Lehn Joins SmartSoft as Director of Product Management for PressWise MIS Platform
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.—November 17, 2015—SmartSoft Inc., a provider of print MIS and workflow management software for the print and mailing industry, is pleased to announce that Joseph Lehn has joined the company as director of product management for the PressWise end-to-end print MIS and workflow automation platform.
Lehn will oversee the product roadmap, development and support of PressWise, and joins SmartSoft from EFI’s Pace group, where he spent the past 11 years working in various capacities, most recently as the senior product manager for the Pace MIS System. A 23-year veteran of the print industry, Lehn began his career with 12 years as an estimator in two different print plants before making the transition into print management software, a move made after spending a significant amount of time implementing a new MIS system for the print shop where he was working at the time.
"Joe’s knowledge and talents will be invaluable to the PressWise team as we continue to grow our business and influence within the print industry," commented SmartSoft COO Tony Tarpey. "His experience on both sides of the customer-vendor relationship gives him unique insight into what makes for a successful software implementation. When he saw the PressWise product he was blown away with how innovative it was, the way that it handled jobs and helped push them through the shop with minimal touches, and immediately saw the opportunities for further growth and innovation that would not only benefit current customers, but the wider print community. He is excited by the possibilities and we are thrilled to have him on the team."
PressWise is an end-to-end MIS and Workflow Automation solution that comes complete with robust features such as Web ordering, unlimited templates, estimating, quoting, order processing, workflow management, complete shipping integration, fulfillment and the ability to integrate with most third party Web storefronts (including PTI, Pressero, PrintNow, PixFizz, PageDNA, RedTie, Prisme and more) and existing back-end accounting systems.
SmartSoft provides desktop and enterprise-level workflow solutions for print management, postal address correction and postal discounts. Their products include the AccuMail suite of address hygiene software, the all-in-one mailing software solution, SmartAddresser 5, the IM barcode mail tracking service MailSpotter, and the end-to-end print workflow solution, PressWise. SmartSoft is a privately held company with offices in Agoura Hills, California; Santa Barbara, California; Philadelphia; and Montréal.