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Industry Update: Letter from Steve Monteith

On August 18th, 2020 Steve Monteith, USPS® Chief Customer & Marketing Officer and Executive V.P., published a letter on the subject of Election Mail and COVID-19. The main focus of the letter was to lay out recommendations for Mail Service Providers and printers to facilitate the timely delivery of Election Mail. The central concern is… Read More

Preparing Election Season Mailings with BCC Software

As discussed in the June 2020 PostCom bulletin, election mail is expected to see a real increase in the coming months. In fact, according to Daniel Bentley, USPS® Election Mail Program Manager, “absentee balloting will easily double in 2020 [as] many states are scrambling to prepare for the new realities of the COVID-19 crisis in… Read More

Postal Industry Updates: July 2020

Congressional Letter to Former Postmaster General On June 8, several members of Congress sent a letter to Megan Brennan, the former Postmaster General. The intent of the letter is to request a revisal by the USPS® of its projections for the direct impact of COVID-19. Back in April 2020, when Brennan was still serving in… Read More

Postal Service Updates Mobile Delivery Devices

The USPS® has recently updated their Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs) by selecting Zebra Technologies as their next-generation MDD provider. Introduced a few years ago, an MDD is a device similar to a smartphone that postal carriers use along their routes. They allow carriers to track package delivery in real-time, and they enable the Postal Service… Read More

Understanding the US Postal Service’s Annual Fiscal Report

In December 2019, the USPS® submitted their annual compliance report to Congress, summarizing the 2019 fiscal year. Upon first glance, the decline in mail volume raises some concerns. The two most notable mail volume declines are the 3% decline for First-Class Mail®, about 1.8 billion pieces, and the 2.1% decline for Marketing Mail from 2018-2019.… Read More

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan Agrees to Delay Retirement

As many of our readers know, in October 2019 Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the USPS®, announced her retirement. The original date for her retirement to take effect was January 31st, 2020 – just over 4 weeks into the new year. However, on January 6th the USPS Board of Governors… Read More

Transition to Track N Trace® (TNT®)

BCC Software is dedicated to bringing our customers expanded technology and personal support to make sure they have the right tools to succeed in this ever-evolving industry. In keeping with this promise, we are pleased to announce EasyTrack® Complete users will be transitioning to Track N Trace® (TNT®) for their mail tracking reporting and data… Read More

2020 Postal Rate Changes – What to Expect

In October, the USPS® announced their proposed changes to postal rates for 2020 which would raise Mailing Service product prices by approximately 1.9 percent. However, on November 13th the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC) remanded the price changes to First-Class Mail® due to the USPS incorrectly calculating the “percentage change in rates for First-Class Mail.” In… Read More

Informed Delivery® – Its Current State and What to Expect in the Future

Exciting statistics around the growth and success of Informed Delivery® were announced by the USPS® at the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Fall 2019 meeting. According to the USPS®, as of late October 2019 Informed Delivery now has 20.8 million registered users, approximately 75% of which receive the daily email. They also shared that Informed… Read More

Changes in Postal Leadership

As many readers already know, this October Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer for the USPS®, announced her retirement effective January 31st, 2020. In the official statement released by the USPS, Brennan stated, “When I was appointed Postmaster General, I made a commitment to the Board of Governors that I would serve… Read More

BCC Software™ Delivers on Promise of Expanded Technology with Changes to Pricing and Packaging

Subscription Pricing, Product Enhancements, and new Bulk Mailer® SMB Package Highlight List of Improvements ROCHESTER, NY – November 14th, 2019: Today BCC Software, the leader in postal preparation and address quality solutions, is announcing several improvements to their line of desktop software solutions. BCC Software has introduced a new Bulk Mailer SMB package, offered at subscription… Read More

BCC Software™ Announces New Vice President of Sales

Experienced Sales Executive to Lead Sales Team for Rapidly Growing Company ROCHESTER, NY – November 6, 2019: Today, BCC Software, the leader in postal preparation and address quality solutions, announced the addition of Marcus Banks as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Marcus will leverage his proven background as a Senior Sales Executive to… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

