Blogs

15 APR

Debunking 13 anti-Eircode arguments

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Brian Lucey's latest blog post 13 things that are wrong with Eircode is a comprehensive re-publishing of anti-Eircode arguments.  What's wrong with the analysis?  Lots. 

1. Loc8 is Free, Eircode will cost up to 100 million

This is a classic case of comparing apples to oranges.  First let's look at the claim that Loc8 is free.  

14 APR

Eircode Implementation Workshop for the Public Sector

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Eircode

Meet the Experts Event

Autoaddress are hosting an exclusive event where you will meet the address experts behind Eircode, the new postcode system for Ireland, which will be introduced this summer. We will answer any questions you might have about best practice implementation of Eircode in your organisation's IT infrastructure, and also present our range of Eircode-enabled address solutions.

11 APR

Top 5 Eircode Design Challenges

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The opportunity to design a new postcode system for a country doesn't come along very often. Ireland is the last country in the OECD to introduce postcodes.   The challenges range from ensuring rapid adoption to minimising the effects of postcode discrimination.

Postcodes have tremendous utility for non-postal purposes.  It may surprise many that in all other countries the sole design criteria has been the needs of the postal service.  This is understandable when you consider they have all been designed by their respective National Postal Service.

13 AUG

Eircode, Eircoding, Eircoded?

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We waited years for postcodes to be introduced in Ireland, and then we get eircodes!

It took us a little while at Autoaddress to get our heads around calling them eircodes rather than postcodes, but now it all seems very natural.

The question now is how far to extend the vocabulary, inventing a whole new range of words or stick with existing generic terms?  The following are the list of new words we've been trying to get to grips with, together with generic options.  We've also run a highly scientific show of hands survey around the office to determine how likely we are to switch to the new terminology.

Eircoding

The process of appending an eircode to an address, usually in batch mode against an existing address database that doesn't have eircodes.

29 APR

Eircode is the name of Ireland's new national postcode system

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Ireland will have one of the best postcode systems in the world when it launches in Spring 2015, says Eircode, the new Irish company that will manage the groundbreaking coding system.  Eircode is also the name given to the unique location codes that will be allocated to every address in the country – 2.2m of them.   

26 JAN

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration

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The Autoaddress integration solution allows you to quickly and easily add address verification to your Microsoft Dynamics 2011 CRM.

Get Postcode Ready by implementing Autoaddress now within your CRM and we'll ensure a seamless transition on Postcode Launch Day

How does it work?

It is a three step process to integrate Autoadress into Dynamics

Step 1 - Import the Solution
Step 2 - Configure your Address Profile
Step 3 - Configure your CRM form

Click on the video below to see Autoaddress working inside Microsoft Dynamics 2011 CRM.

06 JAN

Irish Postcode Tender Win

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We're delighted to confirm that we are members of the winning Consortium to design, develop and rollout a unique postcode for every address in Ireland.  The Consortium comprises Capita Ireland, Autoaddress and BearingPoint.

Autoaddress are providing our specialist address intelligence expertise to the project, and are responsible for designing the postcode format (that's the easy bit!), building the address database, assigning the postcodes to every address, postcoding millions of public sector database addresses, etc.  In short, we're extremely busy! Our postcode team began work last November.

08 OCT

Autoaddress Batch Upgraded

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We're about to release our upgraded Autoaddress Batch address processing functionality.  You can upload a zip file containing a text file of your records and watch as they are matched to GeoDirectory.  We've totally re-written the underlying job processing functionality to take full advantage of Amazon's cloud scaling and workflow (SWF) capabilities.  Small files, up to 100,000, are processed in 20 minutes but the beauty of the cloud means that even if you upload a file of 20 million addresses they will be processed and the result available in less than an hour.   We're taking advantage of AWS Spot instances and launching dedicated resources for each job, so processing times are guaranteed.  For those interested in AWS architecture here is the set-up

18 JUL

Postcodes to be introduced in 18 months

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Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte briefed Cabinet on National Postcode Procurement on 3rd July.  

He informed the Cabinet that a competitive tendering process is now at its final stage and that, after consideration by his Department of tenders received, he hopes to make a definitive proposal to colleagues in September. “The final tender for a national postcode system has issued last week; the responses will be evaluated by the Department during August and I will bring a comprehensive proposal to Government for approval in September”, Minister Rabbitte said.

The long-awaited postcode system will asign a “unique identifier” for every dwelling and premises.  Under the plan, householders and business owners will know their unique code within 18 months.

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