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Ironsides Technology showcased its APT System at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017

More than 6,000 visitors from 50 nations attended Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017.

Lucerne, Switzerland March 1, 2017. – Snow-capped mountains were the backdrop once again for Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017, which took place Feb. 20 – 23, in Lucerne, Switzerland. More than 6,000 visitors from 50 nations attended the digital printing and finishing event, which has grown significantly during the past 24 years to become one of the industry’s most important meeting places.

More than 90 exhibitors demonstrated equipment at this year’s event, including Canon, Xerox, Pitney Bowes, HP, Kodak, Ricoh, Heidelberg, Screen, Muller Martini and, of course, Hunkeler, among many other companies. Most of the digital print vendors showed new production inkjet technology. Though half of the attendees hailed from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 7% traveled from the Americas.

“We want to have the right people at the exhibition,” said Stefan Hunkeler, president of Hunkeler AG, during a press conference on Monday, Feb. 20. “We want to grow the quality, not necessarily the quantity, of the attendees.”

Ironsides Technology showcased its end-to-end, real-time document tracking system at the event. “Print, mail, fulfillment and packaging centers are rapidly adopting digital technology such as inkjet production systems and looking towards Print 4.0 as a way to deliver personalized documents efficiently and effectively,” said Bill Riley, president of Ironsides Technology. “At Hunkeler Innovationdays, we demonstrated how the Ironsides Automated Production Tracking (APT) open software system provides the real-time visibility and data analytics needed to manage every job, down to the piece level, effectively through the production process while maintaining all the necessary industry compliance and customer SLA requirements.”

For more information about automated production tracking solutions from Ironsides Technology, visit www.IronsidesTech.com.

Ironsides Technology Exhibits at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Ironsides Technology Exhibits at Hunkeler Innovationdays

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Ironsides Technology Exhibits at Hunkeler Innovationdays; Sees Growth for Automated Production Tracking Solutions for the Print Industry

 Company expands European and United Kingdom operations adding sales and support staff to help customers adopt Print 4.0 strategies using real-time analytics to automate, control and optimize print workflows.

Westford, MA. February 20, 2016. – Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking systems for the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries, will showcase its end-to-end, real-time document tracking system at Hunkeler Innovationdays, February 20 to 23 in Lucerne, Switzerland. The company also announced it is expanding its European and UK sales and support team to meet the growing demand for automated production tracking solutions by document processing centers and commercial printers.

“Print, mail, fulfillment and packaging centers are rapidly adopting digital technology such as inkjet production systems and looking towards Print 4.0 as a way to deliver personalized documents efficiently and effectively,” says Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology. “At the Hunkeler Innovationdays, we will be demonstrating how the Ironsides Automated Production Tracking (APT) open software system provides the real-time visibility and data analytics needed to manage every job, down to the piece level, effectively through the production process while maintaining all the necessary industry compliance and customer SLA requirements. This helps print providers embrace Print 4.0, improve production productivity by reducing bottlenecks as well as eliminate print errors.”

Ironsides APT helps companies make business changing decisions. The command and control dashboard provides instant access to real-time data collection and provides insights empowering businesses with a real competitive advantage, while expanding business opportunities. Ironsides APT optimizes productivity and document integrity for print, mail, fulfillment, and packaging operations. Ironsides APT is ideal for companies managing multiple jobs and requirements in a production run. With hybrid mail solutions on the rise, document processors using APT can connect to all document production devices – regardless of brand or model – for real-time output management automation, production control, integrity verification and compliance reporting. APT tracks individual pieces of every job meeting necessary audit requirements.  It also provides operators with the production benchmarking information needed to optimize business performance for document processing and distribution.

Ironsides Realized 65 Percent Sales Growth in Europe in 2016

“Over the past 12 months, we have seen a 65 percent increase in sales of our Ironsides APT solution in Europe, the UK and the Nordic region; and we do not see it slowing down,” Riley continues. “To support the growth opportunities in these regions, we have added two exceptional individuals to our team who have a deep understanding of the market and a proven track record helping customers achieve their business goals.”

Hans Swart joins Ironsides as a Sales Consultant to lead sales expansion in Europe. Swart has decades of product and marketing management experience in the toner and inkjet marketplace. He brings extensive hands-on experience in successfully resolving customer challenges in the print, mail, fulfillment, and packaging industries.

Alan Sykes joins the Ironsides Technical Support team servicing the UK and European regions. Sykes has over 30 years of experience architecting, integrating, training and supporting Automated Document Factory (ADF) technologies.

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


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 reoccurring 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 best manage their business. 

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 compliance. 

