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For any company driving efficiencies through using the AddressBase Premium dataset for their customer address search and management

Address searching and management for organisations

As address management experts, we provide the most functionally rich and advanced solution available to access, maintain and share the most accurate and comprehensive address dataset available, Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium, helping our customers to drive efficiencies, maximise revenue remittance and reduce wastage.

 

Why is address searching and management for organisations critical?

For organisations

Any company handling address data is likely to have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of customer addresses. These addresses are often stored across multiple systems, and frequently in different formats. In some systems they may be validated to conform to a specific standard, such as the Post Office Address File (PAF), but in others not.  And because addresses are often entered manually, inconsistencies in both format and quality can result, both of which will slow down address searches and may even result in no address being found. The impact of even a small percentage of poor addresses is very significant as this can represent thousands of addresses, resulting in anything from incorrect billing and unpaid invoices to difficulties delivering a product or service. Cleansing your data and keeping it clean minimises these inefficiencies while reaping significant benefits. Our solution is optimised to do both.

Powerful, yet easy to use, our address searching and management for organisations solution allows users to store officially recognised British Standard BS7666 address data centrally, while being able to share across all departments within the company – be it delivery, service provision, billing etc. It can be combined with any of our software modules to meet whatever complexity of requirements you have.

Seamless integration

Our agile customer address management software will integrate seamlessly with other systems being used, allowing you to enjoy the very best solution available with the operational system of your choice. All the resulting automated processes reduce the need for manual intervention, and therefore duplication of effort, saving time and money.

Fast, accurate address search

Using state-of-the art technology, REST web services, our cloud-based address search and lookup module (Symphony Search), is fast, accurate, resilient and secure. Using AddressBase Premium it utilises the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) as the address anchor.  Searching across any element of a British Standard BS7666 address, your staff and/or third party operational systems can perform sub-second, predictive searches across the whole of GB.

Searches are driven across three or more servers (as opposed to the standard one), so it’s highly resilient and scalable, enabling ultra-rapid searching for mass users running hundreds of searches per second. It’s also highly secure using the most innovative and sophisticated technology for preventing hacking, audit tracking of searches and denial of service attacks.

For those organisations using Esri ArcGIS, our integration solution Esri ArcGIS Search Locator, will allow you to search an address directly from Esri ArcGIS using the address data held in our AddressBase Premium gazetteer.

Adding Local Data

Our solution also allows street and property data from AddressBase Premium to be extended by adding street and property data of specific interest to you, eg, a safe delivery location at a property. Any physical feature that is not recorded on the national AddressBase Premium dataset can be added to enhance your business processes.

Organising spatial data

Our spatial data module (Location Manager) will organise all your spatial data from all the different systems and will publish this in any format to any user. This will cover any type of spatial data such as administrative areas or delivery boundaries and are usually published as map files.

Address matching & cleansing

Our matching tool (iMatch and iMatch Advanced) will allow you to match and cleanse your data against AddressBase Premium, ensuring a single truth address complete with the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and geo co-ordinates.

Our solution can facilitate both automated address matching, as well as interactive matching when a more manual approach is needed. For automated matching on structured data, you can expect a match rate of 85 – 90%, matching tens of thousands of addresses in a day.

For the ultimate in high-speed matching, our newly developed bolt-on, iMatch Advanced, is capable of matching 50 million addresses in 10 hours, achieving the same match rate. This enhanced capability will revolutionise large scale, corporate-wide matching needs, especially for large and complex organisations.

Recording location specific information

In addition to cleansing, synchronising and sharing accurate data (iExchange), companies can implement the Xtended Data Manager (XDM) to record any location specific information against any British Standard BS7666 address or street, such as a known dangerous dog, or any other kind of information that would be relevant to your company.

Enhanced business data

We further enhance the already extensive set of addresses by merging this with business names data supplied by 118 Information. This is focused on business properties which change on a regular basis. Because this data is tracked more extensively by specialist firm 118 Information, it gives companies the edge when tracking delivery or supply to and billing for their commercial customers.

Tailoring our solution

As a modular solution, we can tailor our address management tool to meet your specific needs, helping you to manage and maintain the most up-to-date address data efficiently.

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

The full address search and customer management solution is mapped out below. Any permutation of this can be selected to meet your requirements.

 

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

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to find out how we can craft the perfect address search and management for your organisation.

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