HP acquires U.K.-based OneFlow Systems

HP has announced an agreement to acquire OneFlow Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based print workflow solutions based in the United Kingdom. “The acquisition continues HP’s focus on delivering industry-leading solutions to customers and commercial printers using HP presses, HP Indigo and HP PageWide Industrial,” said the OEM. OneFlow Systems has been an important HP partner, working closely with the company to co-develop a suite of features such as the HP PrintOS Site Flow apps and API “designed end-to-end to make online print ordering simple.” This includes features that help commercial printers easily manage thousands of short-run, personalized jobs from submission to shipment daily on presses such as the HP T240 PageWide Web Press, HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD, HP Indigo 7900 and 6900 presses, and HP Indigo 12000 digital presses. The technology enables commercial printers to save time and costs by routing orders between sites and printing closest to the actual end-deliver point. The HP/OneFlow Systems transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and financial terms were not disclosed.

Santi Morera.

First demonstrated at drupa 2016 and based on insights and feedback from publishers and book printers, HP also worked with OneFlow Systems to develop HP Piazza, a “pioneering suite of cloud-based services designed to reinvent book publishing and distribution” designed for a print-to-order, direct-to-consumer model, while holding zero inventory. “The demand for simple, scalable, on-demand printing continues to grow with publishers and brands – and the addition of OneFlow Systems underscores a massive productivity opportunity for commercial printers,“ said Santi Morera, General Manager and Global Head of HP’s Graphics Solutions Business. “OneFlow Systems complements our industry-leading workflow automation solutions and will help us continue to drive digital print momentum for our customers.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.