When the name and address on a mailing list matches the name and “old” address on the NCOA (National Change of Address) database, the new address is used for any moves made within the past 18 months.
ANKLink™, Address Not Known, is an enhancement to the process, giving an additional 30 months of change-of-address information. The ANKLink™ data will not return the new address, but will flag every move that has occurred in months 19-48, along with the move effective date, return code, and match type.
The NCOALink™ and ANKLink™ data sits on SmartSoftDQ’s secure servers, so there are no monthly updates or separate datasets to install. The NCOALink solution can be integrated into existing address-dependent applications, or used as a standalone tool. It can be accessed through most development languages, or simply by running the packaged .exe’s directly. Languages supported include .NET, COM, and Straight C.