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This section of WhatTheyThink aggregates all of the news, educational content, and analysis about the software that drives print businesses, from order entry through shipping and invoicing. It is combined in a single area so that our members and the industry as a whole can go to a single place to learn how software is changing the business of print and gain actionable ideas on how they may apply new solutions to their own business problems.

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Articles

Semiconductor Manufacturer Maxim Integrated Finds Sales Power in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

As our readers will know, we have been following developments with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, both in terms of how it is helping publishers tackle the “dollars to digital dimes” conundrum of digital publishing as well as some interesting views into how enterprises are adopting DPS for sales enablement. Today’s story takes us to Maxim Integrated, a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors, who has benefited from the integration of DPS with Adobe Experience Manager for increased sales power.


Is Upgrading Worth the Risk?

Making the decision to upgrade a Print MIS or web-to-print system can cause anxiety about the unknown issues that may result. A well-planned out implementation can minimize risk and disruption to both the printer and their customers.


Embrace Print Software as Complimentary to Your People

Your people have the power to resist print software technology changes by focusing on the challenges instead of finding solutions. Your job as a leader is to portray technology as a complimentary tool for your people to work more effectively.


Collaborative Commerce: The Necessary Evolution of Web-to-Print (Premium Content)

Web-to-print technology and the customer facing resources working in print today need to evolve together so we can support online “collaborative commerce”: a procurement process that requires collaboration between the buyer and the seller.


Print MIS Product Spotlight: CoreBridge

CoreBridge is a cloud based, multi-tenant software solution whose business model is subscription based. Like pure technology startups, CoreBridge’s pricing model is easy to understand, available on their website, and allows you to start small and grow with CoreBridge through volume and/or functionality.


Teaching and Telling Stories Online

First impressions of your business matter, especially to new prospects. More and more first impressions are online. How does your online presence compare to your offline one?


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Blog

Plan for a Culture of Continuous Process Improvement in 2015

Marketing Equals Lead Generation – Give them a Quota

Define the Problem First

What Does “Change” Mean to You?

The Evolution of Graph Expo

Print Software at Graph Expo

Building Yourself a Support System

The Scope Creep Virus

More Print Industry Shelfware: CRM Systems

3 Critical Factors for Web-to-Print Sales & Marketing Success

Technology Money Pit or Worthwhile Investment?

Order-Entry Data Collection

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News

Doxee Positioned as Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software

MadeToPrint Server compatible with Adobe CC 2014 Server

Enfocus Announces Connect 13 with Enhanced Job Delivery Control for Printers and Improved Ease for Designers

Ricoh Acquires PTI Marketing Technologies

Enfocus Releases Switch 12 update 3

Wasatch Releases SoftRIP Version 7.2

Canon U.S.A. Announces PRISMAsync Remote Manager

Lufthansa Cargo Creates Corporate Mobile App with App Studio

IQ Partners with Enfocus to Address Missing Link in Production Automation

Solimar Systems Releases Rubika® v3.8

Adobe Reports New Online Sales Records for Thanksgiving, Black Friday; $1.33 Billion and $2.4 Billion Respectively

Global Graphics and Delphax Technologies Announce Strategic Relationship

WoodWing CEO Roel-Jan Mouw speaks at Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

PageTech Announces Aggressive Pricing on New Linux Version of PCLTool SDK

Solimar President Drew Sprague Selected to Speak at PDF Day in NYC

CHILI Publish awarded "Most Promising Young Company in Belgium"

Publishing Industry Celebrates vjoonity in Hamburg

Aleyant Systems Takes Stake in Tucanna

SmartSoft Launches PressWise Cloud-based Print MIS in Canada

Quark Software Launches Quark Author – The Smart Content Tool

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Video

Video preview: PTI Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

PTI Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published: December 10, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Forrest Leighton from PTI describes Marcom Central's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

 

Video preview: PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published: November 26, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Steve Enstad from PageDNA describes PageDNA's company's and product's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

 

Video preview: Transitioning Your Print MIS

Transitioning Your Print MIS

Published: November 14, 2014

Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about what printers need to bring to the table in a Print MIS transition project.

 

Video preview: Workflow Innovation a Hot Topic

Workflow Innovation a Hot Topic

Published: October 27, 2014

Cary Sherburne interviews Kevin Horey, VP & GM of Workflow & Solutions at Xerox. They talk workflow innovations, what Xerox has to offer with their products, and what makes workflow a hot topic.

 

Video preview: Why Most Technology Demonstrations Suck!

Why Most Technology Demonstrations Suck!

Published: October 22, 2014

Jennifer Matt rants about what she hates about software technology demonstrations.

 

Video preview: Aleyant Systems Launches Entry-Level Job Management System at Graph Expo

Aleyant Systems Launches Entry-Level Job Management System at Graph Expo

Published: October 21, 2014

Greg Salzman, President of Aleyant Systems welcomes Cary Sherburne at Graph Expo and talks a bit about the company and their Pressero web-to-print solution. They also discuss the launch of a new entry-level job management system.

 

Video preview: How Printers Should Think About Marketing

How Printers Should Think About Marketing

Published: October 8, 2014

Jennifer Matt talks about how to think about marketing for printers. Start with the very simple premise - who are you going to market to? Don't skip over this critical step because its required for everything else you do in marketing.

 

Video preview: Stop Focusing on the Tools - Focus on Your Customers!

Stop Focusing on the Tools - Focus on Your Customers!

Published: September 24, 2014

Jennifer Matt talks about redirecting your marketing focus on your customers first, then use the social media tools that your customers use.

 

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Print Software Editors

Jennifer Matt

Jennifer Matt, Section Editor
An industry expert focusing on how software continues to impact the business of print.

Jane Mugford

Jane Mugford, Contributor
A technical operations expert, focusing on Print MIS, integration, and operational change management.

 

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