Confidence of Match (COM) is a setting in our PROScreen feature that controls the matching of records to individuals. Each record is given a 'score' on a 1-10 scale to indicate how confident iWave is that the record matches that individual.
The higher you set the COM, the stricter the matching algorithm will be - So it will be matching against more input criteria. This will give you more accurate results, but it will also result in fewer records being returned. With a lower COM setting, more records will be returned, but there is also the possibility of returning information that is not on your prospects.
The Confidence of Match allows you to control how fuzzy you would like the match to be. Please select a value between 1 and 10 with 1 being the least restrictive and 10 being a perfect match. The default value is 4.1.
The list below is not all inclusive and contains other variables to slightly increase or decrease the COM (E.g. Middle Name, Middle Initial, Prefix, Suffix, Nicknames). Spouse name will provide equivalent scores as the prospects name and be included in ratings/scores.
The attached guide provides an example what we match against: