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Award Nominations Now Open for XPLOR19

Recognitions to include Application, Technology, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lutz, FL — December 6, 2018: Xplor International today issued their annual call for nominations to be presented at their 2019 Annual Conference, XPLOR19, April 23-25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2019. For more information on the annual Xplor awards, or to nominate a company or individual, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/jbqcvk.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int Issues Annual Call for #Award Nominations. Nominate a deserving individual or company in one of 4 categories to be awarded at #XPLOR19 in Las Vegas, April 23-25 https://bit.ly/2zKvaUC

Application of the Year Award
The Application of the Year Award is presented to an individual, a company or an organization to recognize outstanding achievement in the imaginative application of current technology and/or unique implementation of existing document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members.

Technology of the Year Award
The Technology of the Year Award honors an individual, company or organization that has conceived and developed an original concept leading to a significant advancement in the industry.   This can be a new program, product or technology that notably enhances the capabilities of document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members.

The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award
Established in 2007, this award is given to an individual whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document and customer communications industry. This award is open to members and non-members.

Xplorer of the Year
For over 20 years, Xplor International has honored an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the association. The Xplorer of the Year honors significant service to the association, dedication to the Xplor mission, and notable achievement promoting the interest of the electronic document systems industry.  Only current members of Xplor International, who are not on the Association Board of Directors, are eligible.

If you have any questions on the award nominations, please contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6171 or via email at register@xplor.org. For more information in regards to XPLOR19, please visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR19. Vendors interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor can contact Xplor HQ, at +1-813-949-6170 or via email at sales@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

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Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International to Co-Locate with ISA International Sign Expo 2019

Two Organizations Expand Their Event Relationship

LUTZ, FL – November 29, 2018 – XPLOR19 and ISA International Sign Expo 2019 will co-locate in Las Vegas, bringing together the worldwide electronic document systems industry with the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. This marks the first time in 12 years that Xplor has been on the West Coast.

Xplor International and ISA have partnered for the past few years in educational sessions to help their members see where the two industries intersect. But 2019 will mark the first time that the two have co-located their complete events.

Both will be held in April at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. XPLOR19 will be April 23-25 and the ISA Sign Expo will be April 24-26, with a pre-conference day on April 23.

“We have been excited to work with Xplor these last few years, and look forward to deepening our relationship in 2019,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “It is clear that there is overlap from both an attendee and exhibitor standpoint, so the co-location makes it easier and more beneficial for all. More importantly, though, this provides an opportunity for each of our respective attendees to explore where synergies exist.”

Xplor’s conference and vendor forum brings together end users, analysts, consultants and industry experts who share the best practices and trends in customer communications and digital documents. XPLOR19’s unique single-ballroom configuration is designed to maximize exposure to conference attendees and drive booth traffic. The XPLOR19 vendor forum is limited to 40 exhibitors. ISA International Sign Expo typically features more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees representing the breadth of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry.

“The overall excitement about this event has been overwhelming,” said Skip Henk, Xplor International’s president and CEO. “There is a lot of technology and information at the ISA Sign Expo that will be of interest to our members and vice versa. Bringing XPLOR19 and ISA International Sign Expo 2019 to one location will increase the likelihood that sign companies, printers, in-plant executives and end users will need to leave the office only once to attend a show that has it all.”

To learn more about XPLOR19, visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR19. To learn more about ISA Sign Expo, visit www.signexpo.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

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

About ISA International Sign Expo
ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign and visual communication industry’s largest expo. Held each spring, the event features the latest products that showcase the breadth of the sign and visual communications industry along with education and networking events. The event has been named to the Trade Show News Network’s List of Top 250 Trade Shows and ranked in the Top 100 Largest Events by Trade Show Executive three consecutive years. Learn more at www.signexpo.org.

About International Sign Association
The International Sign Association (ISA) strives to be the leader in shaping and developing the sign, graphics, and visual communications community worldwide.

XPLOR19 Now Accepting Vendor Applications for Las Vegas

Xplor’s re-branded event features new venue, new format and new agenda

Lutz, FL – October 31, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced they are accepting applications for exhibit space at their 2019 annual conference. The re-branded annual conference, XPLOR19, will take place April 23-25, 2019 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the first event in twelve years to be hosted on the west coast.

XPLOR19, the Premier Event for CCM & Digital Document Professionals, is a two-and-a-half day event that brings together end-users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors who will share the latest best practices and trends in the customer communications and digital document industries. It will feature 40 educational sessions, a keynote speaker, daily networking events and leading-edge vendors in the vendor forum.

