For most commercial printers, workflow can be the difference between profitability and success, or losing ground and revenue in an increasingly competitive business environment. Exploring this key issue is a new whitepaper from Aleyant, a leading developer of print software designed to streamline and simplify commercial print operations. It poses three key questions for owners of printing businesses:
- Are your competitors offering lower costs that can be traced to superior workflows, and how can a print provider match or better them?
- How can you help customers take advantage of profitable capabilities such as variable-data printing?
- How would your business change if your staff were more productive and could help develop new and more profitable opportunities?
Streamlining a print operation once meant optimizing manual and physical operations, mostly moving paper from one device to another. Most print providers have done a very good job with the physical side of this, but in an age of consolidation and an increasingly competitive business environment (where everything that can become digital is becoming digital) just streamlining manual processes is no longer enough, said Aleyant.
Aleyant’s new whitepaper, Is Your Print Shop Automated Yet? What Are You Waiting For? provides guidelines for taking the first steps to create and implement a modular, powerful workflow that positions you to compete not only with local print businesses, but with high-profile web-based commodity operations that are stealing market share from small and mid-sized commercial printers across Canada. The new whitepaper explores how to think big while starting small, how to add automated job submission, estimating, eCommerce, and simplify variable-data printing. Readers will find out how to significantly streamline prepress and ways of enhancing MIS/ERP systems. In every instance, you’ll learn how automation can reduce downtime and labour costs throughout virtually any offset or digital printing operation – while adding more efficiency and more profitability without giving up the control that makes your business unique. You can download Aleyant’s new whitepaper today at printplanet.com.
Founded in 2005, Aleyant is a leader in providing software services to the printing and graphic communications industry. It creates web-to-print, estimating and production, and prepress automation workflow software. Aleyant’s flagship web-to-print software, Pressero, is a highly customizable retail and B2B storefront interface and has launched its clients into the world of Internet-based print sales. Aleyant also offers a web-based online design and variable-data publishing (VDP) system, eDocBuilder, as a separate product – as well as Aleyant tFLOW, a digital workflow automation and customer service solution for commercial, large-format, label and specialty graphics.