Solimar Systems Partners with Ironsides Technology to Extend Print Tracking from Pre-press to Production to Mail

Solimar Systems Partners with Ironsides Technology to Extend Print Tracking from Pre-press to Production to Mail

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Solimar Systems Partners with Ironsides Technology to Extend Print Tracking from Pre-press to Production to Mail

Integrating Ironsides APT™ with Solimar SOLitrack™ provides an end-to-end view of the document production cycle helping printers better optimize performance and manage risk

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — August 7, 2018 Solimar Systems, Inc., an innovative global solutions provider empowering critical communications through multi-channel document communications solutions for print, web and mobile delivery announced a partnership with Ironsides Technology, a leader in automated production tracking software. Pairing Ironsides APT (Automated Production Tracking) software with SOLitrack provides document professionals that print and mail with an end-to-end solution for managing and tracking individual jobs through the entire document production workflow including pre-press, printing, inserting and mailing.

Today’s transactional and variable data printers need document tracking accuracy throughout production, starting from file receipt and going through the mailing process in order to meet SLA and compliance requirements. SOLitrack helps printers do exactly this by tracking jobs from end to end. By integrating with Ironsides APT, SOLitrack will be able to seamlessly extend job tracking through insertion to physical delivery. The combined solution provides customers with greater visibility and reporting into each job, along each step of the process. As a result, organizations can better manage operational performance, grow their business and reduce risk.

“Ironsides APT is a robust solution that offers extended visibility throughout the workflow and ensures compliance for print centers by tracking individual mail pieces at critical points in the production workflow,” said Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Solimar Systems. “By integrating Ironsides APT with SOLitrack, production environments can track jobs from the time files arrive, through printing and finishing and include delivery data when carrier information is available.”

“We are excited to formalize our long-standing relationship with Solimar Systems as it allows our customers to benefit from Solimar’s pre-press expertise to find additional efficiencies in their workflow,” said Bill Riley, CEO and Founder of Ironsides Technology. “Our customers will benefit from Solimar’s commitment to innovation and customer service which aligns with our corporate values making this a strong partnership for both companies.”

Solimar and Ironsides are demonstrating the integration at PRINT18 in exhibit booth #1600 from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2018 in Chicago.

About Ironsides Technology

Ironsides Technology is a leading software development and integration company, providing production automation and enterprise-wide integrity tracking solutions for the printing, mailing, fulfillment and packaging industries. Ironsides APT (Automated Production Tracking) is an open and scalable architecture that is device neutral and provides real-time end-to-end job and piece level tracking, visibility and accountability through all production steps. Our solutions ensure 100% distribution, SLA compliance, reprint automation and robust operational reporting to help inkjet, continuous-feed and cut sheet printing customers better manage their businesses.

Ironsides Technology easily integrates with web inspection systems and post print in line and off line bindery devices. We support appropriate camera technology and tracking solutions in the finishing and insertion environment. The end result, our customers can ensure personalized client packages are processed efficiently and with the highest level of accuracy and compliance.

For additional information please call us at + 1.978.589.8299 or email Info@ironsidestech.com

About Solimar Systems, Inc.

Solimar Systems is a leading developer of Customer Communication Management and Delivery solutions. Solimar solutions provide clients visibility into their workflows and operations while driving costs down; track the lifecycle of jobs from receipt to multi-channel distribution; optimize and convert data and documents; manage and optimize production printing across facilities and enable secure access and compliance. They also drive value and revenue generating opportunities by adding dynamic, conditional messaging to documents via digital inserts, onserts and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

With thousands of clients worldwide, including 70% of the Fortune 100, Solimar has integral, proven IT solutions that have benefited print and data centers for more than 25 years.

For more information, visit www.solimarsystems.com or call the Solimar Sales Team at +1.619.849.2800.

