The printing industry is in the midst of rapid evolution. No longer a static standalone channel, print now works across channels like web, mobile, and social. Printed QR codes are driving users to mobile-optimized landing pages, videos, and more. Printed signage is being used to encourage users to join social media sites or opt-in to SMS text marketing relationships. When blended with digital technologies, print becomes a powerful multi-channel marketing and communications tool. Online web-to-print portals are being deployed to help optimize the marketing supply chain.
The drastic evolution of the printing industry doesn't come without challenges. New technologies, business models, workflows, products, and services present significant hurdles for many printing companies. Today, the corporate sector places high demand to the digital printing technology, which includes ultramodern inkjet web presses and various innovative print softwares developed to augment revenue. To ensure that companies remain up to date in terms of innovative technologies, digital print solution providers have introduced various high-end packages, with a focus on reducing labor costs and product value enhancement. Hence over the next five years, better printing devices and workflow softwares will persist to endorse shorter, digitally printed runs.
Thus, innovative print management solutions such as Print MIS, Print ERP, Print Production Automation, Print Workflow Management and Web-to-Print solutions in the printing sector are enriching the printers to go beyond customer expectations. As print evolves and becomes integrated with digital media channels, the industry as a whole will require individuals to have a holistic understanding of all media types and the roles that they play in supporting one another.
In the last few months we have looked at hundreds of solution providers who primarily serve the Commercial Print Management industry, and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling challenges faced by this industry.
In our selection we have looked at the vendors' skills and capabilities towards various print management solutions and technologies that supports core business processes including innovation areas related to cloud, mobile, Saas, PaaS and ERP, Big Data and analytics, mobility, and social media in the specific context of the Commercial Print Management industry.
We present to you CIO Review's Top 10 Most Promising Commercial Print Management Solution Providers of 2014.
Enterprise print is the tangible output from the daily flow of information throughout an organization. It drives an enterprise in decision making, encouraging development of new, innovative ideas and everyday communications that keep businesses on the move. All enterprises have varying print needs to successfully complete their daily work. Some groups may require high-volume print and distribution, while others may need scanning solutions for forms or records management. HR, R&D and Finance may require secure printing, while marketing may need high quality, brand-driven, full-color output. The sole purpose of enterprise print management solutions is to cut down the output of printing costs and to improve the overall enterprise productivity.
Organizations belonging to various economy sectors such as healthcare, government, education, banking and retail are very keen on adapting their print network infrastructure to advanced Enterprise Print Management Solutions to bring a robust, fully scalable print infrastructure that not only reduces cost in printer usage but also avails environmental benefits of less paper and energy use. Hence, the enterprises are on the lookout for advanced print software solutions which can simultaneously handle print cost reduction, printing visualization, printer management and print optimization.
Additionally, Enterprise Print Services offers a comprehensive, enterprise-wide managed print service that integrates all on-site and off-site print environments. In the last few months we have looked at hundreds of solution providers who primarily serve the Enterprise Print Management sector, and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling challenges faced by this sector.
In our selection we have looked at the vendors' skills and capabilities towards various print management solutions and technologies that supports core business processes including innovation areas related to cloud, mobile, Saas, PaaS and ERP, Big Data and analytics, mobility, and social media in the specific context of the Enterprise Print Management sector.
We present to you CIO Review's Top 10 Most Promising Enterprise Print Management Solution Providers of 2014.