Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     Hunkeler Innovationdays     Industrial Print Analysis     European Coverage     Production Inkjet Analysis

Greg Salzman of Aleyant Systems talks about integration and open architecture

Published on January 19, 2010

Interviewer: Hi, Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Greg Salzman, who is President of Aleyant Systems. Welcome.

Greg Salzman: Thank you.

Interviewer: Now, you’ve recently relaunched your product, you’ve rebranded it  we talked about that a little bit earlier. And within that is eDoc Builder and I understand that one of the differentiating factors about Aleyant Systems is the integration services that you offer.

Greg Salzman: Correct. We try to maintain open architecture as much as possible. Web to print is helpful as it is; it is not the only tool that a printer needs to utilize. And so what we’ve done is try to find ways that our web to print system can integrate into other systems. We’ve done that a couple of different ways. It might be just as simple as creating an Excel file that you can dump out of the system. But what we really kind of push our user base towards is actually taking advantage of our web services, API that we have within the Presaro system to integrate into their MIS company.

 

Interviewer: Oh, that’s great. And you also took customer applications, right? Because you have – don’t you have someone that integrated with Oracle, with the customer’s Oracle system?

Greg Salzman: Exactly. We also have a, what is called a CXML, which is the standard protocol used to communicate with Enterprise Procurement Systems. And so by making that available, customers who are running Oracle or REVA or some other procurement systems can then integrate with the Presaro system.

Interviewer: And then another very exciting one because I happen to interview some of the folks over there is what Mimeo is doing with your eDoc Builder.

Greg Salzman: Yeah, we’re very excited about that. Our eDoc Builder systems are web-based variable data publishing system again has a very complete set of API web services methodology. They were able to integrate it directly into their marketplace application.

Interviewer: Oh, that’s great. And I found that one to be particularly interesting because as many of our readers know, I’ve known and worked with, off and on, Mimeo since they, well since before they were actually founded. And they’ve always had a NIH sort of, not NIH, you know, they preferred to develop their own software and so it’s interesting to see them reaching out and pulling in pieces from other companies. And so, congratulations for doing that deal. That’s a big deal. Yeah.

Greg Salzman: Oh thank you. Yeah, it was fun to work with them. They’re a great customer to have.

Interviewer: Well good, I wish you well as you move forward and we’ll keep in touch with what goes on with Presaro and eDoc Builder.

Greg Salzman: Well thank you so much. Very good. Thank you.

 

Email Icon Email         

 

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: CalPoly Students Create Book about Printing Pioneer Michael Bruno

CalPoly Students Create Book about Printing Pioneer Michael Bruno

Published: March 24, 2017

Frank’s class at Cal Poly produced a 300-page book on the life and work of printing pioneer Michael Bruno. Mike was one of the major researchers who made offset lithography a viable process.

 

Video preview: The Importance of a Good Web-to-Print Demo Site

The Importance of a Good Web-to-Print Demo Site

Published: March 23, 2017

Demonstrating your web-to-print solution is critical to your sales process. Use your demonstration site to configure all the bells and whistles of your solution so you never have to say, "we support that feature but its not configured on this site."

 

Video preview: The Future Of Customer Communications In The Financial Services Industry

The Future Of Customer Communications In The Financial Services Industry

Published: March 22, 2017

Matt Swain, Senior Director at InfoTrends, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the latest trends in customer communications, some of which is driven by financial technology that is enabling more voice-driven communications. Consumers have increasingly demanding expectations about how they interact with financial services providers, including optimized print communications.

 

Video preview: Ghent Workgroup PDF Study aims to Identify Gaps in the Standard

Ghent Workgroup PDF Study aims to Identify Gaps in the Standard

Published: March 21, 2017

David Zwang, WhatTheyThink's Technology Editor and Chairman of the Ghent Workgroup, explains why the organization is conducting a landmark PDF study. The last study was conducted in 2008 and is not representative of todays workflow demands. They want to understand how people are using PDF and identify gaps in the standard that the Ghent Workgroup can help address for better process integration in commercial print and packaging production. Visit http://www.gwg.org/gwg-2017-pdf-survey/

 

Video preview: View the latest production inkjet news from Screen

View the latest production inkjet news from Screen

Published: March 20, 2017

Aron Allenson, Sales Support Specialist for High Speed Inkjet at Screen, talks about how new SC inks from Screen allow inkjet printing to commodity offset stocks without pretreatment. The ink is used in the Truepress JET 520 HD. He also explains the next generation of Truepress JET presses, the Truepress JET 520 NX, just released.

 

Video preview: Print: The Strongest Component of an Omnichannel Campaign

Print: The Strongest Component of an Omnichannel Campaign

Published: March 20, 2017

Charyl Kahanec, President of Marketing Solutions at EarthColor, always has interesting insights to share, and this video is no exception. She talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the role of print in today's marketing mix. She points out that marketing is not just one channel, but rather the overall conversation with the customer; and print is the strongest component of that conversation. Hear more.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2017 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved