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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

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

Address Detective – Why it is so cool!

Service Objects has been providing USPS CASS-Certified Address Validation services for over 17 years. Over this time, we have developed one of the best systems for validating, correcting and appending...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
June 28, 2018

Customizing DOTS Lead Validation to Your Needs

DOTS Lead Validation is a service combining many of Service Objects’ key contact validation features: you could think of it as our “greatest hits.” It provides validation for name, address, email,...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
February 22, 2018

Service Objects Improves Phone Data by 200%

Service Objects works with multiple data sources to provide the most accurate, complete and up-to-date telephone number services for our clients’ needs.  Our product development team is constantly...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
December 14, 2017

What’s New: DOTS Lead Validation International

Service Objects has recently released a new member of the Lead Validation family, DOTS Lead Validation International.  Lead Validation International builds on the strengths of our DOTS Lead Validation...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
November 16, 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’ DOTS Lead Validation Service

Service Objects recently released the latest and greatest version of DOTS Lead Validation, our lead verification API that cross-validates five critical lead quality components: name, street address, phone...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
October 5, 2017

Lead Validation and Identifying Nonprofit Organizations

Service Objects, Inc. is fanatical about customer support, we love working with clients and prospects to build the kind of APIs that they want and need.  Some of our best ideas come from listening to our...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
July 27, 2017

These New Sales Tax Laws Might Affect Your Business

Colorado is a very difficult state to accurately calculate sales tax in. We estimate there are thousands of tax rates that vary based on location. As with most states, sales tax rates in Colorado are a mix...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
January 10, 2017

Why We Geek Out Over Name Validation

What's in a name? Everything -- especially if you're trying to connect with customers and prospects. If you're emailing, mailing, or calling someone and you have her name wrong, you've already lost her....

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
April 27, 2016

Use Name Validation to Get your Customer’s Name Right

Name Validation It's very important in a lot of ways - it’s one of the easiest ways for someone to provide fake information on a web form but can be very tricky to properly detect. Take this example of...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
November 10, 2015

Catch-all Domains Explained

Imagine launching an online business and associating your email address with your business domain. For example purposes, let's say your domain is XYZ.com and your name is John. Your email address would be...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
June 24, 2015