What Are The System Requirements For nCode?

nCode has a very small footprint. As a general guideline, we tell our customers that if a system can run its operating system, it can run our address quality software. Our software runs natively on every major platform and is built from a single common, platform-independent source code base. Specific elements of the nCode suite of address […]

Getting A Statement Of Accuracy Report With nCode

One of the requirements for getting volume postage discounts from Canada Post is to have your mailing list certified by address quality software that is recognized by Canada Post under their Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP). You need to provide Canada Post with a Statement of Accuracy Report (SOA) that shows your mailing list’s […]

Automating The nCode Reference Data Download

nCode uses reference data published by Canada Post to match and correct your Canadian mailing addresses. Getting the latest monthly reference data update is easy. We email our customers with links to download the new file each month. You just click the link and the file is downloaded right to your PC. Installing the database […]

I Got n nCode Error Message. What Do I Do?

Although we do our best to try to avoid it, you might sometimes receive an error message when working with the nCode Workbench (nCodeCfg.exe). When an unanticipated error occurs, you will see a dialog box that looks like this: The standard message is: nCode Configuration Utility An error has occured. The details have been logged […]

What Is A “Questionable Address”?

A Questionable Address is one which is not complete or fully accurate, but in most instances will still be deliverable according to Canada Post’s SERP rules. Apartment building addresses are questionable if the mailing addresses do not have a unit number and there are no unit numbers available in the Canada Post reference database. Rural addresses are […]

What Platforms Are Supported By nCode Web Services?

nCode Web Services edition provides powerful address quality functionality using an interface that is optimized for distributed and web-based systems. Any platform that can use standards-based SOAP/XML web services can use nCode Web Services. You can host nCode Web Services on your own premises. It runs natively on these platforms: Microsoft Windows (XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, […]

Can nCode Enforce Standards For Address Layout And Format?

Yes, nCode allows you to define as many different address layouts as your organization requires. Address layouts describe the structure of your address: how many lines are there? Which elements are expected on each line? Is the address information highly structured or free form? You can use address layout configuration presets to describe your input addresses to nCode […]

What Is The Business Case For An Address Quality Solution?

There are many benefits your organization can realize by implementing an address quality solution powered by nCode. Using this software allows you to: Save Time – By improving the efficiency of your address capture and management procedures and avoiding wasted effort dealing with the consequences of address errors. Save Money – By improving the efficiency and […]

How Often Are nCode Program Updates Made Available?

Nova Marketing Group understands that our customers must balance the desire for new features with the need for stability and reliability. Program updates for nCode are made when Canada Post mandates changes and when we build new functionality to meet our customers’ needs. We strive to maintain backward compatibility with older releases in order to avoid […]

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.