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This section of WhatTheyThink aggregates all of the news, educational content, and analysis about the software that drives print businesses, from order entry through shipping and invoicing. It is combined in a single area so that our members and the industry as a whole can go to a single place to learn how software is changing the business of print and gain actionable ideas on how they may apply new solutions to their own business problems.

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Articles

Get Comfortable with Change (Premium Content)

Last week I attended Singularity University’s Executive Program in Silicon Valley. The best way to describe what happened to me after a week of hearing some of the brightest people in tech talk about the future is that they dramatically changed my perspective. Come to find out, I had a very narrow lens through which I viewed the world; they replaced it with a wide angle lens that goes beyond our planet and looks far into the future.


Print Business Leadership – Give Yourself a Promotion

Rather than face the reality that all print businesses need to evolve, many print owners default to staying “busy” running the business the way it’s been run for years. Don’t be tempted to “numb yourself” by keeping busy, the market conditions are indisputable, the past performance of your print business is not indicative of future results. We are operating in a different reality with very compelling digital alternatives to print communication.


B2C And Web-to-Print: What It Takes To Build A Successful Online Business (Premium Content)

Most printers are business to business (B2B), they do business with other businesses that they have a working relationship with. Business-to-consumer (B2C) is the term used for online businesses that serve anyone who shows up on the website (not necessarily just consumers). As printers consider B2C, they need to understand what it takes to build a successful online business.


Key Questions to Ask When Investing in Print Software Integration (Premium Content)

Integration projects span a wide spectrum, from cheap and easy to complex and very expensive. Focus all your attention about print software integration from one place – your business objectives.


Top 5 Mistakes in Choosing a Print MIS Solution (Premium Content)

Your Print MIS or Print ERP is the most important print software in your business. The process for purchasing a Print MIS is dysfunctional; avoid these five common mistakes in your Print MIS sales process.


Why Web-to-Print Matters More Now Than Ever (Premium Content)

Web-to-print is a critical piece of your online presence. The ability for your customers to easily transact with you online is no longer a differentiator, it’s an expectation.


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Blog

Motivating Your Team to Use the Print MIS

Organic Search Success and Duplicate Content

Launching Additional Brands Online

Print MIS and Data are NOT Boring

Online Marketing for Printers

Is Your Print MIS Testing Your Patience?

From the Yellow Pages to Google

Table Service at McDonald’s

Plan for a Culture of Continuous Process Improvement in 2015

Marketing Equals Lead Generation – Give them a Quota

Define the Problem First

What Does “Change” Mean to You?

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News

DALIM SOFTWARE holds annual WorldWide Technical Meeting

EFI Fiery and KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7: A Winning Combination

Hamillroad Software’s Bellissima Screening Wins Goldat South Africa Flexographic Print Excellence Awards 2015

Virtual Systems and PageDNA Announce Integration Partnership

Lake Image Systems Delivers a Unique Read and Print Personalization Solution for NextPage

Objectif Lune releases version 1.3 of its Connect suite of Software

Heidelberg showcases next stage in automated print media production at drupa 2016

Venture Solutions chooses Alwan Color Management Suite for brand color integrity

Xante and Printware Reach Patent Settlement

callas pdfaPilot expands levigo jadice server for high-quality PDF/A

RTI-RIPS Opens European Sales and Support Office

MEI’s TruEdit Now Integrates With 500+ Apps

K&H Integrated Print Solutions Votes for Streamlined Efficiency by Selecting EFI's Enterprise Print Productivity Suite

Quark Software Named to EContent 100 for Content Automation Solutions

Global Graphics and Software Imaging Announce Cooperation

Prinova Named to Software Magazine’s 33rd Annual Software 500

axial Software Releases New MadeToPrint Version

Ricoh unveils enhanced RICOH ProcessDirector to help customers see cost- and process-efficiency

Sepialine unveils Technesis acquisition and plans for UK-based expansion

Stability meets progress in CHILI publisher 4.5

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Video

Video preview: Single Points of Failure

Single Points of Failure

Published: November 11, 2015

The topic of single points of failure is typically reserved for technology, yet most businesses have humans as their most critical single points of failure. For your business to scale, be sustainable, and to be data-driven, you have to start transitioning knowledge from humans into systems (e.g. Print MIS).

 

Video preview: Communication Changes - Impact on Print

Communication Changes - Impact on Print

Published: October 15, 2015

Jennifer Matt speaks about the dramatic transition we find ourselves in the middle of today, from physical communication mediums to digital devices. This transition is impacting all aspects of your business and your customer’s businesses. The per-page business model that print has been anchored to starts to look awkwardly dated in this connected, mobile, marketplace.

 

Video preview: Patrick Bolan of Avanti on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Patrick Bolan of Avanti on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published: May 13, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Video preview: Kevin Horey on Web-to-Print, Workflow, and Production Automation

Kevin Horey on Web-to-Print, Workflow, and Production Automation

Published: April 27, 2015

Jennifer Matt talks to Kevin Horey, VP/GM Workflow & Solutions at Xerox on its approach to web-to-print, workflow and production automation.

 

Video preview: Paul Diangelo of Printers Plan on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Paul Diangelo of Printers Plan on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published: April 20, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Paul Diangelo, Technology Solutions Director at Printers Plan about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Video preview: Shaun Corbridge on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Shaun Corbridge on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published: April 13, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Shaun Corbridge, CEO and Founder at Atomology about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Video preview: Eric Wold of SmartSoft on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Eric Wold of SmartSoft on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published: April 6, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Eric Wold, Vice President of SmartSoft about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Video preview: Web2Print Experts Launches All Inclusive Print Software Solution

Web2Print Experts Launches All Inclusive Print Software Solution

Published: April 1, 2015

Jennifer Matt, Jane Mugford, and Chris Reisz-Hanson from Web2Print Experts launch a new offering to the print industry – a single solution that manages every aspect of your software needs (automatically replacing all your existing print software with one solution that floats in the cloud).

 

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Print Software Editors

Jennifer Matt

Jennifer Matt, Section Editor
An industry expert focusing on how software continues to impact the business of print.

Jane Mugford

Jane Mugford, Contributor
A technical operations expert, focusing on Print MIS, integration, and operational change management.

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