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
01/19/2018
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
08/09/2019
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
08/14/2019
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.

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
02/12/2019
Applying for Access to Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR)

This presentation provides instructions for applying for access to the IV Mail Tracking & Reporting application (IV-MTR). The instructions include how to register for a Business Customer Gateway (BCG) account, add the IV-MTR service in the BCG, and receive and enter the authorization code.

User Guides
02/13/2019
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Business Service Administrator (BSA) Instructions

This document provides instructions for IV-MTR BSA and BSA Delegate users to perform certain administrative functions in the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) and IV-MTR web application.

User Guides
06/28/2019
Provisioning Enterprise Payment and Package Platform Data through Informed Visibility® (IV®)

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

User Guides
08/14/2019
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.

IV-MTR Reference Materials

Data Files
06/19/2019
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
08/01/2019
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
05/13/2019
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
07/09/2019
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
07/09/2019
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
06/03/2019
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.

Contact Lists
04/11/2018
Mail Tracking Vendor List

This document provides contact information for a number of third-party service providers who offer mail owner and mail service provider solutions.

Applications/ Forms
10/19/2018
Mail Tracking Vendor List Request Form

Use this form to request to add your company's name and contact information to the Mail Tracking Vendor List.

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.