Press Room

Davenport University purchases contact data verification software to ensure data accuracy

09/28/2011

Experian® QAS®, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of address verification software and services, today announced that Davenport University has purchased contact data verification software to ensure the accuracy of contact information entered by admissions, enrollment and advancement departments, as well as the registrar. The software is expected to reduce returned mail, improving recruitment and fundraising efforts.

"We are looking at ways to improve our data integrity and noticed a high returned mail rate," said Kerry Prentice, ERP project manager at Davenport University. "A large amount of our mail deals with prospective students and alumni donations, and each returned piece equates to a lost opportunity to get in touch with those individuals."

The tools will be implemented at the point of capture within SunGard Higher Education's Banner® Student information system and in the back office within admissions. In addition to address details, the university also will verify telephone numbers.

"Colleges and universities are constantly communicating with prospective students and alumni," said David Northridge, vice president of client retention, Experian QAS. "Unfortunately, inaccurate contact data plagues campus databases, resulting in missed opportunities and additional rework for staff. Cleansing this data is a simple way to make communication efforts more efficient and effective."

About Experian QAS
Experian QAS is an address data quality software pioneer. The company's products capture, validate, cleanse, standardize and enrich customer contact information. Established in 1990 with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, Experian QAS provides data validation software and services to more than 10,000 customers worldwide in retail, education, health care, insurance, finance, government and other sectors. For more information, visit http://www.qas.com.

About Experian Marketing Services
Experian Marketing Services delivers best-in-breed data, analytics and platforms into multiple regions around the globe. It is focused on helping marketers more effectively target and engage their best customers through email, digital advertising, customer data management, customer and competitive insight, data enrichment and list rental, modeling and analytics, and strategic consulting. Through these capabilities, Experian Marketing Services enables organizations to encourage brand advocacy, create measurable return on investment and significantly improve the lifetime value of their customers.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2011 was $4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

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