Case Study: University of Iowa, College of Dentistry

In this case study, The University of Iowa's College of Dentistry successfully cleaned their database of bad addresses and cut back on returned mail with Melissa Data's Data Quality Suite. Most of the clinic's database errors were caused by patients intentionally providing fictional billing information; the administration having difficulty reading the patients' forms; or even simple clerical mistakes. Therefore, it…

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How to Enrich Your Data by Extending the Power of SSIS

Bad data is a challenge for all organizations. Without data that is reliable, accurate and updated, organizations can't deliver trusted customer, product and other vital data throughout the enterprise - resulting in waste and operational inefficiencies, less effective sales and marketing, poor customer service and potentially bad business decisions.   That's why many companies choose to incorporate data quality directly…

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Melissa Data Announces New IP Address Locator Tool

The new IP Locator Object allows users to identify where Internet visitors are coming from to help increase click-through and sales. Available as either an API or a Web service, it helps companies enhance geotargeting initiatives and identify Internet user's geographic location; including country, region, city, lat/long, ZIP Code™, ISP and domain name, all without invading, or being perceived as invading, the…

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SSIS Toolkit Debuts at PASS Summit

Hello All! We introduced our new SSIS Toolkit of data quality transforms at the PASS Summit in Seattle this week to positive response. Total Data Quality Integration Toolkit (TDQ-IT) is the most affordable, full featured enterprise data integration platform to help IT professionals integrate increasingly complex enterprise data - in all its different formats, structures, and sources, and deliver a…

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Inaugural blog entry from Melissa Data’s Data Quality Evangelist Ira Whiteside

For my inaugural blog I would like to direct you to Jim Harris Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality post on Data Profiling. He makes several important points regarding the techniques and methodologies in Data Profiling, and since I am not vendor neutral I would point out we provide all the capabilities Jim describes and more for SSIS.  Also I recently posted an article on…

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Is a Data Quality Web Service the Right Solution for You?

Real-time Web services have become an industry buzzword. The ability to purchase and access address verification and data quality solutions in real-time 24/7 is very appealing to companies because additional IT resources are not needed to integrate and maintain the service, and there is no software to buy or large upfront capital outlays.   What is a Web Service?Software applications…

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