What’s all the fuss about Big Data?

According to data analytics company SAS, big data is a term used to describe large volumes of data, whether structured or unstructured, that businesses deal with on a daily basis. Big data can be broken down into the three Vs: Volume: businesses collect data from various sources and with increasing use of the internet and social platforms, there is more…

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Verify National ID like SSN with Personator

by Michael Johnson, Sales Engineer Personator has never yielded the crown of contact verification, and that is no accident.  Personator is the quintessential contact verification service.  Nowhere else can you find a fast, no maintenance, easy-to-use web service that will give you a level of certainty your data is not only good, but that it is correct.  One of our newest…

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Contact Zone and Pentaho Global Address On Premise: The World Inside Your Computer

Previously, Melissa has offered our Global Address web service in Contact Zone and Pentaho as a tool used to validate addresses in 240+ countries and territories. Because this product was only available as a web service in Contact Zone and Pentaho, there were certain limitations that had come with this method of consuming this service. These issues are now solved…

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Introducing Business Coder for United Kingdom

Melissa is happy to announce the release of our Business Coder service for UK, where you can verify, validate, and append firmographics for businesses in the UK. Originally servicing only the US, our webservice now expands to the UK as one of our more popular demands for business identification. Our Business Coder UK webservice can help provide address cleansing and…

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Clean & Verify Your Global Contact Data–One Powerful Cloud Service

By Kevin Ubay-Ubay, Sales EngineerGlobal ID Verification is Melissa's powerful cloud service that gives one single, simple way to clean and verify your global contact data. Leverage our experience in name, phone, address, and email validation to gain comprehensive contact checking and identity-level verification. Our web service may be applied to: Age verification Name-address verification Anti-fraud applications Online shopping cart…

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5 Ecommerce Issues You Forgot–And How to Fix Them

Want to increase conversions, provide customers with a better shopping experience, and cut down on cart abandonment? Check out these five ecommerce issues you probably forgot and how to fix them to solve these problems and more.1. The Fat Finger Syndrome Customers are terrible at typing--especially when it comes to filling out incredibly small contact forms on their smartphones. The…

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How to Know Customers Are Who They Say They Are

In 2015 alone, 62% of companies were targets of payment fraud. As customers increasingly conduct their financial affairs online and via mobile devices, risk management and fraud prevention become more and more difficult. So, how do you know customers are who they say they are?Short of reaching through the computer, tablet, or smartphone screen and verifying a customer with your…

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TIPS & TRICKS: How to Improve Processing Speed with Our APIs

Melissa provides numerous APIs to handle the standardization, cleansing and verification of various data elements such as addresses, names, phones and emails. Often times we get asked by our customers as to what are some ways to improve the speed when processing records using our APIs. Below are some performance tips to consider when implementing our APIs:   Storage The…

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Business Coder Firmographics: Employee Contact Information

The last major update to the Business Coder Web Service includes the addition of employee contacts for the entered business, allowing for the retrieval of employee names and their respective titles. The next major update to Business Coder will feature an upgrade to the employee contact list returned. Aside from the name and title, contacts will now also give back…

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