Kodak expands collaboration with Microsoft to provide advanced software solutions to printers

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Kodak (Rochester, New York) has announced the launch of its Kodak Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions. Kodak collaborated with leading software providers, including Microsoft, PrintVis and VPress, to create “one of the first and only comprehensive software solutions for all applications and printers of any size,” said the company. Kodak’s Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions provide scalable, automated, end-to-end solutions that cover requirements from order, to cash and procurement, to payment. These new solutions will help printers manage their entire business processes conveniently, smoothly and efficiently, eliminating the complexity and costs of integrating, updating and maintaining numerous standalone software products from different suppliers, said Kodak.

The solutions combine full-featured Office, CRM, ERP and MIS functionality with collaboration solutions, web-to-print and the Prinergy On Demand production workflow in a single, fully integrated cloud-based platform. The cutting-edge software is hosted on Microsoft Azure, which “provides security and the highest levels of availability.” Kodak also enhanced the software with industry-specific analytics and AI capabilities, and takes care of integration, IT administration and ongoing maintenance through real-time Managed Services. The print-specific ERP/MIS component based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central came from PrintVis, while VPress contributed advanced web-to-print, e-commerce storefront and VDP authoring functionality.

Todd Bigger.

“Kodak’s Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions bring the convenience and cost effectiveness of fully-integrated, subscription-based software solutions to the printing industry,” said Todd Bigger, Vice President of Print at Kodak. “Printers get the peace of mind of seamless, automated, print-specific solutions without the finger-pointing, complexity and hidden costs of having to integrate products from different vendors.”

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