Hosted nCode Features

Put powerful address quality features to work by integrating Hosted nCode into your distributed, service oriented architecture (SOA) and web-based applications and solve your address data quality challenges.

Hosted nCode is perfect for your address data capture applications, including call centre and point of sale systems. Hosted nCode will make your customer self-service websites more convenient, easier to use and much more reliable. Hosted nCode lets you leverage the power of our nCode address quality engine in a zero-footprint web service – there is absolutely no software for you to install, manage or operate.

You can buy Hosted nCode transactions using one of our convenient prepaid or post-paid pricing plans. No matter what your transaction volume, there's an economical plan to suit your needs and budget.

Address Validation & Correction

Use Hosted nCode to validate and automatically correct your Canadian postal addresses. nCode will recognize addresses in a wide variety of formats from well-parsed to fully free-form. Hosted nCode makes a wide range of address formats available, and custom formats can be defined for you.

nCode confirms if your address is right and automatically fixes it for you if it isn't. If you prefer, nCode will simply tell you what is wrong with an address. nCode provides detailed status information on every address element so you know exactly what is happening with each address component.

If nCode can't automatically correct your address with complete confidence, it gives you a list of the best potential matching valid addresses, based on your input data.

Standardization, Formatting & Transformation

nCode's versatile address validation and correction features can be configured to ensure that all of your addresses are formatted according to Canada Post's conventions, or according to your requirements. Many configuration presets for standardization are available others and can be custom-built for you.

nCode recognizes the acceptable and unacceptable alternative street and city names recognized by Canada Post as well as variations on address keywords and address syntax conventions. Regardless of your data format or how poorly standardized it is, nCode will standardize and format your addresses to your specifications.

You may have many different sources of address data or you may simply have many different users each with their own ideas about how to input an address. With nCode, you no longer have to worry about misaligned data fields, missing or incorrectly abbreviated address elements and other common address data quality problems. nCode removes the variability and helps you ensure that your address database is both accurate and consistent.

Address Searching

It's not hard to find a product that can find the address ranges that apply to a given postal code. Many can also find a postal code for an un-coded address. However, only nCode lets you find address information at many different levels using any partial input address information. nCode's powerful address searching features let you drill down to a complete and accurate address quickly and easily. Enter a complete valid mailing address with just a postal code and a street number – or even just a street number and street name!

Bilingual Address Support

nCode features full support for English and French addresses, including accents on street, municipality, and province names. For systems without accent support, you can set nCode to omit accents. nCode will also translate street types and other standard address elements.

Reliable Reference Data

Hosted nCode uses Canada Post's Postal Code Address Data (PCAD) in its address reference database. This is the most accurate, reliable and timely address reference data available for interactive address quality applications. This reference data is updated each month, so you can be sure that you're working with the timeliest data available.

Extreme Performance: Accurate, Secure, and Fast

Hosted nCode uses the nCode Programmers Toolkit as its address matching engine. nCode's extremely aggressive address matching algorithm correctly matches many more addresses than are required to pass Canada Post's SERP testing. Do you already have a SERP software solution? Do you think it's pretty good? Take the nCode Challenge and let us show your how much better your address data quality would be with nCode.

Also, Hosted nCode has an interface which is optimized for web-based and distributed system architectures. This minimizes the number of round trips across the Internet saving your users valuable time. Hosted nCode has sub-second response times and can process many transactions per second. Depending on the configuration settings you choose and the speed of your Internet connection, you can expect between 50 and 200 transactions per second from Hosted nCode.

Zero Footprint

Hosted nCode is deployed on our servers in Canada, so you have absolutely nothing to install, maintain or operate. Our servers are hosted at a leading hosting facility to ensure security and reliability.