nCode Helped A Leading Canadian Retailer Reduce Cost And Risk Of Fraud

Client Since: May 2002 Products in Use: nCode Programmers Toolkit A leading Canadian retailer needed to reduce the costs associated with fraud and credit bureau reporting for their call centre. In addition, they required nCode to integrate with a third party CRM system already in place. Nova not only helped them plan their integration, but […]

What Programming Languages Can Be Used To Access nCode Functionality?

Virtually any programming language can be used to access nCode’s powerful address quality functionality. This includes: C, C++ Java – using Java Native Interface (JNI) VB, VB.NET C# PERL Ruby Python PHP PowerBuilder Delphi COBOL RGP …and many, others. Any language that can access DLLs, callable libraries or SOAP-based web services can use nCode.

How Do I Get The Latest Address Database Update?

You can always download the latest address reference data files from our website. These files include: NCODEREF.DAT – The primary address reference database, built using Canada Post’s PCAD dataset; this file is used for interactive address validation, correction and searching. NCODEPOC.DAT – The point of call address reference database, built using Canada Post’s PoCAD dataset; […]

What Platforms Are Supported By The nCode Programmers Toolkit?

The nCode Programmers Toolkit provides a consistent interface across the widest set of platforms in the industry. You can run the nCode Toolkit natively on these platforms: Microsoft Windows (XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Windows 8, Server 2012) Linux HP-UX Sun Solaris IBM AIX IBM i (AS/400) IBM z/OS (MVS) The nCode Configuration […]

nCode Assisted The Government Of New Brunswick By Saving Mailing Costs

Client Since: March 1996 Products in Use: nCode Programmers Toolkit nCode helps the Government of News Brunswick’s Department of Family and Community Services to ensure that cheques, health cards, and other important mail gets to their constituents. nCode has saved them time and significant dollars on daily and monthly mailings by enabling them to meet […]

What’s new in nCode 10?

nCode 10.0 is the latest version of Nova’s powerful address quality engine for Canadian mailing addresses.  nCode 10.0 was released on January 17, 2011 to coincide with the first release of  Canada Post’s new point of call reference data.  There are a lot of significant improvements in nCode 10.0.  You can get the full story […]

Does Canada Post Provide Competitive Comparisons On Their SERP list?

In the past, Canada Post provided a three-tier rating system (A, B, C) for products on their SERP list. For the past several years, they have discontinued this practice and now simply list products as being SERP recognized without making quality distinctions amongst them. Canada Post still does note whether the products listed are capable […]

I need technical support. What do I do?

We are here to help you succeed with nCode.  Technical support is included with every nCode license.  If you have a question, an issue or a suggestion then we want to hear from you.  You can contact us anytime by e-mail at: You can also contact us during business hours by telephone: In the […]

What is SERP recognition and why is it important?

Canada Post’s Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP) is your guarantee that an address quality solution meets Canada Post’s minimum standards for validating and correcting addresses. In order to obtain SERP recognition, products such as nCode must successfully process test data provided by Canada Post. In order to qualify for postage discounts based on address […]

IBM WebSphere QualityStage SERP

The IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP corrects and validates Canadian address data to help you meet the accuracy requirements of Canada Post.  This powerful tool is integrated into the InfoSphere suite. The Canadian address quality functionality provided by this tool is powered by the nCode Programmers Toolkit.