Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software Releases New Version of Customer Data Quality Platform

LANHAM, Md., April 01, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software today introduced the newest version of its Customer Data Quality (CDQ) Platform. Combining innovative data quality functions in a single service-oriented orchestration environment, CDQ Platform v5.5 enables end users to easily consolidate data into a single, comprehensive customer record, and integrate that information into business operations to make more informed decisions.

Enterprises now realize that corporate data and customer information are among their most important assets. The CDQ Platform enables them to maximize the value of these assets, said Navin Sharma, Pitney Bowes Group 1 Softwares director of product management. The new release of the CDQ Platform provides enterprises with expanded capabilities through the addition of three new modules - Enterprise Geocoding, Enterprise Tax and Location Intelligence, as well as enhancements to existing modules, that provide a rich out of the box experience for end users.

New features in the CDQ Platform v5.5 include

  • Dataflow Templates business rules to address commonly occurring scenarios are now available out of the box as templates that empower data stewards to enable data quality and enrichment within minutes.
  • Match Analysis as part of the Advanced Matching Module, provides detailed insight into not only the what matched, but also the why to help data stewards effectively define the most optimal set of rules for matching and consolidation.
  • Enterprise Geocoding Moduleprovides point and parcel level precision based geo-coordinates along with elevation and assessors parcel number (APN) information for locations in the United States.
  • Enterprise Tax Moduleenables organizations to accurately and automatically assign tax jurisdictions and keep up to date with the ever changing tax boundaries across the United States for the purpose of accurate sales-use, property, payroll and insurance premium tax rate assignment.
  • Location Intelligence Moduleallows organizations to assess whether a location is within a specifically defined boundary or identify closest sites to a given location, combing location intelligence with the best of customer data quality for more accurate decision making.

With Pitney Bowes Group 1 Softwares Customer Data Quality Platform, we have vastly strengthened our target marketing efforts, said Brian Evans, senior IT business systems analyst for Mentor Graphics. The high degree of flexibility and control provided by the CDQ Platforms Enterprise Designer allowed us to implement match rules exactly as we identified them and create a cross-reference table to link marketing and call center contacts.

About Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software, Inc.

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. Its comprehensive Customer Data Management (CDM), Customer Communication Management (CCM), and Mailing Efficiency solutions span from database to delivery, adding value to every aspect of communication. 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.

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