|Rocky Mountain Mail Services Improves Deliverability and Maximizes Postage Savings With New Mail Processing Solution|
|Monday, 14 December 2009 00:00|
Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, today announced that Rocky Mountain Mail Services (RMMS) has integrated Engineering Innovation's EZ Flats System with Parascript's AddressScript CM, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.
RMMS has used Parascript technology on their BOWE BELL + HOWELL's PTI High-Speed Multi Line Optical Character Reader for many years with excellent results. Recently when searching for a solution to presort and comingle flats, RMMS selected Engineering Innovation's EZ-Flats which incorporates Parascript AddressScript CM as a single OCR engine. EZ-Flats has become the ideal solution for obtaining greater postage discounts and efficiency in processing flat size mail at RMMS's Denver Colorado facility.
"The EZ-Flats system with Parascript's AddressScript CM OCR technology is absolutely the most efficient and cost-effective system for confirming deliverability and earning the maximum postage discounts on First-Class letters and flats as well as standard letters," said Erik Hansen, general manager for RMMS. "Current discounts on presorted First-Class Mail are quite substantial and we can significantly reduce our customer's postage costs while benefiting our bottom line at the same time. The EZ-Flats system also provides the postage imprint on the flat, saving our customers labor hours previously used for affixing postage to the mailpieces." RMMS is a privately owned company providing full service mail solutions, along with presorting and commingling of mail, offering improved deliverability and maximum postage discounts to business mail customers.
Since its installation, the EZ-Flats OCR Lite system has achieved address recognition and interpretation rates of approximately 95 percent of both printed and handwritten addresses. EZ-Flats also assigns each individual mail piece with its own unique ID number and delivery barcode allowing for tracking of mailpieces while sorting for the maximum discount level.
Before implementing EZ-Flats with Parascript's AddressScript CM, RMMS was manually processing this type of mail and not able to earn the maximum discounts. After purchasing the solution, RMMS was able to obtain postage discounts of at least $500, and up to $1,000 per week. RMMS also found EZ-Flats processing increased customer satisfaction all while maintaining a minimum amount of investment risk.
"We are proud to have yet another satisfied mail processor able to reap all the benefits of our EZ Flats system," said Ron Robbins, CEO of Engineering Innovation, Inc. a leader in providing solutions for handling outbound mail. "With Parascript's OCR technology, we can offer faster processing times with the highest read rates and accuracy achievable, greatly reducing the cost and labor associated with mail processing."
Both letter and flat-size mail processing rely on Parascript's AddressScript CM technology to read handwritten and printed addresses, and to confirm address deliverability and allow application of delivery point barcodes to mailpieces provided by RMMS's customers.
"Engineering Innovation is a great partner for Parascript's OCR technology," said Kaz Jaszczak, director of product planning and operations for Parascript. "Working with them allows us to continue offering best-of-breed solutions to mail processors of all sizes, including RMMS."