IQ Hosted Web Service
The IQ Hosted Web Service provides a quick, reliable and cost-effective method of capturing accurate addresses and adding value to address data. The IQ Hosted Web Service is a cloud service hosted by Intech Solutions that uses the functionality provided by their ‘best of breed’ IQ Office Information Quality software. It enables users to validate and geographically code addresses over the internet, thereby improving accuracy and minimising infrastructure and upfront costs.
The IQ Hosted Web Service provides RESTful and SOAP Application Programming Interfaces (API) that allows users to integrate address validation and geographic coding functionality into existing application and data entry screens. Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) can also be provided for standalone use. A full list of the available functions is included in the API guide that is provided to users when they connect to the IQ Hosted Web Service.
The IQ Hosted Web Service can be used for rapid (point-of-entry) address capture or in batch mode. In a rapid address capture scenario, the functionality allows the user to quickly and accurately capture, validate, standardise, barcode and / or geographically code addresses at the point of data entry. In a batch scenario the functionality allows the user to nominate a set of addresses as input and define processes such as either validating and barcoding addresses or validating and appending geographic codes to addresses.
By accessing nationally authoritative Address Reference Files (ARFs) that are fit for purpose, the IQ Hosted Web Service enhances the integrity of customer data. This is done by returning a customer address that is both valid in content (accuracy) and format (standard), whilst adding value and reducing data entry costs.