WorksRight Boosts Canadian Postal Code Processing
February 13, 2007 Alex Woodie
Do you deal with customers in the Canada? If you do, you probably want to know exactly where they are, to minimize costs. WorksRight Software, which develops address verification software for the U.S. and Canadian marketplaces, last week announced a new edition of its OS/400-based software for assigning and validating Canadian postal codes, called CPC.
WorksRight’s CPC product serves several functions, and is typically used to eliminate data entry errors and boost customer service. The software includes a searchable database that returns city names, province names and abbreviations, area codes, latitude and longitude information, time zones, and daylight savings time indicator, based on postal data. It also includes the capability to calculate the airline distance between two postal codes, or return a list of the 10 nearest company locations when a customer’s address is input. These are just some of the functions of CPC that are accessible directly through the product’s menu or directly from an application using APIs.
The newest CPC release brings new features that allow for processing both “fixed” and “floating” format addresses. According to WorksRight, fixed format addresses are used when specific data fields are assigned for each address line or element. Floating addresses, which are sometimes called block addresses, have several data lines available for addresses, and the address information floats within those lines, the company says.
CPC licenses cost $990 per year. For free 30-day trials and more product information, see www.worksright.com.