EFI announced two new print MIS customers at Graph Expo 2010 in Chicago - ANRO Inc. of West Chester, Pa. (USA), purchased EFI Monarch, and The DATA Group of Companies of Canada selected EFI Pace™.
Founded more than 55 years ago, ANRO Inc. are one of the premier full-service commercial printers in the Philadelphia area, providing turnkey printing, mail, fulfilment, and digital communication services.
After reviewing various MIS systems, ANRO choose EFI Monarch to bring efficiency and integrated workflows to its hybrid print environment. "ANRO was looking for a complete integrated solution from the shop floor through to accounting, with the need to seamlessly handle our digital, conventional, wide-format and direct mail lines of business", said David Spinelli, chief financial officer, ANRO Inc. "Monarch fit these requirements perfectly. The fact the system is JDF certified and is backed by the size and financial strength of EFI, we know we made the right choice to move our business to the next level".
The DATA Group of Companies is Canada's largest and most innovative provider of enterprise document management and a leader in digital and specialised print, direct marketing and web-enabled solutions. The company purchased EFI Pace to be used initially in seven of its many facilities across Canada - one commercial plant, one all digital facility and five in-plants, all located in Calgary, Alberta.
Steve Galarneau, president, Western Canada, The DATA Group of Companies, said: "EFI Pace was selected after a thorough RFP process. Its powerful capabilities will allow us to bring consistent workflows to these seven locations, and to improve overall efficiency. We plan to use the API kit developed by EFI to customise the system to our unique needs - a capability that our team found superior to the other providers we researched".
"ANRO and The DATA Group understand the critical role a print MIS plays in the future success of their businesses - without one, it's almost impossible to eliminate redundancies, improve workflows and increase profits", said Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager of APPS, EFI. "We look forward to working with them to implement their systems and to ensure they fully utilise all of the capabilities in order to maximise their investment".
EFI Pace provides end-to-end, integrated management for mid- to large-sized printing businesses with any combination of digital, wide format and litho operations. Pace is browser-based and JDF certified and is integrated with other EFI products including Digital StoreFront® and Fiery XF.
EFI Monarch is a flexible, powerful, intelligent and automated Print MIS and planning solution for large, single and multi-plant operations. Scalable from five to 5,000 users, Monarch includes an array of intelligent processes with a high degree of functionality and flexibility - capabilities necessary for the efficient management of every work type from the most basic jobs to the most complex projects.