PBSA named Welltec Dealer of the Year

Welltec trophy2PBSA (formerly Pitney Bowes) has been named Gold Dealer of the Year 2015 by international pressure sealer company, Welltec System.

The recent accolade, awarded to the distributor who sells the most products internationally within a given time frame, becomes the sixth that Welltec – one of the biggest manufacturers of pressure sealers in the world – has awarded PBSA over the past seven years.

Wikus Conradie, sales and business development manager at pbOffice, a division of PBSA, says the latest award serves as a reminder of how well the company has done with Welltec’s product. “These accolades are awarded annually to the top international distributors of the Welltec pressure seal range. Winning these awards represents a decade of trust between PBSA and Welltec.”

Welltec System is the world’s number one desktop pressure sealer company, holding over 75% of the European and Asian market since its inception in 1999. The firm exports products to over 30 countries across the globe.

Welltec president Jong-Koo Lee notes that lifestyles are rapidly changing, thanks to the progression of IT. “Technology and the application of existing automation equipment need to be changed and there are more business opportunities being created accordingly.”

While the mailing market is gradually decreasing, says Lee, Welltec has focused on the mailing automation market for over 15 years and has invested heavily in mail requisition. The firm has, over the past few years, also expanded business to the parcel automation sector, which has undergone significant transformation recently, thanks to the vast growth of e-commerce.

Up your SEO with SSL certificates from PBSA

sslPBSA’s (formerly Pitney Bowes) SSL certificates could mean your website gets greater exposure. Here is how:

Although it has been in practice for over a year already, many organisations do not realise that Google rewards Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certified users with better search engine optimisation (SEO) rankings.

The search giant made the announcement in August 2014, saying, “Security is a top priority for Google.” It went on to say it had been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in its search ranking algorithms. “We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal.”

But what exactly is SSL and HTTPS? GlobalSign defines an SSL certificate as a data file that digitally binds a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. “When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the HTTPS protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.”

When a site has an SSL certificate it displays as HTTPS – as opposed to HTTP – in users’ web browsers. The main advantage of being SSL certified is that customers and visitors to your site have peace of mind that their browsing session is safe, and that any payment details and personal information they divulge on the site is sure to be kept encrypted and secure.

HTTPS is so important to Google, that the company has called for “HTTPS everywhere” on the web. For more insight into HTTPS, see this presentation on why HTTPS matters by Google web experts Pierre Far and Ilya Grigorik.

Automatic trust

PBSA offers SSL certificates through GlobalSign – a WebTrust-certified certificate authority and provider of identity services.

GlobalSign’s SSL certificates offer the strongest encryption and value-add features to ensure your website is protected and meets the demands of today’s modern sites.

GlobalSign SSL is trusted worldwide by every popular browser, application and device. Visitors, no matter what device they use, will automatically trust your SSL security.

More than 2.5million websites use GlobalSign’s WebTrust accredited SSL certificates across the globe.

Let PBSA assist you in obtaining your GlobalSign website SSL certification in South Africa. Our strong partnership with GlobalSign ensures our customers receive the best localised pricing and service. Whether for one domain, multiple domains or sub-domain SSL certification, we add the human touch in SSL management.

FileBound Named to Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management

filebound-logo1Upland Software, a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management applications, has been positioned on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) 2015* for its FileBound document and workflow automation application – a product that is available from PBSA’s (formerly Pitney Bowes) ECM division, pbDigital.

Upland’s FileBound is also included in Gartner’s complementary report, “Midmarket Contextualisation of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management.”

Upland made its first appearance on the ECM Magic Quadrant in 2014. Relative to last year, FileBound has been positioned higher for its “ability to execute,” which Gartner defines as “how well a vendor sells and supports its ECM products and services on a global basis. In addition to rating product capabilities, we evaluate each vendor’s viability, installed base, pricing, customer support and satisfaction, and product migrations from one major release to another.”

“Upland’s focus on customer-driven innovation results in software that quickly delivers practical results for our growing global customer base,” said Sean Nathaniel, CTO at Upland and general manager of FileBound. “Automating the flow of work within the enterprise is just the beginning. FileBound gives organisations the agility to extend FileBound functionality to their customers, partners and other stakeholders through its cloud-based, device-agnostic architecture. We consider our inclusion in the Magic Quadrant as confirmation that customers see the value in that approach.”

Since the release of the 2014 ECM Magic Quadrant, FileBound has complemented its robust workflow and analytics capability with records management functionality, a public access portal, integration with e-signature functionality such as DocuSign and other features. As FileBound continues to break down the barriers of the enterprise, its unlimited user licensing resonates with customers of all sizes by making it easy and affordable to accommodate every user. Upland also continues to increase its international presence through internal expansion, such as a European data center and dedicated offices, as well as through global partnerships.

To be included in the Magic Quadrant for ECM 2015, Upland had to meet Gartner’s criteria for revenue, geographic presence, functional capabilities and “referenceability.”  To download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant ECM, please go to the report here.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management” by Hanns Koehler-Kruener, Kenneth Chin, Karen A. Hobert. October 21, 2015.