Allies has been an authorised licensor of Royal Mail data since the early 1990s when the postal operator first began to licence their Postcode Address File (PAF) database for commercial use.Our Royal Mail Solutions
Ordnance Survey (OS) is a geographic data powerhouse that has mapped the location of every fixed physical object in Great Britain, from the ground upwards, to within one metre accuracy.
Allies became a partner and licensor of Ordnance Survey in 2014 and has developed strong expertise on the data licencing of the national mapping agency’s flagship database, OS AddressBase Premium.Our Ordnance Survey Solutions
Eircode is Ireland's first National Postcode System. Capita Business Support Services Ireland, trading as Eircode, was awarded a 10 year contract in 2013 to deliver and promote the system.Our Eircode Solutions
HERE started in 1985 by digitizing maps and pioneering in-car navigation systems. Today, they create living three-dimensional maps with multiple layers of information and insights.
Allies partnered with worldwide mapping provider HERE in 2016 and now uses their location data within the PostCoder platform. Allies selected HERE on the basis of their global coverage and data quality but also their combined focus on innovation and employee happiness.
PAF Advisory Board
Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF®) is the most complete address database in the UK. The PAF Advisory Board was created in 2007, and regularly meets with Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit and gives independent advice on behalf of users of PAF.
Allies CEO Dan Cooper joined the PAF advisory board in 2014. Dan represents the interests of Allies and other PAF solution providers in the industry, providing guidance to Royal Mail on decisions regarding PAF.
Office for National Statistics
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics. As well as collecting and publishing statistics, ONS is a comprehensive data source for UK businesses. ONS maintain Government Statistical Service (GSS) geocodes which represent different geographical areas in the UK such as administrative counties, local authority districts and civil parishes. ONS provide the co-ordinate data for UK postcodes that Allies use in their geocoding service.
United States Postal Service
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the US federal government providing postal services throughout the US. USPS maintain a database of US addresses, and have a standardised format for US addresses. Allies use USPS data for their US address lookup and delivery point validation services.