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Implementing the Enterprise Intelligent Mail Barcode

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Will you be ready for the USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode in 2009? This presentation presents an architecture for implementing the IMB in four scalable steps and the benefits achieved at each step.

Will you be ready for the USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode in 2009? This presentation presents an architecture for implementing the IMB in four scalable steps and the benefits achieved at each step.

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  • 1. Will you be ready for the Intelligent Mail Barcode in 2009? Managing Mail Intelligently ™
  • 2. Will You Be Ready?
    • 94% of all companies surveyed were planning on implementing IMB
    • What do you need to consider?
      • An architecture for IMB implementation
    • 76% have not started implementing
  • 3. The Four Levels of IMB Implementation
  • 4. Level 1- IMB Basic
    • Get Basic IMBs on paper
      • Start with one or two applications to introduce your shop to the technology.
    • Document Re-Engineering post-composition
      • Gets IMB Basic on paper quickly
      • Application independent
  • 5. Enterprise IMB ™ Level 1 Enterprise IMB™ IMB Basic Document Re-Engr. Processes USPS Document Composition Processes Document Creation Processes
  • 6. Level 2 – IMB Full Unique
    • Add Unique IDs to your IMBs
      • Each mail piece uniquely identified
        • Within the USPS 45 day window
        • Or within a user-defined window
      • Enables the USPS full service options
      • Achieve maximum postal discount
  • 7. Unique Identifiers The 45 day challenge
    • IMB Unique Identifiers uniquely identify each mail piece
    • 6 or 9 digits depending on mailer size
    • Must be unique within a 45 day period for each mailer id
      • Then mail piece id can be recycled
    • How do you manage this across multiple clients/lines of business/applications?
    • How do you track their usage?
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  • 8. How do you Place IMBs?
    • Four process options to place IMBs on paper:
      • Document Composition
      • Document Re-Engineering post-composition
      • Electronic Commingling
      • External Sortation
  • 9. Enterprise IMB ™ Level 2 Enterprise IMB™ IMB Full With Unique IDs USPS Document Re-Engr. Processes Document Composition Processes Document Creation Processes
  • 10. Level 3 – IMB Full Tracking
    • Track your mail pieces through their entire life cycle
    • Track the mail pieces internally
      • ADF
      • Reprint processes
    • Track the mail pieces externally both outbound & inbound
      • Add in the USPS OneCode services:
        • Confirm®
        • ACS™
  • 11. Level 3 – IMB Full Tracking
    • Additional benefits
      • Mail Piece Reconciliation
        • Did every mail piece get to USPS?
        • Proof of delivery
      • Undeliverable mail
        • Capture returns electronically
      • Address Changes
        • Process address changes electronically
      • Know when documents get to their recipient
      • Track return documents
  • 12. Enterprise IMB ™ Level 3 Enterprise IMB™ IMB Full Tracking Document Creation Processes USPS
  • 13. Level 4 - Enterprise IMB ™
    • Data mine your mail tracking database
    • Use this info to add enterprise applications
    • to the system
      • Functions that can benefit from the mined data include:
        • Lock box staffing projections
        • Cash flow projections
        • Statement tracking
        • Delivery confirmation of bills and notices
        • Customer support staffing
        • Message tracking, both at the individual piece and at the aggregate levels
        • Document archive
  • 14. Enterprise IMB ™ Enterprise IMB™ Document Creation Processes USPS Marketing Operations
  • 15. Benefits of an Enterprise Intelligent Mail Barcode Solution
  • 16. Benefits of Enterprise IMB ™
    • Allows mailers to receive best postal rates
    • Supports many different levels of IMB usage so you can grow with it
      • Defined migration path as you grow
    • Save time, resources and dollars when you move from POSTNET to IMB
    • Maximize use of USPS tracking information within your organization
    • Handles all of your system platforms
      • APIs easily integrated into your existing environment
  • 17. Benefits of Enterprise IMB ™
    • Level 1 – EIMB Basic
      • Easy entry into introducing IMBs into your production environment
    • Level 2 – EIMB Full
      • Allows mailers to receive best postal rates
    • Level 3 – EIMB Tracker
      • Full tracking of all mail pieces, both internal and external, outbound and inbound
      • Maximize use of USPS tracking information within your organization
    • Level 4 – EIMB Enterprise
      • Data mine mail piece database
      • Apply to applications across the enterprise
  • 18. Will you be ready for IMB in 2009? Contact us for more details www.crawfordtech.com [email_address] 1-866-679-0864