The show floor is limited to 40 exhibitors. For 2019 the event features a new single-ballroom configuration which will host the general sessions, networking events, vendor forum and breakout sessions and is designed to maximize exposure and booth traffic.

At XPLOR19, exhibits are either 10×10 or 10×20 formats, leveling the playing field for exhibitors of all sizes while providing the same amount of exposure to conference attendees. There are two options available when selecting a booth: Standard or Kiosk.

The standard booth ($4750 USD during early bird) includes a 6 foot table with two chairs, a wastebasket, 7”x44” company identification sign, a five amp power drop for laptops, two employee passes, and two passes for end user customers. The kiosk option ($5600 USD during early bird) includes the same as well as a countertop and locking cabinet, two padded stools instead of chairs, and a graphic panel. Internet in the vendor forums is provided through your guest room access if you are staying at any one of the four MGM properties.

“This new floor plan and location will drive new attendance and traffic for our vendor forum participants at XPLOR19,” says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International. “Additionally, we are working on another major announcement that will be a game-changer for our exhibiting partners, so stay tuned.”

For more information regarding XPLOR19, or to access the registration site or the Call for Presentations, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor19. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should visit the Vendor Forum Website here: http://www.cvent.com/d/ngq61k. Additionally, Xplor’s Director of Sales, Lou Brandow, can be contacted at +1-813-949-6170 or via email at Lou@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor to offer First Timer Recognition Program for XPLOR19

The Program Provides Complimentary Conference Passes to Qualified Applicants

Lutz, FL – October 23, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the return of the First Timer Recognition Program for their annual conference, XPLOR19, that is being held April 23-25, 2019 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

XPLOR19 is the premier event for CCM and digital document professionals.The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of 40 educational sessions, panel discussions, and general sessions focusing on the latest in best practices and trends in the CCM and digital document industry. The event also features a keynote speaker, evening networking events, a networking lunch, and over 35 of the industry’s best solution providers and the show floor.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int will once again be offering FREE conference passes to qualifying applicants through the First Timer Recognition Program. See if you qualify and join me at #XPLOR19 at Mandalay Bay in #Vegas! https://bit.ly/2CY0QcA

Since 2016, the First Timer Recognition Program has given away over 200 conference passes, a $1099 value, to end user attendees. Xplor will once again recognize qualified first time attendees by providing them with a complimentary full-conference pass and an open invitation to come and see what XPLOR19 is all about. The complimentary conference pass entitles the recipient to attend all Xplor educational sessions, general sessions, keynotes and networking events.

“Since its inception, the design of First Timer Recognition Program was to bring in new end users in order to provide different perspectives and insight to our programming and participating partners.” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “We are seeing many of these attendees returning the next year, bringing their colleagues to experience our world-class education and networking as they themselves did the year before.”

To qualify, applicants must not have attended an annual conference over the last 5 years, be employed by an enterprise or end user company, and stay at one of the host hotels. Hotel rooms can be secured through the Xplor block with costs ranging $89 to $139US plus a $19 resort fee. Interested parties must apply by March 22, 2019. The number of complimentary registrations is limited to (50) and will be awarded on a first come first served basis. You can apply here: www.cvent.com/d/sbq9ny

For more information regarding XPLOR19, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor19. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (EST), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Lou Brandow at +1-813-949-6170 or via email at Lou@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Call for Presentations is Now Open for XPLOR19

The Two-and-a-half day event to host forty sessions, a vendor forum, and networking events

Lutz, FL – October 17, 2018 Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, has issued a “call for presentations” for their annual event, XPLOR19, taking place April 23-25, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The event will feature three tracks which will include forty educational sessions and a keynote, in addition to the vendor forum and daily networking events.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int has opened up the 2019 Call for Presentations! Share your knowledge and experiences at a new venue in Las Vegas! Speaking could net you a free pass! #XPLOR19 https://bit.ly/2CR0Fj2

Xplor has opened up the call for presentations with the ability to submit as either a Session Presenter or a Panelist. Xplor is also continuing to offer session presenters the option of a 25-minute Lightning Learning or a 50-minute Deep Dive timeslot.To view a full list of conference topics or to submit, please visit the Call for Presentations website. Due to past demand, we can only accept one entry per person for session presenters, so choose your best one! Those selected will be notified of the status of their submission in November.If selected as a session presenter or a panelist, business end users will enjoy the conference with a complimentary Platinum Passport.  Industry partners/vendors will receive a discounted rate of $575 for the Platinum Passport, which is a savings of up to 50%!

Not quite sure you want to present? Get some advice from Xplor’s President/CEO here.

