May 4, 2016
As part of our continuing coverage of the rapidly growing print management market, InfoTrends is conducting a series of interviews with leading industry professionals in 2016. These innovators and the providers they represent are helping the market evolve from basic print procurement to a more comprehensive marketing supply chain management solution. We chose to focus our first blog post in this series on a lesser known company in the North American market. Though it manages more than $100 million of print for its clients in North America alone, Arvato may not be familiar to many outside Europe. Arvato is a white label provider of call center support, financial and IT solutions, as well as print and supply chain management. As part of an initiative to broaden its print management presence in North America, the German firm recently re-located Stephan Hackert, Vice President of Business Development in North America, to San Francisco.
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Apr 25, 2016
Noosh, a company whose print and marketing sourcing software is used by nearly 5,000 businesses and 20,000 users in 44 countries, is now transforming itself into a content marketing platform. By embracing this new approach while continuing to cultivate its roots in print sourcing, Noosh can offer licensees a head start on integrating multi-channel communications into their marketing strategies. Read more »
Feb 22, 2016
With headquarters in Brno, Czech Republic and offices around the world (including Asia, Australia, The U.S. – Dallas, Texas and multiple locations in Europe), the YSoft Group employs over 285 experienced professionals worldwide. Annual double-figure revenue growth has become a tradition at YSoft. It’s become their own personal benchmark in growth and nothing less than excellence today is an expectation. Over 90% of their revenue is generated abroad, and now YSoft has a dedicated team making an impact in the U.S. YSoft develops and supplies the YSoft SafeQ solution, which empowers large companies and organizations of any size to optimize their printing, copying and scanning needs.
YSoft’s Enterprise Print Management products, including the SafeQ product suite, allow clients to dramatically reduce costs, streamline workflows and increase document security via completely scalable solutions and licensing models. Combine these product facets with extremely flexible dealer pricing structures, top-notch 24x7x365 service capabilities from YSoft directly, and an indirect-only sales model to create a relationship where your clients enjoy a low-cost, competitively priced, highly-rated product, and you enjoy a healthy recurring revenue stream, making for a great partnership for independent dealers to capitalize on.
Benefits of working with YSoft:
- YSoft has been very successful in partnering with the leading MFD and MPS providers on a global basis.
- They are a Xerox Platinum Partner that has been validated through the Xerox Direct Organization, with similar relationships with other OEM vendors such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Samsung, Toshiba, and Sharp, just to a name a few.
- YSoft cost recovery products have a large install base among many of the largest companies in the U.S., and is now extending their focus to SMB; with very competitive modular offerings.
- Simple and competitive per device licensing, allowing for fast quote responses – Compliments and expands the value of your current MPS offering.
- Purchase or subscription agreements available.
- YSoft has a strong partner focus, with 20 YSoft U.S. employees dedicated to channel support.
- YSoft manufactures the total solution for hardware and software to create a single point of contact for quality and assurance.
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Jul 8, 2014
Continuing its move into the services market, Konica Minolta recently announced its intent to acquire Asia Pacific print management firm Ergo Asia, purchasing all shares for an undisclosed financial sum. The acquisition is an important next step in Konica Minolta’s broader strategy to Read more »
Apr 4, 2014
Recently, Silicon Valley-based Collobos Software introduced Presto 1.5, an enterprise mobile printing solution. InfoTrends spoke to Collobos CEO/CTO Scott Herscher and CMO Lanny Berg to discuss their product’s capabilities and pricing as well as their corporate strategy.Â Read more »
Jul 29, 2013
Creative services has been a focal point of expansion for document outsourcing providers in recent years, with Williams Lea making the most significant play in 2011. That July, Williams Lea acquired marketing execution and production agency Tag, which delivers marketing communications through a process called “smart centralization”Â designed to help brands maintain marketing consistency across markets and media. Tag recently relaunched with a full brand refresh, new logo, website redesign, and the integration of the Williams Lea Marketing Solutions team. In addition to these changes, John Paulson has been promoted from CEO for the Americas region to Global CEO of Tag. Peter Zillig and Todd Handcock will work closely with Paulson and continue in their roles as Tag CEO for EMEA and Asia Pacific, respectively, with full operational responsibility for the business and its clients across their regions.
Ahead of the announcement, I had an opportunity to catch up with Paulson.Â
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Jun 15, 2012
Business information is a powerful tool that can be used to understand the fine details of what is happening in an organization, drive change, and ultimately provide the best service possible. For print service providers, gathering the information about their business that is crucial for success can be achieved through print management software, often referred to as Management Information Systems (MIS). Â The role of a Print MIS is to be a centralized repository of customer information, job cost details, job estimates and tickets, equipment status, and more to efficiently and effectively support an operation’s ecosystem. Read more »