Data Quality Connector™ Solution From Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software Achieves 'Certified for SAP NetWeaver®' Status

Group 1 Software becomes an SAP® Software Partner

LANHAM, Md., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE: PBI), today announced that its Data Quality Connector™ 2.0 has achieved "Certified for SAP NetWeaver®" status as a technically verified, turnkey software solution that adds significant value for customers. Group 1 Software has also become a member of the distinguished SAP® Software Partner Program.

The Data Quality Connector from Group 1 Software has been certified by SAP AG for the business address service postal validation (BC-BAS-PV 4.6) integration scenario, which ensures that postal data is correct. As an SAP customer, Pitney Bowes is also a user of the Data Quality Connector, which supports SAP solutions with flexibility, versatility and accuracy by further optimizing the quality of customer, vendor and partner records.

"At Pitney Bowes, we recognize that clean and accurate information about customers, employees, and other key stakeholders is the basis for all subsequent communication, marketing and analysis activities that we wish to perform," said Greg Buoncontri, senior vice president and chief information officer for Pitney Bowes. "The Data Quality Connector, now Certified for SAP NetWeaver, helps us ensure the integrity of our SAP solution-based data. The fact that it is a solution that has achieved SAP certified integration also provides peace of mind that our software is verified to work seamlessly with our SAP solution-based infrastructure."

Group 1 Software's Data Quality Connector offers real-time data quality, enrichment, and duplicate management services for users of SAP solutions. With on-demand data quality for over 220 countries and dependencies, the Data Quality Connector enables users to validate, correct, standardize, and auto- populate address information, plus manage duplicate records. By cleansing address data, and identifying and consolidating information to create best-of- breed records, organizations that use SAP solutions can benefit from even greater return-on-investment.

"Our unique portfolio of data quality tools enables users to not only cleanse and validate data, but also to enrich customer records using business geographics and other data, for more accurate marketing, risk assessment and decision making," said Chris Baker, president of Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software. "Having the Data Quality Connector certified by SAP for integration with SAP solutions and becoming an SAP Software Partner is a great honor for Group 1 Software, and a testament to the value that our solutions bring to users of SAP solutions."

The Data Quality Connector leverages Group 1 Software's industry leading Customer Data Quality Platform, which delivers accurate, consolidated, and enriched customer information, helping our customers understand and connect to their customers. By enabling CRM, ERP, and CDI initiatives, our customers can better understand who and where their customers are, allowing them to establish the foundation for important business decisions and to protect their investments in customer information management.

About Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software

Group 1 Software ( provides 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.

Data Quality Connector, Group 1, Group 1 Software, and the Group 1 logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Group 1 Software, Inc. Pitney Bowes and the Pitney Bowes Process Bar Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pitney Bowes, Inc. SAP, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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