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API Integration: How Much Time to Set Aside

The question of ”how long does it take for someone to integrate your API?’ has come up a lot lately in various situations. In this article, I wanted to paint a better picture of what that looks like....

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
October 3, 2019

Third-Party Platform Integration

Today I am writing about the ways to integrate with Service Objects APIs. This will be different from our other discussions where we talk about running batches and hooking up our APIs in code. Here I am...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
August 8, 2019

Types of Integrations

Searching for the proper tool to fit your business needs can be a daunting task. At Service Objects, ease of integration is engineered in as part of each of our products, ranging from seamless API...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
March 8, 2018
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Salesforce Trigger Integration – Video Tutorial

Here at Service Objects, we are dedicated to helping our clients integrate our data quality services as quickly as possible. One of the ways we help is educating our clients on the best ways to integrate...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
January 11, 2018
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Service Objects ColdFusion Integration Tutorial

As part of our commitment to making our data quality solutions easy to integrate, our Application Engineering team has developed a series of tutorials on how to integrate our services.  The series...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
November 2, 2017
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

API Integration: Where We Stand

Applications programming interfaces or APIs continues to be one of the hottest trends in applications development, growing in usage by nearly 800% between 2010 and 2016 according to a recent 2017 survey...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
October 19, 2017
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Follow This Checklist to Ensure a Smooth API Integration

There can be a lot of “i’s” to dot and “t’s” to cross when integrating with any API.  Here at Service Objects, we certainly recognize there can be a lot on the to-do list when starting an...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
August 17, 2017
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C# Integration Tutorial Using DOTS Email Validation

Watch this video and hear Service Objects’ Application Engineer, Dylan, as he presents a 22 minute step-by-step tutorial on how to integrate an API using C#. In order to participate in this tutorial,...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
June 29, 2017
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

NCOA Integration Tutorial

The reality about any set of residential customer data is that given enough time, addresses and the people living there are bound to change. Occasionally, businesses and organizations can rely on the...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
May 18, 2017
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Java Integration Tutorial

Java is easily one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is a general purpose language that users have managed to implement in a variety of applications. It is popular with web...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
April 18, 2017
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C# Integration Tutorial

C# may very well be our most requested sample code. There is good reason for that too; C# and the .NET framework are many developer’s first choice for creating a web page or any other type of application...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
February 9, 2017
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Ruby on Rails Integration Tutorial

Ruby on Rails (or more colloquially, “Rails”) is a server-side web application framework that provides its users a powerful arsenal to create web pages, web services and database structures. Rails...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
January 24, 2017
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Service Objects Integration Patterns

Request and Reply Usage: The request and reply pattern utilizes the HTTP protocol to transfer data to Service Objects Web Services where the data is processed, validated and/or appended to and returned to...

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Service Objects
October 15, 2015
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Drupal Integration with DOTS FastTax

This week I'd like to highlight an integration of the DOTS FastTax Web Service with the Ubercart 6 e-commerce package for Drupal. Drupal developer Ankur Rishi, along with Bob Hinrichs, CTO at ISL...

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Service Objects
March 19, 2009

What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. But what does that mean? Basically, APIs are a way for applications to communicate with each other across the web through specific inputs and outputs....

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
November 14, 2019
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Is Your Contact Data Ready for Holiday Shopping?

As I write this article, it is now just over a month before the holiday shopping period that runs from Black Friday and Cyber Monday through the end of the year – a period that, for many retail and...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
October 22, 2019

Canadian Address Validation – In a Nutshell

When Service Objects talks about address validation, we tend to focus on our US and International products, while our Canadian address validation product tends to get less attention. So I thought it was...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
July 11, 2019

99.999% Server Uptime – How We Guarantee It

Many products and services claim to always work. But when they don’t? Unfortunately, the answer is frequently, “sorry.” For our customers, “sorry” isn’t good enough – especially since we...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
June 18, 2019

Using Geocoding for Target Marketing

What can a little latitude and longitude do for your marketing? A great deal, as it turns out. For starters, geotargeting – or the use of geographic coordinates to define your target market – has...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
April 30, 2019

CRM, Marketing Automation and Data Quality

Do you use customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation platforms in your business? Or are you starting to dip your toe in the water and explore these tools? This blog post looks at how...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
April 16, 2019

The API Economy: What Does it Mean for You?

The 2010s have been the decade of the fill-in-the-blank economy: for example, the gig economy (where people are increasingly contractors instead of employees), the sharing economy (where Uber and AirBnB...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
March 14, 2019
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Getting Started With Your Service Objects’ Trial Key

Now that you have your free trial key, what should you do with it? First, you’re going to want to try it out right away. If you’re like the rest of us, when you get something new you want to see how...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
March 7, 2019
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Engineering at Service Objects: How We Run Our Team

Our company has been building APIs and web services to solve data quality problems since 2001. Who creates these services? We do – the Engineering team here at Service Objects. In this blog, I would like...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
December 27, 2018

Best Practices for Phone Exchange 2 International

Having extra information about phone numbers can be invaluable to a business for several reasons. It can help fight fraud, support TCPA compliance and give an extra boost in insight about how and when to...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
November 29, 2018

Better Sales Tax Matches with New FastTax Improvements

Service Objects has been returning location-based tax rates in the DOTS FastTax API since 2001. Back then, we identified sales tax rates using only zip code. Since zip codes could cross multiple city and...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
October 4, 2018

Saving More of Your Labor this Labor Day

Labor Day is much more than the traditional end of summer in America: it pays tribute to the efforts of working people. It dates back well over a century, with one labor leader in the 1800s describing it...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
September 4, 2018

