Mimeo Wins 2011 Business Transformation Award

WASHINGTON, DC—March 24, 2011—Last night at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the On Demand 2011 Exposition and the Publishing Xchange Conference, Questex announced Mimeo Inc. (Mimeo.com) as the inaugural winner of the Business Transformation Award. The annual award honors innovative firms in the commercial printing, publishing, in-plant and digital communications services markets that have recently transformed their businesses to better serve their customers, the industry, the community or their corporate interests.

This year’s winners were chosen by a team of eight industry judges, working independently, to score each nomination. In addition to Mimeo, two other finalists were chosen before the winner was announced.

Mimeo’s Transformation

Mimeo has transformed from a digital printer of business documents into a print technology platform that can support multiple sales channels. These include direct sales, self-service e-commerce, on-demand self publishing, global enterprise customers, offset partners expanding into digital, wholesalers and companies that monetize content with print. The transformation required a re-engineering of its technology platform, from a closed system to an open platform where any part can be independently controlled and accessed via the cloud.

The change enabled Mimeo to move from one line of business (overnight document printing sold via a direct sales channel) into a company that can support multiple sales channels and new technology-driven solutions. The new channels and solutions are supported by customizable customer-facing front end applications, wholesale print support and the ability to directly integrate the platform into partner solutions such as intranets and public Websites.

2nd Place Finalist: Progressive Solutions

In second place for this year’s award was Progressive Solutions of Santa Clara, CA. The company started 20 years ago as a print broker, and transformed into an automated workflow printer after the purchase of its first HP Indigo press. Once it saw the potential in automated digital production, the company started looking at ways to capitalize on it.