What is Data Profiling and Why Profile Your Data?

Many times the presumptions regarding the data that we store and provide are not always precise. Despite taking all necessary precautions our systems are not always totally free of bugs. As a result, the quality of data provided gets compromised and this could lead to several negative outcomes. So, what can be done to prevent such situations? You need to…

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The Role of Data Quality for Charities

2% of contact data is subject to inaccuracies every month which means that almost 25% of data is corrupted on an annual basis. However, new statistics demonstrate that organisations find almost 30% of their contact data to be inaccurate. This is not an alarming statistic as smart technology has meant that we are more connected than ever, but it has…

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When does Big Data become Bad Data?

Last month, we spoke about big data and the importance of leveraging such data to provide insights to drive better informed business decisions. But at what point does this data become useless? As we mentioned, big data provides detailed insight as it draws upon information from a number of sources and data points and thus, big data can reveal new…

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Discover Data Quality Issues Before they Arise

By Taky Djarou, Data Quality Analyst Melissa has released its new data Profiler API. The Profiler Object offers a unique approach to profiling your data, combining years of contact data quality experience, the power of many Melissa Objects, and data source tables to help you dig deeper into your data and return hundreds of properties about the input table, columns…

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Know Your Customer Compliance Boosted by Tech Innovations

Fintech breakthroughs that identify,validate and augment customer data help financial services organizations head off fraud, operate within the rulesOne of the most pressing issues facing the financial services industry today is the prevailing emphasis on security and fraud prevention. Big data and analytics are leveraging the power of the Internet, but also offering big, juicy plums for hackers, credit card…

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Meet Melissa: Global Intelligence

Melissa Data is officially now Melissa.   As we welcome our 32nd year in business, we are excited to announce an important change at Melissa Data. We've decided to drop the "Data" from our brand identity. We are simply Melissa now. This is part of a new branding effort to reflect Melissa's growth, and more importantly, the changes in the…

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Better Marketing Starts with Better Data

Improve Data Quality for More Accurate Analysis with Alteryx and Melissa   Organizations are under more pressure than ever to gain accurate contact data for their customers. When your consumer base ranges from Los Angeles to Tokyo, it can be challenging. Poor data quality has a critical impact on both the financial stability as well as the operations of a…

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