New HP Learning, Business Development Offerings will be Highlighted
A schedule for THRIVE Live! sessions at PRINT 09 is available at www.hp.com/go/HPatPRINT09.
Expanded training curriculum
HP is also expanding its global training offerings under the HP Graphic Arts Capture Business Success Program to help customers successfully grow their businesses with eight new courses that cover business management, sales and marketing, and operations training for print service providers. The courses will be offered worldwide in several languages beginning in late 2009 and will include live, instructor-led seminars as well as self-paced eLearning modules.
HP's training curriculum covers solutions and applications from the HP Graphics Solutions Business portfolio and also addresses the additional skills needed to help PSPs and partners increase their managerial, operational and sales and marketing effectiveness. Each course in the curriculum focuses on innovations and cutting-edge practices in digital printing, including market trends, applications and business models. Courses are delivered as self-paced eLearning modules on the HP Graphic Arts Portal and as a series of face-to-face seminars.
Available in late 2009, these new courses will be delivered in local languages according to availability (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish). Course content will also be customized to the country or region using local customer case studies and proof points.
HP Graphic Arts Capture Business Success for PSP profit opportunities
HP also is showcasing another important business development offering at PRINT 09, the HP SmartPlanner 3.0. This free tool, a newly enhanced job estimator and business planning utility for HP Indigo customers, calculates job costs for digital and conventional presses to aid production decisions and maximize profitability.
The HP SmartPlanner 3.0 calculates the total cost to the customer, including printing, finishing and supply chain parameters. New, automated features enable PSPs to import jobs from their management information systems to profile monthly production activity and develop plant-wide strategies for increasing overall profitability with digital printing.