At DSI we provide data and statistical analysis services, which we can customize by adding unique elements according to your needs.

DSI has written it's own proprietary code for the processing of data since 1984, and has amassed an intense routine library.  We continuously update our programs and libraries, to handle a variety of different needs for our clients databases.  We have built these routines modular, so that many different methods may be used simultaneously to yield the best result.  This allows us to rapidly include certain procedures to meet a client’s needs .

 

 

Data Processing Services:

 

        Data Population Count Reporting

        Upper/Lower Casing

        Gender Coding

        Identification of addresses of individuals vs companies

        Identification of addresses matching a Correctional Facility

        Data Enhancement, including punctuation and expansion

        Data Enhancement, including Standardized Formatting

        Data Enhancement, including Record Linking (Collapse)

        Audit Reporting

        Merge/Purge, Duplicate Elimination

        Suppression Intersecting

        Sampling, Nth Selects

        Address Parsing

        Keycoding

        Splits

        Central Point Radius Coding

        Client Specified Matrix Processing

        Statistical Analysis

        *USPS CASS Certified Zip+4/Crrt Assignment with Standardization

        *USPS PAVE Certified Postal Presort

        Multiple Output Format Options, including but not limited to:

     - Fixed                         - dBase

     - Tab Delimited            - Excel

     - Comma Delimited      - Access

     - IBM1403                  - Xerox 9700

        Many other specialized data processing services.

        Data confidentiality (encryption)

 

* Postal programs are licensed for use, and were not produced by DSI.

 

Media Formats:

 

The following is a listing of acceptable media types/formats, those listed in bold are preferred.

 

        Email   

        FTP  (DSI provides access to a client specific, password protected "FTP Site" for the transfer of data.)

(NOTE: All data should be compressed use WinZip or PKZIP software prior to transmission.)

dBase III, No layout required

ASCII Tab Delimited, a record layout is required

ASCII Comma/Quote Delimited, a record layout is required

ASCII Fixed, with or without CRLF, a record layout is required

Microsoft Excel, with column headers (field names) and no macros.

        3480 Cartridge (18-Track)  - EBCDIC or ASCII, Labeled or Unlabeled.

Maximum block size: 32768  and must be a factor of the record length      

No thin tapes allowed (ie. Do not write 3480 on a 3490e Cartridge)

No “Packed Data” fields without prior notification.

Fixed data length.  A record layout of all data fields is required.

        3490 Cartridge (18-Track)  - EBCDIC or ASCII, Labeled or Unlabeled.

Maximum block size: 32768  and must be a factor of the record length      

We do not support 3490E

No “Packed Data” fields without prior notification.

Fixed data length.  A record layout of all data fields is required.

        9-Track Reel - 1600 or  6250 BPI, EBCDIC or ASCII, Labeled or Unlabeled.

Maximum block size: 32768  and must be a factor of the record length      

No “Packed Data” fields without prior notification.

Fixed data length.  A record layout of all data fields is required.

        ZipDisk (Iomega) – 100MB or 250MB.

        CD-ROM

        IBM 3.5” Diskette - 1.44M

dBase III, No layout required

ASCII Tab Delimited, a record layout is required

ASCII Comma/Quote Delimited, a record layout is required

ASCII Fixed, with or without CRLF, a record layout is required

Microsoft Excel, with column headers (field names) and no macros.

 

 

DO NOT create executable files (self-extracting).  DSI refuses to accept any executable file(s), which have the potential of carrying a virus, even though virus detection always stands in effect.

 

It is generally requested that data be compressed using WinZip with password protection, and the password be supplied either verbally or via an independent email.  By using this procedure, data can be verified by CRC for accuracy, to ensure that the data was received correctly.

 

DSI

329 North Avenue

Abington, MA  02351-1852

Phone: (781) 878-0126

Fax: (781) 878-6092