Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh Receives SAS70 Type II Certification: Best Practices Help Ensure Cost-Effective Co-op Marketing Programs and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 17, 2008 - Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh has announced that it has received SAS70 Type II certification, in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The company, a division of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), provides audit and verification services to its clients on over $1 billion in co-op marketing payments annually. Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh offers a host of Web-based tools for the customization of promotional mail and marketing collateral.
"This certification demonstrates our commitment to providing secure and optimal processes to our clients," said Art Fiordaliso, President of Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh. “Not all companies that provide co-op audit and verification services are SAS70 Type II certified because the certification process is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor.” Fiordaliso added that manufacturers can benefit from partnering with certified companies like Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh because compliance helps ensure efficiencies in the form of time and cost savings, as well as accuracy.
The company was certified by Maddox Ungar Silberstein, PLLC, a Michigan-based CPA firm specializing in accounting best practices. SAS70 Type II is an auditing standard designed to enable an independent auditor to evaluate and issue an opinion on a service organization’s controls. In 2006, the company received SAS70 Type I certification, which tests the general procedures and documentation of a company.
About Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh
Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh is part of the world's most comprehensive suite of mailstream software, hardware, marketing services and solutions to help companies manage their flow of mail, documents and packages to improve communication. Pitney Bowes, with $6.1 billion in annual revenue, takes an all-inclusive view of its customers' operations; helping organizations of all sizes enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from an optimized mailstream. More information about the company can be found at www.pb.com. For additional information about Pitney Bowes AAS/pmh, please call 800-488-2124 or go to www.aas.com.