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GaryM
Real User
Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

The high value in this tool is its relatively low cost, ease of use, tight integration with SSIS, and attribute-level... more»

How has it helped my organization?

De-duplicates our customer data in a low-support and high performance process so that we able to reduce marketing costs... more»

What needs improvement?

First a caution...the 2016 version is very buggy. I think we were one of their first customers on 2016 so we ended up... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

This vendor has no equal in pricing for equivalent functionality. First no one else offers this level of integration... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have used Datamentors and SAS Dataflux in the past with good success although I would easily take this product over... more»

What other advice do I have??

This tool is a dream compared to my previous experience with matching/de-duplication tools. And the pricing is... more»
Presiden68cf
Real User
President
Dec 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* Being able to open up large files * The extensive merge/purge capabilities We handle large amounts of data, in the terabytes. It's important to be able to have a program that can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had a project where we had purchased data files. We ran a standard name, address, and zip code, internal dedupe between the different files we had, and we were able to quickly... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the problems that we ran into this year was we probably spent over 40 hours finding and trying to drill down to where specific bugs were in the program, which was a... more»

What other advice do I have??

I know Melissa has gone the route where everything is going to the cloud, where you have to pay an ongoing annual fee. We specifically want to use a desktop solution, not a cloud... more»
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reviewer625818
Real User
General Manager
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

We like having the ability to write our own utilities/software to process our records and store the final output the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we first started using Melissa Data products, we needed it for cleaning up parcel addresses and adding Zip+4 to... more»

What needs improvement?

I cannot think of anything to improve. The products do way more than we take advantage of at this time.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

We are concerned that our own pricing is going up every year for Melissa Data products, but we highly recommend the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We have not used another solution.

What other advice do I have??

I believe the Melissa Data products are very good. I tend to direct clients and colleagues to check out Melissa Data if... more»
ITDirect78f0
Real User
IT Director
Dec 26 2017

What is most valuable?

We only use the address hygiene tool, so I can't really comment on their other tools. We did look at their email verification as well, because... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We do hundreds of thousands to millions of customer deliveries. By using Melissa Data, we are able to scrub and verify, then better validate the... more»

What needs improvement?

An area for improvement is where an end customer's address is not found in the Melissa Data database, even though it is a valid address. I would... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

The pricing is okay. Like many transactional service-based platforms, I always feel that the pricing is a little bit high. I think it is... more»

What other advice do I have??

Follow the documentation as it is very good. Engage with their support team as by the little bit of experience that I had with them, they were... more»
Sam Varadarajan
Consultant
Powerbuilder Consultant at a government with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Address validation, standardizing and formatting.

How has it helped my organization?

We used to use a third-party product that had to be installed and maintained onsite. Since we switched to Melissa Data web services, we do not need to maintain those servers and/or... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

We did a RFP with various vendors. This one was the most accurate and most reasonably priced for our purpose. The price for address validation is similar in all software. However,... more»

What other advice do I have??

* I suggest you try both their online product and batch mode. If they provide a sample program to consume their (web) services, then try that as well. * When we selected the... more»
Property944a
Real User
Property Investor
Dec 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Extracting the property in question, the owner's address, and the address coming off of the APN number.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives me an assessed value of the property in question. My partner and I are property investors, and it's good to get an assessed value.... more»

What needs improvement?

It really hasn't given us a phone number for the owner of the property, and that's one thing I'd really like to be getting. Either a phone... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

This is my first time using a solution like this.

What other advice do I have??

I'd say it's a great product. If those are the parameters that you want to find, it seems to do real well. What would make it a 10 out of 10 for... more»
CsOperatbe4c
Real User
CS Operations Manager
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The Append feature. The majority of the time we have a customer’s name and address and we need to find their phone... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We mainly communicate with our customers via email, so we primarily use it to find a phone number so we can contact... more»

What needs improvement?

We would appreciate it if there was a larger database so that we could find information more often. For example, we can... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Buy a lot more credits than you think you’re going to need.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We still use another solution due to a higher success rate with the amount of information provided. The reason we also... more»

What other advice do I have??

I would rate this system an eight out of 10. The accuracy of correct information is very high when it's available.... more»
NathanWong
Real User
Developer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

It provides address standardization and NCOA, and deliverable addresses. This saves our clients time, and money in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saves a huge amount of time. Before using this service, we used a vendor that manually ran our lists through this... more»

What needs improvement?

The billing structure does not seem very accurate. We’ve had issues with miscounted batch records processed. We also... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Pricing is based on tiers, with each tier capped at a specified number of records processed. Once you go over the cap... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had issues with data quality and a very slow return time with our previous vendor.

What other advice do I have??

Thoroughly test the product. They have many different products that provide the same or similar results, but the... more»
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Data Quality Components for SSIS

This suite of data transformations for Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) delivers the full spectrum of data quality including data profiling, data verification, data enrichment and data matching. With an intuitive interface and drag/drop capabilities, this powerful toolkit makes it easy to unify data into a single version of the truth for Master Data Management (MDM) success.

Melissa Data Quality customers

Boeing Co., FedEx, Ford Motor Co, Hewlett Packard, Meade-Johnson, Microsoft, Panasonic, Proctor & Gamble, SAAB Cars USA, Sony, Walt Disney, Weight Watchers, and Intel.


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