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					              MTAC Update

Dan Minnick                            Larry Goodman
Industry Co-Chair                          USPS Co-Chair

                    November 6, 2002
            Today’s Agenda
Dan Minnick
    • Purpose – Desired Outcome - Status
    • Obstacles - Timelines

Larry Goodman
    • PostalOne! Customer base - Activity
    • Working With MTAC - PostalOne! Future
                    PostalOne!
                    MTAC Update

  Purpose:
 PostalOne!, as a continually developing electronic
 window between the US Postal Service & the Industry,
 needs on-going communications exchange to:

 Allow industry to assist in guiding general direction
 Obtain industry input as to specific functionality &
 applications
 Give industry advance insight of upcoming activities
                    PostalOne!
                    MTAC Update
 Desired Outcomes:
Assist USPS in gaining 100% PostalOne! implementation
across industry:

 Incorporate existing 60+ Billion pieces already in
 Mail.dat format
 Add additional mail having Mail.dat potential
 Develop alternate tools for those for which Mail.dat is
 not appropriate
                   PostalOne!
                   MTAC Update
 Desired Outcomes:             Continued---

Assist USPS in comprehensively communicating
potential opportunities & specific techniques for
optimum use of PostalOne!

 Past activities have included user workgroups
 focusing upon mail owner opportunities and small
 volume mail service providers
                   PostalOne!
                    MTAC Update
 Current Status:
Current discussion activities include:


 Enhancing User’s Guide
 Develop Mailing Facilities User’s group
 Develop Software Providers User’s group
 Develop USPS Operations User’s group
                   PostalOne!
                    MTAC Update
 Obstacles:
Scale of Opportunity:


 Number of mailing facilities
 Number of Permits and varying site-specific payment
 techniques (Anticipated resolution to be greatly
 enhanced by Permit System re-design
                   PostalOne!
                    MTAC Update
 Obstacles:        Continued ---

Internal USPS’ less-than-full understanding of data
PostalOne! can provide:
 An education opportunity aimed at USPS
 management and team leaders
 In some USPS management cases, “less than 90% of
 all” has no value
                     PostalOne!
                     MTAC Update
  Timeline
 Ongoing – The benefits of the MTAC PostalOne!
 workgroup will be present until PostalOne! usage is
 common-place; that is,……

 The workgroup has great value until such time as
 there are no more general communications and
 technical challenges to 100% participation other that
 those specific to individual users.
                   PostalOne! Participants

                         WA
                                             MT          ND        MN
33 Participants (BCSS)
                                                                                                               VT
                                                        SD                    WI
109 PostalOne! Sites                                                                                                      ME
                         OR                                                              MI             NY
                                   ID                                                                                NH
                                              WY
50 Trans. Sites                                         NE          IA                                             MA
                                                                                                        PA        RI
                                                                                              OH                 CT
                                                                               IL   IN                        NJ
2500 Customers                NV        UT         CO
                                                                                                   WV         DE
                         CA                                   KS    MO                                       MD
                                                                                      KY                VA
                                                             OK                     TN                  NC
                                        AZ                               AR
                                                  NM
                                                                                                   SC
                                                                              MS AL
                                                             TX          LA                GA



                                                                                               FL



      Participant Location
                           PostalOne! Sites

                          WA
                                              MT          ND        MN
33 Participants
                                                                                                                 VT
                                                         SD                    WI
                                                                                                                            ME
109 PostalOne! Sites      OR
                                    ID
                                                                                           MI             NY
                                               WY                                                                      NH
50 Trans. Sites                                          NE          IA                                              MA
                                                                                                          PA        RI
                                                                                                OH
                                                                                IL    IN                        NJ CT
2500 Customers                 NV        UT         CO
                                                                                                 wVA            DE
                          CA                                   KS    MO                                        MD
                                                                                          KY              VA
                                                              OK                     TN                   NC
                                         AZ                               AR
                                                   NM
                                                                                                     SC
                                                                               MS AL
    Transportation Site                                       TX          LA                   GA


    PostalOne! Site
                                                                                                 FL




      Active PostalOne! and Transportation Management Sites
                  PostalOne! Customers

                       WA
                                           MT          ND        MN
33 Participants
                                                                                                              VT
                                                      SD                    WI
                                                                                                                         ME
109 PostalOne! Sites   OR
                                 ID
                                                                                        MI             NY
                                            WY                                                                      NH
50 Trans. Sites                                       NE          IA                                              MA
                                                                                                       PA        RI
                                                                                             OH
                                                                             IL    IN                        NJ CT
2500 Customers              NV        UT         CO
                                                                                                             DE
                                                                                              wVA
                       CA                                   KS    MO                                        MD
                                                                                       KY              VA
                                                           OK                     TN                   NC
                                      AZ                               AR
                                                NM
                                                                                                  SC
                                                                            MS AL
                                                           TX          LA                   GA



                                                                                              FL
               Current PostalOne! Activity

•   2,500 Mailing files transferred/week *
•   1,000 Postage Statements generated/week *
•   $83 Million Estimated Postage Statement revenue/week *
•   300 Million Pieces of mail/week *



    Business Customer                                                     BMEU
                             Mailing file                     Postage
                              Transfers                      Statements

•   *Average weekly numbers for the month of October 2002.
                Working with MTAC
• Started with a desire to partner with industry
  to improve overall process.
   – Develop Standards
   – Determine industry needs
   – Develop Vision

                                    Idea



                                                   MTAC
        Process Improvement                      USPS & Industry



                              Industry Needs
                              Solution Details
   Working with MTAC: Example
Idea
       Electronic Postage Payment



                  USPS         Industry




         - Adjusted file standards (eg update, etc.)
         - Developed solution details



                                      PostalOne! Supports
                                      Electronic Postage Statements
       Working with MTAC: Example
Idea
       Optimize Mail Induction



                       USPS         Industry



             - New file usage (transportation update)
             - Discussed timing and exception issues
             - Detailed data elements determined


                                               PostalOne! integrates with
                                               DSAS and adds additional
                                               functionality.
  Working with MTAC: Examples

• Additional examples:
  – Electronic Parcel verification

  – Drop Shipment verification (e-8125 and scan
    technology)

  – Mail Irregularity reporting

  – Electronic Postage payment receipt information

  – Mail.dat file validation and error messaging
  Working with MTAC: Examples
• Additional examples:

• Future Examples:
  – Supply Chain Integration

  – Business Mailer Portal Functionality

  – Account Management Functionality

  – Information Status Functionality

  – Post Mailing Analysis Requirements
         Working with MTAC

• Benefits of Workgroup:
  – Aids in automating key processes
  – Ensures adoption of industry standards
  – Increases value for all stakeholders
  – Ensures reduction of costs
             PostalOne! Future
• Re-Engineering Permit

• Customer Information & Account
  Management

• Process Improvements
  – (BME, Operations, etc.)

• Data Exchange
  – Measure
  – Monitor
  – Make Happen
Thank You !

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