eScholar Selects Pitney Bowes' Group 1 Software to Power Data Warehouse Solution

LANHAM, Md., June 21, 2007 - Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE: PBI), today announced that eScholar, the leading K-12 data warehousing company, has extended its long-standing relationship another three years providing Group 1 Softwares data integration solution, Data Flow, as an integrated component of its eScholar Complete Data Warehouse.

Group 1 Softwares Data Flow solution makes it easy to access, integrate, manipulate, and analyze data with a unique architecture that enables high-volume data transfer, rapid query-based extracts, analysis, and reporting. Featuring an easy-to-manage drag-and-drop interface, the solution allows users to visually diagram workflow processes to create data warehouses, integrate disparate data, perform business analysis, and deploy content to users.

The latest version of Data Flow includes 64-bit capability, providing increased memory for faster handling of simultaneous tasks, such as sorting, aggregating or lookups, in memory instead of writing to disk. It also expands the ability of the platform to serve larger audiences both over the Web and within a corporate network.

As a member of Group 1 Softwares G-Force Alliance Program, eScholar utilizes Group 1 Softwares Data Flow solution to power the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse, which unifies and organizes data from an infinite number of sources, and provides the capability for data driven decision-making to help educators evaluate and improve educational programs, performance metrics, and No Child Left Behind reporting requirements.

Integrating the full-featured, powerful data integration capabilities of Data Flow as part of the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse enables us to deliver a truly compelling data management solution to educators, said Shawn Bay, CEO of eScholar. We look forward to leveraging this and additional Group 1 Software technology to continue to enhance our education data solutions.

eScholar is a pioneer in data management and analysis solutions for K-12 educators, serving 11 state education agencies and more than 3,400 districts throughout the U.S., said Christopher Baker, president of Group 1 Software. Were proud to have them as part of the growing list of industry leaders who are partnering to bring Group 1 Software technology to new markets as part of our G-Force Alliance Program.

About eScholar

eScholar, the nations leading K-12 data warehousing company, provides the best possible data management, analysis, and reporting solutions for tracking and improving student achievement. Relied on by over 3,400 school districts across 21 states, eScholar transforms the way educators use and understand the data they collect from a myriad of sources. The eScholar Complete Data Warehouse is the most comprehensive solution available for compiling, analyzing, and reporting on thousands of data elements. The powerful eScholar Uniq-ID system is the leader in generating, assigning, and locating statewide unique student identifiers. eScholar enables state education agencies and school districts to fully customize a solution to meet their own requirements, while maintaining SIF and NCES standards. For more information about eScholar, visit

About the G-Force Alliance Program

Group 1 Softwares G-Force Alliance Program is a business-building marketing initiative for strategic partners that add value to Group 1 Software's Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions. As the industry leader in CCM, Group 1 Software attracts the world's leading software and service companies as partners. Group 1 Software's global G-Force partners include Accenture, ADP Taxware, Claritas, CNSI, IBM, Mavent, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Xerox, among others.

About Group 1 Software

Group 1 Software ( turns data into results, providing innovative software solutions that enable our clients to better understand and connect with their millions of customers, prospects, and partners. Group 1 Software helps over 3,000 organizations maximize the value of customer data to improve profitability, increase effectiveness, and strengthen customer relationships, through consolidating, cleansing and enriching corporate data, and generating personalized business documents for multi-channel delivery, customer care and efficient business processing. Our comprehensive Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions span from database to delivery, adding value to every aspect of communication and allowing clients to integrate intelligence throughout their mailstream. As part of Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a $5.6 billion company, Group 1 Softwares solutions are utilized by leaders in the insurance, financial services/banking, GIS/mapping, government, mail services, retail, telecommunications, utility, and other industries, including Entergy, ING, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, Microsoft, Safeco Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.

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