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STC Set to Launch a Printing Cooperative for Printers Considering an ASP

Press release from the issuing company

FREDERICK, MARYLAND – April 15, 2002 - Software Technology and Consulting (STC) is the software engineering company that developed version 4.0 for Collabria as a replacement for the old Collabria 3.0 in their ASP service. STC reports that they want to hear from Printers interested in forming a Print Cooperative utilizing the former Collabria 4.0 Solution. STC calls its system "Easy Web Print Solution" (EWPS) and they believe it is the best solution available on the market right now. With the prohibitive costs of building such technology, small to medium sized printers are forced to use the costly services of other ASP providers, or do without. By owning and operating a not for profit Print Cooperative, printers will gain access to this powerful web-enabled technology, which can be used by the members of the Cooperative and print buyers at a fraction of the cost of a commercial ASP. The proposed Cooperative would deliver online digital technology to its customers, thereby making it easier and more cost effective to do business with its members. Many print purchasers are demanding that their suppliers offer web-enabled technologies to make it easier to do business and to manage their supply chain. EWPS is Java-based and manages the print workflow from design through cataloging, production and fulfillment. This solution could significantly reduce time and effort on invoicing and order processing. It will also help printers to control and reduce inventory levels via inventory management capabilities. By owning and operating a Cooperative printers can take control of their fate and regardless of their size, be able to offer their customers the benefits of a print-production website. Additionally this technology will enable printers to cut production costs, minimize miscommunication and errors, and free resources by utilizing the system’s automated prepress, management and administrative features. About Software Technology & Consulting STC (www.stcoutsourcing.com) is a professional Software Development Company. Over the last three years STC has successfully delivered over 30 different projects for clients in the U.S.A. and Europe. Our customers include Nortel Networks (UK), Sabre Systems, Caterpillar Corporation, Gensym, British Petroleum and others. STC programmers utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver high quality e-business solutions. Those companies interested in learning more about the Print Cooperative should email Peter Oykhman at: [email protected].