How Does It Work?
Let’s assume that two organizations, UOI A and UOI B, want to use the ULI service.
The following diagram shows the ULI initialization and resolution process:
1. Organizations UOI A and B Join the ULI Service
Licensee data for orgs UOI A and B needs to be ingested when they join the network. Any potential duplicates will be found and resolved, as needed.
2. New Licensee Joins UOI A
Now let’s assume that a new licensee wants to join organization UOI A. The membership staff in UOI A would search for the new licensee in the ULI Service, potentially using information from their licensing board. If no match is found, a new ULI is created for the licensee. If matches are found, then each organization needs to resolve them before proceeding.
3. Common Licensee Identified Between UOI A and B
In this case, an existing licensee was found in UOI B with a confidence of 70% or greater. The RESO ULI Service notifies UOI A and UOI B and asks them to take action.
There are three options at this point:
- If the match isn’t accurate, then UOI A can create a new ULI record and UOI B can keep their existing one.
- Both organizations could choose to keep the existing record, in which case its ULI is used.
- Both organizations could choose to create a new ULI by merging prior and new data, which would retire the old ULI and update it to point to the new one.
Once the licensee has been resolved, its ULI can be used in both organizations.