Heidelberg achieves 100 worldwide installations of Prinect Production Manager.
New digital business models such as software subscription contracts focus on the possibilities of cost-efficient print shop industrialization as digitization continues apace. Under the theme “Heidelberg goes digital” the digital transformation of the whole print media industry is consequently driven by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The company has recently reached the milestone of over 100 worldwide installations of Prinect Production Manager.
Released in drupa 2016, Prinect Production Manager allows print shops of all sizes access to every integration function of the Prinect production workflow without having to purchase individual licenses. The new subscription business model offers a cost effective solution and simplified approach towards enabling end-to-end workflow automation and achieving optimal productivity. “A print shop’s business success is increasingly determined by how efficiently it handles data. By creating the ideal conditions for this, the Prinect workflow forms the backbone of the Smart Print Shop showcased by Heidelberg at the last drupa,” explains Jürgen Grimm, Head of Software Solutions at Heidelberg.
Subscription models are the future and are well adopted by customers
With Prinect Production Manager, the customer only pays for the volume he produces. The transparent monthly usage fee is based on a base fee with an included number of square meter TIFF’s and an additional charge based on the number of square meter TIFF’s produced above the base level. Included in the offering are all updates and upgrades. This ensures access to the latest version and newest functionalities with hotline and remote support included.
“The new offering from Heidelberg was a great opportunity to have access to a whole suite of software that we didn’t have to activate all at once,” said Gary Chmielewski, President of Northern Ohio Printing Inc. “It allows us to use what we need currently, and instead of upgrading in the future, we can just add new modules when we need them. Production Manager gives us the flexibility and stability that we need.”
Prinect is driving the Smart Print Shop
“Prinect Production Manager is a true testament of reimaging the possibilities of workflow automation and embracing new business models to provide additional value to print service providers. Having access to the entire Prinect Production workflow suite through a monthly subscription model provides a comprehensive toolset to transform end-to-end operating processes and remain competitive by retaining profitability,” says Jürgen Grimm.
As a central platform, Prinect seamlessly integrates all the steps involved in print production into consistent processes, from the customer contact through to the finished product and billing. Whether you produce with toner, inkjet or printing plates, Prinect offers a comprehensive solution under one workflow. No matter where the customers want to extend its business, Prinect has a solution for Commercial, Packaging and Label to support everything he needs and much more.
Heidelberg is planning to gradually further extend its portfolio of cloud-based solutions. The vision is a cloud-based ecosystem that enables customers to combine modules according to their needs. Some 25,000 Prinect modules are already linked to the Heidelberg cloud. The resulting wealth of data is used to develop software solutions for further boosting productivity.
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