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Using DOTS Name Validation 2 for De-Duping Names

De-duping data is one of the most popular uses of our services, and for good reasons: duplicated data can lead to redundancy, extra costs, waste and even lack of customer engagement. In this blog post, we...

Dylan Van Lant, Application Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Application Support Technician
January 16, 2020

Lead Validation: The Core Components

How good are your leads? DOTS Lead Validation, Service Objects’ most popular composite service, is designed to measure lead quality – helping our clients reduce fraud, increase conversions and enhance...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
April 25, 2019

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

Bringing Dead Letters Back to Life

All right, we are finally going to admit it: there are some bad mailing addresses out there that even Service Objects can’t fix.Of course, we’re talking about cases like illegible handwriting,...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
September 19, 2017

Thinking Alternatively About Place Names

Here at Service Objects we come across a lot of names, particularly the names of places. We also work with a lot of personal names, but for now I would like to focus on just place names. Whether the name...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
April 6, 2017

Name Deduplication Techniques

The bane of any Database Administrator is maintaining duplicate records. They take up unnecessary space and generally do not provide any added value to contact records. A more challenging task for Database...

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Service Objects
October 4, 2016

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

Data Validation In Real Estate

The real estate industry can gain a competitive edge with data validation Data-based marketing, outreach and lead generation isn’t only for cutting-edge B2B companies anymore. Data runs the world these...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
November 4, 2015

Name Validation and the Colorado Rockies

Have you ever misspelled a customer’s name? If so, then you know that the backtracking you need to do in order to remedy the problem can take some time and effort. Misspelling customers’ names,...

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Service Objects
December 9, 2014

Connecting the DOTS: It Starts With a Name

New video series Connecting the DOTS featuring Jim Harris of Obsessive-Compulsive-Data-Quality explores name validation and it's important role in ensuring data quality excellence within your organization....

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Service Objects
March 31, 2014

What’s in a (First & Last) Name?

Little known fact: William Shakespeare was an accomplished data quality expert before he hit it big as a playwright. In fact, data quality was an underlying theme of many of his plays. Name validation,...

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Service Objects
March 18, 2014

When Name Data Goes Terribly Wrong

An Open Letter to Businesses,Last week we learned of an extremely unfortunate event where a Fortune 500 company unintentionally mislabeled a piece of promotional mail with a very hurtful personal...

Geoff Grow, Founder & CEO
Geoff Grow
Founder & CEO
February 5, 2014

How Social is Your Name?

The Most Popular Names in Social NetworksWhat's the most "social" name in the networks? It may not be what you think it is because of many factors, the first being that many popular social networks...

Geoff Grow, Founder & CEO
Geoff Grow
Founder & CEO
January 10, 2011