Data Project Services

ATS provides data services to other UW units. If your unit has a large data project and you need help with planning or execution, please contact ATS to find out how to get it done. Even if you are not sure what to do or how to get started, we are always happy to advise.

Here are a few of the services we can provide

Large manual updating projects

If you have a large number of records that need to be updated, we can help. If you are unsure as to how to proceed, please call us and let us know (206-685-1980). One reminder: We want to help you as much as we can, but our team size is pretty small. So please, send us only those records which need to be updated. Doing so will help prevent any mix-ups that might occur, and it also means we’ll be able to get to your job in the shortest possible amount of time.

Matching records

Our automated processes can compare a list of people to Advance in order to determine whether they have already been created as Advance entities. We also have our award-winning Updates team, who can run through any leftovers for “fuzzy” matching.

Creating entities

We can create new Advance entities in bulk, using your list of home addresses. For example, we can use a list of people who weren’t found in Advance during a matching process to create an Advance record for each of them. Although we cannot currently create business entities in bulk, we are happy to help you with the process of creating entities individually.

Loading data

We can load large amounts of data into Advance automatically–for example, updating the records of hundreds of alumni who attended an event. If you are facing a very large data-entry project, please call us and find out whether one of our processes can save you some time and effort.

Constituency Group Maintenance

Please refer to the Request for Constituency Group form in order to request a new code. Your form contents will alert us to help you load entities associated with the new code.