Human Inference extends portfolio for address standardization

Premium coverage for standardization of French addresses included

Arnhem, 25 October 2005 – Human Inference, supplier of data quality software, announces the next step in its HIquality Address portfolio: support of premium quality fault-tolerant address standardization for France. HIquality Address already includes this feature for Germany, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. Besides the addition of the standardization functionality for France, the new version includes optimizations for standardizing Belgian and British addresses. The Rapid Addressing functionality included in the software enables quick entry of addresses for over 100 countries.

HIquality Address is part of the Human Inference Data Quality Lifecycle proposition that covers the entire process of improving and maintaining data quality. This high quality and market leading product is available for both batch and online utilization. It ensures the right level of address quality and prevents incorrect addresses from being entered into the system. HIquality Address fits in any type of business environment offering a range of integration possibilities. Last but not least, this innovative product is easy to configure, future-proof and based on the latest technologies.

Human Inference works in close cooperation with major data suppliers like Royal Mail and La Poste to be able to apply the best and up-to-date reference data possible. In addition, HIquality Address will be subject for the SNA-certification of La Poste, which entitles its users to claim discounts on mail delivery in France. HIquality Address will improve the interaction between companies and customers while reducing operational costs, generating more revenue and sustaining a positive corporate image. HIquality Address ensures a healthy and profitable address database.

HIquality Address applies in-depth local knowledge and human-like reasoning to standardize, correct and complete address information. To resolve the well-known misunderstandings and a mbiguities in the exchange and storage of (inter)national address data HIquality Address uses the XML-based standard interchange format Saif. Saif is, among others, based on the European Address Component Standard of the European Union. This provides HIquality Address with a unique capability to deliver easy handling and representation of address data
all over the world.

"This new release of HIquality Address underlines the ambition of Human Inference to extend its coverage towards French and UK markets. HIquality Address already supports top-100 companies in cleansing their address databases for years now", says Eddy Reimerink, Product Marketing Director at Human Inference. "With this new development they will be able to improve communication and interaction with their customers in more countries for many
years to come."

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