Legacy Print Streams:What’s the Big Deal?<br />A presentation fromCrawford Technologies Inc.<br />www.crawfordtech.com<br ...
Let’s talk about Legacy Print Streams<br /><ul><li>Why do we care?
Define Legacy Print Streams
How did we get here?
Where do we want to go?
How do we get there from here?</li></li></ul><li>Introducing Crawford Technologies<br />Founded in 1995 and based in Toron...
Introducing Crawford Technologies<br />Since 2003, year-over-year double-digit revenue growth continues through both direc...
Why do we care?<br /><ul><li>A recent industry survey showed that 95% of transactional customer communications are created...
What are these legacy print streams?
Why are they still in use?
Why do we care about them?
Are they such a bad thing?
What do organizations who are in this position need to do about it in order to keep moving forward and avoid stagnation?</...
Electronic Envelope
Archive & view
Store in ECM
Report Output Management System
Combine multiple print files
Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files
Commingling
House-holding
Redesign/Reformat
Compliance formatting and content changes
Change to/from duplex/simplex
Transpromo
Replace white space with 1:1 targeted messages and graphics
Convert to color
Printserts
Multi Channel distribution
Providing documents the way the customers want them</li></li></ul><li>How did we get to this point?<br />PCL<br />PDF<br /...
What are Legacy Print Streams?<br />Today's state-of-the-art is tomorrow's "Legacy"<br />What do we have to work with?<br ...
The Alternative: Recomposition<br />Buy a new state-of-the-art composition system and compose the data with it<br />The be...
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  1. 1. Legacy Print Streams:What’s the Big Deal?<br />A presentation fromCrawford Technologies Inc.<br />www.crawfordtech.com<br />Follow, Like and Join us at<br />about.me/CrawfordTechInc<br />
  2. 2. Let’s talk about Legacy Print Streams<br /><ul><li>Why do we care?
  3. 3. Define Legacy Print Streams
  4. 4. How did we get here?
  5. 5. Where do we want to go?
  6. 6. How do we get there from here?</li></li></ul><li>Introducing Crawford Technologies<br />Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, CrawfordTech is a privately held global software company<br />On PROFIT 100 list of fastest growing companies in Canada<br />Core competency is in transaction print stream and document production software, including:<br />Automated Document Factory and Integrity solutions<br />Document Re-engineering solutions<br />Print stream conversions/transform solutions<br />Transaction document report management & archive solutions<br />Document integration/workflow solutions<br />Document Accessibility Services<br />
  7. 7. Introducing Crawford Technologies<br />Since 2003, year-over-year double-digit revenue growth continues through both direct sales and partners, with over 700 customers globally, including: <br />4 of the world’s top 5 auto manufacturers <br />4 of the USA’s top 5 banks<br />4 of the USA’s top 5 P&C insurance companies<br />3 of the USA’s top 5 L&H insurance companies<br />Approx 50% of direct customers are Print Service Providers<br />
  8. 8. Why do we care?<br /><ul><li>A recent industry survey showed that 95% of transactional customer communications are created using “legacy print streams”
  9. 9. What are these legacy print streams?
  10. 10. Why are they still in use?
  11. 11. Why do we care about them?
  12. 12. Are they such a bad thing?
  13. 13. What do organizations who are in this position need to do about it in order to keep moving forward and avoid stagnation?</li></li></ul><li>Transactional Customer Communications Marketplace Requirements<br />Output to different devices<br />Embed pages in other applications<br />Extract information for indexing purposes<br />Extract information for reconstruction<br />Add bar codes<br />Add QR Codes for multi-channel communications<br />Add Intelligent Mail Barcodes<br />Postal Sortation<br />Add finishing information (tray pulls, etc.)<br />Index for ADF<br />Create print run manifests for file-based inserters & Post Office<br />Automated reprint<br />Track for compliance purposes<br />Ensure duplicates are not printed and mailed<br />Accessibility<br />Alternate formats (Braille, Large Print, Audio, eText, Accessible PDF)<br /><ul><li>eDelivery
  14. 14. Electronic Envelope
  15. 15. Archive & view
  16. 16. Store in ECM
  17. 17. Report Output Management System
  18. 18. Combine multiple print files
  19. 19. Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files
  20. 20. Commingling
  21. 21. House-holding
  22. 22. Redesign/Reformat
  23. 23. Compliance formatting and content changes
  24. 24. Change to/from duplex/simplex
  25. 25. Transpromo
  26. 26. Replace white space with 1:1 targeted messages and graphics
  27. 27. Convert to color
  28. 28. Printserts
  29. 29. Multi Channel distribution
  30. 30. Providing documents the way the customers want them</li></li></ul><li>How did we get to this point?<br />PCL<br />PDF<br />PS<br />HTML<br />XML<br />Line Printer Data<br />AFP<br />IJPDS<br />XES<br />Xerox LCDS/Metacode<br />
