Take Our Word for It: Deduplicating Data Points Becomes More Important as You Grow

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You have reams of data few people have looked at, no time allocated to clean it and not enough space to store it. Does this sound familiar? If you own or work in a small, growing company, these may be challenges you face every day, and they are only going to become bigger as your company expands. To counter this …

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Entity Resolution or Identity Resolution? Here Is How We Distinguish the Two.

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By Dr. John R. Talburt Does your organization use data for analytics? Are you trying to? Does your company use internal and/or external data for marketing campaigns, cross sell opportunities or customer analysis of any kind? If your business, institution, or organization is involved in the process of data management or data integration, key people in the organization should understand …

4 Facts About Entity Resolution That Should Keep You Up at Night

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Entity resolution is the vital process of identifying, grouping, and linking digital records. For example, you may have several different versions of your name, address, and phone number in different locations. Entity resolution software for big data simplifies this information. Yet the process is not easy, and can easily go awry. Here are four facts about entity resolution that may …

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Newsflash: Data Governance Is Not Just an IT Problem

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Poor data can affect an organization at every level. Supply-chain management, e-commerce, enterprise systems and CRM all rely on accurate and complete data to operate at a high level. But often, data governance strategy is perceived to be an IT tool. In reality, poor data affects every department. Poor data means missed sales opportunities, forgotten discounts for orders, inaccurate job …

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Why We Aren’t Writing a ‘2017 Big Data Trends’ Think Piece

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Moving Past Trends If you are looking for theory and conjecture concerning your data, you can find it quite easily. There is no shortage of people claiming to know the “latest big data trends of 2017.” But do they really help you in moving forward with your data in 2017, or will you just be right back at square one six months …

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Do You Know How Many Customers You Really Have?

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Without proper customer master data management, it can be difficult to determine the scale and type of client that you have or that you wish to acquire. One of the major problems with tracking customers is trying to determine how to improve poor data quality: without data that is clean and accurate, a company faces communications bottlenecks that can eventually …

The Identity Matching Process of Entity Resolution Explained

Why and How: The Identity Matching Process of Entity Resolution Explained

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The number one issue concerning data quality today is the existence of multiple sources for the same information. When this problem becomes excessive, your organization begins to collect duplicate data, creating multiple identities for the same entity. If your team is not aware of this systematic issue, you could be hindering your own customer service initiatives as well as any …

How Resolving Customer Entity Data Can Revolutionize Customer Service in the Banking Sector

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Financial institutions have always prioritized long-term relationships with their customers. Taking the time to understand who a client is and what their banking needs are has served as the cornerstone of an outstanding customer service experience for decades. However, these relationships are quickly becoming more complicated. The banking sector has experienced incredible change fueled by technology and the data customers …

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What’s Most Important in Entity Matching and Record Linking?

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Entity matching tools are essential for a robust data governance program. This software simplifies your data by linking duplicate entries and drawing your attention to semantically equivalent records—those that are identical if not for a spelling mistake or abbreviation that would otherwise create two entries. Record linking software is particularly useful for managing client, customer, or patient interactions across distinct …

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Do You Know How Much Bad Data Quality Is Costing Your Company?

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Just as high-quality data can propel your company to greater financial success, low-quality data can take a significant toll on your bottom line. According to a recent Experian report on data quality, 95% of companies say they use data to improve business operations, while 91% believe that bad contact data results in wasted revenue. When you realize the cost of poor data …