Workflow Flossing Print 18 Panelist Closeup- Sanford Health

Sanford Health to Discuss Workflow Streamlining Initiative in Print 18 Session This is the first article introducing each of the three in-plant panelists for the Print 18 “In-Plant Panel: Workflow Flossing” session that I’ll be moderating on September 30th. The panel features in-plant leaders in Healthcare, Government and Higher Education. Reducing or keeping costs low

Fenton Insights from In-plant Print Center Insourcing Interviews

Key Learnings from In-plant Print Center Insourcing Interviews As I write this blog, I am completing a series of interviews with in-plants offering services to outside companies (insourcing) for an upcoming article in In-Plant Graphics Magazine (IPG). I vividly remember the first time I heard the term insourcing, because I struggled to figure out what

3 Steps for More Effective Workflow Software Implementations

In previous blogs and white papers we have talked about the critical success factors (CSF) required for the implementation of Web to print solutions. One CSF is that leading in-plants are more effective at implementing new software. Why are some in-plants better at implementation? Because they make better choices early in the process. The specification

The Five Leading In-Plant Issues Series – No. 5: Adding Services

Adding Services – Expanding Workflow Features to Offer New Services In this fifth article in the series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we look at some of the new services in-plants are offering to meet the challenges of growth and relevancy. Expanding workflow features can enable an in-plant to offer new

The Five Leading In-Plant Issues Series: No. 4 – Growing the In-Plant

In-plant leaders that are growing their operations are engaged for the future. How are they doing this? In this fourth article in the series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we answer that question. I spoke with four in-plants – State of Colorado, University of Oklahoma, Dynamic Funds, part of the third

Relevancy Is the No. 3 Top Issue Facing In-Plants

In article one in this series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we discussed how in-plants address outsourcing, and in article two, reducing costs. Third in the series, this article looks at how in-plants remain relevant to their parent organizations and their customers. Four in-plant managers from some of the largest in-plants

The No. 2 Top In-Plant Issue – Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiencies

17 Ways to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiencies with Workflow Software This article is the second in a series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers. This article focuses on what has been identified by in-plants in the U.S. Production Software Investment Outlook (InfoTrends, 2015) as their top business direction in the next

Proving Your In-Plant Value with Automation and Metrics

In-Plant Uses Software Automation to Increase Productivity, Decrease Costs By Howie Fenton, VP Consulting Services Benchmarking within state and local governments is a hot topic. In fact, within some organizations, your ability to receive on-going funding could be tied to your ability to prove your facility’s effectiveness. How would your in-plant fare if your funding

3 Critical Success Factors for Web To Print Success

By Howie Fenton, VP Consulting Services One of the interesting web to print puzzles is why most implementations succeed while others fail. In NAPL’s (now Epicomm) 2013 research, “Web to Print: the Promise, the Potential, and the Reality,” more than half of those surveyed said web to print had increased sales and two thirds said

Overcoming the 4 Typical Stumbling Blocks of Web to Print

By Guest Blogger Howie Fenton, VP Consulting Services According to the InfoTrends 2014 report, Trends in Workflow Automation Emerging Trends Research, 47 percent of commercial shops and 44 percent of in-plants own a Web to Print solution. According to the latest InfoTrends research, e-commerce ordering of print is predicted to grow in the next two years.