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

 

Ironsides Opens UK Office

Ironsides Opens UK Office

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Ironsides Technology Opens UK Office as Part of European Expansion

Philip Ingram Joins to Accelerate the Company’s International Sales; Company to Showcase Automated Production Tracking Solutions for Print and Packaging Industries at drupa 2016

Westford, MA. March 15, 2016.Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking systems for the printing and packaging industries, today announced the opening of a UK office as part of the company’s European expansion. Industry veteran, Philip Ingram has joined as Sales Director for UK & Northern Europe and will lead the company’s aggressive growth strategy in the UK, Nordic and Northern EU regions. In addition, Ironsides Technology will be demonstrating its end-to-end, real-time document tracking system, including a sneak-peak at its Nor’Star business process management suite, at drupa 2016, May 31 through June 10 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds.

Philip Ingram Leads UK Office
“UK and European document processing centers have been implementing Ironsides Technology over the past several years to help them track and meet regulatory compliance requirements,” said Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology. “We are excited to be expanding our operations in the UK and Europe and to have a proven industry expert such as Philip Ingram leading our efforts. His insight into these markets will help us accelerate customer adoption of Automated Production Tracking (APT) workflow software.”

Philip Ingram has over 25 years of hands-on experience in the customer communications management (CCM) space. He held senior sales and business development roles at Bell & Howell, Xerox, HP and Pitney Bowes. Ingram brings impressive knowledge as a career document processing professional specializing in document creation and production processes from “host-to-post”; going back to early European automated document factory (ADF) engagements led by IBM in the 1990’s.

“I am excited to be joining Ironsides Technology as the company plays an integral role in production inkjet operations,” said Ingram. “By keeping costs in line and improving profitability, Ironsides strengthens the CCM value position by helping document processing operations deliver more personalized documents efficiently and effectively while maintaining all compliance and SLA requirements.”

Ironsides Technology and the European Market
Ironsides APT optimizes productivity and document integrity for print, mail and fulfillment operations. APT is ideal for companies managing multiple jobs and requirements in a production run. With hybrid mail solutions on the rise in Europe, document processors using APT can connect to all document production devices – regardless of brand or model – for real-time workflow automation, production control, integrity verification and compliance reporting. APT tracks individual pieces of every job meeting necessary audit requirements. It also provides operators with the production benchmarking information needed to optimize business performance for document processing and distribution.

Capita plc, UK’s leading provider of business process outsourcing, uses Ironsides Technology’s APT as the integrating force behind its highly efficient workflow for a near-lights-out operation with full transparency and accountability. APT helps Capita plc automate and seamlessly track its entire process. According to Capita plc, APT was the only solution on the market that provided the integration and flexibility the company needed. It gives Capita plc a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. Read the full Capita plc case study at http://www.ironsidestech.com/case-studies.

Ironsides at drupa 2016
Ingram and the Ironsides Technology team will be at drupa 2016, May 31 through June 10 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds in partner booths. Visit Ironsides Technology at the Hunkeler Booth C20 Hall 8a and the W+D Booth A43 Hall 16. To schedule a meeting at drupa 2016, contact Ingram at philip.ingram@ironsidestech.com or +44 7738 773782.

Industry Veteran Joins Ironsides

Industry Veteran Joins Ironsides

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Industry Veteran Randy Seberg Joins Ironsides Technology Board of Directors

Direct Mail Operations Leader Joins to Accelerate Company’s International Growth

Westford, MA. March 15, 2016.Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking systems for the printing and packaging industries, today announced that industry veteran Randy Seberg has joined its Board of Directors. Seberg, who previously served as the CEO of Direct Mail Holdings (DMH), built DMH into a leading domestic and international direct mail operation.

“As a former Ironsides Technology customer, I have a great deal of respect for the work they are doing and the systems they bring to the market,” Seberg said. “Solutions from Ironsides Technology were an important element of our success at DMH. I am excited to join the Board of Directors and to play an active role in the future of the business by bringing this exciting technology to a broader international audience.”

Under Seberg’s leadership, DMH grew from a single facility operation of 100 employees into a multi-facility firm with 800+ employees. DMH is now part of Innovairre, where more than 4,000 employees produce over a billion direct mail pieces annually from locations on four continents.

In addition to his role as a Board member, Seberg will work closely with Ironsides’ sales and management team on a consulting basis. He will help customers gain the most efficient return on investment (ROI) from their Ironsides solutions and in turn, the full benefit of their overall investment in production inkjet technology.

“Having been through a significant production inkjet implementation process at DMH,” Seberg said, “there is an opportunity to improve the ability to accurately track documents through the production process while controlling factors like ink costs and paper waste by job. Collecting and analyzing individual job information can take multiple people and many hours. Ironsides is in the process of developing tools to extract data directly from production inkjet presses into a usable data set that will help production inkjet operations keep costs in line and improve profitability. Our approach is to make the data instantly available in a very understandable format that can be used by owners and press operators alike.”

“Randy brings a unique and exceptional business and technology background to Ironsides,” said Bill Riley, President, Ironsides Technology. “He will be able to make invaluable contributions to the organization and our customers as we launch our next stage of aggressive international growth. He will also play an important role in the expansion of our Nor’Star business process management suite of software. We are delighted to welcome him to the Ironsides family.”

For more information about automated production tracking solutions from Ironsides Technology, visit www.IronsidesTech.com.

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