Worcester, United Kingdom, April 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Address auto-fill and validation users who want to keep an eye on data quality could be in for a shock if they don’t frequently update their dataset, says UK address management company Postcode Anywhere - with as many as one in every 24 records becoming corrupt over the course of a year.
Postcode Anywhere MD Guy Mucklow said: “Although Royal Mail monitors and updates its Postcode Address File (PAF®) address data every day, users aren’t always on the receiving end of the benefits.
“If users don’t choose the right address management supplier, they might not end up with records as accurate as they might assume.
“With almost 5,000 address changes taking place every 24 hours to the 28 million records in PAF®, the database is not a static file and is constantly changing to reflect new builds, updates and deletions.
“According to our studies of how the PAF® data has changed so far in 2010, we could be on track for between 1.2m and 1.6m changes to the file in total this year – a record high. After just one week, if you’ve not updated your data you could find around one in every 900 records are incorrect.
“This is a significant number if you’re counting on valid address data as a vital part of your business operations.
“By making use of the daily updates Royal Mail makes to the data, common problems such as not being billed by a utility because they don’t have the address of your newly-built property could become a thing of the past.
“As the pioneer of the web service approach to UK addressing, which completely removes the need for customers to manage and install updates, Postcode Anywhere is proud to be the first address management supplier to offer daily updates as standard, and show customers another way to enjoy the freshest data.”
Because all updates are automatic, Postcode Anywhere users have the advantage of the freshest data without any user intervention. The updates are piped direct from Royal Mail every morning at 2am; updates are at no extra charge and come as standard with the Postcode Anywhere service.
For more information, visit www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/uk-address-finder.
Jim Williams – PR, Postcode Anywhere
Tel : + 44 (0)1905 888 562
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Press Centre at: http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/press-centre/
Press Pack download: http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/assets/PDFs/press-pack-2010.pdf
Notes to Editors:
About Postcode Anywhere
Postcode Anywhere has been providing address services since 2001 and is the fastest-growing reseller of Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF). A multi-award-winning organisation, it has also appeared in successive Deloitte fast-growth European technology company lists.
Postcode Anywhere supplies software and services which improve the day-to-day operations of over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Best known as a provider of address auto-fill and verification software, the company offers a range of data-driven services, including route planning and customer profiling.
For more information about Postcode Anywhere, please visit www.postcodeanywhere.com.
Recent Awards and Recognition for Postcode Anywhere:
Best Small IT Supplier of the Year - UK IT Industry Awards (finalist) – 2009
One of Europe's fastest-growing IT firms - Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008/9 & 2009/10
Dell Small Business Excellence Award (UK finalist) – 2009
Small-Medium Sized Business of the Year (regional finalist) - National Business Awards 2009
Orange Best Use of Technology (Midlands) - 2008 National Business Awards
Growth Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
Small Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
Customer Service Team of the Year (finalist) - National Customer Services Awards 2008