Contact Concepts and Customer Centricity

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By David Loshin

I recently taught a half-day seminar on an introduction to master data management, and every time I teach that course, I preface the discussion though an informal poll of the attendees with three requests. The first is to differentiate between the attendees who represent the interests of their corresponding organization’s “business side” and those who are on the IT or data management teams.
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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.
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Validation, Standardization, and Correction: Tool or Process?

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By David Loshin

There are all sorts of tools associated with
address standardization, cleansing, and validation. As an example, the USPS
has a certification program for software vendors, referred to as CASS
(Coding Accuracy Support System)™ certification. According to their
website,

CASS enables the Postal Service™ to evaluate the accuracy of address matching software programs in the following areas:

(1) five-digit coding
(2) ZIP + 4/ delivery point (DP) coding
(3) carrier route coding
(4) DPV®
(5) DSF2®
(6) LACSLink®
(7) eLOT®
(8) RDI™ products

CASS allows vendors/mailers the opportunity to test their address-matching software packages and, after achieving a certain percentage of compliance, to be certified by the Postal Service.

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