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Collabria Drives Adoption of Print eCommerce Among Mid-market and Global 2000 Companies

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

SAN MATEO, Calif.- March 26, 2001 - Collabria(TM), Inc., developer of the most widely used solution for the creation, production and delivery of print, today reported significant customer benefits in the form of reduced procurement costs, optimized supply chain processes and improved supplier relationships through use of the award-winning Collabria PrintCommerce(TM) system. The savings can be significant. According to Raine Consulting Inc., large U.S. corporations spend up to 3% of revenue on enterprise-wide commercial print. What's more, according to CAP Ventures industry analysts, for every dollar spent on print, another $5 to $8 are spent on the associated costs of creation, revision, production and delivery of print products. Such costs are often hidden, however, because they are spread across multiple departments and budgets throughout the enterprise. Collabria's customers are reaping immediate savings by applying the PrintCommerce suite of applications to these fragmented processes as they relate to marketing collateral, forms, documentation and corporate stationery in support of customer acquisitions and internal operations. Fortune 100 company Motorola, Inc., relies on Collabria PrintCommerce to expedite its procurement of printed corporate materials. "The Collabria PrintCommerce system allows us to consolidate three purchasing steps into one -- and time is money," stated Rosemary Capparelli, Finance Controller at Motorola. "We chose the Collabria system about a year ago because it is extremely user friendly. And now, because of the tremendous efficiencies we find in using PrintCommerce, we have plans to expand our use of the system two-fold." Oppenheimer Funds benefits from the supply chain efficiencies afforded by the system. "By moving the procurement of our printed materials to the Collabria PrintCommerce system, we've saved time and money, and have improved the overall efficiency of the procurement process by 95 percent," said Sharon Green, Office Services Administrator at Oppenheimer Funds. "The PrintCommerce eCatalog(TM) application made it very easy for us to consolidate our print purchasing to our preferred vendor. Ultimately this has saved a significant amount of time -- we no longer have to manage several contracts, and we're able to maintain a consistent brand identity throughout our corporate materials. PrintCommerce has dramatically reduced printing rework, delivers an accurate product in less time with fewer phone calls and less paperwork and allows me to conveniently track the ordering and fulfillment process for all of our corporate identity printed materials."




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