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Pitney Bowes Offers New Document Management Solution

Press release from the issuing company

TRUMBULL, Conn., February 22, 2001 - Pitney Bowes Office Systems announced today that it has entered an exclusive distribution agreement for Cypress Knowledge Delivery Architecture v3.2, a unique document archival and retrieval software solution. Cypress enables enterprises of all sizes to manage the flow, access and storage of critical business data contained within documents, images and reports. Device- and application-independent, Cypress provides authorized users with a single search engine, giving them immediate and secure access to virtually any company document and report. If data can be printed, Cypress can access it. The latest version (Cypress 3.2) expands the type of information assets that customers can manage to include audio, video, web-based and graphic images in addition to text files and documents. "Many organizations have dedicated computer systems performing distinct functions across the enterprise," comments Nathaniel Gifford, vice president product development and strategic marketing, Pitney Bowes Office Systems. "For instance, different ERP modules may be used to manage manufacturing, logistics or financial operations, while spreadsheets are created in Microsoft Excel, marketing presentations in PowerPoint and sales correspondence in Word or WordPerfect. Add a legacy mainframe system used by MIS or a service department, and the result is a complex data environment in which documents are difficult to identify, retrieve and manage. Cypress overcomes the problems of sharing information across an enterprise without necessitating sweeping change in the underlying systems." Through Cypress, all documents created by an authorized user are automatically captured, indexed and stored. It doesn't matter what platform or application the user is working in, and no changes need to be made to the document creation process. Cypress software translates documents into a common format and archives them in a virtual repository called the DocuVault®.