EFI™ has announced a major release of its Midmarket Productivity Suite, solidifying EFI's ongoing strategy to deliver end-to-end, certified, out-of-the-box business and production workflows. Specifically created to promote the continued growth of mid-sized printing businesses, the latest Productivity Suite offering is geared to enable new business streams, optimise print production and time-to-market, drive efficiency, improve customer service, and grow bottom line revenue.
Featuring a true end-to-end, modular software offering, the Midmarket Productivity Suite consists of the award-winning EFI Pace™ software as the core MIS and an array of market-leading capabilities including marketing automation, eCommerce, web-to-print, planning, imposition, scheduling, shop-floor data collection, fulfilment, warehousing, shipping, and direct integration to JDF-enabled EFI Fiery® digital front ends. It delivers, out of the box, 17 certified workflows that offer business and production automation for commercial, digital and wide format printing as well as fulfilment.
PRINT NW (www.printnw.rocks), based in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A., has been using the Midmarket Productivity Suite to implement workflows that span web-to-print job submissions, scheduling, tracking and accounting capabilities. By managing processes and analysing data with its EFI workflow, the company's managers found that they could not only do more with the same production resources, but they could also reduce expenses in ways that keep the company highly competitive in the marketplace.
"Because of the efficient, integrated workflow we have with the Productivity Suite, we are already able to process double the work with the same number of people while achieving better turnaround times," according to Troy Olsen, PRINT NW's systems manager. Plus, the company is establishing a process to send jobs from web-to-print submissions directly to the print queue on its Fiery Driven™ digital presses.
"The Midmarket Productivity Suite helps customers reduce costs and drive efficiency using a fully integrated workflow offering that was built, tested and validated as a single, highly reliable end-to-end solution," said Jeffrey White, general manager, small and medium business products, EFI Productivity Software. "We've made hundreds of improvements to our portfolio as part of the suite design, build and certification efforts, creating a world-class business and production workflow for mid-size print service providers."
The EFI Midmarket Productivity Suite brings significant value to a broad range of printing and fulfilment businesses by providing:
- Out-of-the-box, end-to-end optimised workflows that optimise users' businesses
- Certified integration and automation that reduces touches and improves efficiencies
- Global visibility that makes effective, proactive decision-making possible
- A solid, modular and flexible software foundation supporting product and profit evolution.
The EFI Midmarket Productivity Suite is available now to new and existing EFI Pace MIS users. Existing Pace licensees can simply upgrade to Release 27.11 to take advantage of the new suite's benefits.
Additional details about EFI's Productivity Suite offerings are available online at www.efi.com/suite. Graph Expo attendees can see the Midmarket Productivity Suite at EFI's booth, #1902, 13-16 September at McCormick Place in Chicago.