Posts Tagged ‘Pitney Bowes’

  • Pitney Bowes signs Sunshine Coast deal

    Pitney Bowe’s Confirm Asset Management solution.

    Global tech company Pitney Bowes has signed a major software contract with Australia’s Sunshine Coast Council for the implementation of its Confirm Asset Management solution.

    “Significant benefits to our council and community”: Tom Jamieson, Sunshine Coast Council.

    “The complexities of managing billions of dollars of assets, while undergoing substantial growth, can be challenging,” said Tom Jamieson, Sunshine Coast Council group executive for the Built Infrastructure Group. “We are responsible for forecasting the long-term strategic impact of every SCC investment…the Pitney Bowes Confirm solution helps us accelerate our drive to digital. It also supports our mobility strategy, fits with our Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy and will deliver significant benefits to our council and community.

    “This is one of many major system upgrades the council is investing in, along with our Customer Relationship Management System and Human Resources Management System, so having an Asset Management System that interfaces with our other systems is essential. We are delighted to be working with a company of the stature of Pitney Bowes. They share our values and our pursuit of significant savings as a result of a successful implementation.”

     “A robust, futureproof foundation for asset management”: Nigel Lester, MD ANZ at Pitney Bowes Software. 

    Nigel Lester, managing director ANZ at Pitney Bowes Software said, “We spent time understanding SCC’s vision for the future, as well as their immediate needs. Understanding the drive towards becoming a smart region helped us deliver a robust, futureproof foundation for asset management. Confirm meets the council’s objectives. Employees enjoy using the solution and it will help them work, connect and collaborate quickly and effectively.”

    Bob Guidotti, executive vice president and president, Pitney Bowes Software said, “Access to real-time data is a very powerful proposition: it can transform an organisation, connect and empower teams, reveal insight and generate productivity. Using Confirm will benefit SCC by providing them with up-to-the-minute, SaaS-based information on millions of dollars’ worth of assets, accessible from desktops and devices. Confirm will help SCC manage risk, stay on top of maintenance, mobilise field workers and make decisions with confidence.”

    Pitney Bowes says the SaaS-based Confirm asset management platform will: increase the mobility of the council’s workforce to allow it to serve its community more efficiently; collate data on SCC’s digital and physical assets, helping to drive its capital budgets through fact-based asset management; deliver accurate, consistent management information in real time; deliver cost savings as a result of improved business processes and innovative technology; and give the council insight to make informed decisions on the repair, maintenance and investment of its critical assets.

    The platform includes the ConfirmWorkzone map-based scheduling solution which SCC will use to: improve field resource management; boost workforce visibility; and help to efficiently schedule and dispatch field crews.

    The Sunshine Coast, home to 300,000 residents, is expected to grow to over 500,000 residents by 2041.


  • Pitney Bowes strikes reseller deal with Renz Australia

    Pitney Bowes Australia has struck a reseller arrangement with Renz Australia, with the latter company set to provide its range of laminating, binding, document presentation and document and media destruction solutions across Australia.

    The collaboration, which was announced early this month, will expand on Pitney Bowes’ core solutions and customer offerings, complementing the two organisations’ current product portfolios. Pitney Bowes says that customers will now have a more efficient way to access an extended range of office solutions from one source.

    “The collaboration is a natural fit for Pitney Bowes Australia,” said James Murphy (pictured), managing director of Pitney Bowes Australia. “It is one of many steps forward for us to broaden our offering and is part of our ongoing overall business strategy.

    “The key to any successful businesses is continuous change and the ability to embrace every opportunity to better meet clients’ needs. The Renz reseller arrangement adds throughput to our go-to-market channels and will aid in Renz’s route to market,” he said.

    According to Pitney Bowes Australia, its product range along with Renz’s office equipment and solutions, offer a complete range of office automation solutions and convenience to customers through bundling into a single lease or buy agreement.

