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CPC SYSTEM

Q. Exactly what is the CPC System?
A. The CPC System consists of data and software to provide Canadian postal codes with matching city names and other information. Software is provided so that CPC can be used interactively from the CPC menu or in a user-written application. The data contains the latest available information about Canadian postal codes.

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Q. How are Canadian postal codes different from US ZIP Codes?
A. Canadian postal codes consist of seven (six characters and the middle space) characters in the format A2B 3C4. Because this combination of characters and numbers allows far more combinations than the five digits used by the basic US ZIP Code, the Canadian system does not have any add-on characters like the ZIP+4 used by the US Postal System. There are nearly one-million Canadian postal codes compared to the 43,000+ ZIP Codes in the US.

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Q. Does CPC match Canadian addresses at the street address level?
A. Yes, we have added programs to match Canadian addresses to the street address database. We have callable programs to match single addresses and batch programs to code entire files.

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Q. How often is the CPC System updated?
A. WorksRight provides monthly updates to those who subscribe to the CPC System. Both data and software are updated.

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Q. When and how are updates shipped?
A. Updates are shipped monthly by First Class Mail to subscribers in the USA. Global priority mail is used to ship updates to subscribers in Canada.

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Q. How much does a CPC System subscription cost?
A. A one-year subscription costs $1,490 US dollars. This is the total cost and includes the monthly updates and unlimited support.

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Q. How many clients are using the CPC System?
A. As of January 2013,the CPC System is in use on over 138 systems nationwide.

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Q. When was the CPC System introduced to the iSeries (AS/400) market?
A. CPC was offered to beta users in August of 1999.

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Q. Why is the data in the CPC System encrypted?
A. Our license agreement with the firm providing the basic postal code data requires that we encrypt or otherwise prevent unauthorized use of the CPC data.

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Q. In what language is the CPC System written?
A. The entire system is written in RPG, DDS, and CL using common iSeries (AS/400) methods. Source code is not provided. We do provide sample source code showing how to call the programs users are likely to want to include in user-written applications.

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Q. What versions of OS/400 are supported?
A. We can supply CPC for any version of OS/400 from V3R7 forward.

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Q. Is the CPC System available for any platform other than the iSeries (AS/400)?
A. No, WorksRight Software provides support only to the iSeries (AS/400). All our software systems are designed to support, enhance, and preserve our customers' investment in iSeries (AS/400) systems.

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Q. Is the documentation available online?
A. Yes. Click here to view or print the documentation. CPC Documentation

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Q. Where can I get more information about Canadian addresses?
A. The Canadian Postal Service (Canada Post) has an addressing guide for Canadian addresses. Click here to get a PDF copy. Canadian addressing Guide

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