For years you have had the ability to use postcodes to accurately retrieve addresses in the UK. For most companies the high cost to licence and pain to install and update was such that it was not viable however given that licence costs per annum per user where anything up to £300+. Unless a large proportion of your time was spent entering addresses the return on the cost was simply not there.
Now however a company called World Address have changed that. First point is that you pay per query as as the pricing table shows below even for small usage its not so expensive. At between 8p each for less than a thousand per to 7p for ten thousand plus its justifiable to make sure you get accurate addresses entered rapidly.
Secondly there are no installation or maintenance costs, its a service over the web that your systems can just call when they need it. This means that you don’t have to install it on each computer and get and distribute update files from the provider, much better.
Finally the interface we have to link it seamlessly to your existing systems is very good, From CRM, NAV, AX or Pegasus you can just enter a postcode in the normal box and a new window comes up to display the alternatives i.e the house numbers and names in that postcode, you select the one you want and it updates the relevant fields, simple and easy.
Technology Management have been using it both internally and with clients for a while now, it gets our clear recommendation. If you think it could help your business let us know.