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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.

Articles

The Hidden Secrets of Print Software Implementation (Premium Content)

The implementation of print software is as important as the software itself. With every software tool there is a foundational knowledge that will help you be more self-sufficient. Those printers who understand their software tools succeed in spite of lack of support from print software vendors.


Production Dashboards Can Help Keep You “Out of the Mess” (Premium Content)

In the printing industry, production dashboards provide critical and timely information for owners, managers, and operators so they can control the production chaos. This article provides a brief overview of available production dashboards and explores how they can simplify the production process.


Print Ecommerce Data vs. Print MIS Financial Data (Premium Content)

The ability to make data-driven decisions is critical to your business success. The various software systems (Print MIS, web-to-print) are your primary tools for managing this data. When you do integrations make sure you keep the control of right data in the right hands.


Web-to-Print Product Spotlight: printQ by CloudLab

Jennifer Matt reviews printQ by CloudLab and its modular approach to web-to-print.


Accurate Press Specifications in Your Print MIS (Premium Content)

The process of getting your Print MIS into a “trusted state” can be difficult, but the effort is well worth it. Printers who 100% trust the data in their Print MIS move faster and are more profitable than those who are constantly questioning the data.


Print Software Fit to Your Technology Stack (Premium Content)

Print software is a powerful tool to create efficiencies in your business. Your success with print software is dependent upon how well you can make the various technologies work and play together in your overall technology stack.


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News

Markzware PDF2DTP for InDesign Now Supports InDesign CC 2019 Mac

Markzware Adds InDesign CC 2019 Plugins to Q2ID Bundle for QuarkXPress File Conversion on macOS & Windows

Caldera Releases Version 12 of its Award-Winning RIP Software

Design’N’Buy at 38th GITEX Technology Week, Dubai

Intelligent Print Workflow Delivers Increased Efficiency & Profitability at SGIA

GMG Partners with Aurelon PrintFactory to Display Automated Workflows and Consistent, Accurate Color at SGIA Expo 2018

New Xerox ConnectKey Apps Speed Digital Transformation for Enterprises, SMBs

New Innovative RIP Software Easily Eliminates Headaches in Lenticular Printing

SPIEGEL Group Improves User Experience and Modernizes Image Workflows with the Help of Woodwing Elvis DAM

Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Awarded Vanguard Breakthrough Technology

Andy Cave Awarded Technical Innovation at the "Future of Flexo, Join the Network" Gala Event 2018

ARC X-Media Upgrades to Scalable XMPie Marketing Platform

Cloud-Based Print Services Made Possible with YSoft SafeQ

Precision Marketing Adopts CHILI publisher as the Composition Engine for Online Real Estate Marketing Platform

Ultimate TechnoGraphics and Grafisoft at Print Santiago

Infigo Software’s Impressive Year Continues as the Company Exhibits at SGIA for the First Time

Adobe Redefines What Is Possible With PDF With All-New Acrobat DC

Ricoh Unveils Centralized SaaS Platform to Enhance Visibility, Efficiency of Print and Digital Communication Workflows

New Award-Winning RICOH Supervisor Brings More Profitability and Productivity to Print Businesses

Canon Announces Version 7 of PRISMAprepare Software, Introducing Next Generation of Makeready Tools for Print Providers

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Video

Video preview: HYBRID Software and Global Graphics Firming Up Relationship

HYBRID Software and Global Graphics Firming Up Relationship

Published: October 16, 2018

Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of the Board for HYBRID Software, talks about the company and plans of a Global Graphics acquisition.

 

Video preview: Tilia Labs: Imposing Software

Tilia Labs: Imposing Software

Published: October 10, 2018

Sagen de Jong, CEO and Co-Founder of Tilia Labs, talks to Dave Zwang about the company's imposition, planning, and workflow software, and how imposition for labels and packaging differs from general commercial printing.

 

Video preview: Ricoh Unveils New Workflow and Data Analytics Solutions

Ricoh Unveils New Workflow and Data Analytics Solutions

Published: October 9, 2018

Ryan Kiley, Director of Strategic Production Services for Ricoh USA, talks about Ricoh Communications Manager and Ricoh Supervisor, the company's new workflow automation and print shop management tools.

 

Video preview: The Evolution of Color Management

The Evolution of Color Management

Published: September 18, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Manager of Production Solutions Marketing for Canon USA, discusses the challenges of color management, such as predictability, and how the technology is evolving.

 

Video preview: The Future of Web-to-Print

The Future of Web-to-Print

Published: July 30, 2018

Dr. Sean Smyth, consultant for Smithers Pira, discusses a study he is working on that takes a look at the current state of web-to print—specifically, systems designed to allow print customers to create professional documents without being print professionals.

 

Video preview: Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence

Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence

Published: April 23, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Business Development Manager at Tharstern, talks about Tharstern's approach to MIS and managing operational data within print operations. Tharstern has over 700 installations globally.

 

Video preview: Sell Workflows Not Print

Sell Workflows Not Print

Published: January 10, 2018

Solving workflow issues for a customer opens up the door to long-term repeatable business. Jennifer Matt cites recent project work where building workflows brought in significant print business.

 

Video preview: PrintIQ's Approach to MIS and Workflow

PrintIQ's Approach to MIS and Workflow

Published: November 16, 2017

Mick Rowan (Director) and Adrian Fleming (Sales Director) at PrintIQ share their vision and approach to a cloud based management workflow system that goes beyond traditional MIS.

 

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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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