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Match and cleanse your addresses against the most up-to-date address dataset available, AddressBase Premium

Address matching & cleansing

Whether you are a local authority, emergency service or utility company, you are likely to have millions of addresses stored in numerous formats across multiple systems. Add to this the inconsistencies in both format and quality that frequently occur due to manual input, and it’s easy to see how address data can quickly become out of date. Address matching and cleansing increases efficiency across the whole organisation and improves outcomes such as improved response times for emergency services, or more accurate billing for councils and utilities.

Tagging with UPRN & geo coordinates

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Our address matching and cleansing tool (iMatch) can be used to match and cleanse your address data against AddressBase Premium, resulting in a list of official addresses that comply to the British Standard BS7666, providing the standard address identifier, the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and geographic coordinates. By using the UPRN as an identifier, you can utilise the software to cross reference your data with any other systems. The geo coordinates of the address will drive compatibility with background mapping and aerial photography, allowing any department’s data to be viewed spatially.

Simple interface

Easy-to-use, our address matching and cleansing solution boasts a simple user interface. Information is always clearly displayed and is effortless to configure. The matching progress is clearly indicated including the matching status of each record that has been processed.

Automated and interactive address matching

Our solution can facilitate both automated address matching, as well as interactive matching when a more manual approach is needed. The automated address matching allows you to set the criteria for the matching – this includes choosing which fields from the source system to use against the relevant part of the AddressBase Premium address, which phrases within an address to ignore, eg ‘Ltd’, and which addresses to ignore during the matching process, such as objects without a postal address like a pond or street furniture.

This ability to fine tune the criteria maximises the chances of an automatic match and results in less time and effort spent in manual address matching. As it is rare that one set of matching criteria will cater for every address in your data set, we have introduced a batch matching feature allowing you to run multiple matching runs against the data, with each run having a different set of matching criteria. This interactive approach to address matching is extremely powerful and further reduces the number of records that require manual intervention.

With the manual address matching, users can manually choose potential matches and then accept, ignore, reject or log any issues that are found, enabling complete control over the quality of data on an address by address basis.

Post-matching export

Once a match is complete, a user can export the results of the match back to the source system for address cleansing. The match results will contain the UPRN from the match, the matched BS7666 address and the original address from the source system.

Our address matching and cleansing solution can be implemented as a standalone piece of software or as a module as part of our LLPG, LSG and AddressBase Premium gazetteers. By seamlessly integrating with our gazetteers, you can be sure your central data repository will be providing the highest quality data.

You can either subscribe to our address matching and cleansing solution to manage and maintain in-house yourself, or we can do all of that for you as a hosted cloud based solution.

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Depending on your needs, you can either subscribe to the core product alone, the full suite for address cleansing and management, or anything in between.

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