60 percent of working time goes to waste – here's what you can do
The sales person realizes that the calculation was done based on an old price list. Once again, a file has been lost; and no one can inform the customer on the phone about the status of his order.  Such situations are everyday reality in businesses – and they diminish efficiency Asana, vendor of a leading team project and task management solution, compiles the annual "Anatomy of Work" index....
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5 reasons for automation in the printing industry
Why it is worthwhile for printers to finally tackle digitisation in 2021 and thus set the course for the automation of their processes. #1: Customer expectations are as high as never beforePrinted materials in mini-runs with high personalisation by tomorrow and please do it cheaply, very cheaply. Such jobs are the order of the day in the printing industry today. Such jobs simply cannot be pr...
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Reduce costs, minimize maintenance and be ready for anything thanks to SaaS software
The term "Software-as-a-Service", or SaaS for short, is probably one of the trendiest buzzwords when it comes to software and IT environments. However, it is not always exactly clear what this term means, especially because it is sometimes misused. This article sheds light on why SaaS is the business model of the future.SaaS applications like our Keyline print business management software ar...
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En route to the digital world you need a travel guide
The printing industry is on a journey – away from traditional craftsmanship to more industrial structures. In other words, print businesses today must be able to process a large number of small jobs in high quality under great time pressure. If administrative and production processes are not consequently trimmed for efficiency, profitability quickly falls by the wayside.This challenge cannot...
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The biggest hurdles to digitization are in the mind
The most trendy term in business at present is "digital transformation". Driven by the ongoing digitalization, companies are rethinking their business and production processes, "transforming" them into the digital age.Established procedures are streamlined or sometimes even thrown overboard. Processes are standardized to a large extent – the basis for the automation made possible by digitiza...
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The print business in transition from trade to industry
Hardly any other craft was subject to such rapid technological development as printing. First the change from lead typesetting to phototypesetting; then desktop publishing and later computer-to-plate, through which some job profiles disappeared. And finally the advent of digital printing. Print shops were able to cope with all these technological innovations.But then the Internet appeared an...
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