Printable Releases Version 5.0, Almost 100 New Features
Press release from the issuing company
Innovative Application Suite Represents Next Generation
of e-Business for Graphics Industry
SOLANA BEACH, CA, January 24, 2002 – Printable Technologies, Inc. (www.printable.com), the leading online software provider for the graphic arts industry, announces the release of Printable 5.0, a new platform and an innovative application suite with almost 100 new features that launch the next generation of e-business for the graphic communications industry.
In announcing the release of Printable 5.0, Jim Sullivan, chairman and CEO of Printable, underscored the company's leadership momentum. "We took the industry lead last year with our rich application feature set and the introduction of an extremely affordable pricing model. Our ideas and products have been right on target in the marketplace, and printers of all sizes have discovered the power of Printable for improving customer relationships, increasing margins, and developing new business."
"We have built on that solid base with a significant investment in new e-business technology," he added. "The result is Printable 5.0 and the launch of what is truly the next generation of e-business solutions for printers and their customers."
Unique in the industry, Printable 5.0 offers an end-to-end solution that provides printing companies with everything needed to deliver robust, branded online services to their own customers. The platform incorporates capabilities to handle custom RFQ-driven ordering, as well as the industry’s most sophisticated and flexible media-catalog-based ordering, featuring custom-print, inventory picks and print-on-demand capabilities.
"The exciting features we’ve incorporated into this new release are spectacular in and of themselves", said Chuck Gehman, executive vice president and CTO of Printable. "But the bigger story is our new 5.0 Platform which provides us with a great architecture on which we will continue to build. The functionality in this release puts us far ahead of the competition, while the platform architecture provides us the ability to stay far ahead by rolling out new functionality easily and quickly."
With the addition of corporate document management capabilities and a new Info Center, the newly redesigned PrintOne Customer Center, (Printable’s private branded web interface for the printer’s most valued customers), makes Printable 5.0 even more useful to the increasing number of Fortune 1000 corporations taking advantage of Printable’s applications delivered by their print providers.
Coleman Kane, president of Printable Technologies, noted, "Printable 5.0 delivers a large number of features that benefit both our printer customers and their customers in corporate America. Corporate users will realize immediate benefits in performance improvements and in the many new features we’ve made to our very popular PrintOne Customer Center. Printers will benefit from workflow enhancements, additional controls, reports and features that have been added to Printer’s Dashboard, Printable’s flagship control panel for e-business."
The Printer’s Dashboard itself gets the largest number of new features in Printable 5.0. The Dashboard is now even faster and offers many additional functions. An entirely new XML forms-based RFQ/Quote/Order system has been incorporated, featuring a new type of order -– the Direct Order.
Processing of catalog orders from corporate users is now even easier with a new, streamlined workflow that is the result of significant input from printing company managers. New administration tools for Sales Centers and PrintOne Customer Centers make the creation of new customers and the population of catalogs simpler than ever.
Printable Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of online solutions for printers. The company offers capabilities that enable printers to incorporate online tools into their present business models, expanding the printer’s service offerings, improving customer loyalty, and increasing profit margins. The Printable service offering includes PrintSite, an e-business-enabled website; the Printer’s Dashboard, a control panel to e-business; PrintOne, private, branded web sites for a Printer’s most valued customers; PrintFusion, an online customized printing application; PrintFlight, online preflight capabilities; PrintProof, an online collaboration tool to improve proofing communication between printer and client, and PrintPlanet, the popular e-communities for the graphic arts.
Printable goes far beyond online print buying to provide a complete e-business solution, which printers can adopt one component at a time.
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