Ironsides Technology and BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland Agree to Strategic Partnership

Ironsides Technology and BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland Agree to Strategic Partnership

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Ironsides Technology and BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland Agree to Strategic Partnership

With immediate effect, BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland will partner with Ironsides Technology to resell Ironsides APT™ (Automated Production Tracking) software into Transactional, Direct Mail and Secure Print operations in the UK and Ireland.

BÖWE SYSTEC’s broad technology portfolio spans printing, finishing, inserting and sortation solutions, as well as camera technology to monitor quality and compliance of printed documents to industry regulations.

Ironsides APT software provides production automation by collecting and reporting data for these discrete production steps to provide a single dashboard view of operations from print to despatch. The software pulls real-time production data from any device making it easy to track hundreds of jobs to the piece-level. Automate reprints and other exceptions, integrate with CRM and ERP systems, monitor SLAs, automate real-time alerts, create productivity and performance metrics and customisable web reports – all available with a single dashboard.

BÖWE SYSTEC is a leading supplier to direct mail, transactional and security print operations in the UK and Ireland. Ironsides Technology UK will support BÖWE SYSTEC to provide a packaged offering for a Management Information System for not only inserting and sortation equipment, but also for the other key elements in the customer’s production workflow, such as presses, bindery and production mail centre operations.

Ironsides Technology has been expanding their sales into the UK and Europe for the past four years. Their “open architecture” software can connect to any production device and is used in many large transactional production centres in the UK and Europe.

Bill Riley, CEO and Founder for Ironsides Technology is enthusiastic about the new partnership: “We are delighted that BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland have decided to bundle the Ironsides APT solution with their technology offering. We are excited to formalize and launch our partnership in the UK and Ireland to help empower digital print providers with accurate tracking and reporting for continuous feed and cut sheet digital print through finishing.”

”BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland provide high quality, high-speed roll and sheet fed inserting solutions, including the market leading Fusion Cross, and a range of sortation solutions for letters, flats, packet and parcel sorting,” adds Philippe Dugougeat, Managing Director for BÖWE SYSTEC UK and Ireland. “We are delighted to be working with Ironsides. This partnership is founded on the initial experience gained in the implementation of a new Fusion Cross inserter into a customer who already used Ironsides. Both parties – and most importantly, the customer – were pleased with the speed and ease of the integration, and the benefits that the solution delivers. We very much look forward to further implementations in our customer base in the UK and Ireland.”


Company profiles

BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH
BÖWE SYSTEC is one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart automation solutions. For over 70 years, the technology company’s products have streamlined and optimized work and production flows across a wide range of very different industries. Whether it be inserting systems for classic transactional applications or mailings, card processing solutions, letter or parcel sorting systems for modern post processing centers, automation solutions for intralogistics or pharma serialization, BÖWE technologies play an important role in numerous industries. Headquartered at its production and development facility in Augsburg, the company serves its customers around the world through some 20 subsidiaries and over 50 general agencies. Since 2010 BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH has been owned by the Possehl Group, which generated annual sales of around €3.8 billion with a global workforce of approximately 12,500 in 2017. The sole shareholder of L. Possehl & Co. mbH is the charitable Possehl Foundation in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. More information is available at www.boewe-systec.com and www.possehl.de.

Ironsides Technology
Ironsides Technology is a leading software development and integration company, providing production automation and enterprise-wide integrity tracking solutions for the printing, mailing, fulfillment and packaging industries. Ironsides APT (Automated Production Tracking) is an open and scalable architecture that is device neutral and provides real-time end-to-end job and piece level tracking, visibility and accountability through all production steps. Our solutions ensure 100% distribution, SLA compliance, reprint automation and robust operational reporting to help inkjet, continuous-feed and cut sheet printing customers better manage their businesses. 

Ironsides Technology easily integrates with web inspection systems and post print in line and off line bindery devices. We support appropriate camera technology and tracking solutions in the finishing and insertion environment. The end result, our customers can ensure personalized client packages are processed efficiently and with the highest level of accuracy and compliance. 

