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Bowne Streamlines Customized Retirement Plan Materials With Express Start Solution Set

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 -- Bowne Enterprise Solutions (BES), a division of Bowne & Co., Inc., today introduced Bowne Express Start(TM), a fully packaged solution for the on-demand creation of customized and personalized retirement plan communication materials. Express Start consists of pre-designed layouts and content options for enrollment books, conversion books and proposals documents offering retirement service providers an out-of-the-box digital solution for quick and easy customization of plan communications. Express Start is part of Bowne's documents on-demand platform, a flexible solution providing a host of document creation, workflow, design, editing and customization features. The Express Start package provides all of the underlying functionality of documents on-demand including: Web interface for real-time editing of text and graphics for customization by plan, to convey a desired style, look or message by plan Creation of books from data feed and/or Web front-end Content repository for easy document assembly and reuse of content Web front-end for all workflow components, including editing, proofing and ordering Ability to upload graphics and text, including PDF documents Ability to rearrange sections within a book Global updating through the use of document variables to streamline customization Production of enrollment books completed within 48 hours Leveraging Bowne's standard design package, providers can quickly be up and running with Express Start in as soon as eight weeks after requirements are gathered and documented. "Bowne's Express Start provides the best of both worlds, in that it can be quickly implemented, yet still provides the powerful solution suite of documents on-demand allowing providers to dramatically alter the composition of retirement plan materials by editing text, rearranging section, uploading PDFs and graphics," said Sharlene Kelly, director of marketing, retirement services, Bowne Enterprise Solutions. To ensure that a customer's communications objectives are addressed, Bowne offers configuration services to optimize Express Start. Bowne will review output and other requirements to determine the most efficient and effective workflow for each environment.