Group 1 Releases CODE-1 Plus International 1.5 - Covers Over 220 Countries Worldwide

    LANHAM, Md., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Software (Nasdaq:   GSOF)
 announced today the release of CODE-1 Plus International 1.5, the latest
 release of the most accurate, comprehensive international address validation
 solution available today.  CODE-1 Plus International now has significantly
 enhanced client-server capabilities, making it easier to integrate into both
 batch and on-line customer relationship management (CRM) systems.  For
 enhanced CRM efforts, CODE-1 Plus International optimizes the data quality of
 sales force automation, customer service and support, order entry and call
 center systems.
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     CODE-1 Plus International uses postal address files obtained directly from
 postal administrations worldwide to validate, correct, and/or format customer
 addresses for over 220 countries.   Many U.S. businesses have been reluctant
 to conduct international direct marketing campaigns due to the historically
 poor quality of international address data and the complexity of dealing with
 such data.  With CODE-1 Plus International, global direct marketing is much
 easier to implement.
     "CODE-1 Plus International verifies address data for more countries
 worldwide than any other product available today," said Pat Ropp, executive
 vice president at Membership Management Inc.  "It is of the utmost importance
 to our clients that we can ensure the accuracy and proper formatting of
 address data on a global basis.  A flexible, easy-to-use solution, CODE-1 Plus
 International helps us meet this mission-critical business need."
     CODE-1 Plus International provides detailed return codes and statistical
 reports to gather added insight about customer and prospect address data.  For
 more effective target marketing and improved deliverability, the product
 returns address data in the specific format and casing used in a given
 country, as well as country-specific gender codes and special characters.
 CODE-1 Plus International can accept address data in the range of styles
 common throughout the world and parse that data into its main components.
 This greatly facilitates data quality initiatives such as cleansing and
 merging of duplicate name and address data. Also available for Unix and NT
 users are Group 1's specialized application program interfaces (API's) to ease
 integration into any off-line or real-time application.
     "In recognition of the substantial and growing interest in international
 direct marketing, we've made it far easier for businesses to conduct
 international direct marketing campaigns," said Charles Bouton, Group 1's
 CODE-1 Plus International product management director.  "With CODE-1 Plus
 International, data quality concerns are no longer an impediment to effective
 target marketing worldwide."
 
     Group 1 Software is a leading provider of software for data quality,
 marketing automation, customer relationship communications, and direct
 marketing applications.  Group 1 supports MVS, VSE, AS/400, UNIX (including
 Linux), Windows NT, Windows 2000 and other operating systems and various
 computers. Group 1 has offices throughout the United States and in Canada, the
 United Kingdom, and continental Europe; the Miami office serves the Latin
 American market. The company is also represented in Asia and Australia.
 
     This press release may contain statements relating to future plans, events
 or performance.  Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties,
 including risks associated with uncertainties pertaining to customer orders,
 demand for products and services, development of markets for the company's
 products and services and other risks identified in the company's SEC filings.
 Actual results, events and performance may differ materially.  Readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 which address the conditions as they are found on the date of this press
 release.  The company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result
 of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to
 reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this press
 release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  Group 1
 Software and is a registered trademark and CODE-1 Plus International is a
 trademark of Group 1 Software, Inc.  All other brand names, trademarks and
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