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Qas unlocks the UK’s national land and property gazetteers for public sector

Public sector data capture system, QuickAddress Gateway is launched by QAS with new searches of land and property gazetteers.

QAS, an Experian® company, today launched QuickAddress Gateway, its most advanced data capture solution, enabling public sector organisations to search land and property gazettes in England and Scotland and verify the data being captured. QuickAddress Gateway compresses and indexes gazetteer data, allowing users to quickly and easily search and capture name data, addresses, unique property reference numbers (UPRNs) and UK grid references from minimal information.

QuickAddress Gateway ensures that the address data captured is accurate, reducing the risk, expense and delays involved in searching multiple databases. It also helps to support the sharing of information across all systems and achieve service provision and efficiency targets across local government, emergency services, criminal justice and healthcare. It allows operators in each department to process enquiries faster and more effectively, enhancing citizen service.

QuickAddress Gateway allows public sector organisations to find addresses and property grid references from minimal address information. These may be multiple residency properties (eg. universities), non-addressables (eg, public toilets), or ‘street furniture’ (eg, park benches). Each object has geographic co-ordinates and UPRNs (Unique Property Reference Numbers), which make it possible to link different address databases. This is vital when authorities need to access more than a citizen’s postal address. For example, it enables the fast deployment of emergency vehicles to pinpoint the exact location of a playing field if there has been an accident.

Tony Black at Intelligent Addressing, custodians of the National Land and Property Gazette (NLPG), said: “QAS is offering significant support to organisations accessing the NLPG. In doing so, it is helping local authorities achieve ‘joined-up government’ and providing intelligent access to a national infrastructure of land and property addresses.”

“Recent research highlights that 83 per cent of local authorities believe that their Local Authority Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) has improved the accuracy of their service delivery ,” concluded Rebecca Clayton, director of marketing at QAS. “QuickAddress Gateway enables authorities to quickly access and use data of their choice, which will help public sector organisations deliver a faster and more efficient service.”

To view a demonstration of QuickAddress Gateway, please visit
www.qas.co.uk/public-sector/demonstrations or for more information, please visit: www.qas.co.uk/gateway.

About QAS
QAS is an international provider of data accuracy and identity management solutions. Its QuickAddress range of software helps organisations worldwide capture accurate address data and conserve integrity over time. Any organisation that holds data on prospects, customers, suppliers, employees or distribution networks will benefit from the efficiency gains and cost savings achieved with QuickAddress.

Based on data secured from national postal authorities and other leading data sources, QuickAddress captures, cleans and maintains name and address records. The true potential of this data can then be enhanced by the addition of information from over 80 datasets.

QAS also offers the IDentifier range – designed to improve identity management processes. The leading IDentifier solution, Authenticate Pro, provides fast and efficient electronic authentication of individuals to help cut process costs, minimise the risk of potential fraud and provide users with security against ID theft.

Award winning solutions from QAS are a result of a 17-year investment in technology development to ensure each solution delivers the highest level of functionality and service support. QAS supports more than 10,000 clients worldwide 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 (£1.7bn/€2.5bn).

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.

For more information contact:
Jessica Helyer
Hotwire
Jessica.helyer@hotwirepr.com
0207 608 4621



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