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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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Preparing Questions for User Conferences – Dscoop 2017

User conferences are an incredible opportunity to load up on learning from the speakers, the vendors, and most importantly your peers. With Dscoop next week, this article covers the importance of the well-formed, thought out questions that can help you get the most out of events by preparing and focusing on your learning goals before you arrive!

Set a Deadline for Print Software Transition (Premium Content)

Retiring software solutions can be overwhelming. Continuing to pay maintenance on legacy software solutions is maddening. Start the process of transition by setting a realistic date – draw the line in the sand, rally your troops around what it takes to get from where you are today to throwing a retirement party for your legacy software.

Top 3 Mistakes with Print Software Strategy (Premium Content)

Your print software strategy is your responsibility. It requires strategic thinking to both define the challenges and the results you want to create (vision). Don’t make the common mistakes with your print software strategy.

Product Spotlight: KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Software 8

There are two major workflows that a job travels through in your print business. The production workflow which results in a printed product and the business workflow which results in an accurate invoice. The job must travel through both workflows; often in parallel and frequently requires some collaboration and/or communication between the workflows to reach both desired results - high-quality print product(s) delivered on-time and an error free invoice.

Long-Term and Short-Term Print Software Priorities (Premium Content)

Your business should be run by your print software systems; your people should run the systems. These print software systems require attention for both short-term initiatives and long-term strategy.

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.

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New, Ultra-Fast EFI Fiery Servers Drive Performance in Konica Minolta AccurioPress and AccurioPrint presses

GMC Software Captures Xplor’s Application of the Year Award

Canon Deutschland Gmbh and Onevision Software Ag Enter Into Cooperation Agreement

EFI Demonstrates the MAGIC of a Complete Fast Fashion Workflow at Fashion Event

Multi-site mastery spurs Peczuh to choose Tharstern MIS  

Ironsides Technology Exhibits at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Objectif Lune announces the launch of OL Connect for ad hoc print and mail consolidation

New EFI Fiery Digital Front End Powers High-performance Ricoh Production Printers

Kodak Introduces PRINERGY Cloud

Ordant Adds New Features to Print MIS Software

Propago Advises Printers: Grow Your Business Into Lucrative Web-to-Print Solutions

Redtie Releases its Lowest Priced Entry Point for Web To Print 

Paddyfield expands product range with Taopix purchase

PDF 2.0 interop events help ensure consistent implementations

Xerox and EFI Partner to Give Customers Best in Class Digital Front Ends

First Cloud-Based Solution Certified by United States Postal Service for Full-Service Mail

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

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Video preview: Fall in Love with Your Customer's Problems

Fall in Love with Your Customer's Problems

Published: February 2, 2017

Our market demands you to be more consultative with your customers so you can extend your value proposition beyond a commodity manufacturer. The best way to be a good consultant is to understand your customer's challenges. You have to dive in and fall in love with your customer's problems in order to build up that trusted partnership that is immune to competitive pricing pressures.


Video preview: Modern Litho Leverages Workflow Automation and MIS to Spur Growth

Modern Litho Leverages Workflow Automation and MIS to Spur Growth

Published: January 30, 2017

Jim Tomblinson, VP of Operations at Jefferson City MO based Modern Litho led his company's very successful efforts to modernize and streamline the company's workflow, significantly enhancing the customer experience. He talks about the value of a scalable workflow in an environment of growth through acquisitions and organically. His hands-on experience provides good insight for his industry peers.


Video preview: Change Management in Print MIS

Change Management in Print MIS

Published: January 26, 2017

When your Print business is faced with changing your Print MIS, the attitude towards the change can make all the difference. Are you looking to force the Print MIS software to work just like you work today or are you willing to adapt your workflows to optimize how the Print MIS software was built?


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.


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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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