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Business operations of The Global Associates Lead Generation Companies rely heavily on the quality of the database they use. lead generation companies need to adopt strict quality control measures to keep their data clean and error-free, just like one needs to do the same for processes and procedures in the manufacturing sector. If you are working with a database full of errors, dupes and format inconsistencies etc; it would result in a loss of time, efficiency and accountability. Monitoring your quality constantly will help you keep your customers satisfied and improve your business in-flows improving.

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Ensuring a clean database:

We have seen an unprecedented increase in information distribution during the past few years; it has become vital to take measures for maintaining a clean data in the internal databases. Identifying the basic components of good data can help in developing a process to keep your data clean. Let us discuss some essential components of a clean data.

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· Accuracy:

Accuracy is of course the most important component of good data. You must ensure that your data is correct. Lead generation companies cannot be effective if data like names of the decision makers, their phone numbers and email addresses etc is not entered correctly. Any intentional or unintentional errors or inconsistencies will result in a waste of precious time and effort.

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· Completeness:

It’s impossible to achieve good results working with an incomplete data. The completeness of your data has to be checked on two levels. One, you must have all the records you need. For example, the names of all the companies that use the kind of services you offer; the contact details of all the decision makers you need to get in touch with; and so on. Two, having ensured that you have all the required records, check these records to see if they have all the relevant fields and information. For example, the names, phone numbers, email addresses, designations and referrals etc in the record for any particular company.

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· Consistency:

If you do not have a standardized format to analyze and synthesize your data; the database will look like an impregnable maze. It’s imperative to classify and prioritize your data for an efficient workflow. This may be accomplished by adopting automation or modern CRM systems.

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· Uniqueness:

Uniqueness of data is essential for lead generation companies to avoid duplication and chaos. Repetition of records can result in a lot of frustration and wastage of time and resources. If the same record shows a different status every time, someone is going to be losing so much sleep over finding its true status.

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Lead generation companies must strive to work with a clean, high-quality database. If their data has all the essential components- accuracy, completeness, consistency and uniqueness- their operations will be productive, decisive and efficient; and will thus ensure better results and more profitability.

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