Get Ready for Eircode
The benefits and opportunities for your business or organisation are considerable and the amount of preparation to be done will vary depending on the size and type of your business and the complexity of your ICT systems. The main activities that your business should consider are;
Include your Eircode on your own address
Now that Eircode has launched, you can display your own organisation’s Eircode on your stationery, customer forms, websites and other places where your address is shown. Don’t forget to include your Eircode details in your next print run.
ICT and system changes
Make sure that your ICT systems can:
- Hold an Eircode against each address
- Accept and validate an Eircode
- Display an Eircode on screen and printed output
Data exchange files
If address data is exchanged with third parties, this may also need to be updated to include Eircode. You should check with the sending/receiving party to determine their plans for including Eircode. Perhaps you want to update your exchange files so that they can accommodate the other party being ready for Eircode.
If you use a software package in your business, you will need to check with its supplier as to their plans for when and how they intend to incorporate Eircode into their package.
Encode your database
Depending on your requirements, you may want to assign Eircodes to addresses in your databases now that they are available. For larger databases, services will be available from Eircode Providers to help automate much of this. Alternatively, you can also ask your customers, to give you their new Eircode– either the next time you contact them in person, through a mailshot, or via your website.
New services and opportunities
Examine the business opportunities and improvements that Eircode can offer to your business or organisation. If your business has the expertise to create your own in-house solution and you have the ability to capture your usage, you can purchase Eircode data products directly from Eircode as a Direct End User. Register your interest
to be contacted by a member of our Customer Account Management Team and we will send you out the Direct End User Application pack.
Please note: a Direct End User can only use the Eircode Data products for internal use, they cannot sell or share these products or services with other companies.
Alternatively, if you wish to invest in some new software and would prefer to purchase a solution that contains Eircode data, a directory of registered Eircode Providers is now available
. These specialist firms can help you with planning and implementing the required changes.
If your business has the expertise to create an Eircode solution for other organisations why not become an Eircode Provider
or find out more about our products and services
. Eircode Provider Application packs are now available by contacting our Customer Account Management Team.