Three Educational Tracks
In preparation for XPLOR19, Xplor is seeking speakers from the business analyst and vendor communities on topics across three different topics of interest:

  • Business Technology Track: Accessibility – Options, Analytics – What Analytics You Need, Audits – Surviving SOC/HIPAA/FISMA Audits, Document Re-Engineering – Utilizing Re-Engineering Tools, Security & Compliance – Best Practices
  • Delivery Technology Track: ADF – Updating Your ADF, AFP – Update, Color Management -, Adding Color Management to Your Workflow, Communication – Design, Mailing – Best Practices, Mobile & eDelivery – Best Practices, PDF 2.0 – Updates, Print & Mail – Optimization, Print Enhancement – Options, Technology – Inkjet & Toner, Workflow – Using Workflow to Maximize Throughput
  • Marketing Technology Track: CCM – Best Practices, Customer Experience – Best Practices, Developing a Customer Experience Strategy, Omni-Channel Marketing – Best Practices, The Basics of CCM and How it Impacts the Business, Why is Digital Transformation Important?

Three Panel Topics
XPLOR19 will feature three panels throughout the event that the Call for Presentations will accept applications to participate in:

  • Accessibility & Compliance: The World in Which We Live
  • Customer Experience: A Moving Target
  • Industry Trends: A Changing CCM Landscape

Vendor Forum
The event will also feature a vendor forum that is designed to capitalize on the wealth of knowledge within the Xplor vendor community. Limited to 40 vendor partners, these forums provide an opportunity for both attendees and vendors to share ideas and information on applications, industry trends and products.

Networking Events
Xplor’s Conference is known as the number one networking event in the industry. The 2019 event will once again continue that tradition as participants can attend educational sessions during the day while networking at lunch and evening events.

For more information or to apply as a speaker, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/xbqp29. For more information about the conference, please visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR19. Any questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org, +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in exhibiting or being an event sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Lou Brandow, at 813-949-6170 or via email at Lou@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Registration Now Open for XPLOR19 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Xplor’s Re-branded Event to Feature a New Location, New Format, and New Agenda

Lutz, FL – October 10, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the dates and location for their 2019 annual conference. The re-branded annual conference, XPLOR19, will take place April 23-25, 2019 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces their 2019 annual conference will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, April 23-25. Their #XPLOR19 event features a new location, new format, and new agenda. https://bit.ly/2QGRPr5

XPLOR19, the Premier Event for CCM & Digital Document Professionals, is a two-and-a-half day event that brings together end-users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors who will share the latest best practices and trends in the customer communications and digital document industry. It will feature 40 educational sessions, a keynote speaker, daily networking events and leading-edge vendors in the vendor forum.

After being on the east coast for over twelve years, XPLOR19 is heading west to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Conference Center in Las Vegas. Rooms are available at four MGM venues including the Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor, and Excalibur with room rates ranging between $89-$159 per night.  All are in close proximity to the conference center.

In addition to a new location, XPLOR19 will also feature a new format as well as a new agenda. For 2019, conference sessions will begin on Tuesday afternoon followed by an opening reception from 7:00-9:00 pm. The conference format blends general and breakout sessions with daily networking opportunities.

“After 12 years in Florida we decided to shake things up with a new location, name, format and agenda” says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International, “We are working on another major change which we will announce in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.”

For more information regarding XPLOR19, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor19. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Interested in speaking at XPLOR19? Submit during our Call for Presentations and you could receive a full-conference pass. Visit http://www.cvent.com/d/xbqp29 for more information.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should visit the Vendor Forum Website here: http://www.cvent.com/d/ngq61k. Additionally, Xplor’s Director of Sales, Lou Brandow, can be contacted at +1-813-949-6170 or via email at Lou@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement and Xplorer of the Year Awards Presented at Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — April 17, 2018: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today named the recipients of the 2018 Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement and Xplorer of the Year Awards. These awards were presented at Xplor’s Annual Conference, Xploration 18, on Tuesday, April 17th during the awards ceremony.

Tweet this: Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement and Xplorer of the Year Award Recipients Recognized at Xploration® 18 #Xplor18 #Awards http://bit.ly/2HnpF0R

The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2007 and is given to an individual, or individuals, whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document industry. This award is open to Xplor International members as well as non-members.

This year, two Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented.

The first recipient is Basit Hamid, founder of Elixir Technologies. Basit is an innovator in customer communications and has transformed the lives of young professionals while spear-heading humanitarian initiatives around the globe.

As a member of Intran’s development team, he helped design the company’s impressive font and image editing system, which culminated in the release of MetaForm, the first commercial WYSIWYG document composition solution. In 1984, Mr. Hamid and his business partner, Eric Searle, left Intran to found Elixir, launching ElixiForms, the first WYSIWYG forms system on a standard PC, in 1987.