For additional information please email us at info@ironsidestech.com

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Ironsides Feature Session at the INg Annual Networking Forum

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  • Real- time data collection, consolidation and reconciliation
  • Central Command and Control Dashboards, and consistency in tracking methodology
  • Real-time visibility to shop floor work-in-process with production and productivity metrics
  • Open system, leveraging existing hardware for a complimentary strategy
  • Hardware installation (as needed)

Ironsides Technology Partners with Virtual Systems to Help Print and Mailing Companies Better Manage and Track Operational Activity and Performance

Ironsides Technology Partners with Virtual Systems to Help Print and Mailing Companies Better Manage and Track Operational Activity and Performance

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Ironsides Technology Partners with Virtual Systems to Help Print and Mailing Companies Better Manage and Track Operational Activity and Performance

Ironsides APT now integrates with Midnight Print MIS software providing customers with an end-to-end management and automated tracking solution.

Westford, MA. January 30, 2018. –  Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking software for the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries, announced an integration partnership with Virtual Systems, a leading provider of Print MIS software. As a result of the partnership, Ironsides APT™ (Automated Production Tracking) software now integrates directly with the award-winning Midnight MIS software to provide print and mailing companies with an end-to-end solution for managing and tracking operational performance on the production floor.

Midnight is one of the most robust Print MIS tools available in the industry to control all facets of a print business from order creation and estimating through invoicing. Integrating with Ironsides APT enables Midnight customers to automatically track both the job-and piece-level across the production workflow and view the information directly in the Midnight dashboard. Ironsides APT’s open architecture makes it easy to collect data from printing, bindery, insertion, finishing, and fulfillment systems which can be used in conjunction with Midnight’s job creation and costing tools to manage staff and machine throughput, reduce bottlenecks as well as eliminate errors. Automated tracking also helps print shops improve risk management by ensuring compliance with end-customer SLA requirements.   

“We are excited to formalize our longstanding relationship with Virtual Systems,” said TJ Forsythe, Business Solutions Executive, Ironsides Technology. “Ironsides APT is a perfect extension to the Midnight MIS software providing customers one comprehensive command and control center for understanding what’s happening in real-time on the production floor. This integrated offering allows companies to make informed business decisions that improve automation, production, and overall operational efficiency.”

“Our two organizations share a commitment to solving operational and information based challenges in print, mail, fulfillment, and marketing service industries and we share many of the same customers,” said Chris Huber, President and founder, Virtual Systems. “Ironsides APT integration provides our customers with real-time job tracking and ability to see what is happening on any device at any time. By integrating this data into the Midnight software, our customers have one centralized dashboard for managing all their operations.”

About Virtual Systems

Virtual Systems’ award-winning Midnight is a cloud-based print MIS software for print, mail, and fulfillment operations. With powerful dashboards and rich APIs, companies can easily control all facets of the business.  The revolutionary technology allows companies to leverage all their investments to gain a competitive edge and ultimately please customers.

About Ironsides Technology

Ironsides Technology is a software development and integration company, providing workflow automation and enterprise-wide integrity tracking solutions supporting all production devices and processes. Ironsides Automated Production Tracking (APT) is designed to automate manual and recurring operational processes. Based on an open and scalable architecture, Ironsides APT provides real time end-to-end job and piece level tracking, visibility and accountability through all production steps to ensure 100% distribution, SLA compliance, reprint automation, and robust operational reporting to help inkjet, continuous-feed and cut sheet printing customers better manage their businesses. 

Ironsides Technology easily integrates with web inspection systems and post print in line and off line bindery devices. Ironsides Technology also supports appropriate camera technology and tracking solutions in the finishing and insertion environment. The end result is a best-of-breed automated document factory (ADF) tracking strategy to ensure personalized client packages are processed efficiently and with the highest level of accuracy and compliance. 

For additional information please call us at + 1 (978) 589-8299 or email Info@ironsidestech.com

DMM, Inc. Selects Ironsides APT to Provide Document Integrity Across Print and Fulfillment Operations

DMM, Inc. Selects Ironsides APT to Provide Document Integrity Across Print and Fulfillment Operations

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DMM, Inc. Selects Ironsides APT to Provide Document Integrity Across Print and Fulfillment Operations

Leading document solutions company in North America adopts automated production tracking software to eliminate inserting errors and meet strict document compliance guidelines.

