Lack of proven value could prevent continued or future investment in critical technology.

Boston, Mass., October 16, 2014 — Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, today announced the release of a new research study, The data quality return on investment. The study finds that while most organizations are investing in new data-quality technology, a large percentage of those businesses are not calculating a return on investment.

“The vast majority of companies are investing in new data-quality technology as they look to better leverage their data assets and improve the customer experience and business operations. However, many companies are failing to track the return on this investment,” said Thomas Schutz, senior vice president and general manager for Experian Data Quality. “While the perceived value of data quality is certainly encouraging, hard data is needed to ensure organizations continue to implement the right technology for their business.”

Experian Data Quality also found that:
• Ninety-three percent of companies have some sort of data-quality solution in place
• Eighty-nine percent of companies are investing in data quality solutions
• Only 59 percent of companies calculate the return on investment of data-quality solutions on an annual basis

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Erin Haselkorn
Experian Data Quality Public Relations
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