Pitney Bowes' Group 1 Software Partners with Siperian to Offer Integrated Data Quality and Master Data Management Solution
LANHAM, Md. & SAN MATEO, Calif., November 14, 2007 - Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE:PBI), today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Siperian, Inc., developers of a leading master data management (MDM) platform, providing their customers an integrated solution that can significantly improve the quality of customer data in customer data integration (CDI) and MDM initiatives.
This partnership means that companies can achieve a more accurate and reliable single view of customer data across their enterprise which enables them to drive better decisions and operational efficiencies. More importantly, this approach results in significantly faster time-to-value by providing an alternative solution for companies that are constrained by a single vendor offering a loosely integrated set of technologies.
“Clean, standardized and accurate customer data is the essential first step in any CDI or MDM initiative,” said Jay Bourland, vice president and general manager of Customer Data Quality and Data Integration for Group 1 Software. “The flexibility of both the Siperian MDM Hub and Group 1 Software’s CDQ Platform has enabled us to pre-build an integrated solution that delivers this essential data quality functionality as part of an overall MDM Hub solution.”
“Customers are looking for a complete set of integrated MDM technologies that can meet both their business and data management needs,” said Ken Hoang, Founder and CTO, of Siperian. “By integrating Group 1 Software’s leading customer data quality technology with our proven MDM Hub, customers can go live faster and, more importantly, realize significant business benefits much quicker.”
Built on a robust service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework, Group 1 Software’s CDQ Platform offers built-in understanding to resolve both syntactic and semantic ambiguities and inconsistencies with global name recognition and advanced entity resolution, coupled with best-of-breed global address data quality and industry-leading geocoding components.
The CDQ Platform’s rich data quality functionality is integrated into Siperian MDM Hub™ through Siperian’s open cleanse architecture and is exposed as cleanse functions within Siperian’s User Interface (UI). Data Stewards configure these cleanse functions that ultimately create consistent and trustworthy customer master data which improves reliability and spurs adoption among business users.
About Siperian, Inc.
Siperian, Inc. is an innovative provider of the most flexible master data management platform. Siperian helps companies unify their critical data about customers, products, and organizations– and delivers the most reliable, complete views of this data within existing business processes. Siperian MDM Hub™ offers the next generation of architectural flexibility for managing all types of master data with an integrated, model-driven software platform that adapts to your business requirements– and delivers rapid return on investment on critical projects today while evolving to a complete enterprise master data management platform. Siperian’s approach enables rapid implementation and has earned the company its reputation for leadership and proven success by meeting the complex requirements of market-leading companies in Financial Services, Health & Life Sciences, High-Tech, Manufacturing, and Communications and Media. With corporate headquarters in San Mateo, California, Siperian has offices throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada, and an EMEA office in London. To learn more about Siperian visit www.siperian.com or call 1-866-747-3742.
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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