Langley, Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Girlguiding UK has used Transoft’s DBIntegrate technology to cleanse and de-duplicate their membership data prior to the launch of their new enquiry system at the end of August 2012.
Details of members and volunteers are held in Girlguiding UK’s Membership Database, which is maintained by the IRIS Integra product. The database held approximately 25,000 duplicate records as a result of data being submitted twice due to slow internet connections; new entries being created following a change of address rather than amending the existing information; lack of built-in verification in the online service, or the use of nicknames or variant spellings. In addition, the database needed some of its addresses cleansed and formatted to the UK’s Royal Mail standard.
Transoft met with Girlguiding UK in June to understand their requirements, and work began at the end of July. Undertaking the work at their offices, Transoft used DBIntegrate to update a copy of Girlguiding UK’s Integra database, liaising with the organisation at each step to see if any amendments to the rules were required before changing the database. The DBIntegrate tool is a complete data quality platform enabling the iterative development of repeatable and highly configurable rules.
Once all the projects were completed, a test database was sent to Girlguiding UK for approval. The new database was ready for the new enquiry system and the fresh intake of members at the beginning of September.
Transoft’s Sales & Marketing Director, Ed Jones, stressed that "Timeliness of the project was critical as there was a hard deadline that the two teams worked tirelessly toward. In collaboration with Girlguiding UK we were able to bring this project in on time and on budget."
Girlguiding UK explained why they decided to use Transoft: "Transoft has helped streamline the administration of our organisation. They were professional from the first engagement and their structured project, products and people guaranteed we could launch our new business initiatives on time and to budget. It was a pleasure working with them."
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Girlguiding UK is the UK’s largest voluntary organization for girls and young women, with around half a million members including 100,000 trained volunteer adult leaders and supporters. More than 80,000 volunteers contribute over ten million hours to guiding every year. More information can be found at http://www.girlguiding.org.uk or on Twitter @GirlguidingUK