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Gain Insight on Creating Golden Records

Using Intuitive Tools for Pentaho Platform


WHAT:

Big Data is here to stay, creating a wealth of redundant information based on exponential growth in the number and type of data sets. How can users achieve data quality and better maintain standardized contact data?

 

Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and address management solutions, and Pentaho® Data Integration (PDI), have optimized solutions to tackle these common data issues. PDI gives users the ability to beautify Big Data with its Graphic User Interface Data Integration Platform, reading and writing from multiple data sources while achieving the same quality and flexibility as a high-level programming language. Together, with Melissa Data's Data Quality Components for Pentaho and the use of its MatchUp solution, businesses can eliminate redundant data and keep the best record, the Golden Record, for a single, accurate 360o view of each contact.

 

WHY:

Join this webinar and learn how to: 

  • Simplify and automate data without any programming in Pentaho
  • Clean, consolidate, and correct data with Melissa Data Components for Pentaho
  • Match Records with Melissa Data's MatchUp component and merge data through the Survivorship process, collapsing duplicates into a single, complete, accurate record

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST

 

WHERE:

Click here to register and add the event to your calendar

 

WHO:

Since 1985, Melissa Data has specialized in contact data quality and address management tools with a global perspective. The company's solutions help organizations capture and maintain international customer contact data at the point of entry, ensuring accurate, enterprise-wide customer information. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in arenas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, and government, rely on Melissa Data for full spectrum data validation software and services. For more information or free product trials, visit www.MelissaData.com or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772). Follow Melissa Data on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

Melissa Data Enables Active Data Quality in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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Full Spectrum Data Quality Tools and Services Enable Better View
of the Customer for Stakeholders at Every Point in the Data Stream


Melissa Data, a leading provider of global contact data quality solutions, today announced active data quality tools and services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Rather than relying on rules-based validation, Melissa Data's tools tap into multi-sourced, constantly updated reference datasets to cleanse, standardize, and enrich data in real-time, assuring Microsoft Dynamics CRM users the most accurate and actionable customer information.

"Customers are not static. And data quality shouldn't be either," said Bud Walker, vice president of enterprise sales and strategy, Melissa Data. "Our tools provide active data quality at the point of entry to ensure only verified data enters the system." 

Users can take advantage of a full spectrum of data quality add-ons for Dynamics CRM including global address, name, phone and email verification, ID verification, move updating, and firmographic enrichment.

"With our new BusinessCoder add-on, users can enhance CRM data with detailed information from 25 categories, including company name, phone numbers, SIC codes, number of employees, total sales estimates, and more," said Walker.  "This helps sales and marketing improve quality of leads, boost response, and close more business."   

Melissa Data works closely with the range of Microsoft technologies, including SQL Server Integration Services, .NET, and Excel, providing flexible data quality tools to support varied enterprise requirements. 

Click here to see the full complement of active data quality tools and services available for integration into Microsoft Dynamics CRM. For a demonstration, visit Melissa Data at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, Booth #470, September 26-30; or call 1-800-MELISSA.

Just announced. Our new strategic partnership with Pentaho offers data-driven solutions to keep your data lake clean, analytics accurate, and customer communications on target. 

Read the release to learn more, or click here to visit our Data Quality Tools for Pentaho product page. 

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF, June 2, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of international contact data quality and address management solutions, today announced it was named for the third consecutive year to the DBTA 100, Database Trends and Applications magazine's list of the companies that matter most in data.


"Clean, consistent and complete customer data is at the heart of smooth business operations. Yet the deluge of data from sources like social media, corporate websites, CRM systems, market research, and other business operations presents a global challenge for companies working to verify, store and analyze data for actionable value," said Bud Walker, Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Strategy, Melissa Data. "Combined with the very real costs of bad data and the rise in ecommerce fraud, data accuracy and quality at every point in the data chain from capture and beyond is more important than ever."


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Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF- June 1, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and address management solutions, today announced successful completion of its Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC2) Type 1 audit. SOC2 validation reaffirms Melissa Data's commitment to operational excellence with high availability services; the process equips stakeholders such as business partners, customers and suppliers with an understanding of the company's internal controls over data security, availability, processing integrity and confidentiality without conducting additional assessments.

