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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

Strategic Optimization During COVID-19

Documenting your core workflows can be a good strategic use of key resources who might not be fully occupied working from home.


Strategic Software Projects—COVID-19

We find ourselves in difficult times, the conditions of which are delivering a window of opportunity to do strategic projects that will accelerate your business when the economic engine starts running at full speed again.


Printers Need More Selling During Print Software Implementations (Premium Content)

The sales process should extend into the implementation of print software because all humans need to be persuaded of the merits so that they can become enthusiastic about the new toolset.


Elevating Foundational Print Software Decisions (Premium Content)

There are a lot of decisions to be made around print software; it might surprise you which ones I think are the most important.


Solving All Your Print Software Challenges at Once (Premium Content)

It's easy to get into a panic when you wake up to the reality that your approach to software in your print business requires a major overall. It probably took you years to get into this state; don’t freak out because it could take years to crawl out of it. The best thing to do is to calmly prioritize and then start making incremental progress.


Industrial Inkjet Gets RIPPED (Premium Content)

In an industrial inkjet environment, a lot of pieces go into creating a specialized solution, but it’s the raster image processor (RIP) that does the heavy lifting. Elizabeth Gooding takes a detailed look at all the criteria to keep in mind when selecting RIP software for an industrial printing workflow.


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News

Canva Offers Covid-19 Content Templates for Printers

Strong Under Pressure: Automating Print Data Workflows out of the Home Office

GMG Americas Remains Fully Operational through COVID-19

Color-Logic Offers Free Metallic Files to All Printers

HYBRID Software Promises Uninterrupted Service to its Customers, Including Free, Temporary Software Licenses for Those Working at Home

Enfocus Virtual Safari 4.0 Call for Speakers

Ultra-High Barrier Films Market 2027 Analysis Of Production, Future Demand, Sales And Consumption

GMG at the Fogra Multicolor Forum: Smart Tools and New Opportunities

Global Graphics Accelerates drupa Product Announcements

Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19

Industry Veteran Gary Fry Joins Aleyant’s Parent Company, Volaris Group Comms & Media, Leadership Team

BlueCrest and GrayHair Software Announce Partnership

Improved Usability and Functionality Available in Latest GIS Atlas® Professional Software Release

vjoon K4 Version 10: New Content Editor and WordPress Adapter

Adobe Reports Record Revenue

Infigo Software Supports Sensible Decision to Postpone Dscoop Edge Orlando 2020 and Offers a Virtual Alternative on 31 March

Tilia Tuesdays: Tilia Labs Launches Webinar Series on AI-Driven Planning and Imposition

Enfocus PDF Review Module Achieves Compliancy with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5

CHILI publish Cancels drupa Participation Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns

Arden Software Unveils Plans for New European Training Centre

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Video

Video preview: The Added Value of Web-to-Print

The Added Value of Web-to-Print

Published: February 11, 2020

Greg Salzman, President of Aleyant Systems, talks to David Zwang about the value that a web-to-print/online ordering portal beings to a print business. Not only does it make it convenient for customers to place orders at any time, it also frees up resources within the print business, as it doesn’t require the involvement of sales or customer service reps, or even estimators.

 

Video preview: Get It Now Print Streamlines Its Workflow

Get It Now Print Streamlines Its Workflow

Published: January 20, 2020

From 20 jobs per day to 100, Get It Now Print has increased production and their customer base with the help of EFI’s Fiery Workflow solution. Simple, efficient, and agile, Fiery automation can help your print business get more work out the door.

 

Video preview: drupa Preview: Front-End Trends

drupa Preview: Front-End Trends

Published: January 9, 2020

Wim Fransen, General Manager of Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about some of the major trends he has been seeing as we head toward drupa, including the emergence of faster technologies, the need to handle shorter job runs with faster turnaround times, and new front-end solutions that bridge the gap between job entry, MIS, and prepress.

 

Video preview: CapStone’s AutoViri Automates Mailing

CapStone’s AutoViri Automates Mailing

Published: December 5, 2019

Troy Power, cofounder of CapStone Technologies, talks about the company’s Red Hot Technology Award-winning AutoViri robotic solutions for automating mailing workflows. AutoViri helps connect the physical workflow to the digital workflow—and can save customers money on mailing costs by being plugged into the latest USPS regulations.

 

Video preview: Enfocus Addresses the Needs of Niche Printing Markets

Enfocus Addresses the Needs of Niche Printing Markets

Published: December 3, 2019

Wim Fransen, Managing Director of Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about the proliferation of niche printing markets—commercial, labels, textiles, wide format, vehicle graphics, etc.—and how they all share many of the same underlying challenges. Enfocus has been seeking to develop specific configurations of its flagship PitStop software to address the individual needs of these vertical markets.

 

Video preview: Avanti’s Red Hot Technology Awards

Avanti’s Red Hot Technology Awards

Published: November 27, 2019

Pat Bolan, President of Avanti, talks to Pat McGrew about the company’s Red Hot Technology Award-winning enhancements to Avanti Slingshot at PRINT 19—Advanced Fulfillment Workflow Enhancement and the XML Loader Enhancement for Web to Print solutions.

 

Video preview: Crawford Technologies’ SmartSetup Streamlines Application Onboarding

Crawford Technologies’ SmartSetup Streamlines Application Onboarding

Published: November 26, 2019

David Zwang talks to Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, a software company that focuses on the transactional printing market, helping organizations improve the ways that they deliver documents to customers, in print or omnichannel. The company just launched its new SmartSetup, designed for rapidly onboarding applications into workflow automation and ADF systems.

 

Video preview: Warren Werbitt Says, “Tell Me About Your Business”

Warren Werbitt Says, “Tell Me About Your Business”

Published: November 20, 2019

WhatTheyThink's print evangelist Warren Werbitt checks in from Nashville and the Avanti Users Conference. He talks to a number of event attendees—printers and Avanti partners—about their businesses, their experiences with Avanti solutions, and the advantages of attending the conference.

 

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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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