PostalOne!® Release 40 Deployment
PostalOne! Release 22.214.171.124 successfully deployed on January 25, 2015. This release included new business functionality, updates to existing functionality, and database maintenance activities. There is a mandatory Mail.dat® client download required for mailers. Click Here for PostalOne! Release 40 Known Issues and Release Notes.
Guide to Seamless Acceptance
The Seamless Acceptance program promotes an automated process for entry and verification of mail leveraging electronic documentation, Intelligent Mail barcodes, samples collected from handheld devices, and mail processing equipment scan intelligence. The latest version of the Guide to Seamless Acceptance is available for download on the RIBBS Guides and Specs page or directly by clicking here.
Known Issues - Mailer Scorecard Reports
The Postal Service has been working with the mailing industry to validate the accuracy of the Mailer Scorecard Reports (Full-Service Electronic Verification, eInduction, Seamless Acceptance) to help identify system issues when they occur and to validate when those issues are corrected. We are continuing to work aggressively to address issues with the reports that are impacting a small percentage of mailings and specific mailing scenarios. The mailing industry is encouraged to start using the reports again beginning November 16, 2014.
The Mailer Scorecard External Issues List 3/25/2015 contains a listing of specific
issues impacting the Mailer Scorecard reports for Full-Service, eInduction, and Seamless Acceptance, the scenarios in which they occur and the scheduled dates they will be fixed. A Read Me tab describing each column of the report is included in the first tab.
PostalOne! Contingency Plan
To help you through the changes in the January 2014 release, several Fact Sheets have been developed.
The new PostalOne! Contingency Plans for external and internal customers are available. Key changes include the process for mailers submitting electronic mailing information, a process for delayed file transmissions and inclusion of the process for Electronic Verification System (eVS) mailers. Click here for the external plan.
TEM Process for Mailers
The Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) has been simplified for mailers to submit Full-Service test mailings using presort software that has already been validated by the Postal Service. A list of software vendors who have successfully validated their products is in this summary list of authorized vendors.