Melissa and Runner EDQ Expand Partnership to Deliver Data Quality to Oracle Users

Oracle Validated Integration Offers Oracle Customers Rapid Access to Clean, Accurate Address and Contact Data

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – November 14 , 2017Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today expanded its partnership with Runner Technologies (Runner EDQ), a leading provider of integrated address verification solutions and Platinum level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). Together the two firms deliver CLEAN_Address®, an Oracle-validated, integrated address verification solution for PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and E-Business Suite platforms.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of Oracle customers. With this integration, Clean_Address can meet the needs of users to capture and maintain accurate address and contact data in a broad spectrum of markets, including healthcare, finance, travel and transportation, government, and higher education. Joint customers include Simon & Shuster, McKesson Corp., and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“Today’s data-driven enterprise demands enterprise-grade data quality infrastructure – this is essential for successful master data management, data integration, and data aggregation,” said Bud Walker, vice president, enterprise sales and strategy, Melissa. “The collaboration between Melissa and Runner EDQ meets this need with the integration of postal address verification, email verification, and other data enhancements, ideal for systems such as human capital management, student information, financial, vendor management systems, and CRM platforms.”

“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives all our customers the confidence that integration between Clean_Address and Oracle is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said Greg Marinello, CEO, Runner EDQ. “By combining efforts and capitalizing on Melissa’s global toolset and authoritative reference datasets, we’re empowering Oracle users to directly engage with data quality, enabling them to cleanse, update, and enrich their existing and incoming data throughout the data lifecycle.”

CLEAN_Address also includes an API for custom development, allowing users to create business rules that enforce individual data quality standards. Click here for detailed information on CLEAN_Address or to access a free trial. To connect with members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA.

About Melissa

Since 1985, Melissa has specialized in global intelligence solutions to help organizations unlock accurate data for a more compelling customer view. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in areas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, and government, rely on Melissa for full spectrum data quality and ID verification software, including data matching, validation, and enhancement services to gain critical insight and drive meaningful customer relationships. For more information or free product trials, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

About Runner EDQ

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Runner Technologies, Inc. (Runner EDQ) is a privately-owned software company specializing in the integration of address verification and data quality solutions in leading enterprise systems. The company’s integrated address verification solution, CLEAN_Address, is utilized by more than 800 companies and higher education institutions within the U.S. and Canada, along with numerous business, government and non-profit organizations worldwide. Runner EDQ’s proprietary components, methodologies, and utilities allow it to seamlessly integrate its solutions into the most complex applications providing data quality services while maintaining the core application’s base functionality and upgradability. For more information, visit

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of a complementary partner software product with an Oracle “on-premises” Application has been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations and partners who successfully complete the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo.