Worcester, UK - 07 July 2015 – PCA Predict is pleased to welcome the arrival of Ireland’s first public postal code system, known as Eircodes, into their award-winning address validation service, Capture+.
Unlike other countries, where postcodes define clusters or groups of addresses, an Eircode will identify an individual address – rural or urban – and help show exactly where it is located.
Currently, 35% of the addresses used by Ireland's 4.5 million inhabitants are not unique. Deliveries are therefore dependent on the local knowledge of postal workers. The introduction of Eircodes will not only will it make the delivery of services and goods to households easier, but in the case of an emergency, being able to accurately and quickly identify an address can save valuable minutes.
Guy Mucklow, CEO of PCA Predict, believes that the introduction of postcodes will bring significant benefits to the country’s economy.
“Having a complete address database is an essential part of managing an efficient economy. Besides the obvious improvements to delivery, addresses and particularly structured, postcoded addresses are the key to providing the information for the planning and delivery of health, social and education services by local and national government.
“We have many business customers who sell into the Irish market and have never had the data to provide them with the level of service that they require. I am delighted that this is now changing, however, unless the data is widely exposed through services such as Capture+, then it will remain of limited value as people will have little incentive to remember their complete address.”
Unlike traditional address capture solutions where the user searches for their address by typing in a postcode at the point of checkout, Capture+ allows users to type in the first line of their address and the software will provide addresses matching that first line to choose from. Similar to predictive typing in search engines, the application predicts what you are searching for and changes accordingly as you continue to type.
For more information on Eircodes and Capture+, or to find out more about PCA Predict’s other address validation services, the website has further details.