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Brown Printing To Unify Operations Using DiMS!

Press release from the issuing company

Lisle, IL and Waseca, MN – May 17, 2004 – DiMS! organizing print and Brown Printing Company jointly announce that Brown, America’s fourth largest magazine printer, seventh largest catalog printer, and subsidiary of multi-billion dollar parent company, Gruner + Jahr/Bertelsmann A.G., will integrate its nationwide operations including all three printing divisions under DiMS! enterprise-wide print management system. Brown Printing Company is nationally recognized as a high-quality, high volume printer of the nation’s top magazines and catalogs. Printing over 500 titles from more than 380 clients with annual sales in excess of $375 million, Brown is a long-term industry leader with a customer-centric approach and a firm commitment to proactively adapting to the needs of the marketplace. Brown’s decision to implement DiMS! across all its US plants is part of a strategic initiative called “ONE Brown,” which aims to ensure delivery of consistently superior service and quality to Brown customers by applying high technology, common solutions companywide. “We recognize that markets and needs change, and that we must constantly evolve in order to understand – and fulfill – the changing needs of our customers,” said Tom Engdahl, President & CEO, Brown Printing Company. “At Brown, that evolution takes the form of continued investments in equipment, technology, and people – not just what it takes to get the job done, but whatever it takes to do the job well.” “We purchased DiMS! as part of a unified strategy that coordinates our capacity, capabilities and production strengths to deliver one seamless flow of service and product quality for our customers. Every Brown workflow is designed to gain the greatest efficiency from combined expertise; every incoming project is analyzed to gain the greatest cost efficiency and flexibility,” explained Engdahl. “DiMS! fits perfectly within this scheme. It is a comprehensive, proven system – the only one equipped to handle our specialist needs and integrate our complex processes. We are on a mission to be the magazine and catalog printer of choice – DiMS! puts us one step closer to achieving that goal.”