Melissa Data Simplifies Data Quality Function with Contact Zone

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced Contact Zone, its open source data integration software optimized for sophisticated contact data quality. Contact Zone provides a simple approach to data quality, using a streamlined graphical user interface to map data transformations from any type of source database to any type of data warehouse.

Contact Zone incorporates Melissa Data's advanced data quality capabilities such as address cleansing and updating, name parsing and email validation. Users avoid spending time and resources integrating data quality tools through complex software programming, and instead simply target the data to be cleaned, and apply cleansing options using a visual interface and drag-and-drop tool. U.S. and Canada addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are easily parsed, validated and corrected for improved segmentation and targeting.

"Integrating data quality tools historically required programming skills or a greater technical understanding of programming languages, protocols and formats - presenting a high-level technical barrier to maintaining data quality as an ongoing business mandate," says Bud Walker, director of Data Quality Tools at Melissa Data. "Contact Zone users have access to an intuitive, simple interface - and an entirely new database-friendly approach to data quality with the same data quality techniques and standards available through our proven APIs and web services."

Contact Zone will be released in mid-February, available as disk or download.

A free webinar is slated for Thursday, January 19, to demonstrate Contact Zone's simplicity and effectiveness in creating a unified customer view. Registration is free and open to all. To register, visit