As a not-for-profit association, Xplor relies on sponsor support for our programs. Please consider using our sponsors and industry partners when a need arises. You can find company descriptions and contact information in our directory below. The Industry Partner Directory was designed to be the one stop in our industry for purchasers to see all that our partners have to offer.
As the most basic sponsorship opportunity with Xplor, for one year the sponsoring company will be placed in the Industry Partner Directory, with their logo, company description and offerings, contact information, and links for more information. Users can search for keywords or scroll through the listing manually.
Interested in listing your company? Consider becoming an Industry Partner Directory Sponsor. Please contact Lou Brandow, Director of Sales, at Lou@xplor.org.
360 Advanced, P.A.
360 Advanced is a licensed Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm and authorized Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA) specializing in technology assurance, compliance and consulting. Few other firms have this combination of credentials. Accordingly, we are able to offer a unique blend of integrated services commonly desired but rarely delivered by a single provider. Our services include: SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security, ISO 27001 & ISO 27002, Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Penetration Testing and IT Risk Assessment Services. www.360advanced.com
Antenna House, Inc.
Antenna House is a leader in the development of document formatting software with the most powerful and proven formatting software available. Antenna House Formatter supports complex page layouts for both print and PDF outputs. It also enables users to select the stylesheet strategy, CSS or XSL-FO that best suits their web, content management and business needs. PDF 1.3 to PDF 1.7, Tagged PDF, PDF/X, PDF/UA and PDF/A, support for both MathML and over 70 languages are all standard features. Please visit our website at www.antennahouse.com and download a fully functional evaluation copy of Formatter to test with your documents.
Since 1984, Avanti has developed innovative, award-winning Print MIS solutions that help print and communication organizations automate all facets of their business and cultivate a more meaningful relationship with their customer.
You may already leverage an Automated Document Factory (ADF) to manage your print and mail production, but do you have an accurate way to track and measure costs? Have you integrated inventory management, auto replenishment, PO generation, and advanced planning? With Avanti Slingshot, you can add business management and controls across your entire operation.
Award-winning Avanti Slingshot is the only JDF-certified, cloud-based Print MIS in the market today. It incorporates business intelligence (CRM, dashboards and reporting), production planning (estimating, planned purchasing, sales orders, inventory management and scheduling), fulfillment, shipping, and billing into one easy-to-use, modular and scalable system. It can be cloud-based or hosted on-premise and supports companies of all sizes
Bell and Howell
At Bell and Howell (BH), we design and deliver flexible, high-performance mail production solutions and services that help our customers reduce costs, increase productivity and prepare for change. Our expertise in high-speed inserting systems, postal and sorting systems, ADF software and vision systems, backed by an award-winning service organization, have earned Bell and Howell a reputation for innovation, reliability and quality. Your success is our priority, and this commitment is based on our proud history of customer service. Our strength stems from our people, values and everyday goal of moving your business forward. www.bellhowell.net
Broadridge is a leading provider of customer communication services. We are a single-source solution for all of your customer communications & multi channel distribution needs. Broadridge provides a wide array of document services ranging from simple to complex. This includes composition and production services that span both traditional print/mail or archival and e-delivery. Our offering includes statements, notices, fulfillment and facility outsourcing. Our facilities are ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and SSAE 16 certified. www.broadridge.com
Cathedral offers the Essentials TM line of printed and electronic financial communications programs, personalized direct mail, and e-marketing services. This includes the analysis and application of customer data to create trans-promotional checks, statements and invoices, customized relevant direct marketing programs, and a wide range of customer care communications. The markets we serve include Financial Services, Healthcare, Religious Organizations, Municipal Entities, Utilities, Higher Education and various Non-profit Organizations. For more information, please call (800) 698-0299 or visit www.cathedralcorporation.com.
Canon Solutions America, Inc. Production Print Solutions
Canon Solutions America is a leading provider of digital document technology solutions. The Océ brand has a reputation for delivering high speed, outstanding quality and rock-solid reliable production printers to some of the biggest industries and brands. From cutsheet to continuous feed, monochrome to full-color, and toner to inkjet, these scalable printing and workflow solutions are customized for your business and backed by award-winning service. As part of Canon Solutions America, we have the brightest R&D minds advancing tomorrow’s innovations to help you grow your business, control costs, and practice environmental stewardship. Whether it’s improving productivity or opening new markets and applications, we can help you be ready for the future. www.pps.csa.canon.com
Over the course of two decades Compart has helped over 1,200 Companies worldwide, across a broad range of industries, to successfully implement output management solutions. Our international team has extensive technological experienced comprehensive expertise in providing output management solutions for complex enterprise environments. We work with you to design the ideal output management solution for your business. www.compart.com
Content Critical Solutions
For over 100 years Content Critical Solutions has supported clients with printing, packaging and mailing services. Over the past few years, we dramatically redefined our business profile without losing touch with that legacy.
