July 11, 2011

PPI Solutions and Bell and Howell Form Strategic Partnership

ATLANTA and WHEELING, Ill., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPI Solutions and Bell and Howell have formed a strategic partnership to provide unique, programmed solutions and secure document and card production to meet and exceed the constantly developing needs within the highly regulated healthcare arena. The clients immediately eligible to take advantage of these combined strengths and resources operate within the health insurance, employee benefits and prescription benefits marketing spaces.

This alliance brings together the dynamic, multi-channel communications engine within PPI Solutions called CampaignRx, and Bell and Howell's solutions for delivery of variable digital content, postal compliance and postage management, and card personalization, including smart cards. Together, the companies operate development and production facilities in Atlanta, Ga., Paoli, Pa., Durham, N.C., and Bethlehem, Pa. The Bell and Howell production facility in Bethlehem is ISO 9001:2008, PCI-DSS and SAS 70 Type II (SSAE16 effective July 2011) certified, as well as HIPAA and HITECH compliant.

"We are very pleased with this alliance, as it will immediately benefit our clients and prospects," said Milt Pixley, president of PPI Solutions. "Bell and Howell is a best-in-class organization that has consistently met the required security and process needs of its clients with zero-defect execution."

"Bell and Howell also brings multi-channel solutions that enable its clients and prospects to communicate with their constituencies through the distribution channels they prefer," Pixley added. "Their well-established quality processes assure integrity of the cards and documents produced for their clients."

"PPI brings an excellent document-management solution tailored to the compliance-intensive healthcare vertical, which is a perfect companion to our high-integrity camera- and software-based production solutions carried out inside our secure environment," says Dean Warner, vice president, business development for Bell and Howell. "PPI's deep relationships and long experience make it the perfect partner to help us serve this growing and important market."

For more information on Bell and Howell, visit www.bellhowell.net. More information on PPI Solutions can be found at www.ppisolutions.com.

About Bell and Howell

Bell and Howell, LLC is a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging solutions. The company's complete portfolio includes products that reduce production and postage costs, increase operational efficiency, message impact and relevancy, and ensure integrity and quality. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. The company maintains facilities in Wheeling, Ill., Durham, N.C., Bethlehem, Pa., and Rochester, N.Y. For further information, please visit www.bellhowell.net.

About PPI Solutions

Headquartered in Paoli, Pa., PPI Solutions is the continuation of a successful Northeast communications and print management company started in 1980. In 2004, PPI extended its scope nationwide with a focus on the health insurance and benefits market. With seasoned insurance professionals on its staff and advisory board, as well as a proven track record, the company now dedicates 100 percent of its efforts to support this vertical.

PPI has become one of the most sought-after resources in this space, successfully addressing carriers' needs by providing cost-effective compliant print, fulfillment, data management, data reporting and multi-channel communications with 100 percent security and unparalleled customer service. For more information, please view our website: www.ppisolutions.com.

SOURCE Bell and Howell