Six Reasons LFP Businesses Will Choose The Cloud

Why wide-format print should invest in SaaS color management technology...

Software developers have been focussing on increasing the profitability of wide-format print for some time. But in the last few years, cloud-based technologies have dramatically accelerated the potential productivity gains.

Here we take a look at some of the best reasons for migrating color management to the cloud.

1. Scalable, fully supported software-as-a-service (SaaS) model

With a cloud-based solution, all upgrades are automatically administered, and the platform is wholly supported and completely scalable. In addition, solution experts can help print shops to interpret their data and use the insights to calculate total cost of ownership (TCO) and make continuous improvements that can impact the bottom line in real-time.

2. Convenient pay-as-you-go model

Print shops are used to making big capex investments, so it’s reassuring to choose a solution with completely transparent, upfront pricing that can be ramped up or down at any time.

3. Seamless integration with complementary systems

Choosing the right platform will enable businesses to integrate their printing with management information systems (MIS), including enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules—achieving a higher level of coordination across their operations.

4. Reduce dependence on IT staff

Another upshot of seamless integration is reduced reliance on expensive tech experts to ensure your systems are operating efficiently and in harmony with each other. That means more money to invest in other areas, like business development.

5. Reputational management and reliability

All LFP businesses want the same thing: the ability to ensure ‘live’ print jobs are right first time, every time. When your reputation depends on quality and consistency, any system capable of delivering this, repeated to the same exacting standards, is a commercial no brainer.

6. Slash idle time by merging the pre-press department

The hourly cost of waiting for client artwork to be prepped for pre-press cannot be offset. The most advanced systems can now simply receive the file and print—rather than requiring a press operator to locate the file, then sending it to the RIP for some additional work. Reducing that time allows for faster turnarounds, more production and therefore the potential for significantly increased profits.

What’s in-store for the industry?

These are just some of the advantages of embracing the next wave of print software. Discover where cloud-based technology is taking the wide-format print industry and the advances on the horizon in our new industry report: Redefining wide-format workflows to realize revenue at every opportunity.  

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