    “Customers buying Pitney Bowes solutions will nearly always be looking at purchasing the products that Renz offers. The partnership will allow customers to easily find and access a more streamlined solution from one place when purchasing office machinery,” said Renz Australia general manager, Paul Cohen.

    Solutions from Renz Australia include a wide range of German manufactured shredders to provide secure destruction of documentation such as the HSM Securio series of paper shredders. These incorporate new energy management control systems (EMCS) which reduce energy consumption by up to 90%. Renz also supplies a range of document presentation products.

    The Renz Australia range of shredders, binders, laminators, trimmer and guillotines is now available through Pitney Bowes.

  • Winds of Change – 29 August 2012

    New director of solution sales at Pitney Bowes

    Pitney Bowes Australia has appointed former Hargreaves Institute for Innovation and Telstra Business Woman of the year finalist, Angela Peverell (pictured), as its newly created roll, director of solution sales.

    According to the company, the new role was created to take full advantage of new solutions launched through Pitney Bowes’ customised solutions delivery division, Solutions Factory. In her new role, Peverell will oversee the sales of Pitney Bowes’ product solutions in the Australian marketplace.

    James Murphy, managing director of Pitney Bowes Australia, says that, with Peverell’s business experience and her nomination as a finalist for the Telstra Business Woman of the year award, along with her experience in sales and marketing will put her in good stead for the new role.

    “Angela was the ideal fit for this role. Her insight and proficiency in sales and marketing will help expand Pitney Bowes’ Solutions Factory in the Australian market,” says Murphy. “Angela’s proven track record in developing products and relationships will be invaluable in fostering customised applications of new products, transforming Pitney Bowes’ solutions and creating stronger channels of communication with our stakeholders.”

    Fineline Printing MBO by ex-Salmat executive Neil Collyer

    Neil Collyer, former Salmat and Fairfax executive, has undertaken a management buyout of Victorian print and communications company, Fineline Printing, after managing the business for four years.

    In 2008 Collyer (pictured) became Fineline’s general manager after a four-year stint as national manager of operations at Salmat. However, he was appointed chief executive officer of the print business in 2010 after acquiring a 20 per cent share.

    Prior to his position with Salmat, Collyer worked as national publications manager at Trading Post, and before that, as general manager of Fairfax Newspapers.

    Industry sources indicate that Collyer spent $3 million to take over the Noble Park North-based company, which is reported as predicting a $14 million turnover this financial year. Already sporting a strong digital fleet, under Collyer’s ownership, the company looks set to grow its digital arm even further as print runs become shorter.

  • Australia Post likely mystery bidder for Salmat BPO

    The identity of the bidder for Salmat’s business process outsourcing division (BPO) is shrouded in mystery but industry analysts point the finger towards Aussie Post.

    Salmat announced it had received an unsolicited and conditional bid for its mail-based division from a ‘credible party whose identity is confidential.’ The company, which is the market leader in the sector providing services for many of Australia’ largest corporation, is generally regarded as having more than 60% of the essential mail market.

    The division is reported a 2.6% fall in sales revenue to the 1st half of this year to $158.6m, with a commensurate 1.3% decrease in the volume of its mail packs to 539 million. It has almost completed the full integration of 2007 takeover target, HPA, and in recent years it brought online two Océ-driven high-speed digital colour sites that open up greater opportunities for cross media promotion – so-called transpromo.

    Along with competitor, Computershare, Salmat has entered into an agreement with US-based Zumbox to provide digital mail competition to the anticipated October launch of Australia Post’s own Pitney Bowes, Volley system. A takeover bid for Salmat’s BPO could be seen as move to block the opposing bid.

    Australia Post is cash rich with a war chest of around $600 million. Under Ahmed Fahour, CEO, it is looking to expand its game, especially into the digital area.

    It is thought unlikely for any digital hardware company to make a bid for BPO.

    Salmat is considerng the bid along with its advisers, Macquarie Capital and Clayton Utz.