"We recognize and respect our customers' need for privacy and secure, high availability operations - their data is a business asset and our operations protect its value at every step of the data quality process," said Phil Maitino, Chief Technology Officer, Melissa Data. "Achieving SOC2 Type 1 certification validates the comprehensive reliability and availability of our data handling processes throughout our organization. It's a tremendous win for Melissa Data and our worldwide clientele, proving the accountability and effectiveness of our global data quality tools and services."


To find out more about our SOC2 certification, please visit our website!

Melissa Data Offers Free Palletization in MAILERS+4

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF- May 12, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and address management solutions, today announced the phase one release of Palletization options for MAILERS+4 postal automation software. Palletization makes it easier to store and organize high volumes of First-Class and Standard Mail, and is available to new customers free for one full year.MAILERS+4 with Palletization provides flexibility for bulk mail customers who are constantly challenged with complex sorting, organizing and transporting mail in the most efficient ways possible; the solution directly addresses the difficult task of working with multiple trays or bulky sacks, while minimizing costs for shipping and associated labor.

 

For more info, please visit our website.




Data Quality Plugin Increases Efficiency with Auto-Completion of Worldwide Customer Addresses; Optimizes Development with Flexible Mapping of Address Fields


Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF. - April 15, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced batch processing of worldwide address verification in Listware® for Salesforce®, its powerful data quality plugin that integrates data cleansing, validation, and enrichment directly into Salesforce.com's CRM software. Available on the Salesforce AppExchange, Listware for Salesforce now allows users to quickly and easily verify, check, and update customer addresses in more than 240 countries and territories at two points: point-of-entry; and upon scheduling bulk cleanup within an organization's database.

At point of entry, Listware for Salesforce provides real-time address autocompletion and verification, helping save up to 50% on keystrokes while only permitting valid data to enter the system. The user simply begins typing a customer or prospect's address into any Salesforce contact field; chooses the correct address from a list of suggestions, and the completed query returns a verified U.S. or international address, standardized into the official postal format for each geographic locale. In batch, an administrator can run address verification jobs based on unique criteria such as sales representative, city, state, or inquiry date. Bulk cleansing also provides many data appends to enrich Salesforce CRM data including: latitude/longitude coordinates and other postal elements; move- updates for U.S. and Canadian addresses; adding missing phone numbers, email addresses, demographics, and extensive property data. Bulk verification enables the verification and enrichment of US and global records within all standard and custom object fields, including contacts, leads, and accounts.

"Listware for Salesforce is a smart, elegant solution that seamlessly addresses all of the common, yet time-consuming issues facing developers or enterprise administrators as they work to integrate efficient data quality operations into their applications," said Bud Walker, director of data quality solutions, Melissa Data. "Along with the ability to customize auto-completion of address data in any mapped field, Listware's batch processing offers significant enterprise value. Endusers are in turn armed with a powerful data quality tool, providing unprecedented access to clean, up-to-date data that supports a worldwide customer base."

Listware for Salesforce is available for a one-time $19.99 license fee (per company) that includes 10,000 credits that can be used for any of the various data quality processes available. Click here to purchase and download Listware for Salesforce. For more information call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

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Sydney Location Enables Local Access to Flexible, Comprehensive Data Quality Tools and Services

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF- March 31, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and address management solutions, today announced its new office in Australia, adding to company locations in India, Germany, the United Kingdom, and across the United States. Furthering the company's mission for worldwide data quality, the Australian office enables local access to Melissa Data's comprehensive data quality tools and services and also ensures quick, responsive technical support.

Data quality veteran Darren Sutherland, formerly of both Pitney Bowes and Autonomy (now HP), will spearhead Melissa Data's Australian operations as managing director. Sutherland is uniquely qualified to guide Melissa Data's growth in this region, with deep expertise in managing business alliances, enterprise data management practices, business intelligence solutions and content management operations.

"Australia is recognized for its mature postal system, rich with data that can be validated and enhanced. By working locally, we're offering a smart, consultative approach that treats contact data as a tangible business asset," said Gary Van Roekel, COO, Melissa Data. "Companies of all sizes will have access to both on-premises and cloud-based solutions, with an ideal blend of quality, service and product flexibility."

Melissa Data's international operations enable local sales and support for the company's flagship Data Quality Suite, a powerful toolset for accurate and consistent address parsing, verification, and transliteration for more than 240 countries and territories. The suite enables cleansing, standardizing and matching multi-national information across countries, languages and character sets - including tools to verify emails and international phone numbers, and geocode street addresses by adding precise latitude and longitude coordinates. Other solutions available to customers in Australia include tools for data profiling, data matching, global address auto-completion and easy-to-integrate data hygiene plugins for Salesforce, Shopware and Magento.

