Archive for 'SaaS' Category

A New Way to Manage All Your Digital Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I often write about solutions which automate production processes but it is important to also consider ways to efficiently manage manage printing operations as well. One common set of challenges in-plants and commercial printers face revolves around tracking and managing their presses and digital front ends. [...]

How SaaS Use is Evolving in the Printing Industry

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Back in 2012 I ran a survey on Cloud and SaaS use in the printing and marketing services industry and late this summer I conducted a follow-up study. There has been a lot of change.

Ricoh acquires PTI

Last updated: Thursday, January 8, 2015

  Ricoh moved from investor to owner of PTI Marketing Technologies.  In August of 2012 Ricoh made an investment in PTI that provided 30% ownership and in December of 2014 Ricoh took the next step and acquired the company.

Influence the Industry and Compare with Your Competition

Last updated: Friday, March 14, 2014

The 2014 PODi Production Workflow State of the Industry Survey is underway and I especially want the readers of this blog to participate. Hundreds of you read these articles every week, indicating that you have a clear interest and understanding of production workflows. Everyone who completes the survey will receive the analysis report as well [...]

Printer Presence: Way Beyond Web-to-Print

Last updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Printer Presence by Firespring is a cloud-based website solution that provides printers with a professional online presence along with web-to-print and other related services. I interviewed Tawnya Starr, President of Printer Presence, at PODi’s AppForum in Las Vegas. She shared some insights about how the product has evolved, where it is headed, the kinds of [...]


Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012

PODi just ran our first survey of Cloud Computing use in the production printing market and we’re already learning some interesting things. For example, Software as a Service (SaaS) use is widespread among PSPs, MSPs and direct mailers. 78% of the companies surveyed currently use some sort of SaaS and that is expected to rise [...]