Zipper’s Daily Blackprint, Day 9: Boring! Software! My goodness …

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Software! It’s all about software! Without software, nothing works in a modern printing company, absolutely nothing. From the MIS (known as an ERP system by professionals), to the shop and web-to-print application, to the workflow. Anyone who still relies on the famous ‘sneaker workflow’ is either in a museum (recommendation! Hall 14/C70: Gutenberg Stiftung) or on the last island of the blessed.

I am particularly impressed by providers who have established themselves over the years with new, fresh concepts: Multipress from Dataline (7a/C03) or Omikai, who are represented as partners at the Ultimate Tech stand (8b/A31). Systems that I was just dreaming about 10 years ago.

But also newcomers such as Obility (7a/A03) – a company that has made a name for itself in the web-to-print sector in German-speaking countries and is now launching its own ERP solution for the first time. The ERP industry’s grand mogul eProductivity Software (7a/E03) is showing several solutions at its stand and has a cloud ERP solution in the form of Nubium. This is probably a response to the Keyline system (unfortunately not represented at the trade fair) – which has become increasingly popular in recent years.

These are all solutions that a modern manager should have seen! Why? It’s simple: these systems rethink organisation and, to some extent, even the (annoying) topic of calculation.

So: go and learn, because if you really want to digitise, then you need structured data and a system that takes your company to the next level of digitalisation. With this in mind: see you tomorrow!

My Take: In “Zipper’s Daily Blackprint” I’m sharing my thoughts and findings of drupa 2024. Did you get your copy of today’s drupadaily magazine yet?
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Software! It's all about software! Without software, nothing works in a modern printing company, absolutely nothing. From the MIS (known as an ERP system by professionals), to the shop and web-to-print application, to the workflow. Anyone who still relies on the famous ‘sneaker workflow’ is either in a museum or on the last island of the blessed.
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Founder and CEO of zipcon consulting GmbH, one of the leading consulting companies for the print and media industry in Central Europe. The technology and strategy consultant and his team actively support practical implementation in a wide variety of customer projects. His work involves developing visions, concepts and strategies for the players active in the print production process across a wide range of industries. His areas of expertise include online print, mass customization, strategy and technological assessment for print, and the development of new strategies in the print and media environment. Bernd Zipper is the creator and chairman of Initiative Online Print e.V. and, in addition to his consulting activities, is an author, lecturer and sought-after speaker, orator and moderator. His visionary lectures are regarded worldwide as trend-setting management recommendations for the print and media industry. (Profiles also in Xing, LinkedIn).

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