Pitney Bowes Government Solutions Launches Document Processing Solutions Offering for Government Market

STAMFORD, Conn., August 13, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Government Solutions, Inc. (PBGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) has launched a specialized, bundled document processing offering targeted to the needs of federal government agencies.

Pitney Bowes Document Processing Solutions for Government (Government DPS) provides fast and cost-effective document processing for document intensive federal agency operations such as contracts management, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, benefits and grants processing, claims management and review, and other workflow-related tasks that require backfile conversion (the digital conversion of older paper files) for fast, accurate responses to constituents and other agencies.

Jon Love, president, PBGS, stated that, every day, government agencies handle a huge amount of important and sensitive information, but few have the standardized processes, appropriate technology and trained personnel to manage the end-to-end document flow. Outsourcing the document processing solution to an experienced provider like Pitney Bowes can help fulfill their requirements for document and records management.

Love added that Pitney Bowes Government DPS draws on the companys extensive experience in document processing, data capture and records management, and noted that, with the current Greening of Government initiative, Government DPS can reduce the amount of paper and storage space needed for files, reducing the governments carbon footprint.

Pitney Bowes Government DPS optimizes existing document processes, implementing a best-practice approach that manages every step of the document handling operation and has reporting tools to monitor processing activity against pre-set service level agreements. It is comprised of three bundles of Pitney Bowes products and services which can be used together or interchangeably to meet specific customer needs:

  • Inbound Document Processing includes the management of incoming documents by digitization and delivery into an agencys digital information structure. Through business process consulting, technology evaluations and systematic implementation methodology, Pitney Bowes Government DPS can support complex, incoming business processes that require consolidation, optimization and reduced cycle time.
  • Records and Information Management agencies are concerned with regulatory and compliance needs which require managing their overall records process in a traceable and detailed manner. Pitney Bowes Government DPS includes active records management, inactive records coordination, program design, implementation and support.
  • Best Site to better serve regional offices, Pitney Bowes offers the flexibility of on-site, near-site and off-site options for a customers document processing and records and information management needs. A nationwide network of regional and national processing centers provides transactional imaging services for backfile conversion and government blowback projects.

Love commented that Pitney Bowes Government DPS supports federal agency needs in the document management space, including: the consolidation of mail, print, imaging and records; increased digitization of inbound transactional mail; agency mail coming through multiple channels; and, increased demand for national and enterprise-wide document management solutions.

Pitney Bowes Government Solutions helps federal government agencies achieve their mission-critical objectives by delivering world-class mailstream services. Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.