Pitney Bowes Launches Web-based Capability for Managing Print/Mail
Press release from the issuing company
DANBURY, Conn., October 29, 2001 -- Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) today launches DFWorks Online, a comprehensive software tool kit that enables high-volume mailers to view and manage the entire shop-floor in real-time – from virtually anywhere at any time via the Internet -- and achieve dramatic improvements in quality, productivity and cost reduction.
"This new technology, which merges the speed and reach of the Internet with our full array of software tools related to the Automated Document Factory, promises to revolutionize how print/mail finishing centers are managed- from modest single-inserting system operations to the largest multi-system, multi-site facilities," says Brian Baxendale, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. "DFWorks Online is also a key part of Pitney Bowes' expanding ability to help customers manage all components of their end-to-end messaging cycle."
For example, high volume mailers, regardless of their location within or outside the enterprise can now use the Internet to: track individual mail pieces throughout the production process; monitor the status of jobs in progress; measure the performance of equipment, operators and applications; allocate resources as needed in real-time to boost productivity; and determine the precise per piece cost of mailing applications.
Key to the new remote monitoring technology is the capability to collect data automatically from print spools, print servers, printers, inserting systems and other connected
devices, which gives managers instant access to job data and the ability to take action 'on the spot' to utilize resources more effectively to boost productivity, improve quality or lower costs.
Additionally, the data on all equipment in operation and jobs in progress is presented in an easy-to-understand graphic format, which permits a complete shop-floor view of the entire print/mail finishing operation, and facilitates the ability of managers to 'see' the entire operation as it occurs and take corrective actions.
The technology also operates across the full spectrum of print/mail finishing environments, including printing and inserting equipment and control systems from a variety of vendors. DFWorks Online can also link 'customers' or document owners with the ADF and allow them to view production status reports in real-time. Plus, DFWorks Online integrates seamlessly with the innovative Digital Document Delivery (D3) capability from Pitney Bowes docSense, which facilitates distribution of documents via the Internet and other electronic channels.
DFWorks Online will be exhibited at the Electronic Document Systems Conference sponsored by XPLOR International, which is scheduled for October 28 to November 2 in Orlando, FL. More information on DFWorks Online is available at 1-800-983-9368.
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