A leading provider of mission-critical business communications services, Content Critical Solutions provides comprehensive custom solutions for transaction processing, including content management, compliance messaging and reporting solutions. CCS also offers a wide array of professional services such as website marketing portals, customer retention programs, IT custom solutions, inventory management, digital document archives, mailing, warehousing, database management and Customer Communication Management as a Hosted Managed Service.
Crawford Technologies, Inc.
Crawford Technologies has been providing the transactional document industry with leading edge software and services since 1995. Now a multi-faceted industry leader, we are one of the fastest growing companies in North America. Built on providing print-stream conversions for PSPs and enterprise customers, today we also offer an affordable end-to-end Automated Document Factory (ADF), archive and document accessibility solutions. The PRO Suite of modular products assist with document re-engineering (repurposing), barcode creation and implementation, multi-channel delivery (e-presentment and Digital Postal Mail), Transpromo, postal automation, mail tracking and more. www.crawfordtech.com
Chicago-based Datalogics, Incorporated, the premier source for PDF and eBook technologies, has dedicated over 49 years to delivering the highest quality software. Datalogics offers solutions that include a wide range of powerful PDF and eBook technologies for .NET, Java, and C/C++ developers. Datalogics is a member of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and the Readium Foundation, and is on the board of the PDF Association. For more information, visit www.datalogics.com
The Document Institute
In the high-volume personalised customer communication management (CCM) space, The Document Institute is #1 at increasing business productivity and efficiency through identifying opportunities and implementing change.
We use our decades of global experience within the document, printing, and mailing industries, to highlight efficiencies and deficiencies in the personalised customer communication workflows and help to transform these processes and the documents they create.
The Document Institute partners with various hardware and software vendors, industry associations, and is the Australasian representative for acadami. We offer a wide range of consulting products and services – including our Performance Audit and Output Advisory Services – as well as internationally endorsed standard and custom education offerings. www.documentinstitute.com
Eclipse Corporation’s DocOrigin improves omni-channel communications with customers, partners and employees. Business Communications Center and Dynamic Business Documents are managed by Marketing, HR or Customer Service while compliance-related control can be managed by legal and IT. All this can be done without scripting or modifying your line of business software. Replace your existing forms and documents one at a time or do a complete replacement. 3M, AT&T, Guidewire, Konica Minolta, Tyler Technologies and thousands of others trust us. Don’t change your business software, change your document and customer communications software! A single solution for enterprise wide, interactive forms, documents, labels and high-volume production mail rooms.
enChoice®, Inc. provides enterprise content management (ECM) and enterprise output management (EOM) software solutions that improve time-to‐solution, the user experience and backup and recovery service levels. enChoice solutions are complemented by end‐to‐end consulting services and a unique managed service offerings. enChoice is recognized industry‐wide for its innovative, application‐aware solutions for IBM Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD), IBM FileNet and EMC Documentum. Founded in 1993, enChoice is an award‐winning IBM Premier Business Partner and an EMC Technology Connect Select Partner. www.enchoice.com
Espire Infolabs is a global IT services company specializing in digital and customer experience transformation. We enable business transformation across the customer journey with our powerful multi-channel customer communication management solutions – accelerating customer acquisition, building lasting customer loyalty and maximizing revenue and profit.
Our key offering is our game-changing Customer Engagement Hub (CEH) framework, helping global businesses overcome various challenges in the stages of their CCM strategy, such as pre-processing, document composition, post-processing, production set-up & post-production and communication delivery. This is powered by our strong engagement with leading technology companies like Pitney Bowes, Open Text, Quadient, Doxee, Messagepoint and others. For more information about CEH or Espire, please visit www.espire.com.
Gimbel & Associates
Gimbel & Associates is an international management consulting firm working to ignite business growth through digital technologies. As an independent company, we offer clients customized consulting services. With our extensive background in print services, print production, digital, marketing communications, sales training, and direct marketing, we help our clients accomplish their growth and efficiency goals. Visit us online at www.rogergimbel.com.
icon Communication Dynamics, Inc.
