AFD Software, The Postcode People - About Us

Our Commitment

"AFD Software is committed to providing excellent, affordable addressing software to small and large users alike. AFD Postcode products offer a unique combination of more data, faster searching, greater functionality and lower cost"

David Dorricott, Managing Director.

With over 35 years of experience delivering address-list management solutions AFD Software - The Postcode People now serves thousands of UK organisations and has a network of hundreds of AFD Partners.

All software contains fresh data licensed through direct relationships with Royal Mail (UK Postal Data), BACS (UK Bank Data), Bartholomew (Maps), United States Postal Service (USA Postal Data) and other selected suppliers of telephone, residential and business data. These relationships ensure that end users have access to complete, properly-licensed, regularly updated address and contact data.

AFD Software products deliver high quality address and banking data to everyday applications including word processing, database, accounts and contact management.

A core AFD strength is providing developers with the right tools for a fast and accomplished integration. Solutions are available for both Windows and UNIX and for integration in a wide variety of market-leading IT contexts including XML, SQL, Oracle, SAP, Sage and Siebel.

Independent reviews and major awards, together with in-house technology and continued growth confirm that our products offer a unique combination of best performance, easy integration, powerful features... and affordable pricing.

All this is delivered by a team of people dedicated to making the right things happen within the framework of AFD objectives.

The AFD Group’s objectives include:

  1. To produce and market world-class, innovative Address Management Software and so help organisations to efficiently deliver their goods and services.

    Using AFD software thousands of organisations save up to 80% of the time taken to type an address, and ensure accuracy, reducing customer complaints and helping to deliver excellent customer service.

    The AFD Research & Development team deliver a stream of innovations including Robot technology (which avoids the need for clicks or keystrokes to lookup data); advanced data compression and continually evolving methods to access AFD Software & Services on virtually any platform.

  2. To demonstrate excellence through honesty, integrity and quality in our products, services and the way we do business.

    AFD always seeks to ensure that our customers are provided with products that are genuinely helpful to their business needs. Rare in our field, we provide clear product license pricing and offer monthly payment options especially to help smaller businesses. We minimise environmental waste by utilising technology. Electronic accounting minimises paper use and fast electronic software distribution is used by most of our customers. Where CD's are required they are manufactured to order and our waste-stream is minimised by extensive recycling –including the office tea-bags! The integrity of our license audit trail is commended by Royal Mail. AFD always pays its suppliers, licenses or taxes on time or early.

  3. To provide high quality employment and learning opportunities for our staff and help them to grow in skills and as people.

    AFD encourages its people to grow both within the organisation and through external learning by the funding of courses and time off for learning. AFD invests in young people by providing proper work experience and, in suitable cases, student sponsorship. All AFD employees are paid above the National Living Wage.

  4. To contribute directly and indirectly to the quality and well-being of the society in which we live.

    AFD staff are active in helping communities achieve the very best. For example Senior staff are engaged with government in a variety of ways at national and local level. We help ensure the National education IT strategy is smart and achievable to the benefit of thousands of young people. Staff are also encouraged to enrich their local community through applying their skills in a voluntary capacity - AFD may provide company facilities to support charity and community ventures.

  5. To generate profits, and to use them creatively in the relief of suffering, the improvement of society and furtherance of the Christian gospel.

    A core motivation for profit is to make life better for others. The lives of thousands of people have been enriched and empowered through carefully-channelled funds regularly in excess of £1M per annum. View the charities we supported in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and find out how our donations help them.