Group 1 Releases PAVE-Certified MailStream Plus 6.3

Regulatory Release Complies with Latest Postal Rate Case



Dec 12, 2000, 00:00 ET from Group 1 Software

    LANHAM, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Software (Nasdaq:   GSOF)
 announced today the release of MailStream Plus 6.3, its state-of-the-art
 Presort Accuracy, Validation and Evaluation (PAVE)-certified software
 solution.  Certified by the United States Postal Service (USPS), MailStream
 Plus offers companies the most powerful software product to presort mail for
 the highest attainable postal discounts.
     "We're pleased to announce the release of MailStream Plus 6.3," said
 Victor Forman, vice president of data quality and postal affairs, Group 1
 Software.  "This release enables our customers to meet all of the presort
 changes and new rates handed down by the Postal Rate Commission and approved
 by the USPS Board of Governors.  Given the very short timeframe between last
 week's Board of Governors' decision and the January 7, 2001 implementation
 date, it is very important for our customers to receive MailStream Plus 6.3 in
 such an expeditious manner.  The commitment of Group 1's Associates and our
 interaction with the USPS Implementation Readiness Team and the PAVE staff
 were invaluable."
     Group 1's Manifest Reporting Plus, a complementary product to MailStream
 Plus, has been validated for the Manifest Analysis Certification (MAC) program
 for batch processing. Manifest Reporting Plus enables mailers to combine mail
 pieces of identical or different weights and rates into a single mailing. MAC
 certification eases the acceptance of manifest mailings by the USPS.  Thereby
 mailers and the USPS are assured that manifest mailings are prepared in
 accordance with postal service regulations.
     Beginning December 14, Group 1 will be shipping MailStream Plus. Answers
 to technical questions are available on the Group 1 web site at
 http://www.g1.com/support.  Clients can also direct inquiries to
 support@g1.com or (800) 367-6950.
     Group 1 Software is a leading provider of software for data quality,
 database marketing, customer relationship documents, 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 MailStream Plus are registered trademarks of Group 1 Software,
 Inc.  All other brand names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Group 1 Software
    LANHAM, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Software (Nasdaq:   GSOF)
 announced today the release of MailStream Plus 6.3, its state-of-the-art
 Presort Accuracy, Validation and Evaluation (PAVE)-certified software
 solution.  Certified by the United States Postal Service (USPS), MailStream
 Plus offers companies the most powerful software product to presort mail for
 the highest attainable postal discounts.
     "We're pleased to announce the release of MailStream Plus 6.3," said
 Victor Forman, vice president of data quality and postal affairs, Group 1
 Software.  "This release enables our customers to meet all of the presort
 changes and new rates handed down by the Postal Rate Commission and approved
 by the USPS Board of Governors.  Given the very short timeframe between last
 week's Board of Governors' decision and the January 7, 2001 implementation
 date, it is very important for our customers to receive MailStream Plus 6.3 in
 such an expeditious manner.  The commitment of Group 1's Associates and our
 interaction with the USPS Implementation Readiness Team and the PAVE staff
 were invaluable."
     Group 1's Manifest Reporting Plus, a complementary product to MailStream
 Plus, has been validated for the Manifest Analysis Certification (MAC) program
 for batch processing. Manifest Reporting Plus enables mailers to combine mail
 pieces of identical or different weights and rates into a single mailing. MAC
 certification eases the acceptance of manifest mailings by the USPS.  Thereby
 mailers and the USPS are assured that manifest mailings are prepared in
 accordance with postal service regulations.
     Beginning December 14, Group 1 will be shipping MailStream Plus. Answers
 to technical questions are available on the Group 1 web site at
 http://www.g1.com/support.  Clients can also direct inquiries to
 support@g1.com or (800) 367-6950.
     Group 1 Software is a leading provider of software for data quality,
 database marketing, customer relationship documents, 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 MailStream Plus are registered trademarks of Group 1 Software,
 Inc.  All other brand names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Group 1 Software