icon works with clients to unlock step-change cost reductions and business benefits from their Enterprise Document Management Infrastructure. Seamlessly process workflows, integrate content from live and archive sources, create personalized multi-lingual documents, and output on a multi-channel basis with ease. Cost-effective omni-channel engagement as recipients prefer. Our innovative document management solutions which support mobile devices and new channels improve operational efficiency, increase customer satisfaction, reduce risk and improve quality and compliance. www.icomdyn.com
ISIS Papyrus offers integrated enterprise software solutions for personalized customer communications and process optimization, multi-channel document delivery, case management and intelligent capture in banking/finance, insurance, utilities/telecom, healthcare and the public sector. The tightly integrated ECM portal and collaboration capabilities support rapid development, deployment and maintenance of customized desktop, web and mobile/social applications enabling business users to quickly define applications and processes, improve productivity, simplify supply chain processes, strengthen compliance, and speed performance improvements. www.isis-papyrus.com
Madison Advisors exists to advance the print and electronic communications objectives of Fortune 1000 companies by providing thought leadership, strategic consulting and market research. Madison Advisors specializes in offering context-specific guidance for a range of content delivery strategies, particularly those addressing enterprise output technologies and customer communications. Madison Advisors directly helps our clients achieve very hard and specific return on investment (ROI) related to their print and electronic communication initiatives. Madison Advisors offers services and expertise primarily through short-term, high-impact consulting services. With no-nonsense, quick engagements (measurable in days or weeks, not months), Madison Advisors directly helps our clients with customer communication technologies including enterprise output management, content management, customer relationship management, e-billing, and infrastructure technology. www.madison-advisors.com
NEPS/ Taylor Communications
NEPS is a leading CCM technology provider, enabling companies to maximize results through effective, efficient communications. Their award-winning technology platform, NSite, combines best-in-class CCM tools with a user-friendly interface, allowing business users to own their content, make changes and speed time to market. NSite manages all types of customer communications, providing control and visibility into the entire communication process, from composition through delivery to the preferred channel. Data and content are integrated and optimized, allowing communications that are comprehensive, clear, personal, timely, compliant and actionable. NSite is offered as a secure Level IV Hosted Managed Service as well as installed on premises. www.neps.com
Founded in 2006 as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to promote the adoption and implementation of International Standards for PDF technology.
Developers use the PDF Association to share knowledge and experience with PDF technology and to develop best-practices for its implementation. Decision-makers use the PDF Association to learn about the role and capabilities of PDF and PDF’s subset standards in ECM and other electronic document applications. End users benefit from improved reliability, quality, functionality and interoperability in their experience of electronic documents.
Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. The Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud provides access to Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at pitneybowes.com.
The PostalVision 2020 Initiative Mission is; “to serve as an independent transformative cause that inspires imaginative thinking, stimulates provocative conversation and influences the reinvention of American Postal Services in 2020 and beyond.” PV2020 is designed as a forum where we can all talk about what we think our nation needs in the way of Postal Service in the future and discern what sort of public platform design should support it.
PrintMediaCentr provides topical information and resources to the print and integrated marketing community with some fun in the mix! www.printmediacentr.com
Printing Impressions Group of NAPCO
The Printing Impressions Group serves the commercial printer (Printing Impressions), in-plant (In-Plant Graphics), and packaging (packagePrinting) markets. Our three brands provide authoritative coverage on industry trends, emerging technologies and the news behind the news in their respective markets. For additional information, please visit our website. www.piworld.com
Quadient® combines the capabilities of three Neopost sister companies, GMC Software, Human Inference and Satori Software into one technology portfolio of solutions designed to improve customer experience by improving the customer journey across print, digital and social channels. Our solutions bring together and activate the entire organization in the name of customer experience, through better collaboration and visibility into the customer journey.
Quadient supports thousands of clients and partners worldwide in the financial services, insurance and service provider industries in their quest to achieve customer experience excellence via mobile, digital, social media and print technologies. www.quadient.com
We started by focusing on one major problem – making operational and manufacturing data easily accessible to external and internal customers which resulted in the development and launch of our flagship product, the Customer Information System or CIS™. Since its initial release, Racami has continued to develop best-in-class technologies, managed services and consulting services that enhance and advance the creation, management, distribution and analysis of multi-channel customer communications. Our clients include service providers, in-plant operations, hardware and software providers that serve a broad array of vertical markets across North America, Europe and Asia. www.racami.com
RenderX, Inc., the leader in XML to print technology is all you need to produce high quality printable and electronic documents. RenderX provides the most cost effective software solutions on the market to solve document production needs. Over 4,600 customers use RenderX software to deliver high-quality, professional typeset documents to their customers, partners, and employees. With thousands of installations throughout the world, the RenderX is used by small businesses to Global 500 organizations. It is highly likely that within the last few days you have touched a piece of paper or looked at a PDF that was published using RenderX software. www.renderx.com
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD). For further information, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
RISO is known for its digital duplicators and the world’s fastest full-color cut-sheet inkjet printers, and just recently released its fourth generation of inkjet solutions, the X1 Series, as well as a variety of accessories for workgroup and commercial environments, including Perfect Bind and Print to Mail Solutions. The company strives to create fundamentally unique new technologies through an approach that emphasizes productivity, cost containment, and versatility, delivering compact, high-volume printers that perform many of the same jobs as much larger, more complex printing processes, outputting at rates of up to 150 ppm. RISO products are sold in 180 countries, and we continue to set the world standard, developing machines with the fastest output, the smallest footprint, and the most cost-effective operation in the commercial print industry. www.us.riso.com
Screen Americas (Rolling Meadows, Illinois), a SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions group company, provides a wide range of solutions to meet graphic communications needs, with a strong focus on production-class inkjet printing technology.
