What is CASS Certification? - Code-1_Plus - 5.0

CODE-1 Plus Guide for IBM i

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Data Quality - Postals
Product
CODE-1 Plus
Version
5.0
Language
English
Product name
CODE-1 Plus
Title
CODE-1 Plus Guide for IBM i
Copyright
2024
First publish date
1998
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2024-05-15
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2024-05-15T00:03:43.588945

The USPS Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) measures the accuracy of address-matching software. To receive automated processing discounts, you must use software that has been CASS-certified and registered by the vendor with the USPS. The following regulations apply:

  • The address-matching software used must have been CASS-certified for the current CASS cycle.

  • Coding of each file must be performed at least annually (e.g., the mailing date must be within one year of the coding date).

  • The database used during an address-matching run must be "current." A current database is defined by the matrix in DMM 708.

  • USPS Form 3553 lists the address-matching software used to process the mailing list. This report must be submitted with each mailing and must represent all address lists used to generate that mailing.

  • CODE-1 Plus includes LACSLink, DPV, and SuiteLink processing. For further details regarding the options and requirements for CASS certification, see the USPS-issued document on CASS Cycles on the https://postalpro.usps.com/ website. CODE-1 Plus does not produce a CASS statement if LACSLink, DPV, or SuiteLink processing is turned off.