AddressDoctor, the leading provider of global address validation and correction solutions, today announced the release and availability of its latest Software Library - AddressDoctor Software Library Version 5.3.0., the validation and correction software ensuring speedy postal delivery around the globe. The latest release includes address validation for Ireland and is “SendRightTM” certified by New Zealand Post.
Irish Postal Address Verification
Due to popular customer demand, AddressDoctor now provides postal address validation and correction for Ireland. Ireland has not yet introduced a postcode system, therefore an Irish address currently, consists of the county, nearest post town and the townland (rural addresses), city or town name, street name, house number and apartment or flat number (urban addresses). AddressDoctor’s new address validation software for Ireland is able to verify and correct those addresses built on a database containing almost 59,000 locality names and more than one million addresses. This enhancement will help customers ensure that mailings and shipments are correctly addressed in order to reach their destination in Ireland.
“For Irish address validation, AddressDoctor uses high quality and detailed reference data in Ireland, providing building level coverage for more than 98% of the country”, says Steffen Niehues, vice president and general manager, AddressDoctor. “With the new Irish address data, customers can profit from superior accuracy when it comes to their Irish address validation.”
Inaccurately addressed mail can cost organizations millions of dollars a year due to non-deliverable mail or delayed shipments.
New Zealand Postal Certification
Since 2008, the New Zealand postal authority offers a certification program to decrease the number of incorrectly addressed pieces of mail through the SendRight™ Address Accuracy Program. This program requires bulk mail customers to validate their postal addresses against New Zealand Post’s Postal Address File (PAF), and obtain a Statement of Accuracy (SOA). To obtain the certification, which allows for a postal discount, an SOA percentage of 85% must be achieved. The portion of mail pieces with inaccurate addresses below this percentage will be charged at the full standard mail rate. SendRight™ certification provides a process for address validation software to be tested for accuracy and quality address standards, and recognized as suitable to issue SOAs. AddressDoctor’s Software Library Version 5.3.0 has passed the certification program and was approved by New Zealand Post.
Niehues continued, “With SendRight™ certification in New Zealand, AddressDoctor is now certified by five postal certification programs worldwide, including CASS by USPS, SERP by Canada Post, AMAS by Australia Post and SNA by La Poste in France. Postal certifications serve as a standard for address data quality measurement and allow customers to benefit of postage discounts.”
AddressDoctor is the leading provider of solutions for global address validation and correction, with more than 20 years of experience. In June 2009, the company was acquired by Informatica, the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. AddressDoctor cleanses data from over 240 countries and territories, using advanced algorithms and country-specific local knowledge. Many customers worldwide already use AddressDoctor to enhance their data quality, including companies such as 1&1 Internet AG, Emerson Process Management and GSI Commerce. AddressDoctor is headquartered in Maxdorf, Germany.