Mainframe

USPS® CASS™ and Presort software for z/OS Mainframes

Anchor Software offers USPS Certified Products that operate on IBM Mainframe computers. Previously, there was a single provider of Postal Processing and Address Standardization for Mainframe Users.  Anchor's successful Mainframe products include USPS CASS Certified Batch and CICS capabilities and PAVE™ Gold certified presort capabilities. MaxCASS OS and MaxPresort (for Mainframe) are used by Fortune 1,000 companies.

Organization wide initiatives to consistently improve service, consolidate vendors, and lower operating costs, were the driving forces behind Anchor Software’s reason for developing its IBM Mainframe solutions, which includes support for CICS.

Anchor Software first certified MaxCASS OS for use on IBM Mainframes in 2006, and, since that time, it has continued to deliver new and more powerful IBM Mainframe solutions for address correction, standardization and change-of-address processing. Those capabilities provide for dramatic increases in overall production speed and the flexibility to seamlessly expand production capacity. Technical information about this software can be found in our MaxCASS OS for Mainframe technical information sheet.

For many years there were no alternatives to Pitney Bowes’ Code-1 Plus and Finalist address standardization software on IBM MVS, z/VSE and os/390 systems. The increasing demand for a choice by members of the Mainframe community helped to shape the current suite of Mainframe offerings by Anchor Software. Organization wide initiatives to consistently improve service, consolidate vendors, and lower operating costs, were the driving forces behind Anchor Software’s reason for developing its IBM Mainframe solutions.

Coupled with Anchor Software’s unparalleled technical support, these new products are in the forefront of applications for the future. Numerous organizations have evaluated Anchor Software’s Mainframe products by performing benchmarks and the resulting conclusions are that there is no loss in functionality and all results are consistent with the existing systems. 

MaxCASS OS Lookup Tool for CICS 

The MaxCASS OS Lookup tool for CICS provides real-time address matching and database inquiry functionality in an interactive environment. The address matching function allows users to match an input address against the postal data files.  

Return codes can be analyzed to determine the actions taken to make a match, or determine the reason for an unsuccessful match attempt, helping users better understand why an address is incorrect.

CICS Lookup Capabilities

  • Cities in a state or ZIP Code™
  • ZIP Codes in a city
  • Streets in a ZIP Code or city
  • Address ranges for a specified street in a ZIP Code or city
  • Firms in a ZIP Code or city

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