TERMS AND DEFINITIONS OF FRANCOTYP
Describes franking machine segment for customers with low mail volume (up to 200 letters per day).
Sale or rental of franking machines with follow-up business, e.g. service and technical support, sale of consumables.
Describes franking machine segment for customers with medium mail volume (from 200 to 2,000 letters per day).
Describes franking machine segment for customers with high mail volume (over 2,000 letters per day).
CentorMail is a high-tech franking machine from the FP Group for medium to high volumes of mail. The franking system with contact-free inkjet technology offers ease of use and comprehensive additional functions.
Official operating authorisation for franking machines.
Individual daily mail, collated centrally.
Refers to the sorting of letters by postcode, followed by bundlinand passing on to a mail delivery centre in order to gain a rebate on the franking charge.
The postal organisations certify franking machines for a specific country in an extensive certification procedure. In order to obtain certification, the franking machines must meet the specifications set by the postal organisations. This results in a country-specific variation for each country in which a franking machine is certified.
De-Mail is a communication tool to enable legally binding and confidential exchange of electronic documents over the internet. Mentana-Claimsoft is a member of the De-Mail project initiated by the German government.
Franking machines must be certified by the national postal authorities for sale or leasing. If a postal authority wishes to introduce a new technological standard, certification can be revoked. A current example of decertification is the US postal market, where franking machines which do not meet the IBIP (Information Based Indicia Program) standard must be withdrawn from the market by end-2015.
Using the services offered by FP iab GmbH mail processing can be digitalised at certain points, i.e., inbound mail can be scanned and archived electronically. Outbound mail is sent electronically by PC to the printing centre, where it is processed into a completed letter.
DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
This quality management standard describes the requirements that the management of a company must satisfy in order to meet certain criteria in the implementation of quality management.
FP's FP Box makes it possible for the first time to receive and send De-Mails and send hybrid mail with a small smart hardware device. The box can be connected to the client network and PC.
FP BusinessMail, like FP WebMail, is a hybrid mail solution from the FP Group and works in a similar way to FP WebMail. This solution is aimed at larger companies, as in these cases, the flow of data can be accessed directly via a data connection and processed further.
A software solution for easier operation of PostBase using a PC keyboard or, alternatively a 22” touchscreen.
FP WebMail is a hybrid mail solution from the FP Group. With this mixture of electronic and physical mail, the sender sends a letter digitally and the recipient receives a physical letter. The FP Group takes care of such tasks as printing out and franking the letter, as well as inserting it into the envelope and handing it over to a mail delivery agent. This software solution works as a virtual printer, meaning that documents can be sent from Windows environments at the click of a mouse button. This entry- level solution is particularly suited to stand-alone solutions.
GoGreen is an environmental protection programme for responsiblelogistics. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by offering the option of sending mail in a CO2-neutral manner. By using GoGreen products, customers can also make an active contribution to climate protection for a small surcharge.
Generic term for solutions in which letters are initially transported digitally, then printed out, inserted and franked. The finished letters are then passed on to a mail delivery centre.
iab stands for internet access lilibit Berlin GmbH. Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG has an equity interest of 51 % in this company.
Investors' Day is a central event in the IR activities. The Management Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG uses this opportunity to present to investors FP's strategic development and the measures planned for this, with particular emphasis on the achievement of key strategic milestones.
The international environmental management standard ISO 14001 stipulates globally recognised requirements for an environmental management system that can be applied to both manufacturing and service-orientated companies.
Liberalisation is a process initiated politically at EU level, which has been gradually implemented in European countries since the start of the 1990s. Germany is a forerunner in Europe. As at 1 January 2011, the complete liberalisation of the postal market in Europe was concluded.
Mentana-Claimsoft GmbH is a subsidiary of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, through which the FP Group distributes archiving, scanning and signature solutions in Germany. In 2012 Mentana-Claimsoft became the first company to be accredited for De-Mail by the BSI.
FP offers ist customers mail communication through all communication channels: physical, hybrid and fully electronic.
MyMail is the FP Group’s franking machine for smaller volumes of mail. With this entry-level solution, customers can save up to three advertising themes and manage three cost centres. The correct postage can also be automatically determined via the optional scales.
Product of FP. Office-Cryptor is the standard software, which enables customers to encrypt confidential data.
OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment System) standard 18001 is the basis of an occupational health management system for companies.
OptiMail30 is a franking machine from the FP Group that is ideally suited to small to medium volumes of mail. This machine, with economical thermal transfer printing, saves up to six advertising themes and has a large, easy-to-use display.
