POING, GERMANY AND OR AKIVA, ISRAEL -- June 21, 2007 -- Oce and Press-sense today announced that the two companies have extended their successful partnership to include the distribution by Océ of the Press-sense Omnium Business Flow Automation solution. Combining Océ professional services, business consulting, and implementation experience with Press-sense Omnium results in a very robust, customer-centric solution engineered specifically for larger and mid-sized businesses. Many of these printers have already made a significant investment in digital production printing. Press-sense Omnium will enable these owners to make more informed decisions and plans that positively impact their business by giving access to accurate information in real-time.
The Press-sense Omnium will be tightly integrated with the Océ PRISMA line of workflow solutions via JDF/JMF. Océ PRISMAweb, Océ PRISMAaudit, Océ PRISMAproduction and Océ PRISMAsatellite have already been successfully integrated in customer sites. The combination of Océ’s output management systems, Océ PRISMAproduction, and Océ PRISMAsatellite with Press-sense Omnium allow customers to further streamline digital print production, by automated print scheduling, print preparation and print ticketing, all based on JDF/JMF.
Océ PRISMAweb provides print environments with a print-specific e-Ordering system, that in combination with Press-sense’s Omnium customer relationship module envelops the entire spectrum of customer driven interactions. And, Océ PRISMAaudit working with Press-sense Omnium will ensure 100% integrity of print, tracking everything from quote, to order, to single pages printed and finished. Effectively, Océ PRISMAaudit together with Press-sense Omnium form a true Automated Document Factory.
Océ and Press-sense Background
Supported by a mutual understanding of the need to automate the print process, Océ has been successfully marketing the Océ PRISMAWeb solution, powered by Press-sense, for more than three years. The collaboration has led to many installations which combine Press-sense’s advanced Business Flow Automation platforms with Océ innovative print and document management products and services. Though the agreement was announced today, Océ has already several pilot installs of Omnium at selected customer sites.
“The broad market acceptance of Press-sense’s Business Flow Automation for POD has encouraged customers worldwide to integrate and automate management and business-enhancement tools into their own print business management,” noted Shlomo Ben David, CEO of Press-sense. “By extending our relationship with Océ to include Omnium we will be able to offer Océ customers the full benefits of Business Flow Automation. This will allow them to create new revenue streams and strengthen client satisfaction. All this while reducing total costs by implementing a highly-efficient Business Flow.”
“The addition of Press-sense Omnium to our product line expands our ability to deliver automated solutions that simplify and enhance the lines of communication between print providers and their print customers, but also tackles all relevant print provider’s internal communication,” said Konrad Sommer , VP Software, Professional and Business Services. “Press-sense Omnium will enable us to offer the most comprehensive end-to-end solution to our customers, offering productivity advantages in handling orders and jobs that allow our customers to further capitalize on their digital printing systems investment. Next to automation, the key Press-sense Omnium advantage is its holistic approach to each stage of the process. Other solutions have integrated separate process steps, such as individual scheduling application, MIS apps, etc., but have no real planning application. The uniqueness of the Press-sense Omnium is in its complete integration: production plan, process plan, MIS and scheduling, all totally integrated with the customer front-end.”
Press-sense Omnium is a comprehensive web-based solution engineered exclusively for print businesses. Recognized as a winner of a 2006 “Must See Em” award at Graph Expo in the USA, last fall, developed specifically for printing industry needs, Press-sense Omnium integrates, streamlines and automates the entire print house operation, including sales, production, MIS and finance. Built on a JDF-based data structure. Press-sense Omnium is the only solution that fully automates the process of converting customer intents into comprehensive production and fulfillment plans. It completely automates the flow of business information and data.
Press-sense Omnium also seamlessly integrates with the production and accounting workflows to track and report upon quality procedures, CSR tracking and follow-up, client communications, billing, inventory, and delivery management. Its removes the traditional barrier between the business and production sides of a printer's business and creates a completely integrated solution, providing the printer with a clear, analytical decision-support tool and Business Flow Automation.