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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.


Choose to Measure Time Spent in Your Print Business (Premium Content)

Everyday, most of us choose the most important thing to work on. The employees in the carpeted area of your print business are making these decisions everyday. Do you know what they are prioritizing? Do you know how they are spending their time? You should measure time just like you measure revenues, profits, and costs.

How Timing Impacts Strategic Print Software Decisions (Premium Content)

Being strategic about print software is nearly impossible when you are in a crisis. Too many print software decisions are made under duress. When you have the discipline to plan before the crisis, you are being strategic.

Print MIS Product Spotlight: Avanti’s Slingshot

Jennifer Matt reviews Slingshot by Avanti, and feels that its integrated warehouse management, multiple approaches to scheduling, and approach to implementation are its core strengths.

Yesterday’s Workflow Tools: Spreadsheets, Email, and PDFs (Premium Content)

The toolset for solving business workflow challenges has completely changed in the last decade. If the only tool(s) you’re deploying are email, spreadsheets, and/or PDFs, you are using yesterday’s tools to solve today’s challenges.

A Conversation About Web-to-Print With Slava Apel, Founder of Amazing Print

If today’s online storefronts and web-to-print workflows don’t look anything like they used to, there’s a reason. The software has advanced leaps and bounds from where it was even a few years ago. This interview with founder and CEO of Amazing Print Tech Slava Apel reflects how the technology is changing...and how it is changing those who use it.

How Clean Is Your Print Business Data? (Premium Content)

All print business owners want more data about their businesses so they can make better decisions. It isn’t about reporting packages or business intelligence tools—it’s really about how your business generates data on a daily basis.

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iText Launches iText DITO, a Powerful Template Engine that Converts Data?into iText Quality PDFs

Color-Logic Presents at Nilpeter Panorama Open House

Color-Logic Donates Touch7 Photo Software to Ryerson University

Enfocus Switch 2019 Spring Release Available Now

PitStop 2019 Available Now

Hybrid Software Expands North American Coverage with Sales and Technical Resources

Primary Color Selects printIQ for Efficiency and Process Improvement

Caldera Announces New Customer Success Plan

KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Marks 20th Anniversary Transforming How Printers Operate

Color-Logic Certifies First Printer in Mexico

Newspapers Upgrade Prepress Workflow Solutions to ProImage NewsWayX

vjoon Goes to America

Syncro Soft Announces the Release of Version 21.1 of the Oxygen XML Suite of Products, as well as the Commercial Availability of Oxygen PDF Chemistry

Political Parties Vote for CHILI publisher

GMG ColorProof 5.11 Provides for the First-Time Automated Update Notifications

ColorGATE Productionserver 10 Achieves Compliancy with Ghent PDF Output Suite 5

Aleyant Pressero™ Now Integrated with Parcelcast for Seamless Shipping

ORIS X Gamut Recognized as the “Best Color Management Solution”

Béflex Adopts EFI End-to-End Ecosystem with FESPA Purchase of Midmarket Print Productivity Suite

Adobe Honors Commerce Leaders with Imagine Excellence Awards

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Video preview: GMG Assists with Color Management

GMG Assists with Color Management

Published: June 18, 2019

Eric Dalton, Director of Sales - Western Region for GMG, talks about color management specific to wide-format printing and the two kinds of software GMG offers to help users implement color management.


Video preview: Dataline: ERP Dedicated to Making Graphic Arts Businesses More Efficient

Dataline: ERP Dedicated to Making Graphic Arts Businesses More Efficient

Published: May 30, 2019

Dirk Deroo, CEO of Dataline, talks about the founding of his company in his attic and why its modular approach to ERP for the graphic arts industry adds value for the industry. In addition to product development experts, Dataline puts substantial focus on project management/implementation. The company has 8,000 users across all segments of print including textiles.


Video preview: Ultimate TechnoGraphics Provides Software Solutions for a Variety of Workflows

Ultimate TechnoGraphics Provides Software Solutions for a Variety of Workflows

Published: May 9, 2019

Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, talks about the breadth of automated software solutions available as either standalone applications or integrated into a variety of third-party products and established workflows.


Video preview: Save Money and Get Results by Managing Your Data

Save Money and Get Results by Managing Your Data

Published: May 7, 2019

Christine Erna of Strategic Postal Advisors and Scott Eganhouse of TEC Mailing Solutions discuss the trends in the automation of workflow centered around transactional documentation and managing data from a centralized location.


Video preview: DALIM Software: Bridging Print Business Silos

DALIM Software: Bridging Print Business Silos

Published: May 2, 2019

David Zwang talks with Dr. Carol Werlé, CEO of DALIM Software, at DUO2019, the DALIM Users Group Conference. DALIM, which develops productivity workflow and communication software, was founded in 1989 and has changed as the industry has changed, serving now as a “bridge between the solos” in a print business.


Video preview: Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Published: March 13, 2019

Grant Miller, President and CEO of Bluecrest, discusses the rapid, eight-month growth of the enterprise print and mail company that used to be part of Pitney Bowes. At Hunkeler Innovationdays, Bluecrest was showing its new ERP systems and other integrated print and mail solutions, which include workflow and analytics and reporting tools.


Video preview: Enfocus' Vendor-Neutral Automation Platform

Enfocus' Vendor-Neutral Automation Platform

Published: February 11, 2019

Toon Van Rossum, product manager for Switch at Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about the development of the vendor-neutral automation platform and how it has grown in popularity in recent years.


Video preview: PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

Published: December 11, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Sales Manager for PrintIQ, discusses end-to-end MIS solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry—from commercial to screen to packaging.


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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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