Building a Robust Business Case for High Quality Master Data

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…

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Master Data Services-SSIS MDM Load

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…

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Data Quality Tips from Our Experts

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…

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Case Study: SMARTech Integrates Enterprise Data Quality Platform to Consolidate Data Sets

SMARTech's main challenge was integrating disparate data sources into a data-centric hub for the purpose of consumer and constituent engagement. It was essential to utilize a master data management solution that would successfully allow SMARTech to gain a single, accurate, organized view of their customers by consolidating data across different data sources. The company also needed a strong technical support team…

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Melissa Data Closes 2009 with Record Sales for DQ Product Line

Multiple sales in December for the Total Data Quality Integration Toolkit (TDQ-IT) helped close out the year, exceeding expected forecast. Melissa Data has a host of data quality and enrichment solutions to help any size company - from small to mid-size companies to Fortune 500. The product offering includes multiplatform APIs, Web services, and enterprise platforms like TDQ-IT which delivers…

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Moving Mountains of Data Without Sacrificing Performance

With the increased merging of disparate core business systems in the enterprise--as well as the emergence of additional systems in the form of enterprise resource management, customer relationship management, hierarchical storage strategies, and other business-driven initiatives--many companies today find themselves moving mountains of data on a daily basis. Business intelligence (BI) initiatives in particular typically rely on data warehousing strategies…

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How to Improve Customer Data Quality

In any customer-centric business, be it hospitality, banking, retail or insurance, there are numerous touchpoints where the consumer interacts with the business. Many interactions take place between the consumer and the business through various direct and indirect channels: direct marketing campaigns (email, mailers, telemarketing, etc.); points of sale; information kiosks; online shopping portals; and feedback forms for services rendered. During…

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ONEPOST Latest Poll Shows 65% of Companies Will Increase Use of DM in 2010

A recent LinkedIn poll conducted on behalf of ONEPOST, the UK's leader in postal management and advice, reveals 65% of companies will increase their use of direct mail this year, particularly as part of an integrated marketing strategy. With its unique software and expert knowledge of postal services ONEPOST is able to offer significant postal savings as well as add…

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Information Quality Applied: Best Practices for Business Information, Processes, and Systems

From midnight tonight, to midnight tomorrow (US Central Std Time), buy Larry English's new book, Information Quality Applied: Best Practices for Business Information, Processes and Systems and receive over $1,500 worth of FREE educational items! All you have to do is click on the following link and buy Information Quality Applied at AmazonIQApplied.com. This is a must-have book if you…

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Presort Object Receives USPSĀ® PAVE™ Gold Certification for PAVE Cycle K

Melissa Data is pleased to announce that Presort Object, a developer's API for postal presorting, has received USPSĀ® PAVE™ Gold certification for PAVE Cycle K. Gold certification ensures a higher level of compliance with postal regulations because the software has passed an extra round of tests above and beyond the standard PAVE protocol. Presort Object helps service bureaus and end-users…

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