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

 

Ironsides Joins the Growing Ranks of Imaging Network Group

Ironsides Joins the Growing Ranks of Imaging Network Group

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Ironsides & Racami Join the Growing Ranks of Imaging Network Group

November 15, 2017, Atlanta, GAIronsides Technology of Westford, MA and Racami of Norcross, GA are the latest companies to join The Imaging Network Group, the leading trade association for mid-size direct mail and transactional print and mail service providers.

Ironsides Technology provides software designed to improve workflow automation, integrity tracking and productivity reporting for print and mail operations. It ensures piece-level distribution compliance, to ensure jobs are assembled correctly and are compliant with all major rules and regulations.

“Ironsides Technology is honored to join the INg members and partners. The Group’s focus on the exchange of ideas, best practices and industry insights to best serve member businesses is in line with Ironsides’ company philosophy. We look forward to supporting the members and partners,” said Dan Chevalier, Vice President, Sales, Ironsides Technology.

Racami’s innovative technologies and managed services enhance manufacturing and distribution of omni-channel customer communications, helping manage and control costs, improve customer experiences, and aid customer acquisition.

“We at Racami are thankful and excited to be joining the INg Group. We know many of the members as friends, partners, and customers and are looking forward to doing what we can to help everyone reach their goals. We especially enjoy INg’s unique culture that mixes business objectives with human kindness and friendship,” said Matt Mahoney, Vice President of Sales at Racami.

Companies like Ironsides and Racami join the Imaging Network Group because it is a reliable, consistent resource for gathering fresh insights about the printing and mailing industry. For more than a quarter century, INg has provided vendor partners with personal, one-to-one access to C-level executives and business owners of leading mid-size transactional and direct mail service bureaus. Nearly 30 INg member companies produce more than 2 billion digitally printed pages annually, with members continually investing in the latest technologies to provide customers with complete print and mail solutions. Many provide value added services spanning market analytics, multi-channel marketing, intelligent inserting, electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) and more.

Matt Mahoney and Dan Chevalier will both be at INg’s 26th annual Executive Forum will be March 5–8 at the Coconut Point Hyatt Regency in Bonita Springs, Florida. The Firm features 4 days of in-depth sessions on timely topics, extensive networking opportunities. In March, INg members and partners will hear presentations from legendary LA Lakers trainer Gary Vitti, plus Matt Swain and Pat McGrew from Keypoint Intelligence/InfoTrends, among others.

“As INg continues to grow we are excited to have Ironsides and Racami become part of the INg family of print, mail, software and equipment providers,” said J.P. Thomas, INg president. “The alliances between the many companies makes all of us stronger and is the key value INg has offered members and vendor partners for more than 25 years.”

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About Imaging Network Group

INg’s member companies are some of the most visible and successful mid-sized, high-volume print and electronic service providers and direct mail companies. Sponsored by more than a dozen industry equipment and software providers, INg offers the rare opportunity for members to interface with top industry executives. In addition, members tap into a vibrant network of creativity, experience and information when discussing key business and technical issues facing their companies and sharing best practices on running and growing their businesses. Membership immediately provides the advantage of being a part of a confidential, select group of business owners and senior executives who come together to share ideas.

With attendance exclusively for owners and their senior executives, INg meetings foster engagement with a dynamic, open-forum format that promotes constructive exchange of ideas of industry developments, strategic planning and current issues affecting your business. INg also hosts an annual Spring Forum and a one-day Fall Workshop with popular industry speakers sharing everything from current trends to new product reviews to how to garner more sales in this highly competitive environment. When surveyed, 100% of members said that INg meetings address the key challenges they face in their businesses.

For more information about the Imaging Network Group visit www.imagingnetworkgroup.org

 

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

LetterLogic Eliminates Inserter Errors with Ironsides APT

LetterLogic Eliminates Inserter Errors with Ironsides APT

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Leading lettershop services provider for the healthcare industry minimizes risk and improves operations by tracking each print job down to the page level, eliminating errors caused by double stuffing, damaged mail pieces or envelopes.

Westford, MA. October 17, 2017. –  Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking software for the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries, announced that Nashville-based LetterLogic has implemented Ironsides APT™ (Automated Production Tracking) software. As a leading multi-channel patient payment provider for more than 2,000 healthcare organizations, LetterLogic designs, fulfills, and delivers patient-friendly healthcare statements around the country. Incorporating Ironsides APT has allowed LetterLogic to eliminate any inserter errors which is especially critical when handling patient health information (PHI).

“We handle patient communications, including payment information, for our healthcare customers and accuracy and data security are critical,” said Elizabeth Geist, President, LetterLogic. “We needed an automated solution to validate that the right document was in the right envelope and that we were not wasting resources or time. With Ironsides APT, we can track down to the page level and eliminate any risk of data exposure. We now have zero problems with double stuffing, damaged mail pieces or envelopes or other insert errors – even on our non-automated inserters.”

Ironsides APT software is designed to help printers and document processing companies such as LetterLogic meet strict customer and regulatory requirements. It provides a central dashboard for real-time data ensuring that each job meets customer SLAs and is produced efficiently and on time. Using the Ironsides APT Control and Command dashboard, LetterLogic can track activity down to the piece level and immediately catch and correct any errors that might occur. The system also allows LetterLogic to track performance over time.

The company selected Ironsides APT for its robust functionality, flexibility and strong reputation for post sales service and support. Ironsides APT’s open architecture provides LetterLogic the flexibility to use existing inserters, workflows and allows greater choices with ancillary equipment such as cameras. As LetterLogic looks to add new inserters or replace aging equipment, Ironsides APT can be easily extended to new devices, making it highly scalable to grow with LetterLogic.

“Ironsides truly looks out for its customers and their support team has been exceptional in responding to any requests,” continued Geist. “We needed a partner who understood what we were doing and would adapt to our growth. Ironsides has done just that. We are now able to better manage our risk, as well as improve management of our materials significantly reducing much of the untracked waste we were experiencing.”

“Ironsides commitment to our customers is the reason why so many trust us to deliver automated production tracking solutions that streamline business processes, reduce costs, improve margins and manage risk more effectively,” said Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology. “With Ironsides APT, LetterLogic is able to provide piece level integrity for every job so that their customers can feel confident that any printed communications are assembled correctly, accounted for and are fully compliant with all major healthcare rules and regulations.”

For more information about LetterLogic’s implementation of Ironsides APT, download the case study or visit www.IronsidesTech.com.  

About LetterLogic

LetterLogic is a premium lettershop services provider meeting the multi-channel communications, patient connections and payment solutions needs of healthcare systems and RCMs nationwide. Specializing in printing and mailing of statements, the company offers address correction and updated services that deliver the highest mail list accuracy and proactively handles returned mail. To learn more visit http://www.letterlogic.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. 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

Ironsides Technology Previews Automated Order and Cost Tracking Software at PRINT17

Ironsides Technology Previews Automated Order and Cost Tracking Software at PRINT17

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In the Canon booth, Ironsides showcases how the Nor’Star business process management suite helps print and mailing companies track the true costs of each print job.

Westford, MA. September 6, 2017. –  Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking software for the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries, will preview its Nor’Star business process management suite in the Canon booth #1213 at PRINT17 September 10-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Building on the success of Ironsides APT™ (Automated Production Tracking) software, Nor’Star will offer automated order tracking and cost analytics to help print and mailing companies track the true costs of each print job to the piece level to optimize production performance. 

“Today’s printers are running more jobs than ever and it is physically impossible to manually track the true cost of each item,” said Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology. “Front end planning systems help but are unable to track the actual cost of each job through the entire production print workflow from prepress to print production to bindery to inserting to finish bookmaking. Nor’Star provides the missing link by delivering an automated data collection solution allowing commercial print and mailing companies to connect valuable production and order tracking data with order and cost analytics.”

At PRINT17 attendees will see a technology preview of Ironsides Nor’Star that incorporates Ironsides APT with order tracking and cost analytics software modules that help customers track jobs before print as well as compare job estimates against the cost of each job. Production print operators can learn how Nor’Star order tracking software provides end-to-end traceability of individual items through the entire workflow process. Nor’Star cost analytics provides detailed reports on production costing per job, machine and department (including labor) for document production order related materials.

“By analyzing estimation, planning and actual data with Ironsides unique ability to track individual pieces through the entire workflow process, companies can immediately see how much each job costs to produce and adjust future estimates accordingly,” added Riley. “Nor’Star will allow companies to identify which types of jobs, customers or even shifts are more efficient and profitable. Printers can make more informed decisions when investing in new inkjet print applications to help drive business growth and better serve customers.”

The Ironsides APT is a proven software that can help printers meet strict customer and regulatory requirements while providing a central dashboard for real-time data to ensure each job meets customer SLAs and is produced efficiently and on time.

“Over the past six years we have had a strong partnership with Ironsides APT for piece level tracking and we are excited to have them showcasing the upcoming Nor’Star Suite in our booth at PRINT17,” said Ed Jansen, vice president of Professional Services, Canon Solutions America, Inc.  “Ironsides Nor’Star offers customers the ability to track jobs through the production cycle to help ensure industry compliance. This ability to confidently assure 100% delivery and the added insights into our customers’ business operations and adds value to their investment in Canon production solutions.”

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 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

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Ironsides Technology Celebrates 10th Anniversary Offering Automated Production Tracking to Printing, Mailing, and Fulfillment Industries

Ironsides Technology Celebrates 10th Anniversary Offering Automated Production Tracking to Printing, Mailing, and Fulfillment Industries

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Company to host webinar and preview new business process management software with customers over the next few months.

