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printCafe: PCX Integration on Target, Announcements Coming Later This Year

Press release from the issuing company

3/1/01 (WhatTheyThink) printCafe will announce several integrations with other web based platforms later this year. Marc Olin, Co-CEO said they have taken the approach with the development of their web site and management systems that they will continue to evolve together to become a single architecture. printCafe’s printer private-label sites serve as the web integration platform for their management systems. Says Marc, “Third party Web sites which wish to integrate to our platform may do so using PCX via these private label web sites. We have spent over 8 months joining the architecture of our various management systems to our web site platform so that we could facilitate a single point of integration. The updated versions of our management systems, which support this approach, are now installed at almost all of our customers. “ printCafe has already integrated into the 58k system which is a web based auction print site. “It is with this approach that we are integrating our Web sites with a number of other Web-based platforms, which will be announced later this year when the work is complete. Our efforts to date have been concentrated on integrations that our customers have identified as critical - these have included integrations with Ariba and PeopleSoft using standards such as cXML and JDF.” Olin said printCafe has received many requests from companies wanting integration. The company plans to prioritize the requests in order of importance. Says Olin, “We understand that many printers need to make critical business decisions to service their customers and this is exactly why we have developed an architecture that provides a complete solution across the supply chain.”