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Open Address Lookup


karl

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We have starting piloting this a few days ago and so far it is looking fairly good. It works in client screens (BCM/P.CM) by pressing F1 in the first line of the address. If you then enter a full and valid postcode it returns the matches from which you can select one and overwrite the existing address details. It also works in other areas such as Agent Amendment and I have set calcs in our own level three risk frames to invoke it on the first line of any risk addresses when blank.

 

The one thing I would say is this is only any use if you have the FULL and CORRECT postcode. Do not be confused into thinking the Professional version of this does the same as Quick Address Pro and lets you search on street names etc. so you can establish the postcode (very useful for risk addresses when clients are lacking the full details).

 

I have fed this back to OGI and hopefully if this is developed further we will be able to get rid of Quick Address altogether.

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Has anyone noticed the number of addresses returned with NO county?

 

I have done some research and it seems Royal Mail stopped including counties within its PAF file in December 2000. However QAS (who we used prior to OpenAddress) return Former Postal Counties which means OpenAddress is not using this.

 

We think County information is crucial for MI regarding risk address data - who else here feels OpenAddress should be configured to return the county?

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Has anyone noticed the number of addresses returned with NO county?

 

I have done some research and it seems Royal Mail stopped including counties within its PAF file in December 2000. However QAS (who we used prior to OpenAddress) return Former Postal Counties which means OpenAddress is not using this.

 

We think County information is crucial for MI regarding risk address data - who else here feels OpenAddress should be configured to return the county?

 

I have recently asked our Open GI Account Manager if there are any plans to enhance Open Address with view to matching the functionality of QAS. Specifically the ability to search on addresses and not just full postcode and also to pull back the county (both of these points are referenced in the above posts).

 

He has replied:-

 

"there are currently no plans to make any functionality changes. However, this decision may change if we receive enough demand from the customer base."

 

So my question is do any other Open Address users not think these are enhancements which the software should have to make it a full address lookup solution and comparable to QAS etc?

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