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Pitney Bowes Printworks Mailstream Solutions Deliver Enterprise Productivity

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 6 -- Pitney Bowes Management Services (PBMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. is enabling businesses to better manage their mailstream and the amount they spend on documents and print, control related costs such as supplies, equipment and service, and optimize print and document processes with the launch of Pitney Bowes Printworks Mailstream Solutions. With Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions, organizations have visibility over their print and document spend and centralized control of the individual processes required to manage people, assets, production and fulfillment. The results can lead to continual mailstream process improvements, significant cost savings and operational efficiencies. Greg Van den Heuvel, president, Sales, Marketing & Solutions for PBMS, explained that Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions are an integral component of PBMS' overall strategy to strengthen the existing business, standardize and expand its offerings and generate revenue growth. "Our new Printworks offering, as well as our recent Mailworks offering, provides bundled solutions that address customer needs at all levels of an organization with comprehensive print and mail management services. As we are seeing with Mailworks, we are confident that Printworks will enable PBMS to dramatically improve the mailstream efficiency of our existing customers and attract new customers among the Fortune 1000." There are three areas of an organization's mailstream operations that Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions address: *Print Asset Management -- Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions enable businesses to track the level of service received from "break/fix" vendors and monitor all printers located throughout an enterprise, including desktop printers, convenience copiers, networked printers and networked multi-functional equipment that combines printers, fax machines and copiers. This improves the efficiency and utilization of an organization's print operations and maximizes the return on their equipment investment by providing visibility and control over the total cost of their print spend. *Centralized Reprographics Services Management -- Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions instill operational best practices and can transform an organization's print/copy center into a workflow integration center for core business processes. Pitney Bowes utilizes Six Sigma best practices to provide customized, comprehensive management of in-house print and copy facilities and ensures that the proper equipment and latest technologies are in place to handle day-to-day needs. In addition, Pitney Bowes on-site services can easily be linked to any Pitney Bowes Mailworks document production or document management solution to enhance productivity. *Best Site Services -- While in-house print centers provide a high level of convenience and control with quick turnaround time, they can be very costly to staff and equip when handling peak volumes or for non-standard print jobs. Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions can expand an organization's on-site print center capabilities without the related costs. Through Pitney Bowes Off-Site Document Solutions Centers, large format print, binding, CD duplication, high-quality color and large scale digital document libraries are available to customers, as are technologies, processes and equipment that would not make financial sense to install at a customer location. In early customer trials, Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions have had a proven, positive impact on cost-savings and efficiencies. For example, an international technology company achieved a 21 percent savings in mail and reprographic-related expenses over the past two years by utilizing Pitney Bowes Printworks Solutions for best site. These solutions offered technologically advanced reprographic services that lowered labor costs, increased efficiency and saved on real estate expenses. By better managing and consolidating its fleet of more than 7,000 printers and fax machines, a global financial services firm experienced a 35 percent reduction in its overall fleet of print and reprographic equipment, and a lower cost-per-page. These changes resulted in savings of $50,000 per month, with a projected total savings of more than $3 million. Also, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer is projected to save nearly $10 million over the next five years by consolidating its regional print centers into one central document and mail-processing hub.




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