BCC Software Announces Completion of SOC 2 Type 2 Examination

Independent Review Confirms Customer Data is Handled in a Safe and Secure Environment BCC Software LLC, a premium provider of address quality, postal software, and data-based solutions, is pleased to announce that the company has successfully completed a SOC 2® Type 2 examination. The SOC 2 examination is a designated and accepted method for users… Read More

BCC Software Has Acquired Satori Software® from Quadient®

All former Satori Software Products, including Bulk Mailer® and Architect, are now owned by BCC Software Rochester, NY. January 28, 2019 – BCC Software is excited to announce that it has acquired Satori Software® from Quadient®, a division of Neopost. This includes all former Satori Software products, such as Bulk Mailer®, Architect, Ignite, and Monticello.… Read More

BCC Software Announces Launch of Exclusive New Data Quality Product

Compliance+ is an Innovative Data Quality Solutins Bundle for Mailers BCC Software LLC, a premium provider of address quality, postal software, and data-based solutions, is excited to announce the release of an innovative data quality product called Compliance+™. Compliance+ maximizes the potential of every contact list by combining the power of USPS® data with selected… Read More

BCC Software Gearing Up for 3rd Annual User Conference

Information Exchange is an Exclusive Event Designed with BCC Software Customers in Mind BCC Software will be hosting its third annual User Conference, Information Exchange, August 6th through 9th of this year. The conference allows customers exclusive insight into the state of the industry and offers enhanced software training, all while providing unparalleled networking opportunities.… Read More

BCC Software Announces New Partnership with Transformations

Integrated Offering Provides Mutual Customers Significant Efficiencies, New Capabilities Rochester, NY — May 7, 2018: BCC Software LLC, a premium provider of address quality, postal software, and data based solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Transformations, a technology company dedicated to streamlining and innovating the mailing process for its customers through its… Read More

Strategic Sales Leader Michael Machonkin Joins BCC Software

New Vice President of Sales Expands Continued Focus, Future Growth BCC Software LLC, the leading provider of address quality, postal software, and data-based solutions, is pleased to announce that Michael Machonkin has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. “We are excited to have Mike join the executive leadership team here at BCC Software,”… Read More

BCC Software Announces Completion of SOC 2 Type 1 Examination

Independent Review Confirms Customer Data is Handled in Safe, Secure Environment Rochester, NY, February 13, 2018 – BCC Software LLC, a premium provider of address quality, postal software, and data-based solutions, is pleased to announce that the company has successfully completed a SOC 2® Type 1 examination. The SOC 2 examination is a designated and… Read More

Anita Pursley Joins BCC Software as Senior Manager of Industry Affairs

Addition of Highly Respected Industry Veteran Underscores Commitment to Customers Rochester, NY — January 16, 2018: BCC Software LLC, a premium provider of address quality, postal software, and data based solutions, is pleased to announce that Anita Pursley has joined the company as Senior Manager of Industry Affairs. Pursley joins BCC Software with decades of… Read More

BCC Software, LLC Acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners

Investment by Private Equity Firm Ensures Continued Focus, Enables Future Growth  ROCHESTER, NY – October 12, 2017: BCC Software, LLC (“the company”) a premium provider of address quality, postal software, and data based solutions, is pleased to announce that Thompson Street Capital Partners (“TSCP”) has acquired the company from affiliates of Versa Capital Management, LLC… Read More

Stephen Asks Mailers to “Lien In” and Learn about Innovations in Mail

Vicki Stephen, Director, Mailing Services, New Products and Innovation for the U.S. Postal Service, joins BCC Software’s monthly webcast June 28. This month BCC Software is pleased to announce the June installment of the “Lien In” webcast series will feature Innovations in Mail, presented in part by Vicki Stephen, Director, Mailing Services, New Products and… Read More

Get a Glimpse of National Postal Forum as “Lien In” Goes Live

BCC Software’s monthly webcast will go live on Tuesday, May 23 with panel of industry leaders Rochester, N.Y. – May 4, 2017: BCC Software will host a live broadcast of its popular “Lien In” webcast series from the exhibit hall floor of the National Postal Forum on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 11:15 a.m. ET.… Read More

