Getting Started

Getting Started

After the Prototype is Working

After the Prototype is Working

Once you have a working prototype of an SSA-NAME3 searching and matching application, you will probably want to demonstrate it to users from a functional point of view and make any changes to bring it broadly into line with those expectations.
The next step may be to generate the SSA-NAME3 Keys and use the search application on production data, or a copy of production data, if this had not already been done for the prototype. This will allow users to get a feel for the real performance and reliability of the search results. The feedback from this step is crucial to getting SSA-NAME3 tuned to the needs of the users and constraints of the system.
This feedback may necessitate changes to the Algorithm Definition, the Edit-list Definitions, the Search Strategy or the Matching Schemes.
At this stage you will probably need to start referencing the more detailed sections of the
DEFINITION and CUSTOMIZATION GUIDE FOR SSA-NAME3 SERVICE GROUPS
and
APPLICATION REFERENCE FOR SSA-NAME3 SERVICE GROUPS
manual. As stated in the
GENERATION and TESTING GUIDE FOR SSANAME3 SERVICE GROUPS
, if you make changes to the Algorithm or Edit-list definitions, you will need to re-generate the SSA-NAME3 Keys on the database.
Often coinciding with this last phase is planning SSA-NAME3 ’s implementation into the real system. This is not usually as simple as just enabling the search and key-building applications in the production environment - one very important step still needs to be taken care of. So far, you have only built a prototype key-loading program. In a real system, on-going maintenance of the names file is an ongoing real-time function. Therefore, the insert/update/delete transactions, which maintain the names file, will also need to maintain the SSA-NAME3 Keys associated with those names.
These next stages typically require the following extra human resources.
Business Analyst
Optionally to facilitate finding out what the users really need to achieve with the searching & matching software.
Project Leader/Systems
Analyst To design & plan the way in which the SSA-NAME3 Service Group facilities will be integrated into the system.
User(s)
To use the search application, review its results, and provide feedback that may lead to further customization and tuning of the application or SSANAME3.