Address cleansing software, also called address validation or address matching software, helps to transform incomplete, improperly formatted or duplicate addresses stored in a database into accurate addresses validated against official address databases, such as the New Zealand Postal Address File (PAF).
Address cleansing software will correct a number of mistakes, such as adding a missing postcode, suburb or city. Since addresses are formatted according to NZ Post standards and a unique NZ Post DPID and/or a Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Street ID is returned for each address, it becomes an easy task to find and remove duplicate records.
Using address cleansing software, such as validate-as-you-type address autocomplete or bulk address cleansing can save a significant amount of time and can be more cost effective than fixing errors manually.
Addy's address cleansing software combine activities such as: