Career EDP Certification

Xplor EDP® Certification Program Modernized for Improved Certification Journey Experience

Lutz, FL – May 31, 2023 – The Xplor International EDP® Commission Board is pleased to announce the modernization of the EDP Certification program for an improved certification journey experience! The EDP Commission has updated the program’s policies and procedures to accept applications year-round, expand certification credits to include educational and knowledge sharing, and open portfolio work example submissions to be accepted through print and digital formats.

“Xplor recognizes the need to keep up with the digital expansion of the industry,” says Betsy Keplinger, M-EDP, Xplor’s EDP Commission Chair. “Our EDP Certification journey is now more flexible and accessible, with year-round applications and a broader scope of certification credits. We believe this program is not just a professional recognition but an investment in the future of the customer communications industry.”

Becoming EDP certified is a testament to ones industry skills, knowledge, and experience earning the distinguished recognition as an industry leader by Xplor International. Go to https://xplor.org/edp-certification-program/ to learn more about Xplor’s industry certification programs.

With the latest updates to the EDP certification, EDP certification applications are now accepted year-round. EDP applicants need five years of industry experience and 100 certification credits, which have been expanded to include educational and industry knowledge-sharing. The EDP Certification Handbook has been updated with a sample EDP Certification schedule, checklist, and certification credits definition points table for candidates.

Just as our customer communications industry continues to evolve to support all delivery channels, the EDP Certification program now accepts the submission of candidates’ portfolio work examples in print and digital formats. If you are an existing EDP Candidate, contact your mentor today or email edp@xplor.org to learn more about the expanded portfolio submission options and discuss which method may be best for you.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

Registration Website Now Open for the 2023 Xplor CCM Summit

Lutz, FL – May 25, 2023 – Xplor International has announced that the conference website and registration are now open for their annual conference. The 2023 Xplor CCM Summit will take place November 14-16, 2023 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Attendees can register here: http://cvent.me/BrnQDD

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces #XplorCCMSummit registration is open for the annual event! It will take place Nov 14-16 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida http://cvent.me/BrnQDD.

The two-and-a-half-day event brings together end users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the CCM industry. The event will include:

  • An Engaging Keynote Fireside Chat
  • Rapid-Fire General Session Exhibitor Introductions
  • 18 Educational Sessions (2 Tracks: Business & Technical)
  • 3 Rounds of Birds of a Feather Discussions
  • 4 General Session Panels
  • 20 Leading-Edge Exhibitors
  • Daily Networking (including lunches and evening events)
  • Industry Awards

For more information regarding the 2023 Xplor CCM Summit, or to access the registration site, please visit http://cvent.me/BrnQDD.

Interested in speaking? The Call for Presentations is open and you could qualify for a complimentary conference pass! Please visit  http://cvent.me/rQPzQA.

Interested in exhibiting? Please email sales@xplor.org.

Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at register@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

Call for Presentations Now Open for The 2023 Xplor CCM Summit

Lutz, FL – May 11, 2023 – Xplor International has announced that the Call for Presentations is now open for their annual event, The Xplor CCM Summit. The application deadline is June 30, 2023.  The rebranded annual event will take place November 14-16, 2023 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Those interested in speaking can view more information here: http://cvent.me/rQPzQA

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces the 2023 #XplorCCMSummit has now opened the Call for Presentations for their annual event taking place November 14-16 in Orlando, FL http://cvent.me/rQPzQA

The two-and-a-half-day event brings together end users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the CCM industry. The event will include an engaging keynote fireside chat, 18 educational sessions, 3 rounds of birds of a feather discussions, 4 general session panels, daily networking, and more.

The 2023 Education Committee researched the topics that are dominating our industry and focused on two tracks: Business and Technology. Each track will offer sessions and discussions from beginner to intermediate, as well as sessions that anyone will enjoy.

The 2023 Xplor CCM Summit registration website will be released in the coming weeks, so visit www.xplor.org/2023ccmsummit for the latest and most up-to-date information about the event.

Interested in exhibiting? Please email sales@xplor.org.

Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at register@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Quantre Solutions Joins Xplor International as a Silver Association Partner

Lutz, FL – May 9, 2023 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Quantre Solutions has expanded their support of Xplor International and become a 2023 Silver Association Partner.

Quantre Solutions offers consulting and services for enterprises and customer communications service providers. Quantre values providing independent advocacy for enterprise customers and supporting the industry’s top service providers’ client onboarding consulting for over 15 years. Quantre assists with service provider presales strategy consulting, modernizing enterprise customer communications management workflow solutions, enhancing customers’ digital experiences, and optimizing CCM operational costs.

“We have worked closely with Quantre Solutions for many years now,” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s president and CEO.  “Their support of the conference and other events has now expanded into a year-round partnership and I couldn’t be more excited to have them on board.”

The Xplor Association Partnership program, launched in 2006 as our Elite Sponsorship program, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2010, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate family members.

Scott Mulkey, EDP, COO & Partner, Quantre Solutions, said, “Marking our 15th anniversary, Quantre Solutions is proud to strengthen our relationship with Xplor International. This partnership will enable us to work together towards our shared goals of education, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing within the customer communications industry. I believe in Xplor’s mission and know that as a community we can help advance the adoption of modern CCM & CXM strategies and technologies to serve our customers better.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Association Partnership program should contact Skip Henk via email at skip@xplor.org or you can also contact us at +1-813-949-6170.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

About Quantre Solutions

Quantre Solutions offers consulting and services for enterprises and customer communications service providers. Quantre values providing independent advocacy for enterprise customers and supporting the industry’s top service providers’ client onboarding consulting for over 15 years. Quantre assists with service provider presales strategy consulting, modernizing enterprise customer communications management workflow solutions, enhancing customers’ digital experiences, and optimizing CCM operational costs.

Quantre introduced CxStrategizer, a presale analysis tool for CCM/CXM service providers in 2023. This tool helps reduce implementation and migration timelines, enhances customer experiences, and accelerates the time-to-market. CxStrategizer supports the industry trend of accelerating client onboarding through workflow automation and self-service analysis tools. Quantre noticed a gap in the market and developed a tool that doesn’t compete with existing content and composition management solutions. Instead, it validates the best strategy for an enterprise’s communications before investing in the transformation and migration to the service provider.

Visit www.quantresolutions.com to learn about Quantre and our certified Xplor EDP professionals.

Quadient Upgrades Association Partnership to Gold

Lutz, FL – April 25, 2023 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Quadient has renewed their support of Xplor and upgraded to a Gold Association Partnership for 2023.

The Xplor Association Partnership program, launched in 2006 as our Elite Sponsorship program, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2010, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate family members.

As part of the year-long partnership, Quadient will play a prominent role at the annual conference, the 2023 Xplor CCM Summit, as an exhibitor and will again sponsor of the annual Design Competition which supports the Xplor University chapters. In addition, Quadient is sponsoring the Summit mobile app and name badge lanyards.

“We thank Quadient for their ongoing support as an association partner,” says Skip Henk, Xplor President and CEO. “They have been here since the inception of the scholarship program in 2010 and their involvement continues to provide programming and scholarships to the Xplor community and the industry as a whole.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Association Partnership program should contact Skip Henk via email at skip@xplor.org or you can also contact us at +1-813-949-6170.

For the most up-to-date information on Xplor events, including the 2023 CCM Summit, please visit www.xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor International Announces 2023 Conference Dates

November 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, Florida

Lutz, FL — April 4, 2023:  Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced their annual conference, the 2023 Xplor CCM Summit will take place November 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces “The 2023 Xplor CCM Summit” will take place November 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, FL #XPLORSUMMIT #CCMSUMMIT http://tinyurl.com/4k2tvs63

“We are happy to be at the Rosen Centre Hotel this November,” says Skip Henk, Xplor President/CEO.  “The venue along with our new format will focus on relevant topics and provide more opportunity for quality time to connect with colleagues and vendors.”

The two-and-a-half-day event brings together end users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the CCM industry. The event will include:

  • An Engaging Keynote Fireside Chat
  • Rapid-Fire General Session Exhibitor Introductions
  • 18 Educational Sessions (2 Tracks: Business & Technical)
  • 3 Rounds of Birds of a Feather Discussions
  • 4 General Session Panels
  • 20 Leading-Edge Exhibitors
  • Daily Networking (including lunches and evening events)
  • Industry Awards

The 2023 Xplor CCM Summit website, as well as the Call for Presentations, will open in the coming weeks. Check out www.xplor.org for the latest and most up-to-date information.

Interested in speaking or exhibiting? Watch for our Call for Presentations announcement or email register@xplor.org to be notified once we are accepting applications. If you are interested in exhibiting, please email skip@xplor.org.

Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at register@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Xplor International Media Contact:

Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor Announces Changes to Annual Conference

Lutz, FL — March 21, 2023: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced major changes to their annual conference.

In addition to rebranding the event as the Xplor CCM Summit, changes to the format and content are designed to better promote the exchange of information and ideas, introduce different perspectives, and drive strategic conversations.

