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COMING SOON – BIG IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPORT FUNCTIONALITY!

Import has always been one of the most important functions in BCC Mail Manager™. The import tool helps you clean up data as it’s being brought into your environment. This helps you ensure that customer data is actionable and mailable before you find a problem and have to re-work a whole job. What if Import… Read More

How to Use New EDDM® List Creation Tool

In July, BCC Software announced the release of a new EDDM® list creation tool in BCC Mail Manager™. This month we wanted to further spotlight this and discuss how to utilize it. This tool allows users to painlessly and quickly create and prepare an EDDM list based on a user selected list of ZIP Codes™ and Carrier Routes. Previously, users had to manually create or import a list prepared for EDDM.… Read More

BCC Post-Presort MAILdb™ Helping Scorecard Errors

Two of the most common issues we see with scorecard errors are By/For errors and Barcode errors – duplicate barcodes, or undocumented pieces.  By/For errors are typically caused when the owner and preparer are not properly identified in the Mail.dat™ file.    The Mail.dat file holds the owner information in two places – the MPA (Mailer Postage Account)… Read More

Important Industry Updates – UPU Decision and New USPS® Board of Governors

Last week, the USPS® announced their decision regarding their involvement with the Universal Postal Union (UPU). In her official statement, Postmaster General Brennan shared that an agreement has been made “that accommodates the concerns of the United States and other countries” regarding the current payment system and therefore the United States will not withdraw its… Read More

Episode 30 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: An update from the Postal Regulatory Commission, a recent decision from the D.C. District Court regarding the $.05 price increase earlier this year, an alert from the Postal Service regarding the Informed Delivery Promotion

BlueCrest

BlueCrest is an industry-leading global technology and services provider for a comprehensive line of enterprise software, printers, inserters, sorters, and parcel solutions.

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. offers customers the latest technology to help grow their businesses.

New USPS® Board of Governors holds first meeting Oct 2-3

Per an Industry Alert issued by the USPS® on September 16, 2019: Now that the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors has enough members to constitute a quorum, the Temporary Emergency Committee (TEC) has been dissolved and the new board will meet on October 2nd and 3rd in closed meetings. Although an agenda is not… Read More

CORRECTION – INDUSTRY ALERT Informed Delivery Promotion Discount

Per an Industry Alert issued by the Postal Service on Friday September 13, 2019 Please take note of this important Industry Alert issued by the Postal Service on Friday September 13th, regarding the Informed Delivery Promotion. If mailers submitted ID campaigns during the period of September 1st through the 5th, they may not have been… Read More

Episode 29 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: MTAC Part 2 - An update to seamless acceptance, more USPS organizational changes, concerns regarding the United States withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union

New: MAILdb Quick Edit (QE)

In keeping with our promise to bring you expanded technology and personal support, we have improved BCC Post-Presort MAILdb® to give you an enhanced Post-Presort solution. BCC Post-Presort MAILdb is a power user’s playground for editing and manipulating data contained in a Mail.dat™ file. However, sometimes other users need to make small edits but it’s not… Read More

Changes to Truck Direct Mail (TDM) Functionality / Introducing TDM 2.0

Truck Direct Mail has upgraded their service to version 2.0 on September 1, 2019. Along with this change at Truck Direct Mail (TDM), there are some changes to the functionality you know today with your installation of BCC Software. What’s changing now: “Show Summary” report will continue to work as it does today. Refinements have… Read More

BlueCrest Partners with BCC Software to Provide Technologically Advanced Software Solutions, Postal Optimization, and Mail Tracking for Clients.

BCC Software, a leader in postal and presort software solutions in North America for over 40 years, has signed a partnership agreement with BlueCrest, an industry-leading global technology provider and supplier of a comprehensive line of enterprise software, printers, inserters, sorters, and parcel solutions, to offer best-in-class postal optimization and mail tracking capabilities for their… Read More

USPS Officer Announcements

Per an Industry Alert issued by the USPS®  August 23, 2019 Postmaster General Megan Brennan has announced the following new officer roles, effective immediately: Joshua D. Colin has been detailed to the position of Vice President, Processing and Maintenance, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Responsibilities of this position cover… Read More

Plus One

Earlier this month the Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to conduct a Market Test of a new product called “Plus One.” According to the USPS® filing, Plus One is “an addressed advertising card that may be mailed as an add-on piece with the USPS Marketing Mail Letters ‘marriage mail’… Read More

Episode 27 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: Ep027 - Recap of 2019 Information Exchange User Conference, an update on the Board of Governors and Postal Regulatory Commission confirmations, highlights from Board of Governors meeting as well as 2019 Household Diary Study highlights

Developments of Information Management

Developments of Information Management This is a guest article from Racami , a valued BCC Software partner. The problem with technology… Information technology (IT) began about five decades ago, however, the number of IT products have expanded more rapidly in the past 10 years than the 30 years prior thanks to consumer devices. By the… Read More

Communicate the Right Way or Fail!

