RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Melissa Data Corp, a developer of high performance data quality and address management solutions, today announced completion of CASS(i) Cycle N certification. Certification of their software comes a full six months ahead of the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) July 31, 2011 expiration of CASS Cycle M. In order to continue to qualify for postal automation discounts, CASS vendors must deliver CASS Cycle N to their customers beginning May 1, 2011. With CASS Cycle N, SuiteLink™ will be required for processing. SuiteLink is a USPS product that improves mail delivery by adding known secondary information (suite numbers) to business addresses.

Melissa Data's address verification software will also append known apartment numbers to residential addresses using a proprietary add-on called AddressPlus. AddressPlus is compiled from multiple business and residential sources and is a unique, complimentary add-on to Melissa Data's Address Object, WebSmart address verifier service and MAILERS+4 postal automation software. AddressPlus works concurrently with SuiteLink to significantly increase the number of mail pieces delivered, on time, to the intended recipient.

"We're pleased to report to Melissa Data customers, that our CASS certification is well ahead of schedule so they will be assured of benefiting from applicable postal discounts," explained Gary Van Roekel, chief operating officer for Melissa Data. "Customers can also take advantage of AddressPlus which means more addresses validated to the delivery point and less returned mail due to missing apartment numbers." 

For more information or free trials of Melissa Data's comprehensive selection of address verification and mail preparation solutions, visit http://www.melissadata.com or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

Celebrating its 26th anniversary, Melissa Data is a data quality and enrichment solutions provider. The company was named #1 in Customer Satisfaction for the past two years (2009/2010) in a data quality survey report conducted by the analyst house, The Information Difference. Melissa Data's multiplatform programming tools and Web services verify, correct, enrich, and update U.S., Canadian, and global contact data for improved communications and ROI. For more information or free product trials, visit www.MelissaData.com or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

(i) CASS processing improves the accuracy of carrier route, 5-digit ZIP, ZIP + 4®, and delivery point codes that appear on mail pieces; and is required for postal automation discounts.

The following trademarks are owned by the United States Postal Service®: CASS, United States Postal Service, USPS, and SuiteLink.

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