Data Quality

Data 101: What You Can Do Today to Improve Your Organisation’s Data

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We all know clean and reliable data is critical to any high-performing organisation. Good data improves customer relationships, drives more effective marketing campaigns, and contributes to accurate pipeline management. However, to many organisations, data management can feel overwhelming. We asked our very own William Zhang, Senior Account Executive, and Andrew Fragias, Product Manager and Certified Salesforce Admin, to sit down with us and talk about…

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Top 4 Reasons GridBuddy Cloud is the Most Productive User Experience for CRM

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Let’s face it, terms like data unification, data quality, and data analysis cause most people to run in fear. Actually, putting “data” before any word can make the most innocent thing sound menacing.  Why is that?   It’s because the options we have for working with data consume a lot of time and focus and we are expected to be precise, timely, and accurate when updating records. It’s a tall order, and it requires organizations to implement tools that quicken data navigation…

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Data is Not a Dirty Word

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Data is the oxygen that powers business today. It underlies everything we need to do to run a healthy business. As we all know, there are many challenges and success drivers in data strategy. We got some of our data thought leaders to join Tunc Bolluk for a discussion about the role of data across business, the importance of data quality in your CRM, and…

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Why Email Data Quality Matters: Excellence from Expedia

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Our February 16 webinar on “Why Email Data Quality Matters” featured special guests Dan Goran from Expedia Group, plus Tim Bond from the Data & Marketing Association and Kate Barrett from eFocus Marketing. We reviewed key findings from our brand-new report, and discussed the critical importance of good data for building strong relationships and effective tactics for achieving this. Key talking points included: Business Critical:…

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Data Quality: The CReaM of the Crop

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In Validity’s State of CRM Data Management report, 44% of businesses estimate poor quality data can mean losses of 5% to more than 20% in revenue. A vicious cycle develops, with lack of trust in the data reducing CRM adoption, which in turn drives down productivity. The report also considers positive factors—for businesses managing data quality really well, full-time responsibility of a cross-functional team is…

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Email Data Quality: The Rise of the CDP

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In our new report “Email Data Quality: Compliant, Correct & Complete,” we viewed data quality practices through the lens of what type of data platform was being used. We asked marketers, “Where does your organisation currently store customer and email data?” They responded: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system: 53% Email Service Provider (ESP) platform: 50% Customer Data Platform (CDP): 33% Note: These responses aren’t mutually…

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Email Data Quality: Compliant, Correct, Complete

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Validity and the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) recently published the ”Email Data Quality: Compliant, Correct, and Complete” report. It highlights how important most marketers consider data quality and its three core tenets of compliance, correctness, and completeness. We talk about data being the new oxygen, and a vital part of our industry. Without it, marketers would not be able to understand their customers, nor…

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Data in Sight: A New Horizon

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Validity likes data. Validity might even love data. Olivia Hinkle, senior product marketing manager for DemandTools and Gridbuddy Cloud, surely loves data, which is why she’s the regular host of Validity’s Data in Sight webinar series! In our January edition, Olivia welcomed two data quality and CRM management powerhouses: Corbin Neike, senior Salesforce administrator at 84.51˚, and Branden Bellanca, director, consulting expert, at CGI. While…

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Don’t Wait Until Spring to Clean Up: Two Must-Do Tips for Email Marketers

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Here’s the cold truth: Every day you neglect to clean your email marketing program data is one more day of damage you could be doing to your email sender reputation. I said it was cold! Your email sender reputation is dependent on your following of best practices. Are you only emailing people who consent to receiving your email? Are you removing bad data, like addresses…

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Big GDPR Penalties are Rolling In

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Since time feels like a vacuum right now, this reminder may surprise you: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted over two years ago. Even though many marketers are familiar with the best practices and protections required for compliance, we’re starting to see fines roll in for companies who either are unaware of the regulation’s nuances, or who simply messed up one way or…

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Speed Up Your Sales Cycle with Data

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Let’s be honest, 2020 was not a great year for many businesses. With COVID-19 still ravaging economies around the globe, finding ways to improve sales continues to be top of mind for many. Thankfully, there are some simple steps businesses can take to help enhance their sales processes and customer engagement efforts. Making sure customer data is up to scratch is one of the best…

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Got DemandTools? Do These 3 Things RIGHT NOW

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Being one of the first ever to use DemandTools, I’ve been asked countless times where to start with this amazing suite of data management functionality. Below are my tips for using it to quickly prove how easy it is to get high quality data, once you have the right tools. Find some dupes. DUPLICATES! We all have ‘em, we all hate ‘em, and the havoc…

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A Journey Through the State of CRM Data to Implementation

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For any organisation, data should act as a single source of truth surfaced within a CRM system for all to view, consume, and act upon. With action being the communication with customers, prospects, and the wider market, data is undeniably the bedrock for great sales and marketing relationships. At Validity, we could write the book when it comes to talking about CRM data challenges from…

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When Marketing Gets Downright SCARY

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The scariest stories are true. Certainly, Hollywood monsters and masked madmen elicit chills down a spine, but for most people, real-world scenarios are a particularly jarring way to strike fear into a person. Especially marketers. Why? Because our work isn’t private, our reports only available for our bosses to scrutinize. No, our typo is sent to 100,000 people, and you KNOW someone is about to…

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Using GridBuddy Cloud to Maximise CRM ROI

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There’s a common misconception within many businesses today: that faster is always better. But occasionally it’s healthy to stop and evaluate what your organization is doing to meet its business objectives. Whether you’re managing a sales team or an entire Salesforce org, there are three principles that govern the ability to make effective data-driven decisions. 1. Productivity Many roles across an organisation rely heavily on…

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Acquiring & Retaining Customers: A Shared Responsibility for Growth

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In a recent webinar series with Ben McCarthy and Lucy Mazalon from SalesforceBen, we explored the three inseparable principles of CRM success, and how – especially when it comes to data and marketing – shared responsibility yields the biggest returns. We also presented unique analysis based on Validity’s DemandTools users and answered key questions such as which modules are most used, when this happens, and…

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The Secret to Salesforce Adoption and Better Data Quality

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As experts in Salesforce data management we are frequently asked, “What do I focus on first, my data quality or adoption?” Since these are the top two challenges faced in every CRM implementation, the question isn’t surprising. Adoption and data quality are both equally important and daunting to accomplish without the right tools and approach. So, what do you do? First, stop viewing data quality…

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Edit your Related Items Without Leaving the Salesforce Record

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Hmm…How can I best describe Salesforce’s Related Items? They show me almost what I need, but not the complete list. The records are almost within reach, but not quite. Related Items show me records related to the record I’m on. Seems like the perfect solution, right? Except the Related Items tab only shows six records for each related object, and I have to click “View…

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DMA Awards 2020: Pursue Excellence and Success Will Follow

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At Validity, we know how important it is to keep our finger on the pulse of industries at the heart of our mission. An essential part of that is recognising extraordinary brands for doing extraordinary things. After all, excellence is taking the ordinary and doing it in an extraordinary way. We know Validity customers fit the bill neatly, and that’s why we’d like to help…

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Edit Data from Multiple Salesforce Orgs in a Single Grid

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Have you ever had to maintain data in multiple Salesforce orgs? Maybe your company was acquired, but the CRMs haven’t been merged, or your organization started with separate CRMs per team and you still need to refer to data in your old database. Either way, searching and editing data in multiple Salesforce orgs is painful. Unless you have GridBuddy Cloud. Using GridBuddy Cloud to edit…

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