Validating Global Phone Numbers 101: A Quick, Easy Tutorial

By Allison Moon Data Quality Analyst With the advent of global communications and business, chances are you are not only capturing addresses of your contacts, but contact phone numbers as well. This is where Melissa's Global Phone Object comes into play. Global Phone Object validates registered phone numbers in more than 240 countries and territories, as well as enrich your data by appending…

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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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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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Melissa’s Improvements in Dynamics CRM

Dirty data, in all forms, is bad for business. Here at Melissa, our primary concern is cleansing it from all of your platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Melissa currently offers many solutions for Dynamics CRM in order to combat problems with bad data.   We offer the Personator® solution in order to cleanse and enrich your U.S. and Canadian data.…

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Get in the Contact Zone

If you're looking for that perfect all-in-one solution that combines the power of easy integration and Melissa's full spectrum of data quality solutions, then you need to get in the Zone - The Contact Zone®. Contact Zone employs all the customer data management tools you'll need to help provide consistent, trusted, accurate data across the enterprise - all in one…

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Record Matching Made Easy with MatchUp Web Service

MatchUp®, Melissa's solution to identify and eliminate duplicate records, is now available as a web service for batch processes, fulfilling one of most frequent requests from our customers - accurate database matching without maintaining and linking to libraries, or shelling out to the necessary locally-hosted data files. Now you can integrate MatchUp into any aspect of your network that can…

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