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
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
USPS, First-Class, Standard Mail, Intelligent Mail and PostalOne! are
trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service.
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Karen King, 203-351-6189
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