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Pitney Bowes Chief Information Officer Joseph Schmitt Honored with the 2016 Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Award for Cloud Computing

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company providing innovative products and solutions to power commerce, has been selected as the 2016 Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Award winner in Cloud Computing for innovative work with Aria Systems.

The annual 2016 Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Awards recognize noteworthy industry leaders that have effectively leveraged their people, processes, information and technology to achieve the best results. The Cloud Computing award is presented to the company that has best utilized cloud computing to deliver notably improved business efficiency and effectiveness.

"The Leadership Awards are the most prestigious annual industry awards today. They acknowledge and honor individuals, organizations, supporting vendors and consulting firms for their accomplishments using technology to drive exceptional results in achieving their goals and objectives," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. "I would like to personally congratulate all the Leadership Award winners – individuals and companies that have gone the extra mile to advance the use of technology through best practices and leadership."

Pitney Bowes chose Aria’s Cloud-based Monetization Platform as the key billing and monetization component of the new Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud Platform, a commerce enabler, providing access to solutions, analytics and APIs across the full commerce continuum with speed and agility to help clients identify customers, locate opportunities, enable communications, power shipping from anywhere to everywhere, and manage payments.

“With Aria, we are able to quickly respond to our customers’ needs in terms of product and service offerings at a speed that was once unthinkable with traditional technology,” said Joseph Schmitt, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Pitney Bowes. “We are honored to accept this prestigious award for Cloud Computing.”

About Aria Systems

Aria Systems’ cloud billing and monetization platform is the consensus analyst choice, top ranked by leading research firms. Innovative enterprises like Adobe, Philips, and Zipcar depend on Aria to accelerate time to market and increase flexibility, enabling them to maximize customer value and grow recurring revenue through subscription and usage-based offerings. For more information, visit www.ariasystems.com.

Aria Systems and the Aria logo are trademarks of Aria Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research's insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations' use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit www.ventanaresearch.com.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.

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