11 to take advantage of special pricing for DBTA's Data Summit, which will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, from May 12 to May 14. Providing an intensive 2-day immersion into critical technologies for becoming a data-driven enterprise, IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike will benefit from Data Summit.

Posted March 26, 2014

Data Summit will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, from May 12 to May 14. The advance program is now available and registration is open with a special early bird registration rate when you register before April 11, 2014.

Posted March 12, 2014

To recognize the best information management solutions in the marketplace, Database Trends and Applications has launched the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards, a program in which the winners will be selected by the experts whose opinions count above all others - you. The nominations period will conclude on March 28, 2014, and voting will begin on April 11.

Posted March 12, 2014

Extending its partnership with SAP, BackOffice Associates, a provider of information governance and data migration solutions, announced that SAP will resell two of its solutions to help customers accelerate data migration projects and accelerate the governance of human resources (HR) data and other custom data domains.

Posted February 26, 2014

In the last several years, there has been an explosion in the array of choices for not only managing relational and unstructured data but also protecting it and extracting value from it. To shine a spotlight on the best data management offerings, DBTA will soon open nominations for our first-ever Readers' Choice Awards.

Posted February 26, 2014

Express Entry, an address auto-completion tool designed to eliminate bad data at the source of entry, has been introduced by Melissa Data. Free for up to 1,000 addresses per month, Express Entry validates addresses as they are entered, enabling fast and accurate customer data for CRM and call center applications.

Posted February 18, 2014

To help organizations better leverage data for business intelligence and customer insight, Experian Data Quality has launched a new data quality grader app on Salesforce1 AppExchange. The app will provide organizations with a letter grade for their overall data quality score and a drill-down on specifics selected for analysis.

Posted February 04, 2014

DBTA is seeking speakers who possess unique insight into leading technologies, and experience with successful IT and business strategies for the Data Summit conference in New York City, May 12-14, 2014. The deadline to submit your proposal is January 31, 2014.

Posted January 20, 2014

In today's business landscape, organizations are increasingly focusing on improving the customer experience to ensure that they're staying with, or ahead of, the competition. It's widely understood that in order to improve the customer experience, it's imperative that organizations understand the customer and tailor their services or products to each demographic and customer segment. However, two major developments are bringing about a marked change to this tried-and-true customer experience strategy: the proliferation of big data and the shrinking size of customer segments.

Posted January 20, 2014

While mobile healthcare, connected pharmacy applications and electronic medical records represent advancements in healthcare accessibility, they also increase the complexity of data management in the context of HIPAA confidentiality and other industry standards. Addressing the data management challenges in healthcare markets, Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions has formed a strategic alliance with Blu Sky.

Posted January 17, 2014

Advancing its global sales and support initiatives, Melissa Data, a provider of data quality and address management solutions, has announced the opening of a new London office. Melissa Data wants to expand its presence globally to reach more companies that are struggling with data quality issues - not only in the U.S. - but in Canada, the U.K. now, as well as Germany and India.

Posted January 13, 2014

The data-driven demands on organizations have never been greater. Two of the most pressing concerns that organizations face today are the need to provide analytic access to newer data types such as machine-generated data, documents and graphics, and the need to control the cost of information management for growing data stores. DBTA's new list of Trend-Setting Products in Data for 2014 highlights the products, platforms, and services that seek to provide organizations with the tools necessary to address rapidly changing market requirements.

Posted December 20, 2013

Melissa Data has introduced a new Move Update function for Listware for Excel, the company's data enrichment tool that integrates directly into Microsoft Excel. According to Melissa Data, Listware for Excel enables real-time contact data quality in a simple Excel interface making it well suited for anyone using Excel to manage contact data, and providing a data quality option for mailers challenged by the licensing costs or volume mailing requirements of the U.S Post Office's national change-of-address product. The newest update to Listware for Excel, the Move Update option, is a proprietary change-of-address service, providing access to millions of U.S. address records.

Posted December 10, 2013

Survivorship, known as the Golden Record in data terms, allows for the creation of a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record. A new technique for Golden Record selection offers a much more effective and logical approach when it comes to record survivorship. The most powerful future for data quality lies in the new and unique ability to discern contact data quality information and select the surviving record based on the level of quality of the information provided.

Posted November 12, 2013

Melissa Data has announced that MD Property, its cloud-based data solution, now integrates with Saleforce.com's CRM software to enable users to enhance their information with up-to-date property and mortgage information.

Posted October 29, 2013

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, announced availability of Community Editions of selected Data Quality Components for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including Contact Verify and MatchUp components. Melissa Data has chosen to make the community editions available for two reasons, Greg Brown, vice president of marketing at Melissa Data, said in an interview.

Posted September 12, 2013

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