Pitney Bowes Software Europe Ltd

Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence APIs

Location Intelligence APIs facilitate you in building innovative location-based applications for multiple platforms (including both web and mobile). The APIs facilitate varied geo-spatial location based information and communication services to the developers. The developers can use this locational data to develop innovative apps for commercial and consumer markets.


  • Enhance location data with addresses, place names, businesses and timezones.
  • Add lifestyle and demographic insights to your location data.
  • Add your own local search into your apps and websites.
  • Enrich your addresses with location coordinates and vice versa.
  • Incorporate extensive geodata into everyday applications, business processes and workflows.
  • Place data atop maps for visualization and decision making.
  • Create smart drive-time and drive distance
  • Trigger & automate business processes & actions
  • Routing directions for single or mulitiple origin & destination inputs.
  • Examine local crime, earthquake, flood and fire risks.


  • Transform location and business data into powerful insights.
  • SaaS ready format.
  • High quality, enterprise solutions online.
  • Easy to embed in your existing applications.
  • Combine Spectrum services with other spatial or territory data.
  • Extra processing overhead remains on our servers.


£650 per unit per month

  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 9


Pitney Bowes Software Europe Ltd

UK Sales Department

0800 840 0001


Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints Planned maintenance is 6am-10am each Sunday.
System requirements None required

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Target response is dependent on severity level:

Critical=within 30mins
High=within 4 hours
Medium=within 2 calendar days
Low=within 4 calendar days

Refer to the Software Support & Maintenance Handbook for full details.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.0 AAA
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Onsite support Onsite support
Support levels Maintenance is included in all PBS software agreements and entitles you to the services, based on four maintenance levels, outlined in the Maintenance Service Matrix in the Software Support & Maintenance Handbook.
Support available to third parties No

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Register for a Pitney Bowes Developer Account.
Sign in with your Developer Account and select My Account in the account menu in the upper right.
You will see your API key and secret listed underneath the API usage report.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction API Service - we do not hold any customer data.
End-of-contract process This Agreement is effective on the Effective Date and will remain in effect for an initial Term as set forth in the Plan selected by You. Upon expiration of the Plan Term, such Plan will automatically renew for successive Terms unless You cancel the Plan in the Client Portal within thirty (30) days of receipt of notification of Term expiration.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service No difference
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility API Service
Accessibility testing API Service
What users can and can't do using the API Pitney Bowes APIs are designed to be smart and simple to use. We have made it easy for you to browse our APIs and test drive the showcase apps. Sign in or register for a Pitney Bowes Developer Account. This account will give you access to APIs as well as comprehensive usage reporting and statistics.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available No


Independence of resources PB have in place its own internal procedures to ensure users are not affected by demand by other users. Using industry standard tools, PB are able to closely monitor activity across all of its services and load balance where appropriate.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Percentage availability
Scheduled Maintenance
Reporting types Regular reports


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance None

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach API services - users do not export their data, as we do not hold any of the customers data.
Data export formats Other
Other data export formats API Service
Data import formats Other
Other data import formats API Service

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability PBSI will use best efforts to make the Services available during the Available Hours of Operation in accordance with the Service Availability Statement located at http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/license-terms-of-use/service-availability-statement.html.
Approach to resilience Available on request
Outage reporting Available on request

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Need description
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 BSI
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 16/11/2915
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover This is accreditation for the data center services provided by Telstra.
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Pitney Bowes corporate policies and control framework are aligned with the ISO 27001 Information Security Program Management Standards. This includes pragmatic policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to support the information security requirements, with a focus on the most critical assets. This enables us to maximize efficiency and effectiveness by leveraging a common set of controls and policies to comply with many regulations.
Pitney Bowes information security policy framework includes documented policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to support our relevant information security requirements.
There are 2 separate teams one for privacy and one for Information Security

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach The servers are monitored through SSCM and all assets are maintained through a central inventory. The servers are scanned and patched for vulnerabilities periodically.
A committee reviews the changes to the server and the configuration. The committee decides based on the test results and the risk involved. The changes are not performed without prior approval from the committee and the stakeholders. The normal change requests go through complete phase of stakeholder approvals, testing and UAT.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Scan is run on servers, once every month using Vulnerability Assessment tool The vulnerabilities are identified, remediation for the identified vulnerabilities are completed within 30 days All stakeholders are informed and the same change management process applies to the remediation process. There are various ways including the VA update and emails where we get inputs on potential threats.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach At the desktop Level, AVs are installed and updated which does real time monitoring on potential threats. At the network level, the traffic are regulated through firewall. We also have IDS which analysis traffic and whenever a potential attack is identified an automatic ticket is raised under security incident queue and get resolved based on the severity. The responses are provided based on the severity level.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Multiple IDS devices are situated in the perimeter of the network which continuously monitor the inbound and outbound traffic. A 24x7 team monitors these incidents and provide real time solution. Timely escalations make sure all incidents are worked on priority and necessary patching or fixes are done following the change management process.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £650 per unit per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Details provided upon request


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