As address management experts, we provide the most functionally rich and advanced solution available to access, maintain and share the ultimate address dataset, Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium. This helps our energy and water utility customers drive efficiencies, maximise revenue remittance and reduce wastage.
Whether you’re an energy company preparing for next-working-day switching, or a water company facing the challenging efficiency drives of Ofwat’s PR19, maximising the accuracy of your address data is critical.
Using AddressBase Premium, our address cleansing (iMatch and iMatch Advanced) and management solutions (Bluelight) can be quickly and easily implemented to do this, integrating effortlessly with any other system you’re using.
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When you’re storing millions of addresses across multiple systems, often manually entered and in a range of formats, as well as being validated by differing standards, eg Post Office Address File (PAF), it’s unsurprising to find inconsistencies and inaccuracies. But the cost of this is high, resulting in anything from incorrect billing and unpaid invoices to difficulties facilitating the switching of supplier for a customer. Address cleansing and keeping your data clean minimises these inefficiencies while reaping significant benefits. Our solutions are optimised to do both.
Address matching and cleansing is the first step towards transforming the accuracy of your data. Our matching tool (iMatch) enables you to match 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 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, complex organisations like the energy and water utilities.
With over 2.5 million address changes every 6 weeks (GeoPlace), it’s important to maintain your accurate data once you’ve matched and cleansed.
Powerful and easy to use, our address management solution for utilities, will enable you to store your clean, officially recognised British Standard BS7666 address data centrally, while being able to share across all departments within the utility – be it maintenance, supply, billing etc. It can be combined with any of our software modules to meet whatever complexity of requirements you have.
Our agile address management solution 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.
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.
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, pipelines or specific smart meter zones and are usually, though not restricted to, publication as map files.
In addition to cleansing, synchronising and sharing accurate data (iExchange), utilities can implement the Xtended Data Manager (XDM) to record any location specific information against any British Standard BS7666 address or street, such as pipe dimensions or spatial boundary information specific to the utility, or information regarding vulnerability of residents or history of debt.
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 utilities the edge when tracking the supply to and billing for their commercial customers.
Our solution also allows street and property data from AddressBase Premium to be extended by adding street and property data of specific interest to the utility. This can range from the location of meters to access points for standpipes, cattle troughs to gas-pipe junctions – basically any physical feature that is not recorded on the national AddressBase Premium dataset.
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 cleansing and management 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 cleansing and management solution for utilities is mapped out below. Any permutation of this can be selected to meet your requirements.
Depending on your needs, you can either subscribe to the core product alone, the full suite for address matching, or anything in between.
to find out how we can craft the perfect address cleansing and management solution for your utility.
The most functionally rich and advanced gazetteer available, enabling local authorities to create and maintain the properties within their area in the British Standard BS7666.
The most functionally rich and advanced gazetteer for local authorities, enabling them to create and maintain the streets and their geometry within their area in the British Standard BS7666.
The market leading gazetteer for emergency services, facilitating a central store of officially recognised British Standard BS7666 address data that can be shared with people and systems across the whole organisation.
Powerful and easy-to-use, this address searching and management for organisations solution utilises the most up-to-date address dataset available, AddressBase Premium.
Our address matching and cleansing tool 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.
Our Street Naming and Numbering solution (SNN), based on the British Standard for addressing BS7666, helps local authorities meet their legal requirement to allocate names and numbers to streets and properties.
Our cutting-edge location based augmented reality application provides real-time data relevant to your current location and circumstance, both visually and in augmented reality (AR).
Our cloud based gazetteer solutions give you access to the most up-to-date address data, without having to invest in maintenance and infrastructure costs.
Address creation and management solutions specially adapted to benefit nations or regions outside of the UK that have a lack of structured, formal addressing.