Making Data Work for Your Geospatial Challenges

Anyone who has looked at flood data knows that FEMA is not the answer. It's not that FEMA doesn't try to accurately map what they believe to be floodable areas. It's that FEMA is politically driven. As a city, you do not have to participate in FEMA mapping. Why would you not participate? Well, properties in flood zones tend to have lower valuations, and lower…

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The Seven Things Most Insurers Don’t Know About Hazard Data

Unless you spend everyday thinking about, creating, and updating hazard data there's probably a lot you don't know about it.  We were asked what we thought the seven top things that insurers didn't know about hazard data were.  Here's our list: 1) There's a cost to not using the data. Most hazard data is sourced on a per transaction basis…

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Melissa and Runner EDQ Expand Partnership to Deliver Data Quality to Oracle Users

Oracle Validated Integration Offers Oracle Customers Rapid Access to Clean, Accurate Address and Contact Data Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF - November 14, 2017 - Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today expanded its partnership with Runner Technologies (Runner EDQ), a leading provider of integrated address verification solutions and Platinum level member of the…

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HazardHub Predictions of Hurricane Harvey Show Significant Risk Compared to Competitors

Exact numbers for the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey won't be in for quite some time, but the storm surge damage estimates are nothing short of extraordinary. Melissa's partner, HazardHub, the only third-generation provider of property-level hazard risk databases spanning the most dangerous perils in the continental United States, released a shocking calculation before the 2017 storm ever reached Texas.…

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Acquire Property Owner Info in Under a Minute

Looking for instant insight? Curious about a property or property owner? Get all the data you need, on any property you want - in less than a minute! The TopConnector App provides unlimited and unrestricted access to data for more than 120 million properties and its owners. And, it's all in one place - your hand. Individuals in real estate,…

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Know Your Customer with Personator World – Cloud-Based Identity Resolution and Verification Engine

By Kevin Ubay-Ubay, Sales EngineerPersonator World is Melissa's new powerful cloud based web service that gives a simple and single way to clean and verify your contact data globally. This service leverages our experience in name, phone, address & email validation to provide comprehensive contact checking and combines high quality identity level verification. Some examples of where our new web…

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Gaining a Data Advantage: Hazard Data Enhancements Reduce Risk and Improve Service

Hindsight is, as we know, 20/20.  But, what if, when it came to natural hazards and their impact on your portfolio, you didn't have to rely on hindsight?  What if, you could understand your risks and exposures before an event occurred and write and plan appropriately?  Wouldn't that be better than hoping and praying that nothing bad happened?   Of…

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Tips & Tricks for Global MatchUp Matching Strategies

by Tim Sidor, Data Quality Analyst In the past we've discussed implementing different matching strategies based on how you would like your records grouped. For example. By "Address"? or by "Name and Address". The former would match 'John' and 'Mary Smith' at the same household, whereas the latter would identify them as unique entities. For Global processing, even after determining…

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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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