Dearing, Lien Join Efforts to Educate Industry on Informed Visibility

USPS Director to lend first-hand knowledge of innovative program to webcast attendees ROCHESTER, N.Y. – March 20, 2017: BCC Software is pleased to announce a special edition of its monthly webcast, Lien In, on April 4, 2017, focused on the Informed Visibility® initiative featuring Stephen Dearing, Director of Corporate Reporting, for the United States Postal… Read More

BCC Software’s Integratec API Platform Adds Address Standardization

Second release of award-winning API platform includes CASS Certified™ technology Rochester, NY – November 29, 2016: Today BCC Software™, a leader in postal preparation and address quality solutions, announced it is releasing the second module for the Integratec™ API Platform, the Address Standardization Toolkit. With this toolkit, users will be able to standardize and correct… Read More

Eclipse Corporation and BCC Software Announce Partnership

Both software providers emphasize the value of a streamlined workflow ROCHESTER, NY – November 15, 2016: Today, Eclipse Corporation and BCC Software announce a business partnership, providing additional value to customers of both products. Eclipse Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise document design, presentation, generation, automation and customer communication management software. When integrated together,… Read More

BCC Software Offers One-Of-a-Kind Savings to Idealliance Members

Invest in BCC Software, and they will invest in continued education, covering the cost of an Idealliance certification for new licensees Rochester, N.Y. – November 10, 2016: Today BCC Software is pleased to announce an exclusive offer for Idealliance members. For the first time, Idealliance members can take advantage of a 10 percent discount on… Read More

BCC Software Congratulates Full-Service Certified Mail Service Providers

Half of all nationally recognized Full-Service Certified Mail Service Providers Use BCC Mail Manager Rochester, N.Y. – November 6, 2016: Today BCC Software proudly congratulates the 62 Full-Service Certified Mail Service Providers (MSP), viewable at the United States Postal Service Customer Support Center website under Intelligent Mail® Services. Thirty one of the 62 mailers recognized… Read More

BCC Software Shines Light on Big Opportunities with Mailer Scorecard Changes

New eBook helps mailing service providers stay compliant and excel amid changes to the Mailer Scorecard Rochester, NY – October 25, 2016: Today BCC Software is pleased to announce the release of a brand new eBook, “Big Changes, Big Opportunities: How to Make the Most of the Upcoming USPS® Mailer Scorecard Regulatory Changes.” This free… Read More

2017 Postage Rates Released

2017 USPS Price Changes What you need to know: Prices increasing across most classes of mail Approval still required from PRC Anticipated effective date in January 2017 BCC Software customers will receive software updates well in advance As anticipated, the USPS filed their proposed 2017 price changes late afternoon on October 12, 2016. Fortunately for… Read More

BCC Software Hosts Educational Mailer Scorecard Webinar

Led by company president Chris Lien, BCC Software aims to help direct mailers navigate through the upcoming USPS regulatory changes. Rochester, N.Y. – September 1, 2016: In an effort to help direct mailers understand and prepare for the USPS regulatory changes coming next month, BCC Software is proud to announce an educational webinar titled, “Learn… Read More

BCC Software Support Team Continues Adding Industry Certifications

Continued education helps staff give best possible level of support to BCC Software’s customers. Rochester, N.Y. – August 23, 2016: Today BCC Software is pleased to announce that two members of its support team extended their postal industry expertise, earning the new Mail Professional Advanced Certification from Idealliance. Each member of the BCC Software support… Read More

BCC Software Selected by TEC Mailing Solutions to Power Hosted Postal Presort Option

BCC Software’s flexibility and top-of-line capabilities made it TEC’s first choice when looking to add to its cloud-based full service mailing services offerings. Rochester, N.Y. – August 16, 2016: Today BCC Software and TEC Mailing Solutions announced a partnership enabling BCC Software’s technology to power TEC’s IMSort™ ( cloud-hosted postal presort preparation option. A valuable… Read More

Canon Solutions America and BCC Software Announce New Alliance

Strategic Relationship Opens New Efficiencies for Mailers MELVILLE, NY & ROCHESTER, NY – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced a strategic alliance with BCC Software, a leading provider of mailing software solutions designed to optimize postage costs and improve data processing workflow efficiency. Canon Solutions America’s alliance with… Read More