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ScenicSoft and Fujifilm Announce Worldwide OEM Agreement

Saturday, September 08, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

Lynnwood, Washington — ScenicSoft and Fujifilm announced today that they have signed an OEM agreement that allows Fujifilm to re-sell and integrate ScenicSoft UpFront, Preps, Pandora, and Color Central into their advanced Valiano digital workflow solution. The worldwide agreement between ScenicSoft and Fujifilm is effective immediately. In today’s challenging economic environment, printers have to make wise technology investments. A high return on investment can be achieved only by capturing the value and flexibility typically found in affordable dedicated software products that provide the level of integration and support traditionally offered only by expensive high-end workflow solutions. Although a basic level of interconnectivity and functionality can be achieved by buying components "off the shelf," the best results in terms of performance, ease of use, and productivity can often be achieved only by skilled systems integration. "Over the years that ScenicSoft and Fujifilm have worked together, we have built up an enviable track record that has success written all over it," said Andy Walker, Manager Fujifilm ISIG. "We are extremely pleased that we can now expand this cooperation to the direct benefit of all our customers. The ScenicSoft suite of products, its outstanding quality, and its unique feature set are renowned throughout the industry. We feel confident that, by offering unique integration with Valiano and other Fujifilm products, we can offer our customers sophisticated best-of-class solutions that are fully tailored to the customer’s needs and objectives. Working with a suite of products that consists of components designed, tuned, and tested to work together makes our efforts more efficient and more effective." "I am delighted with this agreement for more than one reason," remarked ScenicSoft president Erik Smith. "While Fujifilm recognized the importance and value of our individual products, they also spotted the unique add-on value created by our product integration efforts. We have worked hard over the last few years to build products that effectively work together, even across departments. With UpFront, Preps, Pandora, and Color Central, we can seamlessly integrate and automate many of the functions that cover production planning, imposition for commercial printing applications, imposition for packaging and label applications, advanced print serving, device load balancing, and OPI. The fact that Fujifilm engineers, known for their distinctive expertise and experience in the challenging system integration domain, endorsed our production suite, is seen as a wonderful recognition of our efforts. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Fujifilm, whom we value as a partner and a recognized leader in the field of imaging equipment." About Fujifilm ISIG (International Systems Integration Group) Fujifilm ISIG was established in 1997 in Bedford, England, to develop solutions to the growing problems of hardware and software compatibility between different brands and computer platforms. Valiano is an umbrella for a wide ranging set of individual solutions for all the stages from design to press, including workflow management, ripping, proofing and asset distribution. Fujifilm develops advanced digital workflow solutions using the accumulated skills and knowledge of ISIG, together with products from a range of different software vendors along with products developed in the main research and development centres, Miyanodai Laboratory in Japan and Fujifilm Electronic Imaging (FFEI) in the UK.

 

 

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