old Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR)

Informed Visibility Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) is a near real-time, single source for all mail and mail aggregate tracking information.

Who is IV-MTR for?

Commercial mailers who are tracking barcoded letters, flats, bundles, handling units (trays, tubs, and sacks), and containers

Description

IV-MTR provides the mailing industry with powerful insight into the Postal mailstream. The application:

  • Provides near real-time mail tracking data for letters and flats
  • Leverages the intelligence of Full-Service Intelligent Mail® and nesting associations to create assumed handling events
  • Offers logical handling events, such as logical delivery events, based on business rules
  • Provides multiple data file formats and delivery methods
  • Enables roles and permissions management to determine a user's application functionality and data visibility
  • Offers flexible data delegation to receive and provide data visibility

With IV-MTR, the mailing industry can leverage key information about their mailings to manage operations, refine processes, and adjust marketing campaigns as needed.

Release Schedule

Release

Scope

January 6, 2018
  • Mail object navigator for containers, allowing you to view nested handling units
  • New login page with general information about IV-MTR and how to get access
  • Additional resources, including videos, to be added to the Mail Tracking Help page
  • Email notifications and ability to opt in/out of in-app and email notifications
  • Additional information to be included in exported tables
  • Ability to modify the selected entities for an existing data feed
  • Number of failed files to be displayed on the Your Feeds list
  • Search function of the Your Feeds list to be updated to search all fields
January 27, 2018

Patch Release

  • Non-secure FTP removed as a transfer method
February 17, 2018
  • Start-the-Clock data attributes
  • Recipient Role as an attribute in data feeds for all mail object types
  • Ability to select a multi-value field delimiter for the delimited file format
  • Scan Event Code (operation code) as an attribute for containers and handling units
  • Piece Identifier as an attribute for pieces to assist in uniquely identifying pieces
  • Electronic Information Received attributes for containers
  • Mail Phase as an attribute for pieces
  • Ability to link a saved entity to a data feed such that changing the saved entity updates any linked data feeds
Future Enhancements
  • Additional assumed handling events
  • Start-the-Clock Mail.XML push and pull messages
  • Enhanced predicted delivery date for non-finalized operations
  • Ability to toggle captions on/off for BlueTube™ videos
  • Piece-level data available in one-time queries for download or send to address
  • Filter in piece-level one-time queries for tracing vs. non-tracing IMb STIDs

Note: Additional functionality may be included in these planned releases.

IV-MTR Latest News

Fact Sheets
08/28/2019
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the benefits of the IV-MTR application and where to go for more information.

Release Notes
09/11/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Release Notes

These release notes summarize new features and enhancements implemented in deployments to the IV-MTR application.

IV-MTR User Guides and Training

User Guides
06/30/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) User Guide

The User Guide describes the prerequisites for receiving mail tracking data through IV-MTR, the data provisioning options available, and how to use the application.

User Guides
09/11/2020
Provisioning Enterprise Payment (EPS) and Package Platform (PPC) Data through Informed Visibility® (IV®)

This guide provides instructions for receiving Enterprise Payment System (EPS) and Package Platform Concept (PPC) data through the IV Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) application.

User Guides
06/19/2020
Provisioning Informed Delivery® Post-Campaign (IDPC) Data in Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR)

This guide provides instructions for receiving Informed Delivery Post-Campaign (IDPC) detailed data through the IV Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) application.

User Guides
04/25/2020
Provisioning Mail Quality Data with Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking and Reporting

Mail Quality Data (MQD-IV) leverages the Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) application to enable mailers to receive uncapped Mail Quality Data.

Tech Guides
03/22/2019
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Mail.XML Guide

This guide provides information about using MailXML™ to receive mail tracking data through the IV-MTR application.

User Guides
06/06/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Business Service Administrator (BSA) Instructions

This document provides an introduction to the Business Service Administrator (BSA) user level and information on its role in the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) Informed Visibility Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) business service.  It also provides step-by-step instructions for the tasks BSAs and BSA Delegates are responsible for.

IV-MTR Reference Materials

Data Files
10/06/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Operation Codes List

This spreadsheet provides a list of operation codes (opcodes), also known as Scan Event Codes, for the IV-MTR application.

Data Files
10/05/2020
Automated Zone Indicator (AZI) Table

The AZI table lists each five-digit ZIP Code™ and is an indicator of the type of processing that typically takes place on letter mail destined for each ZIP Code.

Data Files
05/13/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Machine Count by Site File

This file contains descriptions of mail processing equipment as well as a count of machine types at each Postal processing facility.

Data Files
03/29/2019
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) WSDL and XSD Files

This ZIP file contains the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and XML Schema Definition (XSD) files necessary to use MailXML™ to receive mail tracking data from IV-MTR.

Data Files
05/13/2019
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Mail.XML Test Pull Messages

This ZIP file contains MailXML messages to test sending a pull request to the IV-MTR application.

Data Files
06/17/2016
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Mail.XML™ Test Message SSL Certificate

This ZIP file includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for MailXML™ test pull messages in the IV-MTR application.

Data Files
05/21/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Production Environment SSL Certificate

This ZIP file includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for the IV-MTR application at iv.usps.com.

Data Files
05/21/2020
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Test Environment SSL Certificate

This ZIP file includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for the Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) IV-MTR application at qiv.usps.com.

MTAC User Group 4 for Mail Visibility

Fact Sheets
04/02/2020
About Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) User Group 4

This document provides a brief description of MTAC User Group 4 for mail visibility and provides a contact for requesting to join the group.

Related Products

Electronic Documentation (eDoc)

To participate in Full-Service Intelligent Mail®, mailers must submit information electronically. This computer-consumable version replaces existing hardcopies and includes the following: postage statement and qualification report.

Contact

For more information, contact the IV-MTR Help Desk at 1-800-238-3150Image removed.Image removed.Image removed.Image removed.Image removed., option #2 or InformedVisibility@usps.gov.