Keywords: Address quality, Data quality, Addresses, Address database, CRM, Duplicates, Postal address check, Address correction, Error-tolerant search, Integration, Web-Service, SOA, Software.
Web-Services in Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) are a modern equivalent of conventional Client/Server-architectures. They are especially suitable – independent of the SOA – for clients and servers which are located far apart from each other and which are connected through the Inter-/Intranet and possibly with Firewalls in between or if the applications need to be especially flexible and portable. Hardly any system or development platform nor PC or mainframe exists which does not support Web-Services. Thus the probability that your platform is not supported is very small.
To users who wish to use q.address without individual installation in their own premises we offer q.address Web Services through the Internet.
q.address Web-Services are exclusively based on the open standards HTTP, XML, SOAP and WSDL and hence reach almost every system and development platform:
- Clients: All languages and development environments which support Web-Services, for example Visual Studio .Net (among others Visual Basic .Net, Visual C++ .Net, Visual C# .Net), Eclipse IDE, Rational Application Developer (RAD), JBuilder, Delphi, PowerBuilder and a multitude of other development environments.
- Server: Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), other Web-Servers (e.g. Apache) on request
The q.address Web-Services can be used in two ways:
- As a service that is provided by an in-house-installation. In this case it is actually nothing else than a further interface of the q.address Quality Server:
- in service-oriented architectures (SOA)
- as a special application due to its universal portability
- As a service which is operated by ACS and is provided via Internet (ASP – Application Service Providing). It saves an installation and operation of q.address Quality Server and accesses the q.address-functionality via Internet.