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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

Parenting and Your Print MIS

Parenting and your print MIS have many characteristics in common. They are both long-term investments that essentially never end. There is great potential combined with great frustration and common stages that you will pass through before feeling any sense of accomplishment – always in retrospect.


Radical vs. Incremental Change with Web-to-Print and Print MIS (Premium Content)

Do you approach change as an incremental, keep everyone comfortable manner? Or do you see how much the external conditions have changed while your company has stayed still? Is your print software able to support your current and future business needs?


Own Your Print Software: Web-to-Print and Print MIS (Premium Content)

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear, you DO NOT invest in print software to run your business as it is today. The whole point of software is to enable you to run your business differently - creating more efficiency.


Web-to-Print Product Spotlight: MarcomCentral

Twenty years ago when we described the function of marketing we would have started with terms like “creative” and “messaging.” Then we would have talked about distribution channels for getting these creative assets and messages out to the target audiences, primarily consisting of print, TV, and radio.


The Role of the Project Manager in Print Software (Premium Content)

Every business owner has ideas, plans, and a vision for what they want their company to become. There is never a shortage of ideas; there is a severe lack of execution. Good project management can convert more of your ideas to reality through a disciplined execution process that annoys most people involved (especially impatient, attention deficit prone business owners).


Focus on Solutions in Print Software

Frustration happens, especially with print software projects like Print MIS and web-to-print. When frustration happens do you flex, adjust, look for a solution or do you stay in that frustrated state? Find evidence of the behavior you want more of and reward that behavior, in your people, in your vendors, in your partners – that will accomplish more than yelling, escalating, and threatening will ever do.


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Blog

From the Yellow Pages to Google

Table Service at McDonald’s

Plan for a Culture of Continuous Process Improvement in 2015

Marketing Equals Lead Generation – Give them a Quota

Define the Problem First

What Does “Change” Mean to You?

The Evolution of Graph Expo

Print Software at Graph Expo

Building Yourself a Support System

The Scope Creep Virus

More Print Industry Shelfware: CRM Systems

3 Critical Factors for Web-to-Print Sales & Marketing Success

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News

Viki Solutions' Vproof Online Proofing Integrated with OpenText Media Management to Optimize Approval Workflows

CHILI Publish to Make its Dscoop Debut in DC

Agfa Graphics Launches v2.3 of Apogee StoreFront and Asanti StoreFront

Adobe Photoshop Turns Twenty-Five

Quark improves PDF output with technology from callas software

Color-Logic Rolls Out New Mobile-Friendly Website

Ultimate TechnoGraphics Updates Absolutely Imposing for Yosemite

Quark Software Ranked by InfoTrends as Leader in Enterprise Digital Publishing Platforms

EFI Self-Serve Print Products Now Available with Canon MFPs

RIT’s School of Media Sciences receives donation of cutting-edge print software solutions

Web-to-Print Workflow Webinar Presented by Enfocus and Aleyant to Show Powerful Benefits of Marrying Switch and Pressero

Caldera Heralds New Era of Production Efficiency with Nexio

Allegra Network Chooses Award-Winning Avanti Slingshot from Ricoh

callas software to publicly show all-new pdfChip at CeBIT

Crawford Technologies PRO Transform Plus Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle WebCenter Content 11g

Pitney Bowes’s Spectrum Technology Platform to Optimize Kering’s Customer Data Management

With Objectif Lune’s Capture OnTheGo, carry your forms, not the paper!

CHILI Publish and Laudert implement Web2Print solution at Brillux

Quark Sponsors AIIM 2015: The Information Management Conference

CHILI Publish, Named Belgium's Most Promising Company, Adds New People; Positions, to Support Worldwide Growth

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Video

Video preview: EFI's Jeff White on Successfully MIS  Implementations

EFI's Jeff White on Successfully MIS Implementations

Published: February 10, 2015

Jeff White, General Manager, EFI Monarch speaks with Print Software Section Contributing Editor Jane Mugford about successful MIS implementations.

 

Video preview: Chili Publish Managing Partner Kevin Geominne on Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online Chili Publish

Chili Publish Managing Partner Kevin Geominne on Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online Chili Publish

Published: January 26, 2015

Print Software Section Editor Jennifer Matt sat down with Kevin Geominne, Managing Partner at Chili Publish to find out how Chili Publish approaches integration with other systems. What Chili Publish is doing to support mobile. And how they help printing companies find success with online services.

 

Video preview: Jacob Aizikowitz on Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online

Jacob Aizikowitz on Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online

Published: January 19, 2015

Jennifer Matt sat down with Jacob Aizikowitz to find out how XMPie approaches integration with other systems. What XMPie is doing to support mobile. And how they help printing companies find success with online services.

 

Video preview: PTI Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

PTI Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published: December 10, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Forrest Leighton from PTI describes Marcom Central's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

 

Video preview: PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published: November 26, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Steve Enstad from PageDNA describes PageDNA's company's and product's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

 

Video preview: Transitioning Your Print MIS

Transitioning Your Print MIS

Published: November 14, 2014

Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about what printers need to bring to the table in a Print MIS transition project.

 

Video preview: Workflow Innovation a Hot Topic

Workflow Innovation a Hot Topic

Published: October 27, 2014

Cary Sherburne interviews Kevin Horey, VP & GM of Workflow & Solutions at Xerox. They talk workflow innovations, what Xerox has to offer with their products, and what makes workflow a hot topic.

 

Video preview: Why Most Technology Demonstrations Suck!

Why Most Technology Demonstrations Suck!

Published: October 22, 2014

Jennifer Matt rants about what she hates about software technology demonstrations.

 

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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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