“Our new Conference Committee has reimagined our annual conference, focusing on targeted content and format changes including more general sessions, discussion groups and a new, simple breakout session format,” says Skip Henk, Xplor President/CEO.  “The changes will drive even more interaction and discussion, which is the goal of the event.”

The annual Xplor event historically brings together end users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the CCM industry. The two-and-a-half-day event will feature multiple keynotes and general session panels, two track options, five networking events, birds of a feather discussions and, of course, incomparable educational content.

The 2023 CCM Summit dates and location information are being finalized and will be announced soon. Check out www.xplor.org for the latest and most up-to-date information.

Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at register@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

Canon Solutions America Returns for 2023 as an Xplor International Silver Association Partner

Lutz, FL – March 16, 2023 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Canon Solutions America has renewed their Association Partnership for 2023.

“I am very grateful for the continued support from Canon over the years,” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s president and CEO.  “Their support of our Association Partnership program helps provide funding for educational programming and scholarships that we provide to our members and the industry throughout the year.”

The Xplor Association Partnership program, launched in 2006 as our Elite Sponsorship program, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2010, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate family members.

“Canon Solutions America is proud to support the Xplor International association.  We believe educational opportunities are essential to supporting and helping to grow our industry. Xplor does an excellent job in providing these opportunities for print industry members and we are happy to play a role in moving our industry forward with Xplor.” ~Francis A. McMahone, Executive Vice President, Canon Solutions America, Production Print Solutions.

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Association Partnership program should contact Skip Henk via email at skip@xplor.org or you can also contact us at +1-813-949-6170.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:

Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org


About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America, Inc. provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America, Inc. helps companies of all sizes discover ways to improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs in conjunction with high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America, Inc. is headquartered in Melville, NY and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.

Gimbel & Associates Renews Platinum Association Partnership

Includes Prominent Recognition as a Diamond Conference Sponsor

Lutz, FL — March 8, 2023: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that longtime member and supporter Gimbel & Associates has once again renewed their Platinum Association Partnership and Diamond Conference Sponsorship.

Gimbel & Associates works with domestic and international clients to help them achieve their business goals by leveraging the power of print and digital technologies. The company offers customized professional solutions on sales, marketing, and workflow strategies to organizations that produce print and digital applications for their customers.

Additionally, as part of their partnership, Gimbel & Associates will play a prominent role in this fall’s annual Xplor conference as a Diamond Conference Sponsor.

The Xplor Association Partnership program, launched in 2006 as our Elite Sponsorship program, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2010, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate family members.

“Once again, we saw value from last year’s sponsorship and we were able to introduce our clients and partners to the Xplor Community. A real face-to-face conference creating the ability for interaction is the key to success!”, says Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President of Gimbel & Associates.

“Gimbel & Associates continues their support of Xplor through their partnership with the association, including sponsoring both the annual conference and scholarship opportunities,” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s President and CEO. “We look forward to continuing the partnership and growing the association, as well as the industry.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Association Partnership Program should contact Skip Henk, at Xplor HQ, directly at +1-813-949-6170 or email him at skip@xplor.org.

For the most up-to-date information on Xplor events, including the 2023 annual event, please visit www.xplor.org.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry. Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance. Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

About Gimbel & Associates

Gimbel & Associates is an international management consulting firm working to ignite business growth through digital technologies. As an independent company, they offer clients customized consulting services to achieve their sales and marketing goals. With an extensive background in print services, print production, digital, marketing communications, database management, training, and direct marketing, Gimbel & Associates helps their clients accomplish their growth and efficiency goals.

Denise Miano, M-EDP joins Xplor International’s Board of Directors

Lutz, FL — February 6, 2023 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Denise Miano, M-EDP, principal at DMM Communications Group, has joined Xplor International’s International Board of Directors.

Denise Miano, M-EDP is a market-driven business executive who has successfully launched new businesses, commercialized new technologies and built new ventures that create significant customer value in serving customer communications and content management needs. She is the founder and former president of NEPS, with a proven track record in structuring and negotiating high-level joint ventures, technology alliances and equity investments. Her expertise is in strategic planning, tactical marketing and executive-level relationship building.

“Denise has been a long-time supporter, member of Xplor, and a friend to many in the industry,” says Skip Henk, EDP, president & CEO of Xplor International. “She will be valuable asset and make an immediate impact in her new position on the board of directors.”


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, evolution, and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry.  Our members design, produce, implement, deliver and manage high-volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

Xplor’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications.

We enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance.  Global members benefit from our in-person annual conference, virtual events, and networking opportunities.

Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, chapters in the US and Canada, and active membership across the globe.

Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:

Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org