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EPMS Begins Implementation of Its Enterprise MIS at Cottrell Printing

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Middleboro, MA – Enterprise Print Management Solutions(EPMS), considered one of the premier vendors of print MIS in North America,  announced today that Cottrell Printing of Centennial, CO,  has replaced  its current legacy MIS with the  Enterprise print management system.  Cottrell Printing has always taken pride in being rooted in the culture of Family Business.  It has grown from the oldest Cottrell brother, John Jr., running a duplicator press in the basement closet of an office building in 1971, to a thriving, medium-sized company, including nine Cottrell family members spanning two generations.  Cottrell needed to move forward from their legacy, home-grown system to a  state-of-the-art print MIS that would take them well into the future.

According to Craig Andersen, Executive VP of EPMS, Enterprise is a perfect fit for Cottrell.  “Our Enterprise system offers a full suite of management software for the printing industry and is considered one of the most flexible and scalable products available today.  Cottrell is a continually growing business and needed a system that would allow them to not only grow but to also diversify as market needs change.  We believe that Enterprise will give them the business-critical controls and efficiencies that will fulfill those needs along with streamlining their workflows and capturing business data that was not available to them in their old system. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with this fine company.”

Rick Hillbrand, CEO of Cottrell also commented about the decision to go with EPMS’ Enterprise MIS.

“Cottrell Printing has found the perfect match to replace its “legacy” system with a product from a company that has proven to share similar values and ethics.  EPMS was a latecomer in our search for a replacement system, but almost immediately, we knew it was going to be a good fit,” commented Rick Hillbrand, CEO (and Cottrell in-law).  “We are still in the throes of set-up and implementation, but the more we learn about the system, the more excited we all are to go live.  This has been the perfect excuse to ‘clean house’ from a procedural standpoint and move away from all the duplicity and multiple touches currently required to push jobs through the shop. Cottrell Printing is a multi-faceted operation with full digital capabilities, conventional offset, fulfillment and mailing services, large format printing, online ordering, and marketing services.  The flexibility of EPMS allows us to tie all of our services together under a single, robust, yet scalable and customizable solution.  We’re eliminating the silos of information and opening up communication streams that were cumbersome at best, or were never available to us.  

Chief Operating Officer and Sales Manager, Kim Thorne, who went through the system training process commented, “I am looking forward to having all of our information ‘under one roof.’  There will be countless benefits to having a CRM that ties into the estimating system and flows right through to accounting.  One of the things we are most excited about is to have a partnership with a company that is progressing with the industry and with technology.  We plan to take full advantage of the user group and forum web site, added benefits to our choosing Enterprise.”


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