Pitney Bowes Business Insight Updates Spectrum Technology Platform

Spectrum Technology Platform v6.4 expands location domain knowledge, global addressing capabilities

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Pitney Bowes Business Insight has released Pitney Bowes Spectrum Technology Platform v6.4, the latest version of its multi-domain data management solution. The new platform includes location data domain knowledge, support for transliteration, and 64-bit processing power.

The Pitney Bowes Spectrum Technology Platform v6.4 provides organizations with a modular platform for enterprise-wide data quality, data integration, and location intelligence. The new features in this latest release support international address quality, help enterprises perform spatial queries to deliver location-based insight, and provide a foundation for improving financial data quality and predictive modeling.

The Spectrum Technology Platform aggregates core data assets across the enterprise. For example, a major insurance carrier uses the Spectrum Technology Platform's data quality and location intelligence functionality to blend demographic data, customer profiles and other proprietary information to create compelling customer messages, which are incorporated in customer correspondence and statements.

The Pitney Bowes Spectrum Technology Platform includes five core solutions, encompassing Enterprise Data Quality, Enterprise Data Governance, Enterprise Data Integration, Enterprise Location Intelligence, and Enterprise Business Services.

New features and benefits in the Pitney Bowes Spectrum Technology Platform v.6.4 include:

  • Support for Transliteration: Universal Addressing Module (UAM) now provides support for character-set mapping and transliteration, which converts the characters and words of one language into another.

  • Enhanced Location Intelligence Functionality: The Location Intelligence Module now includes the ability to read directly from spatial sources such as MapInfo TAB, ESRI SHP, and Oracle Spatial formats. A new "Spatial Calculator" function operates on geometrical data types to perform complex validation, transformation and calculations to deliver location insight. Additionally, a new "Find Nearest" function incorporates fastest and shortest time calculations to identify points of interest. The Enterprise Routing Module has also been enhanced to provide travel cost matrix calculations, which can be used to determine the risk of an insured property or person based on emergency response times.

  • 64-bit Architecture: The Spectrum Technology Platform now supports 64-bit processing, which enables faster processing with greater memory utilization.

  • Ability to Perform Mathematical Functions: The new Expression Calculator and Statistical Calculator enable the Spectrum Technology Platform to work with numeric data, introducing the foundation for both financial data quality and predictive modeling.

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