Postcode Anywhere is an "information-as-a-service" provider offering over 250 separate web services covering a broad range of business efficiency tools for address and data capture, validation and cleansing to geo-coding, mapping, and route planning and optimization.
The Worldwide Business Data API allows businesses to understand their markets by providing access to more than 140 million business records. It covers key contact, financial and relationship information.
The API uses a number of protocols including REST, SOAP and XML-RPC. Responses can be formatted in XML, JSON, CSV, HTML and PDF.