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It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Ping

How do you know if an email address is valid? There is more than one way to find out. In this article, we will show you how something we do – known as “ping testing” – makes these results much more...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
November 15, 2018

DOTS Name Validation 2: What Do The Scores Mean?

What’s in a name? Hopefully, valuable contact data for your business. But some names clearly contain red flags for bad data – and that’s where we come in. Name Validation is a very effective tool...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
November 8, 2018

Contact Data Spam: A Lesson from Google Maps

We have spoken often on these pages about the importance of validating your contact data, to make sure you have a valid address and a quality lead. Whether it is a mistyped ZIP code, a lead pretending to...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
October 18, 2018

Lead Validation International: Best Practices

DOTS Lead Validation – International has been available for almost a year, and we have received great feedback from our customers on how they are using it. Using this feedback, we have compiled some...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
October 11, 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

The Role Data Quality Plays in Master Data Management

Enterprises are dealing with more data than ever before, which means that proper information architecture and storage is crucial. What’s more, the quality of the data you store affects your business more...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
October 2, 2018

Why Google Maps Isn’t Perfect

Google Maps is an amazing service. Much of the civilized world has now been mapped through its data sources, ranging from satellite data to its ubiquitous camera-mounted vehicles. The result is a tool that...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
September 20, 2018

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 capabilities? We are a...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
September 13, 2018
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