Postage means the postal charges and / or the charges applied for the services. Payment is made by purchasing and attaching stamps, by printing with a franking machine or by electronic stamps – each of these methods is called franking.
Postage Credit Balance
Also referred to as restricted cash – in some countries, users of franking machines are obliged to pay postage credit in advance. These monetary amounts are managed by the FP Group and constitute amounts owed to customers. These credit balances are to be distinguished from teleporto.
Latest franking system from the FP Group that combines the analogue and digital worlds of mail communication.
A system of franking whereby the franking charge is downloadedby telephone or modem to the franking machines.
UltiMail is an FP Group franking machine. It has a modular structure, offering up to nine storable advertising motifs, variabletext messages in the franking imprint, optional differential weighing and as many as 150 cost centres.
The United States Postal Service (USPS), also known as the Post Office and U.S. Mail, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. (Quelle: wikipedia)
The term accreditation (Latin: accredere, give trust) is used in various areas to describe the circumstances when a generally recognised body has attested a particular (beneficial) quality to another.
As a collective term, “banker’s guarantee” encompasses both guarantees and sureties, as well as bill guarantees, which a bank assumes on behalf of one of its customers against a third party.
Cash flow is a measured quantity in financial terms that represents the net inflow of cash from revenue-generating activities and other ongoing operations during a period.
CeBIT (Centrum für Büroautomation, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation – Centre for Office, Information and Communications Technology) is the world’s largest trade fair for information technology and since 1986 has been held each spring at the Hanover fairground. CeBIT is organised by Deutsche Messe AG (DMAG).
Corporate Governance Code
The German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK) is a set of regulations compiled by a commission of the German government which contains suggestions for organising good corporate governance, covering ethical employee conduct and the management of companies and organisations.
Derivatives are financial instruments whose price or value is linked to the rates or prices of other commercial goods (e.g. commodities or agricultural goods), assets (securities, such as shares or bonds) or to market-based parameters (interest rates, indices).
Abbreviation for Deutsche Post AG.
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) is a measurement of profitability. It comprises net income before taxes, interest expenses and extraordinary items.
EBITA (earnings before interest, tax and amortisation), similarly to the EBIT profit ratio, denotes the result of ordinary operating activities.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation.
The EBITDA margin is the percentage share of EBITDA in the revenue of a company within a certain period.
European InterBank Offered Rate (EURIBOR) is the interest rate in euros for short-term money in interbank lending.
International Accounting Standards. See also IFRS.
International Financial Reporting Standards. These comprise the standards of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the International Accounting Standards (IAS) of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) and the interpretations of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC), formerly the Standing Interpretations Committee (SIC).
Interest rate swap
An interest rate swap is an interest rate derivative for which two contractual partners agree to exchange interest payments at specified nominal amounts on certain dates. Most of the interest payments are set such that one party pays an interest rate fixed at the time the contract is included, while the other party pays a variable interest rate (“plain vanilla swap”).
Internationaler Währungsfonds (IWF)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a special organisation of the United Nations. It is a sister organisation to the World Bank Group and is based in Washington, DC, USA. Its responsibilities include fostering global monetary cooperation, expanding international trade, stabilising exchange rates, granting loans, monitoring monetary policy and providing technical assistance.
Abbreviation for International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)
London Interbank Offered Rate (also Libor, LIBOR) is the referenceinterest rate fixed daily for interbank lending that is fixed every working day at 11:00 hours London time.
M & A activities
Refers to both the process involved in company acquisitions and mergers as well as the sector of services providers which deal with them, such as investment banks, company lawyers, auditors and consultants. In the investment banking sector, M&A is regarded as a sub-area of corporate finance.
Net Working Capital
Net working capital enables the net funding requirement for current assets to be determined. It is defined as the capital that generates revenue for a company without resulting in capital costs in the strictest sense.
Refers to the delegation of production and tertiary services to third parties.
SlideShare is a Web 2.0 based slide hosting service. Users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenOffice presentations.
SPOCS (Simple Procedures Online for Cross-Border Services) is a major project which was launched in May 2009. The goal of SPOCS is to develop the next generation of online portals (Point of Single Contact, or PSC).
Stock Corporation Act
The German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz – AktG) regulates the establishment, constitution, accounting, annual general meetings liquidation of stock corporations and partnerships limited by shares. German group law is also regulated in the Stock Corporation Act.
In banking, a syndicated loan is the extension of uniform credit to a borrower by at least two banks.
Abbreviation for Wertpapierkennnummer (Security Identification Number)
The Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG) regulates securities trading in Germany and serves in particular to monitor service providers involved in the trading of securities, as well as financial futures contracts, but also to protect customers.