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Driving marketing performance with customer data

There is no shortage of great reasons for businesses to transition from traditional, brick-and-mortar storefronts to e-commerce outlets. The reduced need for physical store space, greater convenience for customers who can shop at any time from any location, increased reach – these are just a selection of the valuable benefits to becoming a digital business. Perhaps less well-known, however, are the ways in which you can leverage customer data to improve service and give your organisation a competitive advantage. While it has always been an important element of business strategy, marketing…

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Why e-Commerce Businesses Should use Address Validation Tools

There are no two ways about it – running a successful modern organisation depends on the use of accurate, relevant data. Research from Gartner has indicated that poor data quality is the primary reason behind the failure of business initiatives, and it can also impact labour productivity by as much as 20 per cent.  For e-commerce businesses that rely on efficient delivery services, there is perhaps no data more vital for success than customer address information. While they may seem like a perfectly simple piece of our identities, addresses contain a…

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Adding Value to Your Business Intelligence with Geocoded Addresses

The Geocode National Address File, or G-NAF, is a geocoded resource for mapping purposes, and serves as a powerful way to analyse your data. Containing over 13 million Australian address records and geocodes, the G-NAF provides an authoritative source of information for businesses. This data can be used in a number of extraordinary ways – to determine planning for buildings and utilities, understand patterns in crime, design the most optimal route for postal services and assess an area for risk in the event of a natural disaster. However, spatial data is best understood when visualised…

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Mastersoft Announces PAF and G-NAF Link table

Alone, data isn’t much use to anybody. Isolated and unverified, it has little purpose beyond what is essentially an information opinion. In Australia, at least with regard to addresses, there are two high-quality reference sources available.  The first is the Postal Address File (PAF) – a list of all Australia addresses that Australia Post delivers physical mail to, compiled and managed internally by Australia Post.  The other is the Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF), based on registered sections of land by state and local governments. The G-NAF is collated from a range of…

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PAF and G-NAF Address Verification in Harmony

Addresses are the most difficult data to enter correctly. Human error and data inconsistency result in a self-perpetuating cycle of misinformation. Digital, device-based forms of communicating and submitting data can create problems for a business, so having a method of quick, reliable data entry at your fingertips is essential. The main way to solve the issue of inconsistency is to provide tools that allow addresses to be selected from a database of valid address. This ensures that all addresses are accurate and formatted correctly, regardless of when and where they are being…

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