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Pitney Bowes' Group 1 Software Partners with Siperian to Offer Integrated Data Quality and Master Data Management Solution

Press release from the issuing company

LANHAM, Md. & SAN MATEO, Calif., November 14, 2007 - Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Siperian, Inc., developers of a leading master data management (MDM) platform, providing their customers an integrated solution that can significantly improve the quality of customer data in customer data integration (CDI) and MDM initiatives.
This partnership means that companies can achieve a more accurate and reliable single view of customer data across their enterprise which enables them to drive better decisions and operational efficiencies. More importantly, this approach results in significantly faster time-to-value by providing an alternative solution for companies that are constrained by a single vendor offering a loosely integrated set of technologies.
"Clean, standardized and accurate customer data is the essential first step in any CDI or MDM initiative," said Jay Bourland, vice president and general manager of Customer Data Quality and Data Integration for Group 1 Software. "The flexibility of both the Siperian MDM Hub and Group 1 Software's CDQ Platform has enabled us to pre-build an integrated solution that delivers this essential data quality functionality as part of an overall MDM Hub solution."
"Customers are looking for a complete set of integrated MDM technologies that can meet both their business and data management needs," said Ken Hoang, Founder and CTO, of Siperian. "By integrating Group 1 Software's leading customer data quality technology with our proven MDM Hub, customers can go live faster and, more importantly, realize significant business benefits much quicker."
Built on a robust service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework, Group 1 Software's CDQ Platform offers built-in understanding to resolve both syntactic and semantic ambiguities and inconsistencies with global name recognition and advanced entity resolution, coupled with best-of-breed global address data quality and industry-leading geocoding components.
The CDQ Platform's rich data quality functionality is integrated into Siperian MDM Hub through Siperian's open cleanse architecture and is exposed as cleanse functions within Siperian's User Interface (UI). Data Stewards configure these cleanse functions that ultimately create consistent and trustworthy customer master data which improves reliability and spurs adoption among business users.