do I need to use Data Matching Software?
Can't I just
match on first name, family name and address?
Sure, if you are happy with finding only 70% of possible matches then you
may not need data matching software. However you are unlikely to detect cases
where there have been spelling mistakes, nicknames or aliases have been used,
dates of birth have been estimated or where the family name has changed through
matching software will enable the detection of up to 99% or higher of all
potential matches. For business this can represent considerable extra potential
revenue or cost savings, increased fraud detection and, for medical research can
mean the difference between a successful research project and one that failed to
report any significant findings.
LinkageWiz is fast, user friendly and represents outstanding value as it bundles
many of the features provided by many other separate products into a single
Unlike many competitors' products, Linkage Wiz
can process files containing up to
4-5 million records (other products have a limit of 500,000 to 1 million
It also features industry-best probabilistic
algorithms and a fully featured multi-user Clerical Review module that is used
by a number of cancer registries and national data matching organizations.
will pay for itself many times over through a reduction in: