Melissa Data: Licensed NCOA Mail Service Provider for Canadian National Change of Address

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Melissa Data, a nonexclusive NCOALink Full Service Provider Licensee of the USPS, is now a licensed NCOA mail service provider for Canadian National Change of Address (NCOA).


Melissa Data provides companies with the services necessary to keep up with customers that have moved, both in the U.S. via NCOALink services, and Canada via Canada Post NCOA services.


As a provider of address updating services licensed by the USPS and Canada Post, Melissa Data has the flexibility and means to guarantee the lowest price for its address updating services.Read More

How High-Level Data Modeling Fits with Other Data Initiatives

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Most organizations today are in some stage of developing large, cross-department, data-related initiatives.

In this Information Age, data is a strategic differentiator – a retail organization that has a strong vision around its customer information is a step ahead of its competitors.

Many of the buzzwords surrounding data-related initiatives are common in both business and IT circles: master data management, business intelligence, and data governance.Read More

Building a Robust Business Case for High Quality Master Data

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Projects addressing data quality or master data management (MDM) frequently struggle to get approved by senior management. In fact, the two top barriers to data quality projects are “it’s very difficult to present a business case” and “management does not see this as an imperative.”

Only around 60% OF MDM projects proceed with a proper business case. This is an unsatisfactory state of affairs.Read More

Master Data Services-SSIS MDM Load

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Microsoft recently released Master Data Services in SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP. Without getting into the strategic benefits, definitions, etc., MDM (Master Data Management) will be very helpful for any application in automating the setup and maintenance of look up or cross reference tables, hierarchies, dimensions, or utilizing reference data.

This article will provide an overview of Master Data Management and Master Data Services recently released with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.Read More

Data Quality Tips from Our Experts

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By Tim Sidor

DQT Product Specialist


Speeding Up MatchUp Object Incremental Processing

The Incremental Deduping Interface allows multi-users to simultaneously verify existing records and add new ones. This may come at the expense of speed, however, because each record processed must be immediately added (inserted) to the key file, so each running process can see the newly updated key file – ensuring accurate data storage.Read More