10 blog posts tagged "Address Validation"

Optimizing Telecom with Geocoding & Address VerificationArrow Icon
By John Hickey on January 15, 2024
In the fast-paced and competitive world of telecommunications, where high customer expectations and intense rivalry prevail, the strategic use of address data intelligence, including geocoding and address verification, is increasingly essential. For professionals in the telecom sector, understanding and utilizing these tools can significantly streamline operations, enhance customer satisfaction, and drive business growth. This article delves into how Smarty's address data solutions address common pain points in the telecom industry.
Mastering International Address Verification and Autocomplete with SmartyArrow Icon
By Andrew Townsend on December 12, 2023
With over 240 countries supported, each with unique address formats, language variations, and data complexities, verifying international addresses is no simple task. We recently hosted a webinar about the slippery mess of standards and exceptions that make up international address data. We brought in experts Caroline Roweton, product manager, and Acacia Warner, a backend software engineer, to guide attendees through the maze of mastering international address verification. Crumbling Under Bad Address Data International addresses may appear straightforward on the surface, but chaotic complexities lurk underneath.
Address Affairs Causing Healthcare Hiccups: Part 3Arrow Icon
By Wes Arnold on November 16, 2023
In our previous post, we prescribed solutions to the problems associated with having bad address data in the software side of healthcare. If you would like to go over those again, or if you stumbled upon Post 3 before the previous blogs, you can read Post 1 or Post 2 now.  In this third and final installment, we hope to provide even more solutions to healthcare hiccups on the SaaS side. Software and Real-Time Data Go Hand in HandPreviously, we discussed how many healthcare companies are struggling to keep up with their data storage and why it’s essential to clean up the mess.
Address Affairs Causing Healthcare Hiccups: Part 2Arrow Icon
By Brent Francom on November 9, 2023
Software in the Healthcare IndustryIn our previous post, we diagnosed the problems associated with having bad address data in the world of healthcare. If you would like to go over those again, or if you stumbled upon Post 2 before Post 1, you can read about those problems here.  In this second installment, you'll learn about the solutions to those problems from a software development standpoint. As you may already know, the healthcare system often relies on robust software systems to keep patient’s electronic health records and billing in the same place.
Address Affairs Causing Healthcare Hiccups: Part 1Arrow Icon
By Benson Ehlert on November 7, 2023
Why Accurate Addresses Matter to Healthcare ProfessionalsThe healthcare system typically relies on human entry for its data entry. Whether the information is added by the customer, a receptionist, a nurse, or even a doctor, there are a lot of areas for the information to be misentered. Not only that, but hospital staff members frequently edit or enter additional information following the patient's first visit. The constant editing and entering of data by a human results in more than just a tiny typo now and again.
Smarty's Excel & Google Sheets Plugins for Geocoding & Address ValidationArrow Icon
By Landon Fackrell on September 26, 2023
Did you miss our recent webinar on how to use our new Google Sheets and Excel plugins for address validation? Don't worry; we've got you covered. This blog post provides an in-depth summary, highlighting essential functionalities, setup processes, and answers to some pertinent questions raised during the webinar.  The BasicsWe want to make it easier for businesses to validate addresses and retrieve necessary data efficiently. While we do have a bulk validation tool that can be accessed as a demo or a full tool, we find that most people are already working with address data in a spreadsheet form, usually in Excel.
Reduce Fraud and Reputation Damage with Address VerificationArrow Icon
By John Hickey on June 7, 2023
Did you know that something as simple as a mistyped address could open you and your customers up to potential fraud? Fraud can take a huge bite out of your profits, as well as lead to reputation damage and other risks. It takes most companies an average of 14 months to catch on to fraud happening, resulting in average losses of $8,300 a month. However, you can take steps to reduce fraud, risk, and reputation damage by implementing address verification. 4 Common Types of Address-Related Fraud 1.
Lessons Learned from Validating Over 440 Billion Addresses in 2022Arrow Icon
By Andrew Townsend on February 1, 2023
On average, customers of Smarty process 2. 5 billion addresses collectively a day. If you were to count a single Cheeto for each address, that’s enough Cheetos to fill up 1,930 vans per day. If you were to start walking along the equator of the Earth and you took one step for each address, you’d make 38 trips around the planet. That’s a ton of address lookups. So with that much address data flying through our systems, we decided to host a webinar sharing some of the insights we’ve gained from the over 440 billion addresses that were validated in 2022.
Full Address Validation Leads to Better Business DataArrow Icon
By John Hickey on January 31, 2023
Certain surprises are fun. Finding out the person in front of you at Starbucks paid for your coffee? Java-tastic! Finding out you've been shipping products to addresses that don't exist? That's a postal catastrophe. Luckily, many shipping snafus can be prevented by using address validation software. Address validation (or verification) is the process of checking a mailing address against an authoritative address database. If the address matches an address in the known database, it is marked “valid”—meaning it's real.
Common Problems When Working with Address DataArrow Icon
By Andrew Townsend on November 29, 2022
There are many problems you may run into if you're working with address data. In our recent webinar, our own Adam Charlton went over some of the challenges he's encountered the most, and how to deal with them. Here’s some of what he talked about. You can view the full recording at the link below. Standardization Standardizing addresses helps solve many of the problems inherent with data blending (combining two or more address databases together). In order to properly blend different address databases together you need to either have an external ID correlate the two sources, or have identically formatted address fields.
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