  31. 31. What are Legacy Print Streams?<br />Today's state-of-the-art is tomorrow's "Legacy"<br />What do we have to work with?<br />AFP, PCL, LCDS, Metacode, PostScript, IJPDS, PDF, XES, HTML, XML<br />Which are considered Legacy?<br />AFP, PCL, LCDS, Metacode, PostScript, IJPDS, PDF, XES, HTML<br />So XML is not<br />but then its not a print stream either<br />"All Print Streams are Legacy"<br />
  32. 32. The Alternative: Recomposition<br />Buy a new state-of-the-art composition system and compose the data with it<br />The better ones give you flexibility to do all these things<br />But the application setup is time consuming$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$<br />If you have to deal with a small number of applications this is good way to go<br />But if your application count is large, then you could be looking at multi-decade project to convert everything<br />
  33. 33. Question<br />How many applications do you have to deal with? <br />10<br />100<br />500<br />1,000<br />10,000<br />50,000<br />
  34. 34. Reality Is...<br />Most organizations with new composition systems have converted only a small percentage of their applications to them<br />The rest of the applications remain untouched<br />This is why 95% of the applications still use Legacy Print Streams<br />65% of those surveyed said use of legacy platforms would continue to grow<br />Source: BMC Software; 1,100 organisations surveyed<br />
  35. 35. So where does that leave your other applications?<br />
  36. 36. State of the Market<br /><ul><li>Do more with less
  37. 37. Keep pace with organizational goals
  38. 38. Extending customer transactional communications to meet the marketplace requirements</li></li></ul><li>Transactional Customer Communications Marketplace Requirements<br />Output to different devices<br />Embed pages in other applications<br />Extract information for indexing purposes<br />Extract information for reconstruction<br />Add bar codes<br />Add QR Codes for multi-channel communications<br />Add Intelligent Mail Barcodes<br />Postal Sortation<br />Add finishing information (tray pulls, etc.)<br />Index for ADF<br />Create print run manifests for file-based inserters & Post Office<br />Automated reprint<br />Track for compliance purposes<br />Ensure duplicates are not printed and mailed<br />Accessibility<br />Alternate formats (Braille, Large Print, Audio, eText, Accessible PDF)<br /><ul><li>eDelivery
  39. 39. Electronic Envelope
  40. 40. Archive & view
  41. 41. Store in ECM
  42. 42. Report Output Management System
  43. 43. Combine multiple print files
  44. 44. Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files
  45. 45. Commingling
  46. 46. House-holding
  47. 47. Redesign/Reformat
  48. 48. Compliance formatting and content changes
  49. 49. Change to/from duplex/simplex
  50. 50. Transpromo
  51. 51. Replace white space with 1:1 targeted messages and graphics
  52. 52. Convert to color
  53. 53. Printserts
  54. 54. Multi Channel distribution
  55. 55. Providing documents the way the customers want them</li></li></ul><li>Addressing the Requirements<br /><ul><li>Tools and Techniques that are used for extending customer transactional communications to meet the marketplace requirements
  56. 56. Low acquisition and operational costs
  57. 57. Minimal application setup/conversion times
  58. 58. Easy to implement
  59. 59. Architectural fit</li></li></ul><li>Tools and Techniques<br /><ul><li>Print Stream Transforms
  60. 60. Operational Document Re-engineering
  61. 61. Automated Document Factory/Document Integrity Systems
  62. 62. Document Accessibility Services
  63. 63. Report Output Management Systems
  64. 64. Co-mingling and print file combining Document Re-engineering
  65. 65. Transpromo Document Re-engineering
  66. 66. Streaming</li></li></ul><li>Print Stream Transforms<br />PCL<br />Output to different devices<br />Embed pages in other applications<br />Extract information for indexing purposes<br />Extract information for reconstruction<br />HTML<br />PDF<br />PS<br />AFP<br />XES<br />Line Printer Data<br />XML<br />IJPDS<br />Xerox LCDS/Metacode<br />
  67. 67. Print Stream Transforms<br />Leverage legacy print streams and allow them to be repurposed <br />Load balancing across multiple print platforms<br />Convert to supported format for downstream processing in other software<br />Extend life of legacy assets/applications<br />Increase utilization of existing assets<br />Enable print output for online presentment<br />Extract billing information<br />Data/messaging verification & reporting <br />Repurposing data<br />PCL<br />HTML<br />PDF<br />PS<br />XES<br />AFP<br />Line Printer Data<br />XML<br />Xerox LCDS/Metacode<br />IJPDS<br />
  68. 68. Document Reengineering<br />Add bar codes<br />Add QR Codes for multi-channel communications<br />Add Intelligent Mail Barcodes<br />Postal Sortation<br />Add finishing information (tray pulls, etc.)<br />Index for ADF<br />Create print run manifests for file-based inserters & Post Office<br />
  69. 69. Document Reengineering<br /><ul><li>Means making changes to bills, statements and other mission-critical transactional customer communications post-composition.
