CASS is an acronym that stands for Coding Accuracy Support System. The system enables the USPS or the United States Postal Service to evaluate the accuracy of the software, that not only corrects but also matches the addresses of streets. If you run a service bureau or if you are a software vendor and would like the USPS to check the quality of your address matching software and improve the accuracy of your five-digit coding, ZIP+4 and carrier route, you can get CASS certification. It is important to note that as a software vendor, you are required to renew your CASS certification every year with USPS. Renewing the certification will enable you to meet the requirements of the CASS certification cycle.
For a list of the products that are CASS certified, you should check the USPS website. In addition to correcting and standardizing addresses, CASS Software also adds missing information. Say the address does not have the ZIP code, the software will add the missing information. The software may also add the name of the city or the state and make sure that an address is complete. It is worth noting that apart from standardizing addresses and adding missing information, CASS software also performs delivery point validation. This is for purposes of verifying if an address is deliverable or not. By checking personal addresses against the USPS locatable address conversion system, the software is able to update all addresses that have either been renumbered or renamed. In addition to updating addresses, CASS software provides extra information about the address. It gives information on addresses that were successfully processed. In case there were addresses that were not processed, it gives a reason.
With the help of the CASS software, USPS is able to make sure all the addresses on its system are correct. With correct addresses, the postal service is not only able to save time but personnel and money as well. In addition to reducing the amount on non-deliverable mail in its care, the postal service is also able to reduce the amount of unsorted mail.
If you are a mailer who uses CASS software to check addresses, you are eligible for discounted postage rates from the USPS.
CASS software helps in correcting and standardizing addresses. This helps the USPS reduce the amount of non-deliverable mail in its possession.