Nearly a quarter of the firms surveyed that subscribe to software through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model subscribe to Web-to-Print software. The benefits of using SaaS include a universally accessible Web-based interface, reduced start-up costs, and decreased risks in developing and launching new services.
Many print service providers have heard the term “cloud computing.” The availability and affordability of such computing power, coupled with increasingly capable Web development technology, has led to the rapid development of software that is accessed through a Web browser.
By 2014, InfoTrends predicts that $31 billion of the anticipated $107 billion in commercial printing revenues will be submitted through a Web-to-print (W2P) system. Indeed, the Internet continues to rewrite how printing firms procure and produce work.