Xplor Announces 2016 Technology and Application Award Recipients

Lutz, FL — March 22, 2016 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the recipients of its 2016 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Tuesday, April 5, 2016, during the Xploration® 16 event at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

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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.

Xplor will award two honorable mentions in addition to the 2016 winner.

  • Apex Logo 030816An Honorable Mention is being awarded to Apex Revenue Technologies for their implementation of Apex Connect which allows healthcare organizations to engage patients with communications that are tailored to their specific financial needs and delivered via their preferred channels.
  • Mutual of Omaha 031416An additional Honorable Mention is being awarded to Mutual of Omaha for their implementation of EMC xPression, which has significantly enhanced efficiency by reducing the number of custom return envelopes and consolidating print and insert jobs while providing customers on demand access correspondence, all of which positively impact customer satisfaction and operational savings.

Incepture Print Solutions 031016The winner of the 2016 Xplor Application of the Year is Incepture Print Solutions White Paper Factory. The implementation of the white paper factory represents up to 55% savings by eliminating excessive equipment costs, 59% savings on supply costs and 17% savings on postage expense. The white paper factory also benefitted from full color printing, including the mailing envelope and the ability to offer customizable marketing space, available in full color on each mailing envelope.

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 two honorable mentions, in addition to the winner of the award, due to the large number of submissions.

  • xplor-crawford-2An Honorable Mention for Technology of the Year is being awarded to Crawford Technologies for their PRO Inkjet Express, which allows organizations to implement an automated end-to-end production workflow and fully leverage the capabilities of their inkjet presses quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
  • GMC Logo 062215The second Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to GMC Software , GMC Inspire Customer Journey Mapping. This application ushers in a new era in customer experience by reducing the friction between operations and experience professionals, allowing each group to use tools that help them do their jobs more effectively.

Crawford_logoThe winner of the 2016 Xplor Technology of the Year is being awarded to Crawford Technologies for their Voiceye for Operations Express, which makes print documents fully accessible, ensuring compliance with current accessibility regulations. Clients who require an accessible format can receive their communications at the same time as sighted individuals, without the need to make a special request, be subject to a delay, or disclose their handicap.

“I want to thank everyone who submitted an award nomination. Once again we received a large number of submissions in each category, making it difficult for the Awards Committee.” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “My congratulations to all of the award recipients!”

Xplor International will also be announcing the recipients of the Xplorer of the Year and Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement awards at Xploration® 16 on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

About Xploration® 16
The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events in a relaxed Florida environment. The event features 55+ Educational Sessions/Panels, THREE Keynote Sessions, 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum, Two Evening Networking Events and Two Networking Luncheons. For more information, visit the conference website: #xplor16

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. Further information is available at


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