ZIMMERMAN, MN and PALO ALTO, CA - -- December 15, 2005 - -- PaperNet Solutions, an emerging leader of product information and marketing tools for the paper merchants, and PaperSpecs, an on-line provider of paper knowledge to the design and print industries, today announced a partnering agreement. PaperNet is the industry's first real time, "price book to production" connectivity suite based on Microsoft web services. PaperSpecs is the industry's only independent online swatch book and paper knowledge base. The partnership seamlessly offers access to real time information, helping graphic artists, printers, paper merchants, and mills secure more business and reduce internal procurement costs.
PaperNet Solutions has a hosted Print Estimating system that connects directly to live price books. Merchants' and printers' can directly connect their ERP systems to the estimating system, eliminating redundant data entry in the paper procurement business process. The PaperNet suite offers a growing list of solutions for today's paper merchant including price books, E-Commerce maximization, in the field mobile connectivity, integration to Print Estimating systems and e-doc exchange using Web Services.
The PaperSpecs' database features more than 3,900 papers from over 65 mills and manufacturers. This partnership will allow designers and print production estimators to search both price and features for almost any print job. Now PaperNet customers will have precise and current information such as color, sheet sizes, pricing and more advanced features. With this agreement, customers can leverage the advantages of both systems, which increases efficiency and value to the paper and print market place as a whole.
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