1-855-BSA-Soft

BS&A Software Blog

Oct
07

BS&A provides an easy-to-use CASS Certification process in our Utility Billing, Tax, Assessing, and P.R.E. Audit applications.  CASS is a United States Postal Service (USPS) acronym that stands for Coding Accuracy Support System.

The term CASS is widely used by the USPS when referring to the verification status of an address list. This process will go through the parameters that you select for your database, then verify or change the address accordingly, or simply display a warning that the address does not exist and could not be certified. 

CASS standardizes the following address information:

• street address
• city
• state
• zip+4
• carrier route
• delivery point codes

This is accomplished by comparing the mailing information to a very large national address database and making correction(s) if necessary. 

IMB (Intelligent Mail Barcode) is a 65-barcode that the USPS uses for pieces of mail in the United States.  The IMB incorporates the routing ZIP code and tracking information for a fast and more efficient service by the USPS.  Our software has the ability to set up and use this IMB barcode.

The end result of utilizing the CASS Certification process is an accurate address that is printed exactly how USPS wants to see it – which includes the printing of the IMB.  This allows the USPS to process mail much more efficiently.  The gained efficiency is passed along to the mailer in the form of discounted postal rates – also known as "Automation Prices."  

Of the many different types of automation prices (postcards, letters, flats, full-service IMB tracking), postcards are by far the cheapest, and therefore used by most municipalities in Utility Billing.

Reference:
https://ribbs.usps.gov/onecode_solution/documents/tech_guides/USPSIMB_QandA.pdf

Posted in: Financial Management

Views: 11667

Interested in learning more?

Get in touch and we would be happy to schedule a detailed overview of our solutions. 

#1

Why use BS&A Software?

We have shunned the use of voice mail for 15 years. When you have an important issue or problem to solve, the last thing you want to do is get stuck in voice mail jail. Instead, you want a live person to help you with the problem at hand. We agree.

See more reasons

There are so many features that are beneficial it is difficult to focus on just a few of the many improvements to the BS&A .NET software. What immediately is apparent is the inclusion of so many improvements that are obviously the result of the BS&A staff intently and thoroughly listening to their customers.
Steve Kingsbury, Director of Information Technology

Need help finding the right software solution?

We’ll help you find the software that fits your needs. Get in touch with our team to get started.

Get in Touch

Software Support & Training

Your resource for everything you need to learn about your software. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch for support.

Featured Tutorial

Check out our learning center for more videos
Employee Self Service

Employee Self Service

Employees can view prior checks, request changes to personal employment information, check leave balances, etc.

Added in AccessMyGov

Have questions or want to learn more about our software? We’re here to help! Feel free to

Get in Touch