  70. 70. Provides the ultimate in flexibility for the printing and mailing of transactional customer communications that are created using legacy print streams.</li></li></ul><li>Automated Document Factory andDocument Integrity Solutions<br />Audit<br />Automated reprint<br />Track for compliance purposes<br />Ensure duplicates are not printed and mailed<br />
  71. 71. Document Accessibility Services<br />Alternate formats: Braille<br />Large Print<br />Audio<br />eText<br />Accessible PDF<br />
  72. 72. Report Output Management Systems<br />eDelivery<br />Electronic Envelope<br />Archive & view<br />ECM<br />Report Output Management<br />PCL<br />HTML<br />PDF<br />PS<br />XES<br />AFP<br />Line Printer Data<br />XML<br />Xerox LCDS/Metacode<br />IJPDS<br />
  73. 73. Commingling and Combining Document Re-engineering<br />Combine multiple print files<br />Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files<br />Commingling<br />House-holding<br />
  74. 74. Transpromo Document Re-engineering<br /> . . .to this . . .<br />Go from this . . .<br />
  75. 75. Transpromo Document Re-engineering<br /><ul><li>Remove hardcopy-oriented objects for electronic presentation
  76. 76. Adding color to legacy black & white applications
  77. 77. Detect available white space to apply text and image-based marketing content there
  78. 78. Merge PDFs for marketing, regulatory or other informational purposes
  79. 79. Add PURLS (personalized URLs)
  80. 80. Add QR codes to direct smart-phone savvy customers to relevant offers and info
  81. 81. Add color to black & white applications</li></ul>Go from this . . .<br /> . . .to this, in a few weeks<br />For a fraction of the traditional cost, with nominal IT involvement and without disrupting production<br />
  82. 82. Streaming<br />Multi Channel Distribution<br />Providing documents the way the customers want them<br />
  83. 83. Providing documents the way the customers want them<br />Print Stream Transforms<br />Document Reengineering<br />eDelivery<br />Document Accessibility Services<br />Print & Mail<br />Streaming<br />Smart Phones<br />Streaming<br />Streaming<br />Online<br />Streaming<br />Accessibility<br />
  84. 84. Transactional Customer Communications Marketplace Requirements<br />Output to different devices<br />Embed pages in other applications<br />Extract information for indexing purposes<br />Extract information for reconstruction<br />Add bar codes<br />Add QR Codes for multi-channel communications<br />Add Intelligent Mail Barcodes<br />Postal Sortation<br />Add finishing information (tray pulls, etc.)<br />Index for ADF<br />Create print run manifests for file-based inserters & Post Office<br />Automated reprint<br />Track for compliance purposes<br />Ensure duplicates are not printed and mailed<br />Accessibility<br />Alternate formats (Braille, Large Print, Audio, eText, Accessible PDF)<br /><ul><li>eDelivery
  85. 85. Electronic Envelope
  86. 86. Archive & view
  87. 87. Store in ECM
  88. 88. Report Output Management System
  89. 89. Combine multiple print files
  90. 90. Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files
  91. 91. Commingling
  92. 92. House-holding
  93. 93. Redesign/Reformat
  94. 94. Compliance formatting and content changes
  95. 95. Change to/from duplex/simplex
  96. 96. Transpromo
  97. 97. Replace white space with 1:1 targeted messages and graphics
  98. 98. Convert to color
  99. 99. Printserts
  100. 100. Multi Channel distribution
  101. 101. Providing documents the way the customers want them</li></li></ul><li>Where do we go from here?<br /><ul><li>Having 95% of your applications in Legacy Print Streams is not such a bad thing
  102. 102. You can still move forward</li></ul>Meet your organization’s needs and address marketplace requirements<br /><ul><li>Software and services are available for:</li></ul>Print Stream Transforms<br />Document Reengineering<br />Report Output Management<br />Document Accessibility<br />Streaming<br />
  103. 103. Summary<br /><ul><li>In the current economy, successful organizations are leveraging their Legacy Print Streams to do more with less, and are becoming the shining lights in the industry
  104. 104. Using Document Re-engineering and Print Stream Transforms, many organizations are leveraging their Legacy Print Streams to achieve many innovative, successful and profitable mileposts with minimal investments
  105. 105. This includes leading edge initiatives such as Transpromo, Document Integrity Solutions, Archive, Online Viewing, and Electronic Document Distribution
  106. 106. Document Accessibility Services can address the small percentage of customers with disabilities addressing 100% of customers
  107. 107. With Legacy Print Streams, many critical and even profitable initiatives can be accomplished quickly and easily without the need for massive amounts of capital investment or architecture redesigns</li></li></ul><li>You’ve been watching:Legacy Print Streams:What’s the Big Deal?<br />Connect with us on<br /> Twitter Facebook LinkedIn<br />Visit about.me/CrawfordTechInc now<br />

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