The Prinect User Days at the Print Media Academy of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) once again demonstrated their credentials as a communication platform organized by users for users.
Some 300 Prinect workflow users attended the event over a total of four days, taking the opportunity to discuss the latest software trends in the industry with experts and each other. The presentations and subsequent discussions focused on new digital business models such as subscription contracts and the possibilities of cost-efficient print shop industrialization as digitization continues apace.
It became clear that the philosophy of the Smart Print Shop for navigated and even autonomous printing, as showcased by Heidelberg at the last drupa, offers many print shops a solution to the wide-ranging industry challenges they face. That makes “Prinect. Driving the Smart Print Shop.” a highly appropriate slogan for the event, highlighting that the software supports the necessary Smart Print Shop processes.
Subscription solutions for presses and software
The “Subscription models for printing machines and software” agenda item met with an enthusiastic response from participants. Models of this kind – under which customers only pay for actual product usage – are already established in many industries and are
Extension of Heidelberg cloud portfolio for innovative software solutions
A number of brief demonstrations at the Prinect marketplace – an established part of the event – provided an overview of the key innovations of Prinect 2019. One particular highlight was the presentation of Prinect Smart BI.
This cloud-based service enables print shops to use standard Microsoft Office tools to help analyze their business and production data. It makes light work of tasks such as preparing specific reports about market trends, product development, customer requirements, machine performance, and material movements based on the data analyzed, and identifying key factors for more profitable production and sales.