Fitchburg State College Purchases Experian QAS Software

University leverages address verification within its self-service portal to save resources

Fitchburg State College Purchases Experian QAS Software

University leverages address verification within its self-service portal to save resources

Boston, Mass., Feb. 18, 2010 — Experian® QAS®, a leading provider of address verification software and services, announced that Fitchburg State College purchased QAS Pro Web for its SunGard Higher Education Banner Self-Service Portal. The school now expects all incoming student address data to be accurate and complete prior to system entry.

“The majority of our student applications come through the Web,” said Steve Swartz, chief information officer for Fitchburg State College. “Even though we were running addresses through a back-end cleansing tool, about 15 percent could not be salvaged because we did not have enough information to make corrections. This new technology will force us to validate the address as we accept the application.”

Fitchburg State College already utilizes Experian QAS technology in the Admissions, Alumni and Procurement Departments. Since deployment, the college has received bulk-mailing discounts and has reduced returned mail, allowing it to boost other project spends without increasing the overall department budget.

“Fitchburg State College is an exemplary QAS client. They saw value in our core functionality and are now adding QAS software to additional data entry points. We expect that the university will continue to recognize cost savings and operational improvements related to recruitment and enrollment efforts,” said David Northridge, director of Customer Retention at Experian QAS.

Erin Haselkorn
Experian QAS Public Relations
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About Experian QAS
Experian QAS is an address data quality software pioneer. The company’s products capture, validate, cleanse, standardize and enrich customer contact information. Experian QAS provides data validation software and services to more than 10,000 customers worldwide in retail, education, health care, insurance, finance, government and other sectors. The company was established in 1990 and has offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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