Aleyant, a Software Provider to the Industry, Acquires Keen’s Web-to-Print Business
WHEATON, Ill.—September 16, 2015—Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, has announced it acquired San Francisco-based Keen’s Web-to-print business. Aleyant’s acquisition includes Keen’s Web-to-print technology platform, Web-to-print customers and its name, logo and brand. Current Keen Web-to-print customers will be able to transition to Aleyant’s award-winning Pressero Web-to-print platform. Aleyant will also take over Keen’s Web2Award-winning “Print Is Big” industry promotion campaign. The PrintMo marketplace service is not part of this transaction and will continue to operate as a separate service.
“We welcome Keen customers to the Aleyant family and hope to meet some of them in person during GraphExpo, where we will be exhibiting in Booth #439,” said Greg Salzman, Aleyant’s president, “The Keen Web-to-print software has some interesting technology, which of course we will be exploring.”
Founded in 2010 by Vitaly Golomb, Keen Systems is venture capital-backed by 500 Startups, IDG-Accel and other investors. Like Aleyant, Keen is a fellow recipient of Printing Industry of America’s InterTech Technology Award for Innovative Excellence (2012)—an award given to truly innovative companies that are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry. Keen was recognized for its pioneering multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service approach and its advances in user interface design.
“We’ve gotten to know Greg and his team at Aleyant over the years and more recently,” Golomb said. “I couldn’t be happier to work with them in this transition. I’m confident our customers have a bright future in Aleyant’s family as the industry further modernizes and evolves.”
Going forward Vitaly Golomb will expand his ongoing entrepreneurship ecosystem initiatives in United States and Europe.
Aleyant Pressero is an affordable and easy-to-use cloud-based B2B or B2C online storefront solution that can quickly and easily be customized to individual client needs. This includes ‘mobile-first’ design for branded sites to ensure proper display regardless of the viewing device being used. Pressero can be enhanced with the addition of Aleyant eDocBuilder, a Web-based variable data publishing system built specifically to easily integrate into Aleyant or third-party Web-to-print or MIS solutions features advanced typography control, imposition, scripting support, PDF workflows, rapid template creation, Excel merge capabilities and more. Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI) uses a rules-based approach to automate such processes as file renaming, unzipping zipped files, or sending files and metadata directly to a RIP for processing, eliminating multiple steps in the workflow.
Aleyant Print Job Manager is MIS/ERP simplified. It uses a new mobile, Cloud-based approach to MIS that includes a fast means of generating market-driven pricing, job management, inventory control, planning and estimating.
About Aleyant Systems
Founded in 2005, Aleyant Systems is an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices. Its expertise lies in developing highly functional and flexible applications using the most current Web development technologies available, including workflow aimed at lights-out automation. Its flagship Web-to-print software, Pressero, is a highly customizable retail and business-to-business storefront interface and has launched many of its clients into the exciting world of Internet-based print sales. Aleyant also offers a Web-based online design and variable data publishing (VDP) system, eDocBuilder, as a separate product. Its solutions are integrated with multiple MIS and Web-to-print systems.