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KODAK Web-to-print Solutions at OnDemand

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

BOSTON, April 16 — New KODAK Web-to-print Solutions enhance and expand on traditional web to print offerings, allowing print service providers to more efficiently implement a web to print program with unprecedented levels of workflow integration via the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System. KODAK Web-to-print Solutions, built on proven KODAK INSITE Software and KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Systems, provide connectivity to KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses and additional third party print devices via Kodak’s Print-On-Demand Solutions CREO Color Servers. Connectivity eliminates the need to re-enter job ticket information on the press, improving turnaround time, reducing errors and saving money. KODAK Web-to-print Solutions include three components: a storefront that facilitates online ordering; a variable data print application; and workflow automation with connectivity to many digital printing devices. KODAK Web-to-print Solutions enable print service providers to add a range of web to print capabilities backed by complete workflow integration and automation. “Print service providers continually strive to drive greater profitability by expanding and adding services, making it easier for customers to work with them, and enabling more efficient business and production processes,” said Jeff Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. “KODAK Web-to-print Solutions make it easy for print service providers to address each of these objectives without changing their existing workflow or incurring significant overhead.” Robust Storefront KODAK Web-to-print Solutions include a robust storefront—customizable for each customer—to provide greater convenience and cost savings for print buyers, and streamline customer service for print service providers. Online catalogs of frequently printed jobs can be created for ordering from a web application and printing on demand, eliminating warehousing and inventory costs. Print service providers and customers can check the status of jobs from submission through shipping. The storefront features an intuitive interface that makes it simple for print buyers to navigate the site and make purchases online, while reducing customer service expenses for print service providers. Flexible online payment features include the ability for business to business customers to enter a P.O. number when placing a print order online. Electronic global payment management and automation tools allow print buyers to pay for a job using a credit card, while invoicing data can be transferred from the storefront to a print service provider’s existing MIS system to consolidate billing on one platform. The flexible and customizable pricing engine supports popular web to print value based pricing options such as matrix pricing with costs per unit, page or order. Customer discounts and quantity price breaks are also supported.




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