Pitney Bowes Introduces New SortEngine™ Software Platform; Receives USPS Full Service eDoc Certification
Solution Can Help U.S. Mailers Reduce Postage Costs and Improve the Mail Preparation Process
STAMFORD, Conn., October 09, 2012 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced the introduction of their new SortEngine™ Software Platform for its Vantage™, Olympus®, Reliant™ and VariSort™ sorters. For U.S. mailers that sort outgoing mail, these solutions can help reduce postage costs and improve the mail preparation process.
The Pitney Bowes SortEngine™ Software Platform is designed to help mailers better integrate sorting into their overall production print and mail operations. The platform facilitates USPS® mailings for First-Class™ letters and flats, and Standard Mail® letters. It also supports metered mail, permit mail and pre-cancelled stamps. Flexible sort density control, based on potential postage discounts versus processing time, enables mailers to make workflow decisions on-the-fly based on real data. Mailers can also track postage costs and qualification-level by customer to facilitate their own billing for a commingled mailing based on production data.
The SortEngine™ Software Platform will also support future options including: IntelliScheme™ Sort Scheme Optimization based on daily expected mail; Full Service Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb) support; Full Service USPS® Customer Supplier Agreement support; PostalOne!® TMS Interface; Multiple Entry Drop Ship for additional postage discounts and better control over in-home delivery dates; and Jackpot Manager for setting aside portions of your mailstream for increased workflow flexibility and improved postage discounts.
“Our new SortEngine™ Software Platform provides mailers with a flexible solution that can be easily customized to meet their sorting needs,” said Clint Dally, vice president, sortation solutions and North America marketing, Document Messaging Technologies, Pitney Bowes. “In addition, the software platform can help mailers meet USPS® mail submission requirements, improve postage discount opportunities, and increase the efficiency of their production print and mail operations.”
In addition to this news, Pitney Bowes’s SortEngine™ Software Platform and legacy PDoc software recently became certified by the U.S. Postal Service in its Software Vendor Authorization for Electronic Documentation (eDoc) and Full Service Intelligent Mail barcode program. This voluntary program enables software companies to test and validate that their solutions are interoperable with the USPS PostalOne!® system to submit mail through electronic documentation. Pitney Bowes is the first vendor to receive this authorization for solutions in Multiline Optical Character Reader (MLOCR) environments.
The certification of these software solutions can help mailers benefit from a more streamlined on-boarding process when they are ready to begin using electronic documentation necessary for Intelligent Mail® Full Service. Customers who are new to eDoc and Full Service Intelligent Mail barcode are required by the USPS to pass certain validation tests in the “Test Environment for Mailers” (TEM) before they are approved to submit mailings electronically. This customer-specific testing process can now be accelerated considerably for customers who use a vendor solution that has already been authorized and included in the “Software Vendor Capability Matrix.”
About Pitney Bowes:
Delivering more than 90 years of invention, Pitney Bowes provides business communications software, mailing systems and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com
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