Melissa Launches Melissa Developer, Full-Service Portal for Rapid Application Development

Comprehensive Tools and Resources Fuel Growth and Scalability, Enable Easy Application Integration of Data Cleansing and Enrichments Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – April 25, 2018 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced Melissa Developer , a comprehensive portal with ready-to-use APIs (application program interfaces) that support the development community with easy integration of data quality…

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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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Data Quality 101: The Ultimate Guide for Data Stewards

"Ninety percent of everything is crud." This popular phrase is known as Sturgeon's Law (with tongue firmly in cheek). Could the same be true about the quality of your corporate data assets? It's no surprise that organizations still struggle with some level of bad data. Many haven't yet initiated a data quality or data stewardship plan. Some may not even…

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Low Cost Ways to Improve Data Quality

By Elliot King In many organizations, when one side of the house starts talking about improving data quality, the other side of the house starts hearing one thing and one thing only--costs. They assume that initiating a data quality program is going to be a heavy lift financially, requiring consultants, investments in technology, training and more. And even if those…

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It Takes a Team

By Elliot King As the cliché has it, data is an organization's most valuable asset. But the question is--who guards those corporate jewels? Is it the IT staff that is charged with making sure the information infrastructure supports the business correctly? Is it the database developers and administrators who are the front-line data professionals? Is it the business users who…

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What is a Data Steward and Do You Need One?

By Elliot King The metaphor of "ownership" has become popular in organizations and their IT shops. Companies have "application owners" and projects that are "owned" by this or that group. So that raises the question, who "owns" your data? The right answer is that nobody "owns" the data. Data is a resource that must be shared across an organization. Data…

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