Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, finance and data, and Baron, a worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announced a multi-year partnership to combine Baron’s location-specific weather APIs with Pitney Bowes’ comprehensive portfolio of business, geographic, and industry-specific data.
Together, the companies will work to create self-service data solutions delivering weather impact information at uniquely specified locations, tracking damaging events when and where they take place, and offering not just weather information, but enhanced weather data to insurance and property and casualty companies, underwriters, and shipping and logistics organizations.
“The Pitney Bowes and Baron partnership represents the perfect union between weather experts and data experts,” says Bob Guidotti, EVP and President, Pitney Bowes Software and Data. “Baron has been a longtime trusted source for real-time weather intelligence that their clients count on to assess weather-related risk. By combining Pitney Bowes’ robust address-centric data with Baron’s weather expertise, we will be able to provide unique solutions to the marketplace for companies looking to understand the impact before, during, and immediately following a damaging event.”
“We’re thrilled to bring our weather expertise to Pitney Bowes, the data experts,” said Glen Denny, President of Enterprise Solutions for Baron Services, Inc. “We’re entering the market together at a time when weather-related events are creating an even greater impact on organizations across verticals. The market has asked for more support in addressing natural events, and we’re confident that together we will create differentiated solutions that can address these market needs.”