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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

Finding a Niche with Your Print Business (Premium Content)

Finding a niche for your print business (a target market with specific pain points) is not about aiming small, it’s about FOCUS and EXECUTION to build a repeatable product offering and to dive deeper into learning about your customer’s problems.


EFI Connect 2017 Educational Sessions with Jennifer Matt

User group meetings create a space for you to find peers for collaboration. Use these meetings to find your people. Do not proceed in these disruptive market conditions on your own! I invite you to attend the sessions. For those of you who are not planning to attend, I want to provide you with some of the key learnings that will be delivered.


Web-to-Print Solution Frustration (Premium Content)

When people get frustrated with software, they are looking for an easy answer to get closure. One of the most common reactions to web-to-print frustration is to shop for a different solution. Before you start shopping, take a long hard look at your investment in really learning the web-to-print solution you already have.


3 Success Factors for Print MIS Implementations (Premium Content)

Implementing a Print MIS is challenging, it requires a focus on end results without an attachment to “the way things have always been done”, persistence, and adaptability. Look for these personality traits in the people you assign to lead your Print MIS implementation.


You Need Technical Leadership Inside Your Print Business (Premium Content)

As software takes on a larger and larger role in your print business, your technical leader plays a greater role in all aspects of your business performance. With the right internal technical leader, software can deliver almost everything that was promised in the demo! Without the right technical leader, you’re going to feel like your software investment was a complete waste of money.


Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager

Aleyant PrintJobManager™ is a cloud-based entry into the Print MIS market. Most printers will recognize Aleyant as the maker of the popular Aleyant Pressero™ web-to-print solution. Aleyant is entering the Print MIS market with a stand-alone solution PrintJobManage


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News

Ultimate TechnoGraphics Goes to India 

Quark Extends Buy One, Get One Offer on QuarkXPress 2016

GMC Software Listed as a Representative Vendor in 2016 Gartner Market Guide for Rapid Mobile App Development Tools

Fiery DFEs and Workflows Flawlessly Process the new Ghent PDF Output Suite Version 5.0

Taopix Appoints New Distributor RHS Asia for New Regions

Taopix Appoints New Distributor RHS Asia for New Regions

Making It Personal at the 2016 XUG Conference

Markzware Announces Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Support in MarkzTools/MarkzTools2 Bundle

Markzware Announces ID2Q (InDesign to QuarkXPress) with Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Mac Support

New QuarkXPress for Dummies Book Now Available for Pre-Order and Digital Download

Esko Device Manager Improves Productivity for VCG-Connect

Hybrid Software Wins Largest Ever Order

Impulse Graphic and Display Solutions Inc. drives increased prepress production with Esko investment

Xitron and Global Graphics Partner with Bowling Green State University Communications Program

Registration is open for the 2017 Avanti User Group Conference

Taopix Announces New Partner for Brazil

RR Donnelley to Include Prinova’s Messagepoint in Digital Solutions Offering

SouthData Successfully Uses GMC Inspire to Meet the Demands of its Automated Workflow

Esko takes the production of retail displays to a new level with ArtiosCAD Display Store

Introducing arifiQ Entry: Industry's Fastest Online Quoting Tool is Designed to Increase Print Sales

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Video

Video preview: Scale Your Print Business by Investing in Print Software

Scale Your Print Business by Investing in Print Software

Published: January 12, 2017

Growing and scaling a business can come from an investment in software.

 

Video preview: Jennifer Matt interviews Jerry Kennelly about Tweak Cloud

Jennifer Matt interviews Jerry Kennelly about Tweak Cloud

Published: December 8, 2016

Make print easier to buy. The Tweak Cloud offering is a toolset that streamlines the process of getting to a final agreed upon design. Jerry Kennelly, CEO and founder of Tweak describes the offering and his approach to giving the customer self-service control over the proofing process.

 

Video preview: Silicon Publishing Launches Redesign of Silicon Designer

Silicon Publishing Launches Redesign of Silicon Designer

Published: December 6, 2016

In this interview, Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, talks with Max Dunn of Silicon Publishing about the company's clean sheet redesign of Silicon Designer leveraging the talents of former Adobe InDesign developers. This Web2Print/online editing solution is used by some of the world's largest companies.

 

Video preview: ASU's Print & Imaging Lab Leads the Way in Workflow Integration

ASU's Print & Imaging Lab Leads the Way in Workflow Integration

Published: December 1, 2016

Chris Halkovic, Web-to-Print Manager at Arizona State University's Print and Imaging Lab, talks about how the shop/learning environment is integrating Web2Print and MIS for a coherent and automated workflow for printed materials and 3D objects.

 

Video preview: Canon Brings Holistic Vision to Workflow Solutions

Canon Brings Holistic Vision to Workflow Solutions

Published: August 17, 2016

Dennis Amorosano, Vice President of BISG Marketing at Canon USA, speaks with WhatTheyThink Technology Editor about Canon's strategic and holistic approach to workflow, bringing together hardware, software and professional services to satisfy customer requirements. This includes bringing the full power of solutions available across the Canon organization to addressing customer needs as part of the company's One Canon approach.

 

Video preview: drupa 2016 software trends: everything cloud

drupa 2016 software trends: everything cloud

Published: June 16, 2016

InfoTrends analyst Ryan McAbee discusses drupa trends in the software space with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne, including expansion of cloud-based solutions beyond web-to-print and using the cloud for production performance analysis — the Internet of Presses!

 

Video preview: The Importance of Business Workflow

The Importance of Business Workflow

Published: February 17, 2016

A discussion of workflow optimization is typically very production-centric. In this video Jennifer Matt and Jane Mugford discuss business workflow and why business workflow should be settled first.

 

Video preview: EFI's Charlotte Tueckmantel on Marketing Technology and New Business Models

EFI's Charlotte Tueckmantel on Marketing Technology and New Business Models

Published: December 3, 2015

Print Software Section Editor Jennifer Matt talks to Charlotte Tueckmantel, GM/VP, Web to Print and Value Added Products at EFI about trends in marketing technology and new business models in cross-media marketing.

 

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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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