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Pitney Bowes CIO Joseph Schmitt Honored with the 2016 Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Award for Cloud Computing Using Aria Systems

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/16 -- Aria Systems, the leader in helping enterprises grow subscription and usage-based revenue, today announced that Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) CIO Joseph Schmitt has been selected as the 2016 Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Award winner in cloud computing for his innovative work with Aria.

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 that 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. "I am honored to accept this prestigious award for Cloud Computing."

"Aria partners with global brands like Pitney Bowes to ensure that they can innovate and meet the needs of 21st century businesses," said Tom Dibble, President and CEO of Aria Systems. "The Ventana Business Technology Leadership award for Joe and Pitney Bowes is well deserved; we are proud of how Aria's billing and monetization cloud capabilities contribute to their rapid innovation and enterprise success."

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 Pitney Bowes 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 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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