Since 1967, Screen Americas has satisfied customers by delivering the latest innovations that help diverse printing operations profitably grow their businesses. Our versatile, reliable product portfolio includes Truepress inkjet printers serving print-on-demand markets for general Commercial Printing, Direct Mail, Publishing and Financial and Transactional Printing as well as for Labels and Packaging and Point-of-Sale signs and displays.
Screen digital solutions are known for robust engineering, high up-time and reliability, best-in-class color management and print quality. New product development and new advances in every product category, along with ongoing product improvements and software upgrades, offer great value and flexibility to a diverse customer base.
Smart Communications™ is the only independent company focused 100% on customer conversations for the enterprise, and the only cloud solution ranked as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for CCM. More than 350 global brands – many in the world’s most highly regulated industries – rely on Smart Communications to make multi-channel customer communications more meaningful, while also helping them simplify their processes and operate more efficiently. This is what it means to scale the conversation.
Smart Communications is headquartered in London and New York and serves its customers from offices located across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company offers a range of solutions including SmartCOMM™, SmartDX™, SmartCORR™ for Salesforce, and SmartCaaS™ for Partners. To learn more, visit smartcommunications.com.
Solimar Systems, Inc.
Solimar Systems is a leading developer of Customer Communication Management and Delivery solutions. Our solutions provide clients visibility into their operations while driving costs down; track the lifecycle of all jobs from receipt to multi-channel distribution; optimize and convert data and documents; manage production printing across the enterprise; ensure security access and compliance; and integrate composition, messaging and workflow tools into a universal web dashboard. With thousands of clients worldwide, including 70% of the Fortune 100, Solimar has integral, proven IT solutions that have benefited print and data centers for more than 20 years. www.solimarsystems.com
Tecra Systems, Inc.
Tecra provides marketing and Customer Communications Management (CCM) software solutions that help to enable you to effectively communicate with your customers by delivering powerful personalized marketing and regulatory messages across multiple industry segments utilizing omni-channel delivery orchestration. From marketing portals to content management systems for regulated industries, our technology and services offer you a distinct edge over your competition.
For over 18 years, we have helped companies unlock their creativity and realize their vision. Our global team works with you to harness the power of our software platforms and integrate them with Marketing Ops and IT systems. Visit www.tecra.com for more information.
Timitoo Systems, founded in 2016, introduces a fresh new approach to document management and correspondence platforms. The Timitoo platform is unlike anything else on the market today because it leverages new technology from the onset versus layering new technology on top of old. Our flagship product, The Timitoo Formatterfox, is a truly innovative product to generate documents digitally, while maintaining strong support for traditional physical print media. Further completing the platform, are the conversion and transformation tools, which allow for managing legacy and existing data, integrating it into today’s environments. While the business itself is new, company founders have over 50+ years of combined experience in the industry, which influence the product suite and provide a strong customer focus on business requirements for future product strategy. The Timitoo platform is offered as an on-premise, cloud-base, or even an on-demand basis. Because of these delivery mechanisms, our solution is implemented in days versus months or years, and at a substantially lower cost than our competitors. The key benefit to our solution is the flexibility in design, giving users the ability to create dynamically complex communications with ease.
Uluro by Transformations is an all-encompassing solution for service providers and mailers challenged by the complexities of high-volume production and distribution of bills, invoices and other customer communications. Uluro is a distinctive technology built behind years of manufacturing and document production experience allowing for an application to be set up once and then initiated and deployed repeatedly without the need for manual intervention. For more information, visit www.uluro.com.
Xante has been a pioneer of the digital print industry for over 25 years and is dedicated to providing customers the latest technology for simple, reliable, and profitable workflow. Their award-winning digital print systems yield fast, full-color output on a wide range of media and bring production automation to digital print shops everywhere. Xante products include the revolutionary En/Press Digital Multi-Media Press with the Enterprise High Speed Feed System (less than 1¢ cost-per-print for full-color) and the simply brilliant iQueue color workflow. For more info on Xante products and software, please visit xante.com or call 1-251-473-6502.