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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

Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work (Premium Content)

The topic of Print MIS software can be a dangerous topic to bring up if you want to keep things low-key or drama-free. Most printers are really frustrated with their MIS. I’ve been working on customer-facing technology (web-to-print) my whole career—the Print MIS is by far the most important software tool you have in your business.


Understanding the Software Feature Request (Premium Content)

Software is never done. It has to keep moving to stay compatible. It operates in business processes that keep changing. The consumer expectation of how fast and easy software can change is being set by some of the most valuable companies on the planet.


Print Business Differentiation (Premium Content)

What are you investing in that will result in the true differentiation of your print business? An important question in a market where many commercial printers look alike (same equipment, same sales approach, similar online tools). I think differentiation is about solving additional customer challenges that your competitors don't even know about.


Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS (Premium Content)

Your Print MIS should be your trusted system of record for your business; the estimating module is the most critical component of your Print MIS. When you implement estimating brilliantly, it provides you a healthy daily dose of ROI forever.


After Your Print Software Strategic Decision (Premium Content)

Once you make a print software decision, you have to enforce it by communicating the strategy clearly and then repeatedly. Your people will forget, your business will evolve, sales people will appear from other solutions trying to convince your team of a different path.


Is Your Print Business Freewheeling or Process Driven? (Premium Content)

If you make decisions about your business based solely on the intuition of you and your staff, you are limiting the growth and the scale of business learning that can take place in your organization.


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News

Aleyant tFLOW Version 10 Adds Important New Capabilities

ONYX 18.5 Software with APPE 5.1 Is Now Shipping

GMG Academy Presents Workshop Program 2019

Leading Law Firms Rely on Powerful Nuance Documentation and Productivity Solutions to Maximize Efficiency and Automation

Markzware MarkzTools for InDesign CS6 & MarkzTools2 Support InDesign CC 2019 macOS

Adobe Reports Record Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Enfocus Switch 2018 Update 2 Ready for Launch

OneVision Software with Prepress and Workflow Automation Software for Print Service Providers at EFI Connect 2019

WoodWing Releases Best-in-Class Publishing Solution for Apple News

Taopix Welcome KeFotos In Mexico To The Family

System Brunner INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® Expanded Gamut 7-C

Customer’s Canvas Variable Data Printing Enhancements: Inline Variable Fields, Images, and Barcodes

Adobe Named a Top 10 Leader in Corporate Citizenship

RSA Releases New WebCRD Web to Print Software Version

Esko Launches Hugely Expanded Software Platform Release 18.0.1

Cimpress Selects PerfectPattern's sPrint One for Maximizing Print Planning

vjoon K4 Version 9: Ready for Adobe CC 2019 and Featuring an Enhanced K4 Content Portal

Visionary Print Provider Grows by More Than 50% in Two Years

Proforma Announces New $10 Million Technology Platform

Postalytics Announces New Tools for Hubspot Clients to Trigger Direct Mail

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Video

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.

 

Video preview: Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Published: December 10, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Marketing Manager for Canon USA, unveils the Prisma family of workflow and print controller solutions for digital printing.

 

Video preview: Newprint's Search for the Perfect Web-to-Print

Newprint's Search for the Perfect Web-to-Print

Published: November 15, 2018

Elie Bellama, Vice President of Newprint Canada, talks about his four-year search for the perfect web-to-print solution—and why he chose CloudLab.

 

Video preview: Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Published: November 14, 2018

Trent Foreman, Product Manager for Aleyant, walks through the process of estimating and pricing with Aleyant Print Job Manager.

 

Video preview: Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Published: November 13, 2018

Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, defines "workflow" and talks about the company's software and automation solutions for the transactional and direct mail space.

 

Video preview: BlueCrest:

BlueCrest: "A $450 Million Start-Up"

Published: November 13, 2018

Grant Miller, CEO of BlueCrest, discusses this new standalone company within Pitney Bowes that has merged Pitney Bowes' core document messaging technologies with its software portfolio.

 

Video preview: CHILI Publisher and

CHILI Publisher and "Smart Artwork"

Published: November 5, 2018

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish, talks about the CHILI Publisher universal graphics engine focused around "smart artwork"—a way of templating and automating the design and production of a variety of packaging and marketing materials.

 

Video preview: What to Look for in MIS Software

What to Look for in MIS Software

Published: October 31, 2018

Jonathan Bowen, Product Specialist for PrintIQ, talks to Kelley Holmes about the importance of an MIS and what to look for when shopping for one.

 

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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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