Communicate the Right Way or Fail! Did you miss the session Steve Luke presented at Gartner Tech Growth and Innovation Conference in early June? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered and we’re here to spread the word.   One recent study by research firm InfoTrends found that transactional documents are opened and read by 90%… Read More

Episode 26 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: Highlights from the July 16th Senate confirmation hearings, Changes in USPS senior leadership, and upcoming industry events including a Board of Governor meeting on August 8th, 2019

Postal Service Leadership Changes

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, Megan J. Brennan, has announced the following leadership changes:   Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Johnson has been named Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, effective July 20.  He has been acting in this role since January 19, 2019. Jeff has successfully championed our Informed Mobility initiative and is continuing to lead efforts… Read More

Episode 25 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: Further info about 2020 pricing, legislative update on the Board of Governors and the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Postal Service's 10-year plan and labor negotiations, and comments about mail.dat and the Idealliance Association

Creating Your Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®) Lists Just Got Easier

In keeping with our promise to bring you expanded technology and personal support, we have improved the Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) functionality in BCC Mail Manager™. The EDDM functionality that was popular in other products has been further enhanced and added to both BCC Mail Manager and BCC Mail Manager Full Service™. It is… Read More

Episode 23 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: We discuss the June MTAC meeting, including comments from the PMG, some concerns about Informed Delivery, and a greater focus on address quality address change service

Episode 22 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: We discuss the 2020 price update from Steve Phelps at a recent meeting, an update on Seamless Acceptance and enterprise payment systems, legislative update, and concerns around Informed Delivery.

A Flurry of Postal Bills Introduced in the House

Considering there is so much dysfunction in Washington these days, it is a bit surprising that Postal matters are on anyone’s mind. A House committee hearing held on April 30th was, many opined, a precursor to introduction of draft legislation similar to H.R. 756 that was introduced in the 115th Congress. During the hearing, many… Read More

USPS Reports FY 2019 Q2 Financial Results

Per an Industry Alert issued by the USPS® on May 10, 2019: On Friday May 10th, the U.S. Postal Service reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2019. USPS posted a $1.1 billion net loss for the quarter, compared with a $1.2 billion loss during the same period last year (SPLY). Year-to-date, the… Read More

Sub-Zero

In order to maintain close brand relations, luxury kitchen appliance maker Sub-Zero needs to know — exactly — where customers are.

Episode 21 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: A recap of the National Postal Forum, Review the House hearing that took place on April 30th, and discuss a flurry of postal legislation currently being proposed

Bringing Mail In-House

If you outsource your mailings to a third party, it might be time to bring them back in-house. BCC Software's new eBook discusses some of the things you'll need to consider.

Episode 20 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: The annual compliance determination, USPS final decision on marketing mail content, and a recent OIG white paper on mail mix and recipient reactions

Episode 19 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: We talk about the recent USPS initiatives including Seamless Acceptance, EPS, and Informed Delivery as well as talk about the 2019 trade show season

Episode 18 – Industry Corner Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE: We talk about the recent activities with the Board of Governors and recap the Senate hearing on the President's Task Force released in December 2018

Industry Alert: EPS Migration Material Update

Per an Industry Alert issued on March 22: Did You Know ….. Beginning Monday, March 25, you no longer need to request an invitation code to access the Enterprise Payment System (EPS)? Key Information: Customers who have already been issued invitation codes will still be able to use their code to access EPS. Customers who… Read More

Industry Alert: USPS Retiring Legacy Container, Tray and Start-the-Clock Visibility in PostalOne!

Per an Industry Alert issued on March 26, the USPS® will retire legacy container, tray and Start-the-Clock visibility through the PostalOne! Data Distribution Dashboard effective April 30, 2019. On April 30, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will retire legacy container, tray and Start-the-Clock visibility through the PostalOne! Data Distribution Dashboard. Mailers who currently receive… Read More

Diagnosing Access Violations in Mail Manager

One of the more common – and difficult to diagnose – issues we encounter in Customer Support are Access Violations or file access issues. These issues can appear in a multitude of forms, but almost always boil down to a problem with locating or accessing a specific file. Sometimes this can be a user file… Read More

BCC Ignite

BCC Ignite helps Service Providers revolutionize their businesses by taking advantage of efficiency gains that improve how their customer data is processed.