Range Printing Selects KODAK EMS Business Software
Friday, May 30, 2008
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY, May 30-Range Printing, a successful commercial print service provider in Brainerd, Minn., selected KODAK EMS Business Software v1.0, a complete business workflow solution that combines the strength of an ERP solution with sophisticated print focused capabilities. EMS Software integrates with other KODAK and third-party products, and offers real time access to business data, integrated customer and supplier relationship management, advanced estimating and production planning, shop floor data collection, and integrated quality control.
Founded 40 years ago, Range Printing today boasts a national customer base served by its 55 employees, operating six days a week, 24 hours a day. The company has established a loyal following as a sheetfed print service provider, and also offers design and prepress services along with complete bindery and mailing services, including variable data direct mail.
Range Printing also has an online business with a print portal powered by the KODAK INSITE Storefront System. Integration between INSITE Storefront System and EMS Software will provide Range Printing with more control over their online business.
"Until now, we've been managing our digital business manually, which has been a very slow, inefficient process," explained Steve Sundquist, CEO at Range Printing. "EMS Software will support a reorganization of our business and be the cornerstone of the new infrastructure that will enable us to grow our online and traditional businesses."
As part of the integration process, Range will set new standard operating procedures for reporting and management throughout their business. These changes will enable Range to discover true costs and let them manage and grow their business using real time key performance indicators (KPIs).
Range Printing was one of the first installations of the INSITE Storefront System and has the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System, KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetter, KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 Digital Production Color Press, KODAK DIGIMASTER Digital Production System and KODAK Plates. Sundquist added, "Now with EMS Software, our whole operation will be under a single vendor. We will get better management of our business, backed by Kodak's strong customer service."
KODAK EMS Business Software enables Range Printing to view key performance indicators; manage traditional and digital businesses and other service offerings; speed turnaround time for quotes with accurate estimating; control job scheduling; and track costs and profitability, as well as many other powerful functions.
"We are very excited Range Printing chose KODAK EMS Business Software to run their entire business," said Eliza Leung, Product Manager, Business Workflow, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "Adding EMS Software to their environment will offer them a comprehensive system for managing the front office, back office, and production areas of their company. EMS Software will help them to take their business to the next level."