Melissa Data Closes 2009 with Record Sales for DQ Product Line

Multiple sales in December for the Total Data Quality Integration Toolkit (TDQ-IT) helped close out the year, exceeding expected forecast. Melissa Data has a host of data quality and enrichment solutions to help any size company - from small to mid-size companies to Fortune 500. The product offering includes multiplatform APIs, Web services, and enterprise platforms like TDQ-IT which delivers…

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Moving Mountains of Data Without Sacrificing Performance

With the increased merging of disparate core business systems in the enterprise--as well as the emergence of additional systems in the form of enterprise resource management, customer relationship management, hierarchical storage strategies, and other business-driven initiatives--many companies today find themselves moving mountains of data on a daily basis. Business intelligence (BI) initiatives in particular typically rely on data warehousing strategies…

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How to Improve Customer Data Quality

In any customer-centric business, be it hospitality, banking, retail or insurance, there are numerous touchpoints where the consumer interacts with the business. Many interactions take place between the consumer and the business through various direct and indirect channels: direct marketing campaigns (email, mailers, telemarketing, etc.); points of sale; information kiosks; online shopping portals; and feedback forms for services rendered. During…

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ONEPOST Latest Poll Shows 65% of Companies Will Increase Use of DM in 2010

A recent LinkedIn poll conducted on behalf of ONEPOST, the UK's leader in postal management and advice, reveals 65% of companies will increase their use of direct mail this year, particularly as part of an integrated marketing strategy. With its unique software and expert knowledge of postal services ONEPOST is able to offer significant postal savings as well as add…

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Information Quality Applied: Best Practices for Business Information, Processes, and Systems

From midnight tonight, to midnight tomorrow (US Central Std Time), buy Larry English's new book, Information Quality Applied: Best Practices for Business Information, Processes and Systems and receive over $1,500 worth of FREE educational items! All you have to do is click on the following link and buy Information Quality Applied at AmazonIQApplied.com. This is a must-have book if you…

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Presort Object Receives USPS® PAVE™ Gold Certification for PAVE Cycle K

Melissa Data is pleased to announce that Presort Object, a developer's API for postal presorting, has received USPS® PAVE™ Gold certification for PAVE Cycle K. Gold certification ensures a higher level of compliance with postal regulations because the software has passed an extra round of tests above and beyond the standard PAVE protocol. Presort Object helps service bureaus and end-users…

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Data Quality Tips from Our Experts

By Admound Chou Assistant Data Quality Manager   The date most mailers (and those in the industry) perhaps feared - Jan. 4, 2010 - has finally come. Starting Jan. 4, 2010, a First-Class™ or Standard Mail® mailing must pass a USPS®-mandated Move Update compliance measure - or face a 7-cent per piece penalty. Penalties will be assessed on mailings that…

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Wayward Seasonal Catalog Waste Ends With Web-based Apps

By Donna HoganSpecial Correspondent for TechNews Arizona     'Tis the season to pack mailboxes with hefty holiday gift catalogs from Williams-Sonoma, See's Candies, Sears, et al, touting great deals on everything from peppermint bark to perfume to pots and pans.   But how many of the glossy paper-based pitches for toys or fishing gear or lingerie are addressed to…

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Case Study: Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)

In this case study, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was able to cleanse and incorporate their data from about 30 distinct source systems, by integrating Melissa Data's Total Data Quality Integration Toolkit (TDQ-IT). TDQ-IT works within the SSIS data flow to deliver a wide range of data integration, transformation, and cleansing functionality including: profiling, parsing, cleansing, matching, and…

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