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The 2019 Xploration Tour to hit Toronto on July 17th

Lutz, FL – May 20, 2019 – Xplor International, today announced the Xploration Tour will return to Toronto on July 17, 2019 after a very successful single-day event last year. The event will this time be held at the City of Toronto Archives. Registration is set to open June 1st.  

The Xploration Tour in Toronto is sponsored by Crawford Technologies. Two additional sponsorships for this event are still available.

The 2019 Xploration Tours will focus on the best practices and technologies that drive Customer Communications. Each of the four city programs will feature speakers who will share their experiences and expertise in creating effective and efficient communications.

The event will begin with an industry overview which will provide a baseline for the event, focusing on the current state of the industry. Additional sessions will focus on best practices and technologies, as speakers share their thoughts on why CCM is important, how companies can get started, and implementing a CCM strategy. The Xploration Tour will finally wrap up with a panel of the day’s speakers. After the Toronto event is complete, there will be a tour of the city archives building. The event includes lunch, courtesy of the event sponsors.

“CCM is no longer an option. Companies that are not looking at it are behind curve”, says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International, “Whether a company already has or is looking to implement and/or enhance their CCM strategy, this one-day event will provide insight and direction.”

Additional cities for the 2019 Xploration Tour include:

  • Dallas – September 5th, hosted by Broadridge Financial
  • Omaha – October 15th, hosted by FDR
  • Minneapolis – November (Date TBD), hosted by Taylor Communications

Each city will include 4-5 educational sessions, including an industry overview, as well a lunch. Some cities will offer facility tours. Programming may vary slightly between cities. Xplor members attend for free, and there is a nominal fee for non-members.

For more information about the Xploration Tour, visit www.xplor.org/tour.

For information on becoming an Xploration Tour sponsor for Toronto, or any of the other posted cities, please contact sales@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170.


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

“Xplor at Graph Expo” Event Sponsored by Industry Leaders

Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies, and Xerox Corporation support complimentary keynote breakfast panel

Lutz, FL — August 25, 2015: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the sponsors of the Xplor at Graph Expo event being held September 15, 2015 during the Graph Expo show.

The complimentary keynote breakfast panel, moderated by Matt Swain of InfoTrends, is being sponsored by Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies, and Xerox Corporation. The breakfast panel is titled The Emergence of Omni-Channel Communications: An Industry View and Perspective and will include three end-user panelists.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Beery, Document Composition Manager at RR Donnelley
  • Marianne Gaige, President/CEO of Cathedral Corporation
  • Mark Laube, COO of MicroDynamics

The complimentary event is limited to the first 200 attendees. Registration includes admission to the panel session, a networking breakfast, and a Graph Expo exhibit hall pass, all courtesy of the event sponsors. For more information, or to register for the event, visit: www.xplor.org/xplor-at-graph-expo.

Tweet this: Xplor at #GraphExpo Sponsors! A BIG THANKS to @CrawfordTechInc @Canon_Solutions and @XeroxCorp Register for free now: http://bit.ly/1hD8f2n

“A special thanks to our sponsors who are providing attendees with a delicious hearty breakfast and a great panel session”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Please be sure to visit them on the show floor and thank them for their support!”

Event Details:
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM)
Location: McCormick Place North – Room N426a
Cost: FREE (Registration required and limited to the first 200 registrants)

For information about Xplor at Graph Expo, please visit: http://xplor.org/xplor-at-graph-expo/. You can also contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6170.


canon_logoAbout Canon Solutions America – Booth 1213
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 cut-sheet 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. Learn more at pps.csa.canon.com.

Crawford_logoAbout Crawford Technologies – Booth 344
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. Learn more at www.crawfordtech.com.

Xerox_logoAbout Xerox Corporation – Booth 613
Xerox is a global business services, technology and document management company helping organizations transform the way they manage their business processes and information. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., we have more than 140,000 Xerox employees and do business in more than 180 countries. Together, we provide business process services, printing equipment, hardware and software technology for managing information — from data to documents. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Connect with Xplor on Facebook  or Twitter.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
Chad@xplor.org
+1-813-949-6171

Industry Leaders Line Up in Support of Xploration® 15

Annual Customer Communications Conference – April 14th-16th in Orlando, Florida

Lutz, FL – March 3, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the lineup of conference sponsors for their annual conference event, Xploration® 15, being held April 14-16, 2015 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

“This event would not be possible without the support of our conference sponsors,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Each year our sponsors step up allowing Xplor to put on a great educational venue not only for our members, but the industry at large.”

The vendor forum area has sold out the last four years and currently has only two remaining booths. A couple of Xploration® 15 sponsorships opportunities are still available.

Xploration® 15 Conference Sponsors include:

Conference Bags – Canon Solutions America
Lanyards – HP
Beverage Service – Solimar Systems, Inc.
Opening Reception/Trivia Pursuit/T-Shirts – NEPS, LLC
Evening Party – Crawford Technologies and RenderX
Keynote Speaker/Devon Harris – Neopost USA
Onsite Guide – Cincinnati Financial
Media Sponsors: E-Document NewsIn-Plant GraphicsPrinting ImpressionsPrint Media Centr
Co-Location Sponsors: AcadamiMadison AdvisorsPrint Media Centr

Registration to the three-day event (April 14-16) includes access to all 60+ educational sessions, panels, keynotes, general sessions, and daily networking events that include two lunches and a breakfast on Thursday.

For more information or to register please visit the conference website: www.cvent.com/d/l4qklv
Vendors interested in sponsoring or exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or deborahgreen1@earthlink.net.

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida with affiliated offices around the world.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org