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					        MTAC
 Workgroup 100
 Seamless Acceptance
for MLOCR Environment




          Co-chairs
    Industry – Jay Gillotte
     USPS – Pritha Mehra
              What is Seamless Acceptance?



 Seamless
Acceptance
     &
 Induction   Seamless Acceptance – Vision Statement
              Implementing value-added systems to streamline
              and automate the business processes of accepting,
              verifying, paying, and inducting business mailings
              into the USPS mail stream.




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                            MTAC Workgroup 100

                            Desired Results of Workgroup

 Seamless
Acceptance      Identify gaps in the PostalOne! system that inhibit transition from
     &           paper postage statements/documentation to electronic
 Induction
                Evaluate Web Services and Mail.dat to identify enhancements to
                 facilitate migration to electronic postage and documentation

                Define capabilities of seamless acceptance for both in-house
                 and third party MLOCR environments for First-Class Mail®
                Identify gaps in current acceptance and verification processes

                Identify key differences between in-house and third party providers
                 of MLOCR processing, and identify gaps in each environment

                Identify gaps in USPS communication systems that inhibit timely
                 feedback of verification or performance information to the mailer
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                         MTAC Workgroup 100

                                     Pilot Test Status

 Seamless
Acceptance    Two mailers, Prudential in Millville, NJ & PSI in Omaha, NE
     &         volunteered to participate in Pilot Test
 Induction


              They agreed to use Mail.dat platform to transmit electronic
               documentation and postage

              Several telecons held between USPS, Prudential, PSI,
               and Bell & Howell to develop the pilot test procedures

              Vendor, Bell & Howell, developed MLOCR First-Class Mail.dat
               upgrade



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                             MTAC Workgroup 100

                                   Prudential – Pilot Status
              USPS headquarters produced GAPS analysis for Prudential
 Seamless
Acceptance    Bell & Howell upgraded Prudential software to produce Mail.dat file
     &
              Prudential capable of producing Mail.dat files after MLOCR first pass
 Induction
              Prudential Mail.dat files to USPS for entry into Test

              USPS has provided Prudential with access      to PostalOne!
              Prudential identified computer for access   to PostalOne! during pilot
              USPS HQ has reviewed PostalOne! Dashboard with the local BMEU

              USPS HQ visited Prudential plant to assess    mail flow processes




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                            MTAC Workgroup 100

                                       PSI – Pilot Status
              Bell & Howell has upgraded PSI software to produce Mail.dat file
 Seamless
Acceptance
     &        PSI sent mailing information to Bell & Howell, who has
 Induction     converted it to a Mail.dat file & sent it to USPS for testing

              PSI has sent 5 Standard mailings and 5 FCM to USPS for CAT testing


              PSI has one ACE computer at their Omaha, NE facility and is preparing
               to bring this facility online for testing March 1 to transmit MLOCR
               Mail.dat file electronically to PostalOne!




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                            MTAC Workgroup 100

                                        Pilot Next Steps
              Evaluate Pilot Test and report at next MTAC meeting
 Seamless
Acceptance
     &        Evaluate capability to transmit Mail.dat file directly to PostalOne! from
 Induction
               MLOCR platform

              USPS to upgrade PostalOne! with newly submitted requirements to
               generate postage statements from MLOCR Mail.dat file, including
               postage due portion




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             PostalOne! Enhancements and Changes



              Dashboard will display consolidated reports
 Seamless     Improved Reports
Acceptance
     &        Improved postage statement processing.
 Induction
              Automated Value Added Refund process.




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             PostalOne Enhancements and Changes



              Improved Dashboard & Reports

 Seamless
Acceptance
     &
 Induction




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             Questions?



 Seamless
Acceptance
     &
 Induction




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