Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-January 22, 2003-Data quality software provider Melissa Data today broadened its international address verification services with the addition of AddressDoctor, a product of Platon Media Solutions GmbH and Deutsche Post Global Mail.
Developed in association with country-specific postal administrators, AddressDoctor is the world`s most complete reference database of global addresses and postal codes.
AddressDoctor appends postal codes, corrects misspellings, parses and standardizes address elements, and formats addresses for more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world. The product also matches addresses to detailed street-level directories for more than 40 countries.
"Accurate address information is critical for companies who are competing in the global economy," said Ray Melissa, president of Melissa Data. "With hundreds of different address formats and postal codes, companies that are mailing or shipping from one country to another need to understand the many variations of how addresses should be written."
"Address validation is a first step in securing postal discounts throughout the world," said Sven Schreiber, managing director, Platon Media Solutions. "Also, people in other countries expect to receive mail that has a local look including properly formatted addresses."
Multiple interface options, including software for batch processing, an XML Web service, and components for developers, ensure that AddressDoctor will meet the needs of any global mailer or e-commerce business. For desktop users, a global postal reference directory containing postal data for 188 countries is priced at just $250. Updated annually, this two-disk set contains six language interfaces.
About Melissa Data
Melissa Data provides data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding and data enhancements. The company is a leading provider of easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for achieving the highest level of data quality for lifetime value. A powerful line of software, databases, components and services afford our customers the flexibility to achieve quality U.S., Canadian, and international contact information using almost any language, platform, and media, for real-time, point-of-entry or batch processing. Free trial software is available by visiting www.MelissaData.com or by calling1-800-800-6245.
About Platon Media Solutions
Platon Media Solutions is an information technology company based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The company`s leading product, AddressDoctor, was developed in 1994 with Deutsche Post Global Mail and is sold throughout the world. With its comprehensive database of postal data from more than 200 countries and territories, AddressDoctor is an indispensable tool for maintaining a clean customer database. For more information, contact Platon Media Solutions at +49 (0) 621-57-229-0, or fax: +49 (0) 621-57-299-45, or Web: www.AddressDoctor.
800-800-6245 x 130 or 949-589-5200 x 130