EFI Continues Global Expansion with Prism Acquisition

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EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has acquired Prism Group Holdings. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with operations in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, Prism is the provider of Prism WIN MIS and Prism QTMS automated shop floor management solution, focused on general commercial printers, converters, web printers, mailers, and packaging printers around the world.

“We are dedicated to providing a portfolio of industry leading products allowing customers to choose the right solution for their environment with the consistency of delivery needed for long term success,” said Marc Olin, senior VP and GM of EFI’s APPS business unit. “Following in the footsteps of PrintStream, Prism is another example our consolidation strategy.”

The addition of Prism’s customer base continues to allow EFI an even greater focus on providing the industry’s most preferred solutions.

“We continue to actively seek out additional Print ERP/MIS solutions worldwide to consolidate,” added Olin. “By concentrating our investment and efforts on Monarch, Radius, Pace and PrintSmith, we can insure that the largest development and support teams in the industry are delivering the best possible solutions to give our clients the best chance to succeed in today’s challenging business environment.”

EFI intends to continue supporting and developing Prism Win (now “EFI Prism”), but will no longer offer it to new customers. Instead, EFI will offer new clients these four ERP/MIS platforms:

•    EFI Monarch: for larger single and multi-plant operations looking for full workflow automation with specialization in publication, book, direct mail, transactional and large commercial printing operations;
•    EFI Pace: for mid-market digital, offset, hybrid, wide format and specialty printing operations;
•    EFI PrintSmith: for on-demand, copy shop and small commercial operations;
•    EFI Radius: for labels, folding cartons and flexible packaging operations.

In addition, EFI intends to continue to support and develop QTMS (now “EFI QTMS”) but no longer offer it to new customers. Instead, EFI will offer new clients EFI Auto-Count DMI for automated shop floor data collection and real-time shop floor production visibility and embed the best of QTMS features into the Auto-Count platform.

EFI has historically supported all of its ERP/MIS offerings for many years even after it stopped actively selling them. For example, the PSI, Logic and Covalent software systems are all legacy ERP/MIS applications that EFI continues to support. For Prism clients that wish to move to a new platform, EFI will be offering special incentives to encourage them to transition to one of our four platforms, as well as transition assistance to help make the move as seamless as possible.