News release: 24th June 2008
Experian QAS launches ‘Software as a Service’
contact data management
London, UK, 24 June 2008: Experian QAS today launched QAS Pro On Demand, signalling its entry into the Software as a Service (SaaS) market. The new service combines QAS’s proven contact data management technology with Experian’s secure hosting capabilities.
QAS’s latest contact data management innovation provides companies with a highly intuitive 24/7 service that enables UK addresses to be quickly and securely validated via the Internet. Gartner, the industry analyst, estimates that the SaaS market is expected to double to $12 billion by 2012.
By entering partial address information – such as a postcode and premises number – QAS Pro On Demand instantly returns to users a complete and correctly formatted address, validated against Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF). For web site contact data management, the company’s new SaaS proposition enables organisations to greatly reduce the costs associated with incomplete and duplicate customer registrations.
Providing a scalable and cost-effective address verification tool, the entire hardware and software platform is hosted and managed by Experian, providing users with highly secure access to data.
Experian QAS’s new SaaS platform has been designed to provide total contact data management flexibility for organisations of all sizes. Smaller companies will benefit from having data hosted and managed so that they can free up valuable internal IT resources. For larger companies, QAS Pro On Demand is easily integrated within existing Service Orientated Architecture strategies and allows communication across different platforms and different programming language boundaries. .
Jonathan Hulford-Funnell, Group Operating Officer, Experian QAS commented: “Software as a service is an efficient and simple way to maintain contact data. Feedback from clients already shows that the combination of QAS’s and Experian’s capabilities to create QAS Pro On Demand is a compelling proposition.
“We designed the platform to address the ‘three Ss’ that customers specifically look for in an on demand offering: scalability, stability and security. Ensuring that the service is scalable guarantees that as our customers’ businesses change over time or experience periods of heightened activity, the infrastructure can respond to these evolving demands. Its stability is underpinned by our dedicated professional services team who ensure that the hosted service is available 24/7. Finally, the infrastructure is highly secure as all transactions are channelled through SSL – an industry Internet security standard which is rigorously enforced alongside regular penetration testing. “
The service is supported by QAS’ Professional Services team providing customers with training and consultancy to make sure they optimise their contact data management strategy.
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