Prism, a producer of management information systems for converters and commercial printers, and Xeikon, a manufacturer of digital color printers, have announced an expansion of their partnership. For the past 18 months, Prism and Xeikon have been business partners in North America, in the labels, packaging, and converting markets, and now that partnership has been expanded around the world.
“Prism has customers, market penetration, and supporting sales and service offices around the world,” said Filip Buyse, Prism’s president and CEO. According to Buyse, “Xeikon’s reputation in the labels marketplace fits well with Prism’s experience and customer base around the world. We suspected this expansion would be inevitable when we tested the partnership in North America last year, and we are happy to announce it today.”
Prism WIN and QTMS, MIS and shop floor applications, are especially relevant for the requirements of label converters with installations around the world. Through bi-directional, real-time communication between Xeikon’s X-800 Digital Front-End and Prism’s MIS software, label converters are able to manage mission critical aspects of their business, such as job quoting and costing through production planning, inventory management, materials ordering, sales order processing and financial accounts. This integration can be seen at Xeikon’s booth during Labelexpo Americas. As Prism’s offerings can also be integrated with traditional printing technologies, label converters can extend relevant planning measurements to their entire production floor across all of their output devices.
Michael Ring, president of Xeikon North America, says, “The expansion of our relationship globally is a validation of what we always thought was possible here in the Americas. Label converting processes are only as cost efficient and effective as the workflows that support them. In digital printing, there are tremendous opportunities to tightly integrate business workflow with production and Xeikon and Prism are achieving this through their open interfaces using JDF.”
Labelexpo Americas is the first trade show where Xeikon and Prism will show their integrates systems. This integration, using CIP4’s JDF standard, is available to customers worldwide.