Inaccuracies in address data are the result of data entry errors. An address verification system can catch errors as data is entered. Intellisense and auto-complete functionality used with AJAX calls can actually fill out a form reducing the amount of keying and, thus, avoiding keying errors. The software can also be used to cleanse old data. Regular address maintenance runs can be scheduled. Inaccurate address data can cost you money. Studies have proven that wrong mailing addresses are expensive and accurate addresses will increase cash flow.
Route sales and delivery services can take advantage of systems that can process map coordinates using latitude and longitude data. Delivery times can be improved when the coordinates are communicated to a driver's GPS Navigation system. Sales leads can be assigned to the appropriate sales staff based on the zip codes.
Mail returned as undeliverable is very costly. The expense in supplies, postage, and manpower of having to re-mail can be dramatically reduced. Customers will receive bills and invoices quicker. There will be a real improvement in customer service when your mailing address data maintains its integrity. Delays in the delivery of invoices will hurt your cash flow as the receipt of remittance will slow down. The quicker your customers receive their bills the sooner they can pay them.
Address verification can be used in tandem with the compiling of customer demographic information. You can target advertising based on Zip+4, Bar code information, census block or congressional districts. It is a very effective marketing tool. Advertising campaigns can be targeted. Prospecting for new business will be more efficient when people who are not going to be your customer are eliminated.
An address verification system can be used to reduce fraud. By quickly identifying incorrect data you can reduce losses caused by fraud. Some application include a phone notification module. The system will schedule a call to the entered phone number so the number and location can be verified. Systems can cross-reference the Social Security Death Index database to stop false credit applications.
There are a number of address verification software for business systems available. Google, the US Postal Service, and major delivery services all have address verification application programming interfaces for no or low cost. There are many software packages on the market from simple application to packages with sophisticated advanced features. Some package have free trial promotions or demo version so you can try them before you buy.
Once you have used an address verification system for business you won't know how you ever lived without one. The benefits are tangible: reduced costs, increased cash flow, fraud prevention, improved customer service and more.
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