Monday, June 29, 2009

BWI: InfoPrint Boosts Solutions Developer Program with Support for InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD) Partners

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: InfoPrint Solutions
Monday, June 29, 2009 04:08 PM IST (10:38 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Business services, Education & training, Information technology; Technology
InfoPrint Boosts Solutions Developer Program with Support for InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD) Partners

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Monday, June 29, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced a major enhancement to its developer support program, aimed at enabling partners to test and integrate new components into InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD), the flagship output management workflow system.

This developer program extension creates a systematic and programmatic way for independent software vendors (ISVs) who want to expand IPPD functionality to interact with the InfoPrint technical team and InfoPrint development support resources. Larger ISVs can extend their packaged offering by being able to market with print workflow software, while smaller ISV partners gain additional reach by selling their components as part of IPPD bids.

The program includes several elements such as an integration guide, written samples, case studies and technical tutorials for partners. Users gain access to an external development system, or a loan of the required software for testing purposes. Placing a focus on ongoing learning, InfoPrint also offers an education series and technical support to all participating partners.

This also builds on the services offered via the InfoPrint Solutions Developer Program, such as InfoPrint's Virtual Print Facility (VPF). This innovative function provides partner developers with remote access to InfoPrint's high-speed production machines, enabling real-time testing of generated print data streams.

"Enabling our partners to test and integrate their offerings with our core workflow products means that we go to market with the best solutions possible, that will meet current business demand and ensure customers remain competitive," said Enrico Parodi, Vice President WW Software & Services. "'Through working to support our established partnerships, we continue to bring our customers the most innovative products and services."

InfoPrint ProcessDirector is a cost-effective software solution scalable to enable flexible control of print and mail production processes, meaning that service bureaus and in-house operations can streamline operations, improve job-level process integrity, enhance customer service, all while reducing errors, and lowering costs.

It utilizes a database-driven process engine with an extensible backbone for process management, along with automated print management with job-level workflow control functions and add-on modules include indexing and manipulation of bar codes for document reprint operations.

About InfoPrint Solutions Company

InfoPrint Solutions Company, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, is a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh built on IBM's nearly 50 years in the production print space and Ricoh's excellence in technology innovation. Together, the two companies are bringing to market a portfolio that includes solutions for production printing for enterprises and commercial printers, as well as office workgroup environments and industrial segments.

Operating in 36 countries worldwide, InfoPrint holds more than 200 technology patents in the printing and output related industry including the invention of the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Architecture, which is a de-facto industry standard for production printing environments. In 2010, InfoPrint will become a fully owned subsidiary of The Ricoh Company, joining an extensive portfolio of innovative technology brands in the Ricoh family. Ricoh Company Ltd. is 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

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