Kelly Services Selects Pitney Bowes' Group 1 Software
LANHAM, Md., February 06, 2007 - Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE:PBI), today announced that Kelly Services, Inc., a global staffing solutions provider, has selected its GeoTAX® Enterprise Tax Management solution to enhance their U.S. payroll tax jurisdiction assignment process.
By implementing Group 1 Software’s GeoTAX Enterprise Tax Management solution, Kelly Services is able to streamline its processes, to achieve operational efficiencies, and to accurately maintain jurisdictional boundary information, including municipal and special payroll district level tax assignments by matching those boundaries with employee addresses. The built-in data quality tools also verify that employee addresses are valid from the point they are entered into the system.
“We selected Group 1 Software to enhance our payroll tax assignment process because their comprehensive solution offers increased functionality and is compatible with our existing systems, which enables us to effectively and seamlessly respond to changing tax boundaries and coding requirements,” said Thomas Manceor, vice president of Project Operations for Kelly Services. “The GeoTAX Enterprise Tax Management solution will also improve our record accuracy through address standardization and validation. We look forward to integrating the system.”
“For a company like Kelly Services, with hundreds of thousands of employees in thousands of municipal as well as state tax jurisdictions, the time and expense related to researching and assigning payroll tax jurisdictions can be significant,” said Steve Walden, vice president of Business Geographics for Group 1 Software. “By implementing our GeoTAX Enterprise Tax Management solution, Kelly Services has a platform that can not only save costs and improve the accuracy of payroll tax jurisdiction assignment, but also be leveraged across the enterprise to automate sales and use and business personal property tax processes, as required.”
The GeoTAX Enterprise Tax Management solution is based on Group 1 Software’s field-proven GeoTAX software technology currently used by many companies, including major telecommunication companies, to assign sales tax jurisdiction for hundreds of millions of bills per month. Utilizing a modular design to support payroll, business personal property, and insurance premium taxes applications, the GeoTAX Enterprise Tax Management also features easy integration with existing systems and processes, and support for all major enterprise platforms, including mainframes, AS 400, Unix, Linux, and NT, as well as client/server and web-enabled options.
About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich., offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates in 30 countries and territories. Kelly provides employment to more than 700,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, light industrial, education, health care, and home care. Revenue in 2006 was $5.6 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com.
About Group 1 Software
Group 1 Software (www.g1.com) 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 Software’s 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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