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Melissa Continues International Growth with New Office in Australia

Sydney Location Enables Local Access to Flexible, Comprehensive Data Quality Tools and Services



Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF– March 31, 2015 – Melissa, a leading provider of contact data quality and address management solutions, today announced its new office in Australia, adding to company locations in India, Germany, the United Kingdom, and across the United States. Furthering the company’s mission for worldwide data quality, the Australian office enables local access to Melissa’s comprehensive data quality tools and services and also ensures quick, responsive technical support.


Data quality veteran Darren Sutherland, formerly of both Pitney Bowes and Autonomy (now HP), will spearhead Melissa’s Australian operations as managing director. Sutherland is uniquely qualified to guide Melissa’s growth in this region, with deep expertise in managing business alliances, enterprise data management practices, business intelligence solutions and content management operations.


“Australia is recognized for its mature postal system, rich with data that can be validated and enhanced. By working locally, we’re offering a smart, consultative approach that treats contact data as a tangible business asset,” said Gary Van Roekel, COO, Melissa. “Companies of all sizes will have access to both on-premises and cloud-based solutions, with an ideal blend of quality, service and product flexibility.”


Melissa’s international operations enable local sales and support for the company’s flagship Data Quality Suite, a powerful toolset for accurate and consistent address parsing, verification, and transliteration for more than 240 countries and territories. The suite enables cleansing, standardizing and matching multi-national information across countries, languages and character sets – including tools to verify emails and international phone numbers, and geocode street addresses by adding precise latitude and longitude coordinates. Other solutions available to customers in Australia include tools for data profiling, data matching, global address auto-completion and easy-to-integrate data hygiene plugins for Salesforce, Shopware and Magento.


To request a free trial of the Data Quality Suite, click here or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772). To reach Melissa’s Australia office directly, dial +61-2-8091-7500.