More than 130 different address formats are used around the world, with some countries using more than one. There are even parts of the world where geographic proximity, such as “the third house on the left past the red barn”, is a legitimate address format. The same address may also be represented in several different ways, even within one country. For instance, “10 N. First Street,” “Ten North First St.” and “10 N. 1st St” are just three ways in which the same address may be represented within a single database.
So as enterprises extend their global reach and collect massive amounts of data from multiple sources, tasks that from the outset seemed straightforward–like address verification–become a critical and expensive challenge. Inaccurate or inconsistent addresses can disrupt the delivery of materials, goods and services. Additionally, critical business processes related to master data management (MDM) such as CRM, fraud detection, insurance risk assessment, data analytics, store and territory planning – among others – are negatively impacted by these same data quality issues.
Data quality providers can help. That’s why Dell Boomi is proud to partner with Loqate, who announced today that its industry-leading address verification and geocoding technology is available to Dell Boomi MDM customers.
The partnership with Loqate is the next step in Dell Boomi’s strategy to provide a 100% cloud-based platform encompassing data integration, master data management and data quality services. Further, the inclusion of Loqate as a customer data quality service provider extends Dell Boomi MDM’s capabilities. Customers who use Loqate with Dell Boomi MDM can meet the address data verification challenge on a global scale with an affordable service that ensures data quality by validating, cleansing and enriching the address information as it flows through Dell Boomi MDM. With Loqate, only fully verified and consistent address information is synchronized across an organization’s various data platforms. Here's a screen shot of Loqate integrated in Dell Boomi MDM:
The Loqate address verification and geocoding technology is currently available with Dell Boomi MDM and covers more than 248 countries. It can even convert addresses between different character sets, such as Chinese, Cyrillic, Hebrew and Japanese, so enterprise users, as well as their suppliers and customers, will always see accurate location information in their native language.