Xeikon & Prism Enter Business Partnership

WILMINGTON, MA & ITASCA, IL | Xeikon, which is reported to have pioneered the first digital color presses, and Prism, a leading developer of MIS/ERP software products for the graphic arts industry, have entered into a joint referral partnership program. Through the partnership, Xeikon will be able to offer Prism's management information solutions to key vertical markets, including labels and packaging.

Prism's industrial strength offerings for the graphic arts industry scale from entry-level for small organizations to comprehensive offerings for multi-plant businesses. Prism WIN and QTMS are relevant for the unique 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 will now be able to manage critical aspects of their business, such as job quoting and costing through production planning, inventory management, materials ordering, sales order processing and financial accounts. 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.

"We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Prism," said Michael V. Ring, VP of sales & chief marketing officer of Xeikon's North American operations. "Prism is an industry leader in fully integrated and open MIS solutions. Through this partnership, our aim is to help label converters maximize their efficiency by successfully integrating the full gamut of their business functions."

According to Leland Morgan, general manager of Prism North America, "By forming this mutual alliance with Xeikon, we will be able to further expand the value-proposition of the Xeikon 3300/3000 digital color label presses and help label converters grow their business. We are looking forward to working in close coordination with the Xeikon team."

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