Apr 6, 2015
Three years after the GMC acquisition, Neopost has done what it said it would do at time of the purchase— adapt the high-end GMC document composition technology as a scaled-down SaaS offering available for its many Small & Medium sized Business (SMB) customers.
Called neoPreference, and marketed by Neopost (not GMC), the solution focuses on helping SMB companies create, send and archive multi-channel communications. Through a print driver, an existing structured document such as an invoice, newsletter or statement can be submitted to the system. At time of writing, the system accepts MS Excel, MS Word, or PDF files and converts them into HTML. At this point, users (using a web-based interface ) need to identify data capture areas (see Figure 1), setup business rules or specify document enhancements just once to create the document template. Once the business rules or document enhancements have been specified and the rules are activated, each subsequent document submission will follow an automated workflow that enables document enhancements, digital signatures (for secure invoicing), multi-channel output, cloud-based archiving and tracking of electronic communications.
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Jul 13, 2012
On July 12th 2012, French-based mailroom solutions companyÂ Neopost announced it had come to terms to acquireÂ Swiss-based Customer Communication Management (CCM) provider GMC Software Technology. For Neopost, this acquisition marks an important step in its ambition to diversify and grow its revenues beyond support of physical mail. For GMC, the acquisition allows the company to have a bigger impact in the enterprise space, as well as to benefit from Neopost’s strong presence in the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.
With the acquisition of GMC (for approximately 2X revenue), Neopost got its hand on a jewel; one of the few remaining independent CCM providers that was desired by many, but in good Swiss tradition was “not for sale” for a long time. The company has a strong management team, good technology, a wide range of partnerships, and a large customer base–especially among high-volume service bureaus. The company is well-respected in the market for its solid execution and managed to show healthy growth in the past few years, even during the 2008-2009 recession. Read more »
Sep 8, 2011
Inkjet developments continue to dominate graphic arts trade shows. Graph Expo, starting this Sunday in Chicago,Â is no exception. Here’s a quick look at some of the inkjet developments I expect to see at the show. Read more »
Apr 29, 2011
Over the past year there have been quite a few Memjet partnership announcements, but most have been for office or tabletop label printers. In the production document space, there was the announcement from Neopost about a Memjet partnership, but yesterday’s news from Delphax is the first time that Memjet has been linked to a company with a history of selling production document printing systems. That’s interesting news.
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May 1, 2010
At this month’s On Demand show in Philadelphia, Rena Systems (Oaks, PA) showed a tabletop addressing system based on a page-wide, CMYK head from Memjet (San Diego, CA). Rena says the printer, the name of which is unreleased, is planned to be commercially available by the end of this year. If so, the printer could be the first Memjet-based printer to be marketed for any application.
Memjet is the product development and head manufacturing enterprise charged with implementing print systems of various types based on the inkjet technology patents of Silverbrook Research (Balmain, Australia). Rena Systems, founded in 1984, is a leading manufacturer of inkjet addressing systems based on monochrome thermal inkjet heads from Hewlett-Packard; in 2009, Rena Systems was acquired by Neopost USA (Milford, CT), a major maker of inserters and other mailing equipment.
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