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*ding ding ding* -- Looks like we have a new contender in document management! Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc., a subsidiary of old school software and hardware manufacturer Pitney Bowes Inc., has launched a document processing solution offering that optimizes existing document processes, manages every step of the document handling operation and uses reporting tools to monitor processing activity against pre-set service level agreements.Although Pitney Bowes has been involved in the inbound document processing and records management field for over 25 years, the bundled services that their Document Processing Solutions (DPS) provides are intended to meet customer demands in an increasingly digital work place. According to Greg Van den Heuvel, the president of Sales, Solutions and Marketing at PBMS, Pitney Bowes DPS was developed in response to market trends in the document management world, such as the consolidation of mail, print, imaging and records, as well as the growing amount of regulatory compliance and increased digitization of inbound transactional mail. "Our customers' document management needs are rapidly changing as the market changes. We are seeing a growing demand for managing records in both physical and digital formats, as well as an increasing reliance on enterprise content management solutions rather than leaving document management processes to the discretion of each functional unit within an organization," Van den Heuvel stated. Pitney Bowes DPS consists of three bundles of products and services which can be used together or interchangeably according to customer needs: * Inbound Document Processing -- includes the management of incoming documents by digitization and delivery into a customer's digital information infrastructure. The focus is on supporting complex, incoming business processes that require consolidation, optimization and reduced cycle time through business process consulting, technology evaluations and systematic implementation methodology. * Records and Information Management -- This bundle helps businesses meet regulatory and compliance needs requiring businesses to manage the overall records process in an enforceable and detailed manner. The Records and Information Management bundle includes active records management, inactive records coordination, program design, implementation and support. * Best Site -- Lets a business offer on-site, near-site, and off-site options for document processing. Both regional and national processing centers provide transactional imaging services and support for back file conversion projects. Founded in 1920 and boasting annual revenues that total US $6.1 billion, Pitney Bowes might turn out to be a heavy weight contender in the field of Document Management. Head over to Pitney Bowes for more info.