Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software and Pitney Bowes MapInfo Announce Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008
TROY, N.Y. & LANHAM, Md., June 10, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software and Pitney Bowes MapInfo today announced that two of their leading products will support Microsoft SQL Server® 2008. Enterprise customers considering Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as their data platform will now have access to Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software’s new Communications Intelligence (CI) Platform for address and mail management. In addition, Pitney Bowes MapInfo will provide support for the spatial enhancements to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in its MapInfo Professional® v9.5 location intelligence software. These latest offerings enable organizations to directly access, visualize and analyze data from SQL Server 2008 while adding location intelligence analysis to business applications and optimizing client-customer communications.
“Our growing strategic alliance with Pitney Bowes MapInfo and Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software ensures that we will continue to deliver innovative data solutions that meet the unique needs of our joint customers,” said Eddie Amos, general manager, worldwide partner evangelism, Microsoft.
“By utilizing the new spatial capabilities in SQL Server 2008, Pitney Bowes MapInfo and Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software help bring improved location, business data management and high performance communications capabilities to our joint customers,” said Mark Jewett, director of SQL Server, Microsoft.”
Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software’s Communications Intelligence Platform provides enterprise customers the flexibility to manage all address quality and direct mail applications through a single user interface, providing end-to-end control and simplicity across the customer communication experience. Utilizing delivery intelligence capabilities, the CI Platform optimizes client-customer communications throughout the mailstream while improving business efficiencies.
“Our initial client experience has been outstanding. The CI Platform has demonstrated the ability to lower the client’s total cost of ownership while retaining their investment in people, job set-up and processes,” said Mike Cooper, general manager, Communications Intelligence, Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software. “In our latest implementation, we were able to integrate the CI Platform in just 15 minutes and increased customer throughput by 600 percent. With the addition of SQL Server support to both the CI Platform and MapInfo Professional v9.5, we are providing organizations with more powerful solutions for analyzing location-based information and communicating with customers.”
The compatibility of Pitney Bowes MapInfo Professional v9.5 with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 will help Pitney Bowes MapInfo customers access and manage increasing volumes of geographic and business data critical to a wide range of business applications and projects. Tight integration between MapInfo Professional and SQL Server 2008 gives users powerful visualization and data analysis capabilities for both location and tabular information that can be stored in a secure and scalable database of SQL Server 2008.
About Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Pitney Bowes MapInfo, part of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), is the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organizations around the world. The company’s solutions are available in multiple languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Visit www.mapinfo.com and www.pb.com for more information.
About Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software
Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software, part of Pitney Bowes, Inc. (NYSE:PBI), provides innovative software solutions that help more than 3,000 organizations maximize the value of customer data to improve profitability, increase effectiveness, strengthen customer relationships and streamline mailroom operations. Industry leaders - Entergy, ING, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, Microsoft, Safeco Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo - rely on the company's solutions. Visit www.g1.com and www.pb.com for more information.
Group 1 and MapInfo are registered trademarks of Pitney Bowes Software, Inc. Microsoft and SQL Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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