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Pitney Bowes Sponsors Gartner Office Document Management Program at Xplor

Friday, June 18, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Torrance, CA (June 17, 2004) – Xplor International today announced that Pitney Bowes Inc, the leading global provider of integrated mail and document solutions, will be an official sponsor of the Gartner Office Document Management Program at Xplor 2004: The Document Solutions Information Exchange. The Gartner full-day program, entitled Strategies for Smart Office Document Management, will provide attendees with the knowledge and best practices know-how to realize their business goals. Xplor 2004 will be held in Dallas, Texas, USA from October 24-28. The Strategies for Smart Office Document Management will focus on the responsibilities around planning and procurement, integration with IT, management and support of office copiers, printers and multifunction products and office document management systems. The full-day program will feature numerous sessions lead by Gartner analysts as well as end-user panel discussions. The vendor panel will include Pitney Bowes representatives and will provide insight and expertise on the challenges, solutions and best practices in this arena. “In a typical company of 1,000 employees, 15 million pages are copied, faxed and printed each year, at an average cost of $1 million,” said Brian Baxendale, President of Pitney Bowes Enterprise Relationship Development. “Simply stated, most companies have too many printers, copiers and fax machines, in too many places, with too much duplication of effort at a cost that begs for better management. “Organizations can optimize the number, location and business rules for usage of all equipment to not only lower costs, but also to distribute the end product more effectively. We anticipate that our participation with Gartner at Xplor 2004 will help attendees make better decisions about the flow of their communication,” said Baxendale. The Gartner program, scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2004, will feature numerous sessions, including: • Managing the Transition to Better Office Document Workflow. Gartner’s Office Document Cost Savings model explains the best practices and success stories of how some managers have won the tough battle to make the tough changes to implement their office document management strategy. • How to Choose the Best Document Output Management Vendor. Gartner’s multifunction products (MFP) Magic Quadrant reveals which vendors are leaders or niche players. • Identifying Smarter Devices for Smarter Document Processes. Understand if your organization would realize a positive ROI with the smart multifunction products today or how to prepare to make the most of these new, smarter devices. • Smarter Buying for Better Document Output Fleet Management. Recognize the evaluation and selection process in choosing an external service provider and review services contracts to negotiate a better and safer outsourcing contract. For additional details on the Gartner program Strategies for Smart Office Management, go to www.xplor2004.org.




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