Westford, MA. June 7, 2017. Ironsides Technology is proud to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its Ironsides APT™ (automated production tracking) software. Ironsides APT allows the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries to monitor each individual print job across the production workflow. To commemorate the anniversary, the company will host a webinar with one of their largest European users to discuss how print and mail operations can maintain document integrity, improve productivity and increase profitability. Webinar attendees will learn how complex, time sensitive and demanding SLA compliance documents are produced efficiently, with real-time visibility and control.

A decade ago transactional printing expert, Bill Riley joined forces with software engineer, Sean Zhang to form Ironsides Technology with the goal of delivering a robust, open and agnostic tracking software system that would work across any and all print production: from bindery to insertion through the finished production process.

Over the past 10 years, Ironsides has seen the transactional, commercial, fulfillment and direct mail print markets evolve from large print runs to small quantity, high-frequency, personalized production print runs with much tighter SLAs. Add to this an increase in document security and compliance requirements and today’s print jobs are more complicated and harder to track requiring advanced software that can monitor individual jobs at a piece level, at any point in the production process. Ironsides APT is a proven technology that can help printers meet strict regulatory requirements while providing a central dashboard with real-time production data to ensure each job meets demanding customer SLAs and is produced efficiently and on time.

“Inkjet technology has been a game-changing, disruptive technology for the printing industry altering the way people think about printed communications,” says Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology. “While this technology brings new growth opportunities, printers continuously tell us how difficult it is to track and reconcile the huge numbers of smaller jobs driven by new applications. Ironsides APT provides the visibility required to track each job in order to improve operational productivity. As printers make strategic technology investments over the next few years, Ironsides Technology is well positioned to become the software of choice to help printers optimize productivity, maintain document integrity and compliance to grow their profitability.”

Enhancing Ironsides APT technology to meet new customer challenges

Building on the success of Ironsides APT, Ironsides Technology is developing new software enhancements that will help customers better analyze, plan and schedule jobs using the data collected with Ironsides APT. Ironsides will begin previewing new business process management functionality with select customers over the next few months. 

“Today’s printers are running hundreds or even thousands of jobs each week and it is physically impossible to manually track the true cost of each item,” continues Riley. “While estimation systems help, they are just that – estimations. New versions of Ironsides APT software will help monetize and add value to the data captured from Ironsides APT to understand actual business costs. This will help limit the risks printers incur when investing in new inkjet systems and print applications.” 

WEBINAR: Optimize productivity and maintain document integrity in your Production Facility

In this free webinar print, mail, and fulfillment printers can learn how a European high security transactional print and mail operation manages complex, time sensitive and demanding SLA compliance documents using automated production tracking solutions to efficiently produce each job with real time visibility and control and on time. Attendees will learn how to capture analytics and how quickly and cost effectively it is to implement an output management solution.

Date: Thursday, June 15 2017
Time:  11am EDT
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5571878910865320193

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 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

 

Ironsides Technology Launches New Website

Ironsides Technology Launches New Website

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Ironsides announces new brand to address increased demand for its automated production tracking system due to a resurgence in print.

Westford, MA. March 16, 2017. Ironsides Technology, a leading provider of automated production tracking systems for the printing, mailing, fulfillment, and packaging industries, announces the launch of its new branding. To support the company’s growing brand, Ironsides also launched a refreshed new look, logo and website to provide customers with information on automated tracking and output management solutions for end-to-end document production management.

The commercial printing industry is experiencing a resurgence in the demand for printed materials as advances in inkjet technology help make personalized documents and mailers more cost effective. This brings a new level of creativity to printed documents making it easier to create impactful, color documents tailored to individuals. As commercial printers make strategic investments in inkjet technology, they are also investing in output management software to improve operational oversight and to be able to track material through the production process down to the page level.

Refreshed Company Website Supports Company Growth

To support the company’s growth strategy, it has launched a refreshed brand including logo, marketing materials and a completely redesigned website. The new site offers customers and partners easy access to product information, videos and customer case studies.  

According to Riley the new website reflects the company’s commitment to delivering robust and reliable software. The new logo draws inspiration from the famous USS Constitution naval vessel which was nick-named ‘Old Ironsides’ because cannon balls appeared to bounce off her sides. This symbolizes the inherent strength of the Ironsides APT system.

“Today’s commercial printers and mailers are processing more jobs and are subject to increasing regulations,” continued Riley. “They need software systems that are open and reliable which work with their production systems. The new branding showcases our ability to deliver software that customers can count on to work as advertised with minimal downtime.  This approach has been the cornerstone of our success and why customers trust us to deliver automated production tracking solutions that provide real business value to their document production operations.”

Ironsides APT helps companies make business-changing decisions. The Ironsides APT command and control dashboard provides instant access to real-time data collection with analytics that provide 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. The system is ideal for companies managing multiple jobs and requirements within a production run. With hybrid mail solutions on the rise, document processors using Ironsides 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. Ironsides APT tracks individual pieces of every job, meeting necessary audit requirements. It also provides operators with the production benchmarking analytics needed to optimize business performance for document processing and distribution.

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 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

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