Planning for the Future with Finalist - Finalist - 10.0

Finalist Compatibility Interface (CI) Migration Guide

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Data Quality - Postals
Product
Finalist
Version
10.0
Language
English
Product name
Finalist
Title
Finalist Compatibility Interface (CI) Migration Guide
Copyright
2023
First publish date
1998
ft:lastEdition
2024-05-15
ft:lastPublication
2024-05-15T00:18:43.325870

Although the Finalist CI was designed for a two-year life cycle, the CI is still fully supported. When 64-bit support was added in the Finalist 8.3.0 release, the CI was not brought forward due to combined requirements of the 64-bit versus the CI. At some future date, support for the CI may be eliminated. We encourage Finalist customers to migrate to the Finalist native interface so as not to be impacted if/when support for the CI is discontinued.

The Finalist native interface offers many advantages not included with the Finalist CI. For example, the Finalist native interface allows your applications to run on any platform. This is an important consideration as your company moves forward and possibly away from z/OS.

The ways Finalist customers use clean customer addresses may change or expand, but the need for clean customer addresses will never go away. For example, on one end of the spectrum, the addresses may simply record and ensure customers remain unique and properly identified. A more expanded use may include that addresses are no longer used primarily for USPS mailings but now used for shipping (aka Amazon™, or eBay™). Finalist intends to remain a leader in the address verification market and to continue to be responsive to the new and changing ways our customers maintain and use their customer addresses.

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