Posts tagged: Software

A New Mobile Printing Solution: Presto by Collobos

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 Apr 4, 2014

Presto - mobile printingRecently, 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.  Read more »

What is next for IPEX?

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 Mar 28, 2014

Much has already been written about the show and its history, see Frank Romano’s blog yesterday for a good recap. Ralf Schlozer also wrote about IPEX earlier in the week.

While it’s still too early to tell if IPEX 2014 is going to be a success for the exhibitors and visitors, I’d like to present my observations and a couple of thoughts on what may happen next.

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Xerox announces SMART portal for sales partners

Deborah Hawkins
 Jan 15, 2014

Xerox kicked off 2014 on the 9th January, announcing their SMART Centre mobile-friendly sales tool portal aimed at the indirect channel. SMART is an acronym for Xerox Sales, Marketing, Analysis, Research and Training. This cloud based directory contains a host of sales enabling tools which automatically check the location of the Xerox sales partner and offer sales information relevant to that person’s regional location and/or language. Localised content is available in 22 different languages and is aimed for any of Xerox’s global partners. Content includes up-to-date Xerox hardware and software specifications and Feature Advantage Benefits(FAB) catalogues and a proposal generator. Hardware competitive information is driven from the BLi database. The comparison of software is driven by a combination of 3rd party tools and a guided sales application for Xerox branded solutions. Read more »

Latest Research Shows Cloud Computing to Transform Workflow Market

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 Dec 10, 2013

InfoTrends has just released a major study on cloud computing in the production workflow market. In October and November 2013, InfoTrends surveyed over 600 print service providers (PSPs) in the U.S., Western Europe and Asia Pacific (incl. Japan). We also spoke with Digital Equipment & Workflow Vendors, Distributors, Cloud Services Providers, and Legal Experts to provide an in-depth understanding of how cloud computing is impacting the production workflow market.

The conclusions are not surprising: despite data security and bandwidth concerns, the cloud is rapidly gaining momentum. In the years to come, we can expect the share of subscription based solutions to grow quickly as vendors are moving more to software as a service (SaaS) but also PSPs are increasingly preferring an operational expense model rather than an upfront capital expense.


High Demand for Subscription-based Licensing

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Gearing Up for Print ’13: Production Software Trends

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 Sep 6, 2013

Each year in preparation for Graph Expo or PRINT(depending on the year), InfoTrends analysts scan various industry news feeds for the latest press releases and announcements distributed by vendors to spark interests and inform the media on the new and upcoming announcements that they will be demonstrating on the show floor, in Chicago.  In this blog we will be discussing the recent announcements that vendors have been distributing to the media that relate to introductions and advancements being made in the production workflow software space, gearing up for PRINT 13. Read more »

Manufacturing Industry Ripe for Automation Opportunities

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 Aug 28, 2013

InfoTrends recently published its second in-depth primary research study on the manufacturing industry within the Business Process Automation Consulting Service. The manufacturing industry is a dynamic market with several sub-industries that can vary greatly in size and output demand, and because of these widespread differences, certain processes may require more exhaustive and paper-intensive workflows. InfoTrends broke down the manufacturing industry into four key workflow areas: 1) Product Planning/Design, 2) Procurement, 3) Production, and 4) Fulfillment. Within those areas, we broke down the industry further and discovered several major manual processes that demonstrate the biggest areas for automation opportunity for vendors: 1) Sample testing and trials, 2) Quality assurance/product inspections, 3) On-site supplier audits, and 4) Warehousing.

The following chart is an example of one of the most paper-intensive areas in manufacturing — Sample Testing and Trials. Due to the high frequency of the sample testing and trials process (occurring on average of five times per product) and paper being used roughly 38% of the time, automating this area will improve processing times and compliance initiatives (both of which are the top goals and objectives for manufacturing organizations today).

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Four Takeaways from Adobe’s “Summit” Digital Marketing Conference

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 Mar 14, 2013

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Adobe Summit, the company’s flagship user conference for its digital marketing business unit. The Salt Lake City, Utah event attracted over 5,000 digital marketing professionals that use Adobe’s growing suite of marketing technologies. After $4 billion of investment between acquisitions and R&D over the past three years, Adobe used this year’s Summit to introduce the Marketing Cloud, five major solution areas–Social, Media Optimizer, Analytics, Target, Experience Manager–geared toward making marketers more data-driven, customer-centric, and digital.

After presenting 27 somewhat-integrated products at last year’s Summit, Adobe’s vision is coming into focus. It is clear that Adobe is aiming to be a strong competitor in the enterprise marketing technology space, especially as it relates to digital marketing. Here are four takeaways about Adobe’s direction, the marketing technology space, and the evolution of digital marketing derived from developments at its Summit conference.

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Marketo IPO Filing: A Sign of Things to Come?

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 Feb 28, 2013

On Tuesday, marketing automation technology provider Marketo formally began the process of making an initial public offering of its common stock by filing a confidential submission with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for review. If the IPO moves forward, it will reveal insights about Marketo’s strategy and operations and could lead to a flurry of M&A and other IPO activity in this fast growing segment.

The San Mateo, CA-based company has raised over $100 million in venture capital funding since its launch in 2006 and has been an aggressive competitor in the crowded marketing technology landscape. Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez and his team have done a good serving both small-and-medium business (SMB) and enterprise customers by providing a scalable marketing platform with an intuitive interface and a strong network of partners and integrations. This strategy has grown the company to $32.9 million in revenue in 2011–or 3,545% growth in three years, according to its Inc. 500 listing. Read more »

Four Critical Steps to Making the Right Investment in Customer Communications Management Technology

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 Feb 1, 2013

Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed a shift in thinking as it relates to the role of customer communications within enterprises. Documents like bills, statements, policies, explanations of benefits, and other correspondence that were once relegated to back-office corporate operations are turning into critical communications that can help enhance the overall customer experience. Here are several key trends influencing this renewed interest in customer communications:

  • Traditional delivery methods—like printed mail—remain favorable to a significant percentage of the population and, in many industries, are required for regulatory compliance. As a result, these channels remain vital to support customer experience.
  • Multi-channel delivery and presentment of correspondence now factor into consumer buying choices. Customers want to be communicated within their channel(s) of preference.
  • Emergent channels like mobile and social media are increasingly becoming channels of communication preference by customers, creating new opportunities for customer engagement across all interaction points.

Companies are reacting to the need to step up their customer experience game by replacing legacy technologies and processes with modern platforms that can holistically manage customer communications across all lines-of-business within an enterprise. As they search for solutions to meet their needs, potential buyers encounter a crowded and sometimes overwhelming technology landscape, making it difficult to determine which solution is the right one to select for their business. Read more »

Xerox and EFI – Making the Transformation

Jeff Hayes
 Jan 25, 2013

Xerox and EFI announced their 4Q 2012 earnings yesterday. Both companies continue to execute on strategies to transform, but are moving in different directions. There are lessons to be learned for the industry.

Xerox – Services for Growth, Technology for Profit

Xerox has made it very clear that they in the midst of a shift to a Services-led strategy. The company is managing its Technology business for profits and cash generation by lowering the cost basis and investing in services areas.

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns opened the earnings call by saying “Xerox is a company going through a seismic transformation.” The financial results show how far Xerox has transformed. The Services segment of the company grew 7% and is now 52% of the business and the Technology segment declined 8% and is now 48% of total revenue. For the first time, Xerox generated more in profits from Services than from Technology.

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