BBC Children in Need to Boost Donations with Postcode Anywhere

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2010 - Worcester, UK - BBC Children in Need will give their website a boost this week thanks to rapid address look-up software from Postcode Anywhere.

    The software, which is to be supplied free of charge, speeds up the time taken to process donations by allowing donors to auto-complete an entire postal address from just the postcode. This cuts data entry time by at least 50% and should allow the charity to take a considerably higher volume of transactions on the night.

    Beth Courtier, Community Investment Programme Manager for BT, working on behalf of BBC Children in Need, said: "This application will make a significant difference to the number of transactions we can process - we think it could save half the transaction time. And as we know from all our years working on these appeals, what is critical is getting donations processed. Ultimately, every transaction means more money for the charity."

    Postcode Anywhere's managing director Guy Mucklow said: "Anything which saves money, makes processes more efficient and helps organisations get more for less is going to be very valuable for any organisation.

    "Rapid addressing tools which meet this need have been around for a long time, but Postcode Anywhere was the first to use internet technologies to lower the cost of the underlying data, whether the software is used in a desktop application, call centre, or on a website.

    "It's perhaps because of this that Postcode Anywhere has always enjoyed a close relationship with charities, where you simply don't have the luxury of inefficiencies - and every pound counts.

    "In today's economy, where every budget is stretched, efficiency is even more critical for the third sector. We're delighted to be working with BBC Children in Need to help them achieve this goal, which should help them collect a considerably higher volume of donations.

    "We are also able to offer the service entirely free of charge, which should be an even greater boost for this fantastic cause."

    For more information about any of Postcode Anywhere's address auto-fill software for charities and call centres, please visit the website at

    You can make a donation to BBC Children in Need by calling 0345 7 33 22 33, or visiting

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    About Postcode Anywhere

    Postcode Anywhere has been providing desktop and website address auto-fill and validation services for ten years, and is now the market-leading reseller of Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF®) for ecommerce. A multi-award-winning organisation, it has also appeared in successive Deloitte fast-growth European technology company lists. Postcode Anywhere supplies software and services which improve the day-to-day operations of over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Best known as a provider of address software, the company offers a range of data-driven services, including route planning and customer profiling. For more information about Postcode Anywhere, please visit

    Recent Awards and Recognition for Postcode Anywhere

    • Red Herring Top 100 Europe - 2010
    • Best Small IT Supplier of the Year - UK IT Industry Awards (finalist) - 2009
    • One of Europe's fastest-growing IT firms - Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008/9 & 2009/10
    • Dell Small Business Excellence Award (UK finalist) - 2009
    • Small-Medium Sized Business of the Year (regional finalist) - National Business Awards 2009
    • Orange Best Use of Technology (Midlands) - 2008 National Business Awards
    • Growth Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
    • Small Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
    • Customer Service Team of the Year (finalist) - National Customer Services Awards 2008

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