StreetPerfect for Canadian Address Accuracy
was developed in 1992 by The Toronto Sun Publishing Corp. Today
we are part of Sun Media Corporation, a Quebecor company, Canada’s
second-largest newspaper publishing company with daily newspapers
in eight of the top ten markets in Canada. The Sun publishes 15
dailies and 175 community weeklies and specialty publications across
Canada and in Florida.
Using StreetPerfect to interactively validate
addresses and to batch validate/correct existing address records,
the Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary Sun newspapers have been
able to maintain address accuracy in excess of 97%.
Canada Post Corporation
(CPC) has implemented and manages a process called Software Evaluation
and Recognition Program (SERP). The SERP program was created to
evaluate address validation and correction software. Address validation
software must accurately categorize an address as "valid"
or "invalid". Address correction software must perform
accurate address correction of those addresses attempted and reject
non-correctable addresses without attempting correction.
Today, StreetPerfect Address Accuracy software is recognized
by Canada Post Corporation as meeting
its standards. It has been implemented by governments, retailers,
call centres, service providers, charities, data compilers and publishers
to increase productivity and data quality, provide superior customer
service and reduced costs.
StreetPerfect was developed
as a software toolkit, with an Application Programming Interface (API)
providing address management services for internal software applications.
The API was developed to implement frequently required address functions.
This approach allows modular access to all address functionality by
adhering to a standard interface, passing in address components and
receiving in return the required information from the API routines.
This approach allows all address management to be localized in one
place as well as allowing the same code to be used across all applications.
StreetPerfect can be easily and quickly incorporated into existing
applications including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human
Resources (HR) and Order Entry (OE) to provide online real-time address