For the past fifteen years, Elixir has partnered with a major medical hospital in Pakistan to administer the TELMEDPAK project. This initiative brings medical help to remote areas of Pakistan affected by the Afghan war by conducting seminars for healthcare professionals and offering concept lectures at medical conferences and institutions.

The second honoree for the Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award is Bob Gullikson.

Bob began his journey in early 1990’s running a transactional print operation. He was challenged to develop a plan for the future and help engineer new technology that would give his company a competitive advantage and drive revenue.  The initial concept his team developed included many presentation modes that didn’t exist at that time and he had to make believers out of skeptical executives in order to garner support for his vision which not only included printing on paper, but also the electronic delivery of documents.

The system simplified the design process to minimize Cobol hard coding and shorten the development time for new documents and changes.  Once approved, FDR’s Enterprise Presentation platform was designed and implemented in 18 months.

In addition to Bob’s professional achievements, he has been a consistent supporter and volunteer to community organizations and charities.  Bob is an honorably discharged U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War.  He was chosen to serve on Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey’s Military Academy Nomination Committee and participated for several years.

The Xplorer of the Year honors individuals or companies that have demonstrated significant service to the association, dedication to the Xplor mission, and recent notable achievement promoting the interest of the electronic document systems and customer communications industry.

This year’s Xplorer of the year is Scott Draeger, M-EDP.  Mr. Draeger served on the International Board of Directors, retiring two years ago. He is the number one supporter of industry certification and is responsible for the certification of over 35 EDP’s and 150 EDA’s through the EDP Challenge, which Quadient has supported for the last four years.

Scott’s out of the box approach has incubated the idea of the Xplor University Design Competition as well as many other changes to the association in response to an ever-evolving industry.

“I’d like to congratulate Basit, Bob and Scott for their achievements as they are well deserved.” says Skip Henk, EDP, President/CEO of Xplor International. “Our industry as a whole, and the world around us, are better places due to each of their efforts.”

Other Xplor annual awards, recognized and announced at Xploration® 18, include:

Technology of the Year
Winner – Crawford Technologies / Auto Tagger
Honorable Mention – Solimar Systems / SOLitrack 2.0
Honorable Mention – Racami / Alchem-e
Honorable Mention – Indellient / BlueRelay

Application of the Year
Winner: UNUM / Crawford Technologies
Honorable Mention – Volusia County Schools / RICOH USA, Inc.
Honorable Mention – Broadridge Customer Communications / Compart


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor Announces 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Award Winners

Recipients to Be Recognized at Xploration® 18 in Orlando on April 17th

Lutz, FL — February 27, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the recipients of its 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Tuesday, April 17, 2018, during the Xploration® 18 event at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: @CrawfordTech has won the #Xplor18 Technology & Application of the Year Awards! Honorable Mentions include: @RicohTweets @Broadridge @SolimarSystems @Racami1 @Indellient A BIG Congratulations to all! They will be recognized at Xploration 18 on April 17th! http://bit.ly/2EWvAfj

Application of the Year Award:

The Application of the Year Award is presented to an individual, a company or an organization to recognize outstanding achievement in the imaginative application of current technology and/or unique implementation of existing document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members alike.

Xplor will award two honorable mentions in addition to the 2018 winner.

  • The winner of the 2018 Xplor Application of the Year is UNUM / Crawford Technologies for their innovative approach in consolidating several data centers, automating over 2000 applications, and creating a process for ensuring efficiency and document integrity when outsourcing. The solution utilized Crawford’s QA in the Cloud and Operations Express products and demonstrated a significant collaborative effort between both companies.
  • An Honorable Mention is being awarded Volusia County Schools / RICOH USA, Inc. for their WebCRD with QDirect implementation that automated workflows and increased time and efficiency, allowing Volusia to take on work from local governments and non-profits to help drive revenue.
  • A second Honorable Mention is being awarded to Broadridge Customer Communications and Compart, NA for their patent pending “Rapid OnBoarding.” This application significantly reduces the time-consuming steps of producing a factory-ready file and document, all from a proprietary point-and-click user interface.

Technology of the Year Award:

The Technology of the Year Award honors an individual, company or organization that has conceived and developed an original concept leading to a significant advancement in the industry.  This can be a new program, product, or technology that notably enhances the capabilities of document and communication systems.

Like the Application of the Year award, Xplor will present multiple honorable mentions, in addition to the winner of the award, due to the large number of submissions.

