InfoPrint Solutions And Press-Sense Bring Streamlined POD To Market
Press release from the issuing company
BOULDER, COLORADO -- May 21, 2008 --InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced a relationship with Business Flow Automation provider Press-sense. InfoPrint will resell Press-senses flagship products, iWay, Manager and Omnium, to offer customers streamlined Print-On-Demand (POD) workflow to help them achieve increased print capacity and time and money savings.
This relationship expands InfoPrints functionality into streamlining POD workflows including business and operations activities for printers, providing customers with an easy-to-deploy workflow and production solution based on open standards. Press-sense becomes a key component of InfoPrint's POD workflow solution that helps customers handle todays POD challenges such as shorter print runs, faster turnaround times, complex set-ups, and manual processes without compromises in quality or speed.
One of the biggest challenges of Print-On-Demand workflow within any organization is to have the production workflow process run efficiently given challenges, said Susan Friedman, Print On-Demand Offerings Manager for InfoPrint. Creating end-to-end solutions that integrate web-enabled front-ends and Management Information Solutions (MIS) with the print production lifecycle answers the pain points of many of our customers.
Press-senses web-to-print and MIS solutions fit customers unique needs and budgets, ranging from robust, enterprise level to off the shelf packages for smaller POD operations. These are:
Press-sense iWay, a web-based, end-to-end, POD workflow and management solution that allows users to create, customize, order, print and deliver in one streamlined operation;
Press-sense Manager, a print management solution that enables small and mid-size printers to capture and control analog services and input the data into their business flow. It combines MIS, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and asset management functionality to manage the job cycle at an affordable price -- enabling printers to have confidence in the profitability of a job;
Press-sense Omnium is the optimal Business Flow Automation solution engineered exclusively for print businesses. It provides critical data on all business and production processes - in real time. Recognized as a winner of 2006 and 2007 Must See Em awards at Graph Expo, Press-sense Omnium integrates, streamlines and automates the entire print house operation, including sales, production, MIS and finance.
The marriage of Business Flow Automation and the OnDemand workflow is a natural step in the progression of both industry sciences, said Amir Shaked, President of Press-sense America. As digital service providers seek out and depend more on efficient processes, integrated automation becomes key. We believe our collaboration with InfoPrint Solutions further supports our Business Flow Automation vision and fortifies our leadership position in this burgeoning marketplace.
InfoPrint's POD workflow solution enables all parts of the production workflow process to run smoothly by linking to InfoPrint's recognized print technology and PDF workflow solutions InfoPrint 4100, InfoPrint 5000, InfoPrint 2190, InfoPrint 2210, InfoPrint 2235, InfoPrint EMP156, InfoPrint Manager (IPM) and InfoPrint Process Director (IPPD). IPM and IPPD help manage the print job from order entry and management through the complete printing process.
Exhibiting at Drupa 2008
InfoPrint will be demonstrating Press-sense products at their stand (Hall 9, B44) in the Drupa exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 29 to June 11, 2008. Additionally, in a joint effort to support POD processes from order entry, to imposition, to print, InfoPrint, Press-sense and Ultimate Technographics are collaborating on a hotfolder-to-hotfolder automated workflow for iWay, Impostrip and InfoPrint Manager for printing to the InfoPrint 4100 and InfoPrint 5000. All three companies will continue to work together on future integrations.
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