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SAP Sets Anchor into the Printing Industry: print.IT Product Sold By unit, Inc.

Press release from the issuing company

August 5, 2002 -- (WhatTheyThink.com) -- unit inc., formeraly Unit Consulting, has announced the availability of mySAP All-in-One solutions For Printing, featuring print.IT. Print.IT is the newest member of the mySAP portfolio pre-packaged vertical solutions for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses. The company plans to target printers with annual sales of $20 million to $500 million. unit inc., an SAP Channel Services Partner and a mySAP All-in-One vertical solutions reseller in the United States, has combined industry-specific expertise with the market leading industry-specific functionality of the mySAP.com e-business platform. The print.IT Solution claims to be the first to combine print and e-Business best practices into a pre-packaged solution. With this product, printers can deploy mySAP.com solutions cost-effectively, and get the functionality they need to run their business and integrate with their customers and suppliers. Pat Hickey, director of SMB Solutions at SAP America, told us last week that SAP will take a serious approach to serving the printing and publishing industry and he believes that unit’s knowledge of the industry makes them a perfect partner. SAP and unit says that print.IT addresses the significant issues facing printing companies including: - Specifications-based estimating for highly customized print products, - Real-time management of production or customer changes, - Complex and dynamic pricing mechanisms, - Combination printing and versioning to maximize print economics, - Back office support and integration of accounting and production information systems - Detailed information reporting using estimate and actual costs that provides superior visibility to profit margins, and - The ability to plan and schedule cross facility, cross country, and cross print products. unit inc.’s pre-packaged solution is based on implementations at Henry Wurst Incorporated, Webcraft, a division of Vertis Inc., and incorporates input from printing industry experts. "We envision print.IT as the missing piece of the SAP software solution puzzle for our print production environment. Its ability to handle ganged runs and last minute changes can help to make mySAP.com the complete enterprise software solution we need it to be." said Amy Wurst, Plant Manager Midwest of Henry Wurst Incorporated. The print.IT Solution is a scalable, fixed-fee and fixed timeline solution designed to take a company live in a timeframe as short as fourteen weeks. The print.IT Solution has passed a rigorous qualification process from the SAP Small and Medium Business Group. "We are extremely pleased to add the print.IT Solution to our portfolio of qualified vertical solutions for Small and Mid-sized companies," said SAP America’s Pat Hickey. "unit inc.’s print.IT Solution combines key best practices with the unique industry-specific functionality of mySAP.com to provide a cost-effective, quickly-implemented solution that can make an immediate impact on printing companies." Uwe Goehring of unit inc. told us they were working with several other mid to large commercial printers who are currently considering the new print.IT solution. "We are excited to finally see the arrival of an outstanding integrated printing solution, print.IT, which the printing industry has waited a very long time for, backed by SAP, a worldwide leader in E-Business solutions" said Susan Kelly, Managing Partner of Raine Consulting, a consulting organization focusing on the print industry. Further detailed information on the specific functionality and availability of the print.IT Solution can be gained by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.unitconsulting.com.