To request a free trial of the Data Quality Suite, click here or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772). To reach Melissa Data's Australia office directly, dial +61-2-8091-7500.

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Verified and Correct Worldwide Customer Addresses Reduce Shipping Costs and Eliminate Online Fraud; Fast, Address Auto-Completion Boosts Shopper Conversion Rates


Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF. - March 24, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and data integration solutions, today announced a new global address verification plugin for users of the Magento content management system for ecommerce websites. The Magento plugin was developed by Crafty Clicks, a Magento technology partner and address lookup service provider, and incorporates Melissa Data's Global Address Verification cloud service so online merchants can verify, correct, and auto-fill addresses as they are entered, validating information for more than 240 countries and territories in real-time. Crafty Clicks and Melissa Data are now engaged in an exclusive partnership enabling data quality in Magento-based ecommerce sites, with plans for continued strategic development of high-value data quality plugins for other popular ecommerce platforms.

"Melissa Data's global address capabilities complement our own expertise in UK-based address verification. Using proven solutions and without wasting development resources, Magento users can now extend the value of contact data quality across a worldwide customer base," said Adam Stylo, founder and president, Crafty Clicks. "By adding address auto-completion and post-checkout address verification to their sites, online merchants not only assure fewer lost parcels and reduced delivery support, but also increase overall usability for customers. Shopper conversions improve, boosted by a fast, accurate, and convenient checkout experience so essential to online sales."

Magento-based sites can seamlessly validate and cleanse international addresses at point of entry, correcting and standardizing them into the official postal format of each geographic locale, and adding missing components such as postal codes or region. Address fields are also populated automatically after the first few digits or letters have been entered using Melissa Data's Express Entry address auto-completion functionality. This speeds data entry with up to 50 percent fewer keystrokes; online shoppers have an improved shopping experience with just one step between shopping cart and checkout, drastically reducing the drop-off rate during the checkout process.

"By working with Crafty Clicks, we are helping merchants maintain data quality as an essential business strategy," said Gary Van Roekel, COO, Melissa Data. "Online merchants can improve shipping costs and customer satisfaction, as well as the success rate of their direct marketing activities. Magento users have a distinct competitive advantage in reaching new markets and customer groups based on better data."

Click here to download the Magento data quality plugin, configurable through the Magento Admin Panel. A free trial is available so interested users can test the global address verification and address auto-completion functionality.

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Flagship SSIS Developer Suite Now Enables Data Assessment and Continuous Monitoring Over Time; Webinar Adds Detail for SSIS Experts


Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF - March 17, 2015 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and address management solutions, today announced its new Profiler tool added to the company's flagship developer suite, Data Quality Components for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Profiler completes the data quality circle by enabling users to analyze data records before they enter the data warehouse and continuously monitor level of data quality over time. Developers and database administrators (DBAs) benefit by identifying data quality issues for immediate attention, and by monitoring ongoing conformance to established data governance and business rules.

Register here to attend a Live Product Demo on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am PDT. This session will explore the ways you can use Profiler to identify problems in your data.

"Profiler is a smart, sharp tool that readily integrates into established business processes to improve overall and ongoing data quality. Users can discover database weaknesses such as duplicates or badly fielded data - and manage these issues before records enter the master data system," said Bud Walker, director of data quality solutions, Melissa Data. "Profiler also enforces established data governance and business rules on incoming records at point-of-entry, essential for systems that support multiple methods of access. Continuous data monitoring means the process comes full circle, and data standardization is maintained even after records are merged into the data warehouse."

Profiler leverages sophisticated parsing technology to identify, extract, and understand data, and offers users three levels of data analysis. General formatting determines if data such as names, emails and postal codes are input as expected; content analysis applies reference data to determine consistency of expected content and field analysis determines the presence of duplicates.

Profiler brings data quality analysis to data contained in individual columns and incorporates every available general profiling count on the market today; sophisticated matching capabilities output both fuzzy and exact match counts. Regular expressions (regexes) and error thresholds can be customized for full-fledged monitoring. In addition to being available as a tool within Melissa Data's Data Quality Components for SSIS, Profiler is also available as an API that can be integrated into custom applications or OEM solutions.

Request a free trial of Data Quality Components for SSIS or the Profiler API.
Call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772) for more information.

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