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How Address Validation-US Standardizes an Address for the USPS

How Address Validation-US Standardizes an Address for the USPS

Our DOTS Address Validation US 3 web service works hard to clean up and standardize your addresses to the United States Postal Service (USPS) formatting standards. Why is ...
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Understanding Geographic Data in DOTS Address Geocode – US

Understanding Geographic Data in DOTS Address Geocode – US

What does it mean to geocode? Our DOTS Address Geocode – US web service provides latitude and longitude coordinates along with other metadata information about a physical US ...
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Check Out Our Updated Developer Guides

We recently revamped our developer guides to make them more user-friendly. The information for each service has been broken into its component parts, to make each feature more ...
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Windows Communication Framework (WCF): A New Framework for Developers

Windows Communication Framework (WCF): A New Framework for Developers

Our older data validation services are getting a refresh to help future-proof them as well as to enable JSON and XML responses. The underlying systems that support our ...
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NCOA Live FAQ: Your Change of Address Questions Answered

Our DOTS NCOA Live service is a real-time API that compares your contact data with the USPS’ National Change of Address (NCOA) database, which contains address data for ...
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Thoughts on Daylight Saving Time and Its Effects on Business

What time is it? The answer isn’t always a simple one – particularly in states like Arizona and Hawaii that do not observe daylight saving time (DST). And ...
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Address Deduplication Using USPS Barcodes

When are two addresses actually the same? And when can you remove one of them from your contact database? The answer isn’t as simple as it sounds. Suppose ...
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Tuning your Implementation: What Impacts Speed and Throughput

Tuning your Implementation: What Impacts Speed and Throughput

How fast is fast? How fast should things be? And more importantly, what can you control to make the response time of using our services as fast as ...
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Why Data Quality Isn't a Do-It-Yourself Project

Why Data Quality Isn’t a Do-It-Yourself Project

Here is a question that potential customers often ask: is it easier or more cost-effective to use data validation services such as ours, versus building and maintaining in-house ...
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