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Monday, April 20, 2015

EFI elevates the print buying experience with newest-version Web-to-Print/eCommerce Platform

Newly released Digital StoreFront software extends end-to-end workflow management capabilities through the certified integrations of EFI’s Productivity Suite 
The newly released version 8 of EFI Digital StoreFront web-to-print and eCommerce solution - part of EFI’s comprehensive Productivity Suite of certified, integrated workflows – creates unprecedented new capabilities to help print providers streamline, simplify and improve the print buying experience. EFI will showcase the updated solution at two upcoming industry events in Las Vegas: the ISA International Sign Expo (April 9-11) and the PODi AppForum (May 11-13).

This upgraded version of EFI’s award-winning, flexible web-to-print solution provides industry-leading capabilities, including new, EFI DirectSmile options that extend the types of variable-data and personalized direct mail campaigns corporations can successfully create online. Print providers can profitably produce more work using the industry’s top online job submission solution integrated with a complete Productivity Suite offering real-time, bi-directional integration and data sharing with EFI MIS/ERP and EFI Fiery digital print workflows.

Corporate and content tools for integrated, expanded one-stop shopping
Print providers can strengthen customer loyalty and improve their service capabilities by offering new, value-added features that give their customers more flexibility and capabilities. With the web-to-print software’s new Enterprise Model, print providers can subdivide a client’s single Digital StoreFront license into different interfaces to serve different franchises or subsidiaries within client’s organization. Print providers can also offer their clients more-convenient, one-stop-shopping for a range of services using a new marketplace sales offering that can incorporate content partners such as copywriters, photographers and graphic designers, in a single online ordering interface.

The software also streamlines and enhances the web-to-print ordering process with single sign-on (SSO) authentication for multiple users within the same organization, more-accurate shipping estimating using UPS CONNECT rate look-up tools, and support for online purchasing of ebooks or other electronic content.

“Print providers can become very efficient in their work with corporations, creatives and agencies, moving creative concepts through to successful execution using a platform that manages the many important details,” said David Minnick, EFI’s product management director for web-to-print and value-added products.

The print industry’s preferred web-to-print solution
EFI Digital StoreFront is part of the complete EFI Productivity Suite of printing and converting MIS/ERP, web to print and eCommerce workflow solutions for small, medium and enterprise businesses. EFI’s premier web-to-print offering also includes the advanced technologies that have made it print providers’ preferred online job submission solution for reliable and secure end-to-end workflows, including standardized, JDF-based automation and streamlined job routing to copiers, printers, digital presses, and prepress/platesetting systems from major equipment manufacturers.

Printing and packaging professionals across the globe rely on EFI’s portfolio of workflow products to manage their businesses and become more streamlined, efficient, informed and profitable.

EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.