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Pitney Bowes to launch SendSuite Live: Enterprise Shipping Platform

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Stamford, Conn. - Pitney Bowes Inc. today announced it will expand its shipping solutions portfolio to include SendSuite Live, a web-services based global logistics management solution that will secure its position as the preferred provider in the North American shipping market. The scalable platform provides SMB and enterprise shippers broad access to global carriers and significant cost savings. The new offering will be available May 1.

Recently named the leading global supplier of transportation management systems by ARC Advisory Group, Pitney Bowes's new platform adds to the company's spectrum of digital shipping solutions solidifying its position as the market leader. Last month, Pitney Bowes launched the cloud-based pbSmartPostage for parcel shipping by remote workers and small businesses that allows a customer to print stamps and labels for packages anytime, anywhere.

"The increasingly complex global logistics environment has created unprecedented challenges for customers and carriers. Traditional Transportation Management Systems are not keeping pace with the increasing rate of change. Innovation in new products and services by carriers and value added service providers is not reaching customers fast enough due to technology limitations and IT resource constraints," said Patrick Brand, President of U.S. Mailing, Pitney Bowes. "With our launch of SendSuiteLive, we are changing the game by leveraging web services to create a unified, best of breed, global logistics management platform that streamlines logistics processes, reduces business risks and deliver cost savings on a global scale. Our worldwide sales and services footprint delivers both the local and global deployment, integration and ongoing support requirements that our customers demand."

SendSuite Live provides access to a wide range of global parcel and freight carriers' rates and services, allowing a shipper to choose the best delivery and cost options. It offers origin point shipping for international shipping and cross-border rating and consolidation. SendSuite Live, with easy to use applications, also offers the ability to optimize routing and streamline the logistics process with carrier and vendor compliance, and effectively manage regulatory compliance concerns, such as SOX and Export requirements. It is a fully scalable solution that integrates easily with internal ERP, WMS and CRM systems. By integrating with Connect+ Customer Communication Series mailing solution, mailing and shipping costs can be tracked throughout the organization. The desktop capability provides the ability to allow on site and remote employees access to rate shopping with various carriers, and can provide company specific negotiated carrier rates, while adhering to business rules set by the enterprise.

SendSuite Live combines Pitney Bowes's heritage of mail service shipping with a superior platform that integrates with cloud-based applications to deliver a wide range of transportation management services to businesses of any size, simply and economically. Complemented by the company's nationwide customer service, along with flexible financing options, any organization can leverage cost savings and improved operations management with this shipping management solution. For more information, send your inquiry to SendSuiteLiveinfo@pb.com. The public unveiling of SendSuite Live will be at the National Postal Forum in San Diego, California, May 1-4.

SendSuite Live was developed through an agreement with Pierbridge, Inc., a software development firm specializing in supply chain processes, and customized for SMB market applications. In an associated move, Pitney Bowes recently announced an agreement with ConnectShip, a technology platform that provides increased functionality for deploying global transportation carriers and compliance through the SendSuite Live platform.


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