SOURCE: InfoPrint Solutions Company

October 20, 2008 09:00 ET

InfoPrint's Mailroom Integrity Solution Automates Operations for Transactional Printers of All Sizes

Offering Draws on Company's Excellence in Automated Document Factory (ADF) Space

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Today, InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, announced the launch of the InfoPrint Mailroom Integrity Solution, a cost effective Automated Document Factory (ADF) product that automates mailroom printing and insertion workflow. The solution brings advanced automated reprint technology as well as robust document management capabilities to operations of all sizes with a standardized product. This will result in increased productivity and reduced errors by streamlining the print and mail process. The solution itself is built on the InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD) backbone, packaged along with modular features including vendor-neutral inserter management, document-level control and tracking, and fully auditable reports that can confirm every document is mailed accurately, every time.

This solution offers leading edge, highly scalable technology, allowing transactional printers and service bureaus to address today's need for full integrity in the mailroom, as well as lay a foundation to build upon for future workflow requirements such as automating the inclusion of targeted marketing messages onto transactional documents in TransPromo applications.

"Our Mailroom Integrity Solution really brings the benefits of many years of research and development in mailroom operations to our customers of all sizes," said Enrico Parodi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Technology & Solutions Development for InfoPrint. "The more than one hundred ADF installations we have completed have been custom built, large scale business transformations for major enterprises like AIG. Now with our launch of our Mailroom Integrity Solution, we can deliver the ADF values of process automation and total integrity to printers and mailers across the board in a standard product offering."

Extending Mailroom Integrity to another level

InfoPrint implements ADF to automate, control and manage entire print and mail processes in efforts to solve three common challenges: postal optimization, mailroom integrity and output management. IPPD, a configurable output process management system, is the foundation for the ADF implementation, and allows print houses to re-engineer transaction output processes by adding new components and functionality as the requirements of each output evolves. This provides full function capabilities for the InfoPrint Mailroom Integrity Solution bundle combined with integrated features such as a robust document re-engineering tool, inserter support and an data stream indexer. The InfoPrint Mailroom Integrity Solution solves everyday issues with mailroom print such as mail piece tracking, accuracy in printing and document integrity, automatic reprints and accurate process management.

ADF for mailroom control

ADF controls, manages and automates the end-to-end print process including electronic postal sortation including sorter optimization, automated reprints, a centralized Intelligent Mail Barcode utility and a centralized and automated process management tool. ADF applies to six modules: input, transformation and integrated output, delivery preparation, control and reporting, response management and document design and content integration.

For more information on InfoPrint's ADF solution, please visit: http://www.infoprintsolutionscompany.com/internet/wwsites.nsf/vwWebPublished/sol_adfhome_us. Pricing is available upon request.

About InfoPrint Solutions Company

InfoPrint Solutions Company, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, brings to market the advantages IBM and Ricoh have in the development, manufacturing, marketing and building of strategic solutions for customers, creating a growth-oriented global enterprise that is strategically focused on the output market.

The InfoPrint Solutions Company portfolio includes solutions for production printing for enterprises and commercial printers as well as solutions for office workgroup environments and industrial segments. The company offers customers the highest quality output solutions that optimize productivity by providing efficient workflow and, at the same time, delivering low cost of ownership and high return on investment. The heritage of InfoPrint Solutions Company includes the development of the IBM Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Architecture -- now an industry standard -- and Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), which has since become the standard for mission critical business printing. The company also leads the industry in print management solutions with both InfoPrint ProcessDirector and InfoPrint Manager. Please visit www.infoprint.com for more information.

Contact Information

  • Media and Industry Analyst Contacts:
    Gemma Craven / Tracey Sheehy
    Breakaway Communications for InfoPrint Solutions Company
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    212 616 6005/ 212 616 6003