Group 1 Software Announces Trade-Up Program for Existing Users of Business Objects/Firstlogic Canadian Mailing Efficiency Software
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Group 1 Software, Inc.
4200 Parliament Place, Suite 600
Lanham, MD, 20706 1844
Press release date: October 16, 2006
LANHAM, Md., Oct. 16 -- Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE:PBI), today announced the launch of a Canadian mailing efficiency trade-up program, providing a seamless transition and support plan for existing users of Business Objects/Firstlogic Canadian International Presort software who switch to Group 1's SortStream(TM) Canada presort solution to maintain mailing discounts when support for their existing software is discontinued.
Group 1's trade-up program includes implementation, license, maintenance and support terms that provide for substantial recognition of the value of existing Business Objects/Firstlogic software licenses, providing companies with the additional comfort of investment protection as they make the switch to Group 1's SortStream Canada presort platform. Additional consideration is available for customers who also sign up for Group 1's Canadian CODE-1 PlusŪ address verification, and other U.S. and international mailing efficiency solutions.
"We recognize the dilemma that customers face in balancing the urgent need to implement a new SERP-recognized Canadian presort solution by the January 15 compliance deadline, with the financial reality of their existing investment," said Kurt Konow, vice president of Product Management for Group 1's Regulatory and Mailing Efficiency solutions. "Group 1's trade-up program addresses these concerns, offering a seamless road map that recognizes their existing Business Objects/Firstlogic investment, while also enabling them to transition easily to SortStream Canada, complete the integration, and meet all postal requirements on time. Our full team is ready and standing by to respond quickly, and make the transition as easy and seamless as possible."
With the new trade-up program, Group 1 is also reiterating its commitment to supporting the Canadian mail efficiency market through its SortStream Canada presort and Canadian CODE-1 Plus address verification products, which are fully recognized under Canada Post Corporation's Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP).
"While some vendors may be discontinuing support for their Canadian presort and mailing efficiency products, Group 1 remains fully committed to supporting this important market with our SortStream Canada presort and Canadian CODE-1 Plus address verification solutions," added Konow. "We are currently working with Canada Post Corporation to ensure that these products will continue to be SERP-recognized solutions, and we are committed to investing in this market and working with our customers to further enhance these products as we move forward."
Group 1's SortStream Canada solution presorts mailings according to Canada Post's SERP regulations, helping mailers and direct marketers maximize postal savings. SortStream Canada contains all the current CPC rates and regulations, removing the guess work from mail presort preparation. The solution also generates extensive audit trail and mail production reports for efficient mail processing.
Canadian CODE-1 Plus helps users ensure the accuracy of Canadian address data, enabling businesses to avoid surcharges and obtain substantial cost savings from Canada Post. Canadian CODE-1 Plus is SERP-recognized, and is the most powerful address verification solution for Canadian direct marketing programs.
About Group 1 Software Group 1 Software, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, develops software that provides a comprehensive Customer Communication Management (CCM) solution, which helps maximize the value of customer data and help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of customer communications. Group 1 Software's solutions are an essential component of enterprise applications, serving to consolidate, cleanse and enrich corporate data, and generate personalized business documents for multi-channel delivery, customer care and efficient business processing. The company's solutions are utilized by over 3,500 organizations worldwide in the utilities, financial services/banking, GIS/mapping, retail, telecommunications, insurance and other industries, including Entergy, L.L. Bean, Microsoft, QVC, Siemens, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.
CONTACT: Doug Gunster, Analyst & Public Relations for Group 1 Software, Inc., +1-301-918-0864, email@example.com