Melissa Data, a data software and services specialist, has released new 64-bit versions of Address Object, which are now available for UNIX users of both the Hewlett-Packard and the IBM versions of the HP-UX and AIX operating systems. Address Object is a tool used to verify addresses, in real time or batch processes, by comparing the address submitted against the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) database of 145 million deliverable addresses. Using this filtering tool helps protect against fraud, waste, and excess mailing costs by cleaning a company's database of inaccurate, incomplete, or undeliverable addresses.
Once an address is verified, corrected, and standardized to USPS specifications, a ZIP + 4 code is appended to the record. Address Object then links the address to a time zone, congressional district, and county. Address Object also returns latitude and longitude coordinates, which can be used to calculate distances to a dealer, store, or service location.
Address Object now functions across multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Solaris, to give programmers and developers greater flexibility. These new 64-bit versions give companies operating big iron 64-bit servers the ability to maximize the performance of their enterprise software.
The benefits of data cleansing can be measured in accurate mailing and shipping deliveries, and reliable storage of data. Address Object can catch data input errors or fraudulent entries that are common in e-commerce or Web site applications.
Company: Melissa Data
Company Phone: (800) 800-6245
Company URL: www.melissadata.com