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

AddressBase Premium for energy and water utilities

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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Energy industry: Easing the challenges of next-working-day switching

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Poor address data costs

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Inaccurate, inconsistent address data costs – whether it’s due to incorrect billing and unpaid invoices, inability to deliver or switch utilities, cross-referencing meters to the correct addresses or wasted staff time caused by inefficient processes and manual verification.

Cleansing your data and keeping it clean minimises these inefficiencies while reaping significant time and revenue benefits.

 

Address matching & cleansing

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 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 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, ensuring minimal impact on the day-to-day. This is the ultimate matching tool for large, complex organisations like the energy and water utilities.

Maintaining accurate data with an address management solution

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.

We’ve been providing these solutions for more than 25 years so we’re well versed in integrating our software seamlessly with any other operational system you’re using.

Our solution is abundant with automated processes reducing 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 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.

Adding local data

Our solution allows you to add any relevant physical feature or location that’s not recorded on the national AddressBase Premium dataset. Each feature/location is allocated a UPRN and is only accessible by the utility. This could include the location of meters, access points for standpipes, cattle troughs or gas-pipe junctions.

Recording and sharing location and spatial data

Using the Xtended Data Manager (XDM), utilities can record any location specific information against any British Standard BS7666 address, such as pipe dimensions, spatial boundary information, vulnerability of residents or history of debt.

Our data engine, Location Manager will organise all your location and spatial data from all the different systems and publish tailored versions of this in any format to any user. For spatial data this might include administrative areas, pipelines or specific smart meter zones which are usually published as map files. Both the location and spatial data can then be visualised on a smart device in augmented reality through our AR app.

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 utilities the edge when tracking the supply 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 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.

 

 

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

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