Important Updates for U.S. Address Directories and CASS O Cycle
I like to inform you about the important updates with United States Address Directories.
This article is relevant if you are using:
SAP Data Services or SAP Data Quality Management SDK
- USA Regulatory Address Cleanse transform
- Global Address Cleanse transform
SAP HANA 2 smart data quality (on premise)
- Cleanse transform
- Match transform
The software is updated to require the new USPS CASS O compliant address directories. The older software versions will not function properly using the new directories. You should check which version of your software is compatible with which U.S. address directories as described in the SAP Note:
3303337 – US Address Directory Update for SAP Data Services and SAP HANA Smart Data Quality
Two versions of U.S. national address directories will be available to download until mid 2024 (subject to change) on SAP Support Portal – Software Downloads. You can keep using the old version (SAP ADDR US 2009) for non-certified U.S. address processing. The monthly updates for the CASS N based postal certification directories (DPV, LACSLink, RDI, SuiteLink, and Z4Change) will end after July 2023. Please refer to the U.S. Directory Update for additional details.
The details of CASS O updates in SAP Data Services 4.2 SP2 can be found in the What’s New document.
The following dates are some important dates to be aware of while transitioning into the new CASS O cycle.
Feb 28, 2023 to July 31, 2023
If you enable U.S. postal certification within SAP Data Services USA Regulatory Address Cleanse transform, install SAP Data Services 4.3 SP02 and download SAP ADDR US 2023 address directories to be USPS CASS O compliant by the end of July 2023.
Select the CASS O compliant directories from the Software Downloads with either “2023” or “CASS O” in their names for National, eLOT, DPV, LACSLINK, RDI, SUITELINK, and Z4CHANGE directories.
August 1, 2023
USPS starts requiring CASS O reporting for postal certification. SAP Data Services 4.2 will end the CASS N support, and the monthly directory updates for CASS N based postal certification will also end.
June 2023 (subject to change) to September 30, 2023
There will be SAP Data Services 4.3 SP02 patch release that will include the new CASS O compliant NCOALink and DSF reports. Install this version by the end of September 2023 to be ready for the processing month of October. Please check the Release Notes to confirm which patch version will support these updates.
November 1, 2023
USPS starts to accept the NCOALink and DSF monthly reports in the new format (for processing month of October). If you did not install SAP Data Services 4.3 SP02 Patch by the end of September, 2023, you will need to save the reports from the old software version before you install the new SAP Data Services 4.3 SP02 Patch. You can email the reports from the old software version to USPS for this month.
December 1, 2023
USPS starts to require the NCOALink and DSF monthly reports in the new format (for processing month of November). SAP Data Services 4.3 SP02 Patch is required for these reports.
Q3 2023 (subject to change)
There will be SAP HANA 2 SP7 revision (2.00.071) release that will start requiring the new SAP ADDDR US 2023 address directories. Until then, please keep downloading the old SAP ADDDR US 2009 address directories. Please check the Release Notes to confirm the revision that supports these updates.
I will update this article when additional dates become available.
Again, please check SAP Note 3303337 for the details that may apply to you.