Hiwayman enables users to search for and validate UK postal address. Optimised for postcode searches, any part(s) of an address can be searched for. As a DB2-based product, Hiwayman will run on any platform, and can be accessed using any programming language or interface, which supports DB2.

Business information

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  • Functional details

    Searching the Royal Mail's PAF data, the Highwayman offers:

    • Fuzzy matching using the Soundex algorithm
    • An indication of the closeness of matches using the Edit Distance algorithm
    • Recognition of abbreviated 'thoroughfare descriptors' e.g. 'Ave', 'Cres', 'St', 'Ter'
    • Recognition of '&', 'Ltd' and 'St' (for Saint)
    • Support for searching on postally non-required localities. These are geographical localities which are recognised by the Royal Mail, but are not required in a postal address.
    • Wild card searching
    • The ability to prevent duplicate addresses from being added to the user's database.
    • Simple integration with third party address-based data

  • Business problem

    When integrated into the customer's address capture software, this product can be used to prevent the insertion of incomplete or incorrect addresses into the customer's database.

  • Business opportunity

    The functionality provided by this product is of use to any application in any industry where new customers addresses have to be added to a database, or existing customers addresses have to be changed.

  • Return on investment

    The product can save its users' time by speeding up address capture, and save them money by reducing the amount of mail which has to be handled because it is returned by the Post Office as undeliverable.

  • Competitive advantage

    Hiwayman is fully integrated into DB2. It can therefore be used on any platform, with any client, which supports DB2. Unlike competitor products, there is no proprietary 'black box' database; standard DB2 tuning techniques can be used.

    For developers there is no need to learn a new API; Hiwayman uses the familiar interfaces of Stored Procedures and User Defined Functions.

  • Industries

    Banking Industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Insurance Industry
    Retail Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    United Kingdom

Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows XP family
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
       IBM Systems: z Systems
       System x
       IBM Systems: Power
    z/OS 1.10
       IBM Systems: z Systems
       IBM Systems: z Systems
       System x
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • Services

    Business Solutions: Customer Relationship Management

  • Software

    IBM Information Management
       Information Management
          DB2 Universal Database for Linux

Date last modified:    Apr 13, 2015


Contact information

Philip Burchill
0044 (0)7551 582038


Hiwayman Ltd
13-18 Kings Terrace
Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3AL
United Kingdom

+44 1489 580319

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