Westford, MA. November 28, 2017. – Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking software for the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries, today announced that DMM, Inc., a leading document solutions company headquartered in Maine, has selected Ironsides APT™ (Automated Production Tracking) software to ensure 100 percent document integrity of printed communications across multiple production lines, equipment and locations.  

“More than ninety percent of the work we produce is mission critical communications for healthcare, insurance or financial services customers that requires strict adherence to regulatory and compliance guidelines,” said John V. Cloutier, CEO and President of DMM, Inc. “In today’s market, anything less than 100 percent end-to-end document integrity puts our business and our customers at risk. Our investment in Ironsides APT will allow us to operate more efficiently and provide our customers with the assurance that all of their jobs have been assembled correctly and are fully compliant with industry regulations. We see this as a competitive differentiator that will help us retain, as well as, win new business.”

DMM’s automated mail insertion process utilizes a combination of 2D and Intelligent Mail Barcodes (IMB) to uniquely identify customer documents. The company plans to incorporate Ironsides APT software and camera technology into their workflow to eliminate any possible insertion errors and provide full document integrity for each individual mail piece, including implementation of an automated reprint process. DMM will install Ironsides APT and cameras on nine inserters and three hand fulfillment stations. This enables DMM to extend the life of its existing equipment and focus on its recent acquisition of Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 inkjet color digital press without having to incur additional capital expenditures.

“It was clear from the start that Ironsides Technology was the best partner for DMM – the team truly understands our market, business and challenges,” Cloutier continued. “The Ironsides APT solution is unique in that it verifies output integrity, which is what our customers want. Plus, Ironsides APT offers robust real-time reporting and data analytics to help with job tracking and costing. This will allow us to understand our throughput per line so we can improve processes, reduce costs and add to our profitability.”

“We are excited to work with DMM and help them meet 100 percent distribution compliance,” said Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology. “In the highly competitive print service provider market, it’s a pleasure to work with companies like DMM who are embracing the benefits of inkjet technology and output management systems like Ironsides APT in order to meet demanding customer requirements and grow their business. We look forward to helping DMM get the most out of their investment in Ironsides APT.”

For more information about Ironsides APT visit www.IronsidesTech.com.   

About DMM
DMM, Inc. is a leading document solutions company in North America specializing in mission-critical document output production. The company uses the latest technologies to create relevancy of message that enhance document delivery across communication platforms. Whether it is a regulatory communication or a marketing campaign, DMM helps its customers create stronger customer relationships that increase lifetime customer value and deliver on bottom line results. Services include database development, transactional print, digital print on demand, direct mail production, marketing collateral programs, fulfillment distribution services, commingling and digital delivery. DMM brings innovative cutting-edge solutions with best-in-class technology to the financial, insurance, health care and communication industries.

About Ironsides Technology

Ironsides Technology is a software development and integration company, providing workflow automation and enterprise-wide integrity tracking solutions supporting all production devices and processes. The Ironsides Automated Production Tracking (APT) workflow is designed to automate manual and recurring operational processes. Based on an open and scalable architecture, Ironsides APT provides real time end-to-end job and piece level tracking, visibility and accountability through all production steps to ensure 100% distribution, SLA compliance, reprint automation, and robust operational reporting to help inkjet, continuous-feed and cut sheet printing customers better manage their businesses. 

Ironsides Technology easily integrates with web inspection systems and post print in line and offline bindery devices. Ironsides Technology also supports appropriate camera technology and tracking solutions in the finishing and insertion environment. The end result is a best-of-breed automated document factory (ADF) tracking strategy to ensure personalized client packages are processed efficiently and with the highest level of accuracy and compliance. 

For additional information please call us at + 1 (978) 589-8299 or email Info@ironsidestech.com

 

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