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QAS Reaches Benchmark of Ten Thousand Worldwide Clients

An important milestone has been achieved by QAS, an Experian® company; they have surpassed the 10,000 customer mark across the world. The value of address verification and data integrity in today’s international market is undeniable. QAS is a proven innovator in the development of market leading products. Over fifty per cent of the FTSE 100 companies are current QAS clients.

The industry has advanced significantly since the first address management solutions were developed in the mid 1990s. This is largely due to the growth of telephone banking department within financial and insurance companies, as well as the emergence of CRM, which led to customer and client data management being regarded as an organisational priority. In addition, increased legislation surrounding data protection, including changes to the Data Protection Act, means that organisations must maintain consistent, safe and accurate data.

“Reaching the 10,000 customer mark is a significant achievement and demonstrates that address management has evolved to be much more than just postcodes over the last sixteen years,” comments Rebecca Clayton, Marketing Director at QAS. “The fact that 90 per cent of the largest IT spenders in the UK’s public sector are QAS clients shows that organisations realise the value of having accurate data upon which they can make sound business decisions. This allows them to communicate effectively with their customers, prospects and partners. The rate at which customer data decays is astounding, and QAS will continue to educate companies to help them understand the importance of this information.”

WaterAid, the international charity dedicated to helping people around the world escape poverty and disease, has benefited from establishing a long-running relationship with QAS. Wateraid estimates that it raises an additional £12,000 appeal income per annum due to increased data integrity and accuracy, using QAS solutions. They have 400,000 contacts’ details to manage. QAS enables WaterAid to keep in contact with its supporters in the way they wish to be addressed, avoiding inaccurate or incomplete.

“We have been a customer of QAS for over 10 years and in this time we have seen dramatic changes in the way customer data is not only viewed, but how it is managed,” says Dan Lockeretz, Database Manager at WaterAid. “QAS has been an integral partner, helping us to understand the importance of data integrity and realise the value of the information we hold on our customers.”

Similarly, Swinton one of the largest insurance brokers in the UK, has benefited from its relationship with QAS. “The accuracy of our data is massively important because it allows us to provide a more efficient service to customers,” says Paul Cassidy, head of information systems development at Swinton Insurance. “QAS software enables us to generate £2 million a year of new business income.”

QAS continues to expand its address management products and data integrity offerings to support its growing client base. The company currently sells twenty seven products and over eighty data sets from eighteen offices around the world. QAS’ 430 staff across the technical and commercial operations develop new products and software, as well as providing dedicated support, consultancy, training and integration to customers.

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About QAS
QAS is an international provider of identity management solutions and data accuracy. The QAS QuickAddress software range is a tool to help worldwide companies capture precise address data and conserve integrity over time. Any company or business that stores data about prospects, clients, suppliers, employees and distribution networks will gain from the efficiency benefits and cost savings that QuickAddress achieves.

QuickAddress is an advanced data capture system – based on data secured leading data sources and from postal authorities. QuickAddress is a cleansing and maintenance system for name and address records. With the addition of extra data from over sixty datasets, the real potential of the original data is enriched.

The newest innovation from QAS is IDentifier which is designed to develop better processes for identity management. The primary IDentifier solution Authenticate Pro provides businesses with quick, efficient electronic authentication of individuals. This is a help in cutting costs, minimising the risk of potential fraudulent actions and providing protection against identity theft.

QAS’s Award winning solutions are the result of a fourteen year investment in technology development. QAS ensures each and every solution delivers the highest possible levels of functionality as well as service support. QAS supports more than 10,00 worldwide clients across all industry sectors. QAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Experian®, the global information solutions company. Visit QAS on the web at www.qas.com

About Experian
Experian is a global leader in providing analytical and information services to organisations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.

Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organisations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage.

For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence.

Clients include organisations from financial services, retail and catalogue, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.

Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE-100 index. It has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, California and Nottingham, UK. Experian employs more than 12,500 people in 34 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are $3.1 billion (£1.7billion).

For more information, visit the Group’s website on www.experiangroup.com.

The word ‘Experian’ is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd and/or its associated companies.



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