First Edge Solutions Looks to Gain Operational Efficiencies with EFI Pace
FOSTER CITY, CA—August 9, 2012—EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that long-time customer First Edge Solutions has selected EFI Pace to integrate and streamline the workflow at its three locations.
First Edge Solutions specializes in full-service print, direct mail, document management and marketing communications. The company has been a happy EFI PrintSmith user for nine years and operates Fiery-driven printers, but with the growth of the company to three production plants nationwide, the time was right to upgrade to EFI Pace.
“After taking an in-depth look at print MIS options we decided to stay with the leader in the market, and selected EFI Pace to integrate everything into a single workflow,” said Robert King, chief technology officer at First Edge Solutions. The company will install Pace in its Milwaukee, WI, headquarters as well as its plants in Phoenix and Atlanta.
“The browser-based nature of Pace means that everyone across the company will have access to the same information from wherever they are,” continued King. “The system will greatly improve efficiencies in our operations, especially in accounting, which is now an exercise in frustration each month.
“The Pace estimating tool will be a powerful addition, as it will enable us to truly look at our costs, set consistent pricing and fine-tune our estimates. And with our Fiery-driven printers connected to our EFI MIS we'll have a unique ability to drive automation in our workflow.
“We’re confident that with EFI as our partner we’ll remain on the ‘front lines’ of the industry with a system that is ahead of the rest of the market and ready to grow with us,” concludes King.
EFI Pace is a browser-based, scalable and customizable print management system that streamlines operations, reduces costs and provides customers with the information they need to win more business and deliver quality customer service. EFI Pace is a fully integrated solution for estimating, production, accounting, sales management and e-commerce.
EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.