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Four51 Exceeds One Million Variable Data Jobs With Pageflex Software

Press release from the issuing company

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Sept. 27, 2004-- Pageflex, the leading provider of Web-to-print technology, and Four51, an e-commerce services provider for corporate purchasing of indirect goods, today announced that over one million variable data jobs have now been rendered on the Four51 network, utilizing Pageflex Mpower servers. Four51 enables its subscribers to set up private supply chain networks that streamline the purchasing and sourcing of products. Once enabled, buyers can configure and order the products made available to them in custom catalogs and product orders can be routed to a private network of suppliers. In many cases these products require some input or customization by the buyer. For this, Four51 relies on Pageflex Mpower and further utilizes Pageflex Studio for the creation of variable data products. According to John Wangaard, Four51's CTO, "Pageflex Mpower is a core component of our service. It has to scale for us. Obviously, it has proven that it can with over 1,000,000 jobs produced." "The Four51 business model, emphasizing automated workflows for customized products, is a perfect match for Mpower, Pageflex's software for personalization, sophisticated customization, long document composition, and variable-length document publishing driven by a database or online web-form input," commented Anna Chagnon, Pageflex CEO. "Four51's success with their network is truly notable for both of us as it has positively shown that software servers can be scaled to support over 1,000,000 variable data jobs. We congratulate Four51 on their achievement."

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