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Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software is now Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Susan Andre 2009

The recent Pitney Bowes MapInfo acquisition was announced. The new name for this division was made public and the official name is Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI).

In the announcement to clients Michael Hickey, President, Pitney Bowes Business Insight states:

“ With the addition of MapInfo® location intelligence and predictive analytics solutions, plus the broad range of products and services of Pitney Bowes, we can now bring to you even more ways to increase your success, including:

  • Powerful ways to apply location-based information to extract strategic insight and make more cost-effective business decisions
  • New capabilities that leverage advanced statistical models to analyze and predict customer and market behavior.

Today our division name officially becomes Pitney Bowes Business Insight. You can rest assured that we're dedicated to delivering the same quality solutions and expert advice that you have come to expect from us.
With the addition of MapInfo® location intelligence and predictive analytics solutions, plus the broad range of products and services of Pitney Bowes, we're excited to bring you even more ways to increase your success, including:

  • Powerful ways to apply location-based information to extract strategic insight and make more cost-effective business decisions
  • New capabilities that leverage advanced statistical models to analyze and predict customer and market behavior

Our client’s business is important to us, and now, as Pitney Bowes Business Insight, we're ready to help them locate new opportunities, connect with customers and communicate more effectively. “

Says Susan Andrè, Managing Director of Alicornio Africa, the local distributor for PBBI software products :  “The international market has received this announcement positively. Pitney Bowes' acquisition of one of the two leading GIS vendors, MapInfo, allows the traditional strength of the Group 1 technology around customer profiling to be combined with geographic and demographic information. This should be a potent combination, as customers become increasingly "geo aware". 

She continues:  “ Pitney Bowes brought together two industry leaders — MapInfo and Group 1 Software. With Pitney Bowes MapInfo's award-winning location intelligence and predictive analytics offerings and Group 1’s renowned operational effectiveness and communication management capabilities, we now provide even more comprehensive offerings to solve business challenges as one division — Pitney Bowes Business Insight.  Combined with our highly regarded world-class Sagent solution we give our clients the ability to operate more effectively. Our solutions empower them to organize, share, evaluate and decisively act upon customer-related and location-centric data enabling more insightful decisions.  “

The new PB organisational structures will have minimal direct impact on any of our clients or us. A trio of local partners – Alicornio Africa, Pitney Bowes SA and ST Group are now linked through this incident. We join forces on occasions to present a united front if and when required. At the same time we have independent freedom for each to continue to operate in our own domains and excel in our areas of expertise.  These efforts assist to strengthen working relationships and to expand the footprint in the local market.

About Alicornio Africa

Alicornio Africa has been a distributor of Pitney Bowes / Group 1 Software in Southern Africa and other parts of Africa since 1999. Offering Sagent Data Flow and other software products from the Group 1 stable, as well as consulting service and training covering the entire spectrum of information integration, data profiling, data de-duplication, data quality, data warehousing, business intelligence, data mining and customer communications management. For more information visit www.alicornio.co.za

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes Incorporated is a $6 billion global provider of integrated mail, messaging and document management solutions. The company serves over two million businesses of all sizes through dealer and direct operations. Pitney Bowes has been in the mailing business for 87 years and operates in over 130 countries worldwide.

Pitney Bowes enables its customers to streamline communication processes, strengthen their customer relationships, minimise waste in customer communications and uncover real business opportunities – ‘engineering the flow of communication’. Visit http://www.pbinsight.com / to learn more about the expanded range of capabilities.