Tech Data Announces Partnership with Pitney Bowes in Australia and New Zealand

SYDNEY - 26 July 2017 – Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced that its Technology Solutions business has signed a partner agreement with Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce. This agreement will help Tech Data Technology Solutions enable the Australian and New Zealand channels to improve customer experience through the use of the Pitney Bowes software solution suite. Tech Data’s team will further support partners through consulting services, training, and enablement to ensure partners can unlock the full potential of these solutions.

“Partners like Pitney Bowes fit perfectly into our next-generation solutions portfolio,” said Michael Costigan, vice president marketing, education and supplier management, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “We are focused on enabling our partners to drive digital transformation and these solutions do just that by personalizing the customer experience across channels, accelerating informed decision-making and managing risk so partners can continuously drive high-growth opportunities.”

For nearly 40 years, clients in Australia have turned to Pitney Bowes to combine physical and digital assets in innovative ways to drive exceptional results for clients across a wide range of industries. In the digital economy, Pitney Bowes offers unique software products and data sets to deliver the right message, at the right time, through the right channel to their clients.

“Location intelligence and targeted customer analytics, in combination with other data streams, generate new business insights, which will help our channel partners and their customers make strategic data-driven decisions to address their desired business outcome,” said Nigel Lester, managing director, Software Solutions for Pitney Bowes in Australia and New Zealand. “This alliance with Tech Data is a great fit for us as we pursue opportunities in high-growth technologies, including cloud, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, and next-generation security. We recognized the need to partner with system integrators and influencers with deep skills and vertical expertise to better connect with customers and we feel that Tech Data has the right knowledge, expertise and the reach to complement our business objectives.”

Pitney Bowes also recently launched a new data practice to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. This initiative aims to solve the emerging challenges posed by the volume and velocity of data and the applications necessary for better insights and is available, along with the entire Pitney Bowes solution portfolio, to Tech Data partners today.

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About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies."  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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, services and data 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/au


Media Contacts

Sarah Harvey

Associate Director, Marketing Communications, Asia Pacific
Tech Data
Phone: +612 8875 0523
Email: sarah.harvey@techdata.com


Caroline Fernandes | Josiah Tan
EASTWEST PR for Tech Data, Asia Pacific
Phone: (65) 6222 0306
Email: techdata@eastwestpr.com

Shefali Jhaveri
APAC Communications Manager, Pitney Bowes
+61 437477576
Shefali.jhaveri@pb.com

Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution
  • $26.2 billion in sales for fiscal 2017
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 107 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 115,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • Operations in 40+ countries
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named one of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

 

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer