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GaryM
Real User
Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The high value in this tool is its relatively low cost, ease of use, tight integration with SSIS, superior performance (compared to competitors), and attribute-level… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use Melissa Data Matchup for SSIS to de-duplicate our customer data on a daily basis so that we were able to reduce marketing costs and increase the quality of… more»

What needs improvement?

- Licensing could be greatly simplified. As soon as a license expires (which is specific to each server) the product stops functioning and requires a new license by… 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 with SSIS. Second other vendors with equal… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Datamentors and SAS Dataflux in the past with good success although I would easily take this product over those products for just matching/survivorship… 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 incredible given its functionality. High value and very lost… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Microsoft's DQS which could not scale over 100,000 customer records. DQS actually supported calling MelissaData Matchup in the old Microsoft Marketplace (no… more»
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 handle that large amount of data at one time, and… 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 notify our vendor that they had tens of thousands of… 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 tremendous waste of time for us. There were a couple of updates to… 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 solution - which is the direction many other firms are going… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We just researched on the internet. There weren't a lot of choices - we're going back probably 13 years - back then as there are now.
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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 way we want. We use the objects inside of programs… 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 its latitude and longitude coordinates. At the time… 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 services for people who are routinely sending out… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 they are doing mailings because those products are… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I believe we evaluated other products offered by Melissa Data at the time (for example, “Mailers”). I do not know that there were other vendors offering what we needed at… more»
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 we also use another service for it. We do not switched to… 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 end customer's address to ensure a more consistent… 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 like a little more intelligence around handling… 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 competitive with other products on the market. The only… 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 good. Be confident that the scalability and load are not… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Unfortunately, I can't remember the other products we looked at.
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 software. Also, we get the most up-to-date addresses from… 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, price for geocoding decides the actual pricing. If you get… 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 product, we got an evaluation license for the products and tried… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we tried Pitney Bowes, Service Objects, Trillium, Texas A&M, Informatica. We also considered USPS and Google Maps, though they didn’t fit into our model.
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. Other databases that we extract information from don't… 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 number or email. One thing I would want to have, when you're… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 me would be the improvements I mentioned above.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I just did a Google lookup and found Melissa Data, that's how I got there.
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 number or email.

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 them more efficiently. This allows us to talk to them… 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 search for 10 people and only find the information… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We still use another solution due to a higher success rate with the amount of information provided. The reason we also use Melissa Data is because it provides information… 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. However, there was a 70% chance where the system would… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The only other product we are currently using is Whitepages Premium. It provides the information necessary, except for an email address sometimes. We also looked at Spokeo… 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 postage fees, by providing updated and undeliverable… 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 NCOA list, which might have taken one to three… more»

What needs improvement?

The billing structure does not seem very accurate. We’ve had issues with miscounted batch records processed. We also ran into some data quality issues, but they have been… 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 at one tier, you are automatically bumped to the next… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 execution is different. For example, the same goal of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Service Objects and a few others. Some of these vendors had poor documentation, pricing was not competitive, or the product did not provide the customization… more»
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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.

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