  • The winner of the 2018 Xplor Technology of the Year is being awarded to Crawford Technologies for their Auto Tagger for Accessibility product. Auto Tagger allows all types of PDF files to be automatically tagged and converted to Accessible PDF (WCAG 2.0 and PDF U/A) or Accessible HTML5.  Auto tagging saves time and opens the door to making all electronic documents equally accessible to any and all users.
  • An Honorable Mention for Technology of the Year is being awarded to Solimar Systems for their SOLitrack 2.0 with Batching and Mobile Modules. Solimar’s SOLitrack™ product, is a database-centric output management system that uses a PC client view interface to control and track print files on desktops or allows them to be viewed through a web-based interface on mobile devices with SOLitrack Mobile. The Batching Module creates rolling-queues based on mailpiece aggregations that dynamically schedules jobs.
  • An additional Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to Racami for their Alchem-e CCM Platform. The platform ties together all other software and hardware within a company to form a master system that forces standards in companies necessary for automation, quality control, and speed to market. The platform reduces IT costs and has many features that assist employees so they are more informed, make better decisions, and run the business more efficiently.
  • An additional Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to Indellient for their flagship product BlueRelay. BlueRelay offers a powerful suite of workflow and document management tools that simplifies document approval processes and improves quality and compliance of customer communications. The efficiencies gained at one of Indellient’s clients allowed them to experience “an increase of over 300% in workload without increase to headcount.”

“Once again, the awards committee had a tough time selecting winners from the volume of submissions we received,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I’d like to thank all who submitted and congratulate our winners and honorable mentions.”

Xplor International will also be announcing the recipients of the Xplorer of the Year and Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement awards at Xploration® 18 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Crawford Technologies to host Accessibility Pre-Conference Event at Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — January 23, 2018 — Xplor International today announced that Crawford Technologies will present a Pre-Conference Program titled “Implementing Accessible Documents in Your Organization”. The Accessibility workshop will front-end the Xploration event on April 16, 2018 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.  The Xploration 18 event will take place April 17-19, 2018.

Tweet this: @CrawfordTechInc is presenting an #Accessibility workshop to front-end #Xploration18 as a Pre-Conference Program. The event titled “Implementing Accessible Document in Your Organization” can be added to any attendee registration at no charge http://bit.ly/2ryWK5S

With upcoming Section 508 changes and new global regulations, most organizations know that they need to provide accessible documents to their blind, partially sighted and cognitively disabled customers but may not be clear on the best strategy to do so.

This hands-on session will feature discussions, demos, and exercises allowing participants to dive deep into the world of document accessibility. Industry experts will drive the discussion and will conclude with a recommended action plan for accessibility.

Registration for this event is required and this complimentary pre-conference program can be added during the Xploration 18 conference registration. Space is limited to 50 participants.

“As a leading company in the document accessibility space, this event will provide attendees the information they need to not only understand, but to implement an accessibility strategy”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I also would like to thank Crawford for sponsoring the event and sharing their expertise in the crucial area of customer communications.”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Mountaineer and Adventurer, Jeff Evans, Named Keynote Speaker for Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — January 16, 2018 — Xplor International today announced that Jeff Evans, mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, will return to Xplor to deliver a keynote speech to the Xploration 18 audience. The Xploration event takes place April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.  Mr. Evans’ keynote address will kick-off the event on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:50 AM.

Tweet this: @Jeff_B_ Evans is returning to kick things off for the #Xploration18 audience! Mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, his Keynote address is sure to impress and leave you with valuable information! http://bit.ly/2DB8neG #Xploration18

Jeff has appeared on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, is the published author of MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit, and has played a major role in the award-winning documentaries Farther Than the Eye Can See, Blindsight and High Ground. He was also featured in a six-episode mini-series by the Travel Channel, Everest Air.

“If you’ve been to the Xploration events before, you might remember Jeff from our 2014 event”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The audience was blown away by his message then and I knew we needed to get him again in the future. I spoke with many people regarding keynote speakers this year and Jeff’s name was the one that kept coming up. I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.”

Jeff’s climbing began in the late 1980s on the rock faces of Colorado and California. By the mid-90s, Jeff was guiding clients, as well as working search and rescue, on North America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley.

In 1993, Jeff met and formed a relationship with blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer. Together, they shattered people’s perceptions about the “handicaps” of the disabled by climbing Mt. McKinley, El Capitan and Aconcagua; competing in adventure races; guiding other disabled individuals on peaks around the world; and successfully reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001. To date, Erik is the only blind climber to reach the summit of Everest.

The teamwork, communication and leadership skills that Jeff has honed during his amazing adventures and challenges have given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today.

Mr. Evan’s keynote address will be “MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit.” His presentation is being sponsored by RICOH USA.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 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
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org