E-Commerce professionals know the value of upgrading their web presence for a Web 2.0 world, but what about upgrading the quality and accessibility of the data that drives the business? Powerful real-time Data Quality tools now exist to validate, normalize, and consolidate your data, making a significant impact on your business’ bottom line.
- Shipping Address Validation: Upon entry, addresses are checked against the USPS database in real-time. If mismatched, a list of suggested address alternatives appears to prompt the user for further information. In addition, the tool provides information to validate that the address is deliverable.
The result: Costs associated with shipping, and the subsequent return of goods delivered to an incorrect address, are significantly reduced.
- Billing Address Standardization: Similar to the function above, addresses are cross-referenced with records from the U.S. Postal System for cleansing and standardization.
The result: Time and resources are saved by transmitting accurate data to the payment vendor.
- Real-Time Services Using a JMS Adaptor: Real-time processes communicate with the clients’ e-Commerce application via a JMS Adapter. Data Services also supports real-time connections as a Web Service Provider or Message Client API. For this particular client, Chateaux’s BI Technologists interfaced with Websphere Message Broker to communicate with the e-Commerce application.
The result: Technology that integrates across applications to enable up-to-the-minute accurate data.
The opportunity is here to cut operational costs and increase efficiencies for your e-Commerce business. The way business is being conducted on the web has changed significantly; your data processing is a valuable function which needs to be updated as well.