Address accuracy saves time and money. It is the backbone of excellent service, customer retention, duplicate prevention, analysis, enhanced reputation and more profitable business performance.
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Access to UK adult resident and organisation names and telephone numbers meets a legitimate business need to establish identity, reduce fraud, drive marketing activity and recover debts.
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Maintaining a clean, duplicate-free customer, supporter, member or prospect address database is foundational to effective marketing, high quality service and on-time delivery.
Cleansed addresses make access to Royal Mail postage discounts possible and data analysis more reliable. This protects reputation and supports sound financial management.
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Successful electronic payments require precise, accurate bank account numbers, sort codes or credit and debit card numbers. But people make mistakes when reading them, writing them down or keying them in.
Some even try to delay payment or defraud by introducing deliberate errors.
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UK based organisations trade and deliver goods and services across the globe. But international address data formats vary widely and address inaccuracy causes expensive service failures and non-delivery.
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When "off the shelf" name, address and bank data validation solutions will not bring about the outcomes you want – we create affordable tailored solutions which get results.
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Our patented Robot® integrates all AFD name, address and bank data validation solutions into any Windows® application without the need for developer input. We have software vendor specific plug-ins too. If you don’t see what you need – please contact us now for personal assistance.
Whatever the language, database or platform; we have proven, straight-forward integration options. Our SDK documentation and code generation wizard will minimise developer time. You will achieve an accomplished professional integration that enhances the user experience – and delivers accurate data.
Our widely used Evolution® platform offers a simple, platform agnostic XML or JSON service that can be accessed from any application.
Do you want rapid, accurate name and address entry and the validation of bank account and card details?
Robot works with almost any desktop Windows or web application.
It can also be integrated through client-side browser add-ons or an apache proxy.
Integrate Postcode Evolution® with Salesforce to give extensive postcode lookup results.
Using the AFD Postcode Evolution® Magento Integration Extension you can now put rapid, accurate address lookup and searching at the heart of your Magento e-commerce solution.
The AFD .NET API provides a single component that you can include in any .NET project to easily and quickly integrate Address Management and Bank Validation into any .NET application.
The AFD Java API provides a library that you can include in any Java project to easily and quickly integrate Address Management and Bank Validation into any Java application.
The AFD Software Developer Kit enables developers to integrate AFD Postcode Plus, AFD Names and Numbers and AFD BankFinder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The AFD Software Developer Kit enables developers to integrate AFD Postcode Plus, AFD Names and Numbers and AFD BankFinder for Android devices.
The AFD Postcode Evolution Service is also available for UNIX and provides a server-side solution for accessing AFD datasets from either a server application, website or network clients. The service can return data in either XML, JSON or JSON/P formats.
Our Common API provides a fully featured API that can be used from any C or C++ program on Windows platforms. Both 32-bit and 64-bit dynamic link libraries are available and installed with all AFD products.
Our Oracle libraries provide access to address management and bank validation functionality from within your Oracle database. AFD solutions for Oracle are fully integrated, reliable, scalable, server-side programs offering a comprehensive set of functions.
For Perl development you can use our Postcode Evolution service which is a server-side solution for accessing AFD datasets from either a server application, website or network clients. The service data is in a flexible XML format which can be easily used from Perl scripts.
For PHP development you can use our Postcode Evolution service which is a server-side solution for accessing AFD datasets from either a server application, website or network clients. The service data is in a flexible XML format which can be easily used via PHP scripts.
With an AFD Partnership you get the developer tools you need for a fast, accomplished integration of any AFD solution, a named person to look after you, access to expert AFD developers, marketing expertise and training. In short we’ll help you any way we can and give you a trade only discount.
The quest for absolute confidence, certainty and clarity is central to financial operations. Reducing risk, minimising unnecessary rejects. That’s why some of the largest banks and financial institutions in the UK have put AFD Software at heart of their systems to validate name, address and bank data. With sound administration – resources can be focused on the relationship and building business.
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Hundreds of Charities and Not for Profit (NFP) organisations strengthen supporter relationships by using AFD solutions. Duplicate records are prevented and weeded out, supporters can be segmented into supporter types and donor addresses are accurate. All this leaves more money for the central cause and sends the message that you care. Every year, new organisations are turning to AFD Postcode solutions to work with internal and third party applications. The results include personal, professional image, more reliable automated payment processing, lower mailing costs and lower overall costs.
Accurate addressing is essential for organisations in the Logistics and Distribution sector as it keeps costs down and helps the environment through reduced journeys.
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We are almost all used to the idea of multi-channel retail. Click and collect, order in-store for delivery at home or at work, receive a catalogue by post then order by telephone. The combinations are designed to appeal to our preferences and life-styles. In each place, on each platform you will find AFD solutions ensuring that carts and queues are not abandoned but making address data faster and more accurate.
Major household names in the insurance sector rely on the accuracy of their customer data. Many have chosen AFD Software to drive the address data essential to their quotation and policy and risk systems. In fact, over one third of all UK insurance quotations reference our solutions.
AFD Software has specialised in Contact Data Accuracy for the last 35 years, helping tens of thousands of organisations to solve their data issues.
Trusted by over 190 colleges and 90 Universities – AFD Software is the preferred supplier for ensuring learner data is correct in the UK’s education sector.
Name, Address, Bank, Mobile Phone and Email data can all be validated ensuring your student systems are clean and accurate. Education specific data sets such as Local Enterprise Partnership, Index of Multiple Deprivation and Geodemographic data for profiling allow you to dig deeper into the data and see the impact your organisation is having.
Recently, the law on data protection has been revised and all organisations are now required under GDPR (article 5.1) "to ensure; Personal data shall be: (d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date".
AFD's solutions provide this compliance of data accuracy and much more.
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In the legal sector an inaccurate address or wrong bank details can have serious consequences. Papers are not served within legally binding timeframes, conflicts of interest may not be identified, and witnesses cannot be contacted. And there is a soft, relational side. Client confidence and a firm’s reputation can be damaged when simple details are wrong. We help major firms such as Sintons, Irwin Mitchel and MTA Solicitors get those details right.
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Providers of public and private health services through hospitals, clinics and medical centres are switching to AFD Software because our solutions provide better value for money, ease of integration and complimentary health related datasets. Our unique FastFind data entry system helps NHS accident and emergency staff to drill down fast to a precise address even from a confused patient.
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