Identifying Data Validation Solutions: A Case Study

I have a superpower that most people don’t have. In my position here at Service Objects, I have had the privilege of being a fly on the wall with many companies while helping them create clean and...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
July 26, 2018

Best Practices for FastTax

Service Objects’ DOTS FastTax service is now more powerful than ever – particularly for areas that have multiple tax jurisdictions. This means that a few tweaks to your implementation can do a lot more...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
July 5, 2018

Thoughts on this Independence Day

If you live in the United States, you probably think that Independence Day is synonymous with the fourth of July. In reality, Independence Day holidays are celebrated around the world, commemorating...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
July 3, 2018

Best Practices for DOTS Email Validation

Email and email validation technologies continue to evolve and it is increasingly important that businesses keep up with these changes to ensure they are protected and getting the most out of their email...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
June 14, 2018
NCOA Live Best Practices for Contact Address Validation

NCOA Live Best Practices

If you want to use our National Change-of-Address web service, DOTS NCOA Live, for contact address validation but are hesitant to dive in due to the complex nature of the service; this article is meant to...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
May 24, 2018
DOTS Address Validation verifies, cleans, and validates contact data so businesses can rely on accurate data for shipping, building a database, and a myriad of other functions.

Anatomy of a Service: DOTS Address Validation 3

DOTS Address Validation 3 is one of our most popular services – for good reason! This service is robust and good at what it does. Our powerful CASS certified engine provides our customers with quick and...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
April 19, 2018

A New Role: The Marketing Technologist

Once upon a time, life was simple. There was marketing, and there was IT. The former did creative work to drive the product creation and sales process, and the latter kept the computers, software and...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
January 23, 2018

Service Objects Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Service Objects is excited to announce that we have launched a newly redesigned website, www.serviceobjects.com. The redesign effort was undertaken to enhance the user experience and features a new...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 7, 2017
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Introducing Service Objects New Open API

Service Objects is committed to constantly improving the experience our clients and prospective clients have with our data quality solutions. This desire to ensure a great experience has led us to revamp...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
September 28, 2017

Getting Started with Service Objects

Service Objects has worked hard to make testing our APIs as simple as possible, and this in-depth guide to getting started will have you prepped for whenever you are ready. To get the ball rolling, simply...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
August 24, 2017

New CRM or ERP? Reduce Your Migration Risk

Birds and data have one thing in common: migration is one of the biggest dangers they face. In the case of our feathered friends, their annual migration subjects them to risks ranging from exhaustion to...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
June 27, 2017
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Taking Service Objects for a Test Drive

You’ve found Service Objects, you’ve read about our services so now you want to test drive. Well, there are several ways to do just that and as I go through the options you will also get a pretty good...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
April 27, 2017

Service Objects Provides Customized Sample Code

One of our primary goals as Application Engineers at Service Objects, is to do whatever we can to ensure that clients and prospective clients get up and running with their DOTS validation service and...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
March 28, 2017

ERP: Data Quality and the Data-Driven Enterprise

Enterprise resource planning, or ERP for short, integrates the functions of an organization around a common database and applications suite. A brainchild of the late 20th century – the term was coined by...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
January 31, 2017

Service Objects Announces DOTS NuGet Packages

What do you get when you cross Service Objects' powerful data validation APIs with NuGet? Time savings -- and peace of mind that our best practices including failover configuration have been implemented....

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Service Objects
September 22, 2016
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Integrating Service Objects with Salesforce

Salesforce is a great CRM that allows businesses to easily put customers at the center of their attention. But even a tool like Salesforce can be halted by poor quality customer data. Well, luckily for...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
September 1, 2016

Bots Need Address Validation Too

Remember watching Star Trek as a kid and dreaming of talking to a computer throughout the day? Then PCs arrived, and while you couldn't control them with your voice, information was at your fingertips. And...

Hendrik Fink, Sr. Product Manager
Hendrik Fink
Sr. Product Manager
July 13, 2016

Increase Your Company’s Worth With Friendly APIs

Customer relationship management (CRM) software has become a powerful business tool. With a CRM tool such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Infusionsoft, or Oracle CRM On Demand, all customer data --...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
April 8, 2016

5 Data Quality Experts to Follow in 2015 

Is 2015 the year of data quality? It could be! Companies are beginning to recognize the benefits of data quality: improved customer service, better quality leads, improved deliverability, reduced costs,...

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Service Objects
January 20, 2015

When & How to Best Use Batch Cleanup

Updated from original post The Business of Batches, published 04/02/09 We are often asked, “What is the difference between integrating an API versus running a batch?” Running a batch through one of...

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Service Objects
June 20, 2014
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Pro-tip: Use the Service Path

Updated from November, 2010.One of the most important tools in my utility belt for troubleshooting, referencing, and integration is the “service path."The service path is basically a URL that takes you...

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Service Objects
October 17, 2013
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Top Three Most Common Customer Service Questions

Taking care of our customers is the highest priority of the Service Objects customer care team. We know that customers are busier than ever, and want to find answers to their customer service-related...

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Service Objects
July 30, 2013

E-Commerce: Calculating the Right Sales Tax

"Tax complexity itself is a kind of tax." ~Max Baucus Since the beginning of the year, 25 different cities or counties in the state of Arkansas have had changes in their sales & use tax rates. In...

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Service Objects
April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Microsoft Office

In a few days Microsoft Office will turn 21. It's used in 80% of all businesses with only 8% using alternatives like Oracle StarOffice, Google Apps, and Lotus Symphony. To celebrate this momentous...

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Service Objects
January 3, 2011