Characterizing the Quality of Address Data

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By David Loshin

My company is currently working on a couple of projects associated with address quality and location master data. We are reviewing a lot of the existing documentation that has been collected from a number of different operational systems, as well as reviewing the business processes to see where location data is either created, modified, or read.

And there are many references to operations or transformations performed on addresses, mostly with the intent of improving the quality of the address.… Read More

The Need and the Mechanics of Address Standardization

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By David Loshin

In my previous post, I introduced the topic of address standards, and we
conjectured that the existence of a standard for addresses not only simplifies
the processes of delivery, it helps to ensure delivery accuracy. Ultimately,
delivery accuracy saves money, since it reduces the amount of effort to find the
location and it eliminates rework and extra costs of failed delivery.
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The Importance of Standards for Addresses and Locations

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By David Loshin

Here is a simple scenario, followed by what should be a simple question: I have an
item that I’d like to have delivered to a specific individual at a particular
location, and I plan to engage an agent to deliver the item on my behalf.

How can I communicate to the agent where the item is to be delivered?… Read More