Address cleansing is the process of matching, correcting and validating addresses against official authoritative address sources such as the New Zealand Post's Postal Address File (PAF) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Address Data.
Addy uses several rules and algorithms to cleanse addresses. For example, fuzzy address matching can help to identify and correct spelling mistakes.
Visit our blog to view a list of common address matching techniques for cleansing addresses.
Applications often validate, capture and store customer data differently, leading to duplicate, inconsistent and fragmented information that can be difficult to reconcile.
Using Address Cleansing Software to correct and standardise customer information can have many benefits such as:
Cleansed addresses enables uniformity, consistency and de-duplication, making it easy to match customer sales and transactional data across distributed systems and databases.
Use the list below to guide your decision around the benefits of using address cleansing software:
An easy option is to download Addy's Microsoft Excel worksheet, extract / copy and paste your addresses into the Excel spreadsheet and click on the match button to cleanse and validate all of your customer addresses in one go.
Developers can also automate the address cleansing process or perform regular address matches by calling the address validation API programmatically.
Once the addresses are cleansed, businesses can update the addresses in their system. By applying best practices, Addy recommend storing the original address data in case you want to identify what has changed during the cleansing process.
Once addresses are matched and cleansed, your business can maintain highly accurate addresses by using an address finder tool to validate and match addresses in real time, as a user types, against the official NZ Post and LINZ datasets.
Addy provides a comprehensive list of address fields such as:
Addy's Address Validation API simplifies the process of matching and validating addresses. The API takes partial, incomplete and misspelled addresses as an input from your database, match them against Addy's address validation engine, and produce an output of cleansed addresses.
Cleansed addresses are complimented with unique address identifiers that can be mapped to official address databases such as the New Zealand Postal Address File's (PAF) Unique Delivery Point Identifier (DPID), Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) street address database and Statistics New Zealand Meshblocks.
Sign up for a free address validation account and head over to the address cleansing page to start the easy journey towards accurate, quality address data.