Xplor Names 2008 Lifetime Achievement, Innovator and Technology Application Award Winners
Given the overwhelming number and quality of award submissions, honorable mentions in the Innovator of the Year Award category will also be given to both Trendset/Integrated System and X-Packs/DST Output.
Technology Application Award—Xplor also recognizes organizations for their imaginative application of current technology that establishes an industry’s direction. This year’s recipient, GMC Software Technology, is recognized for their implementation of PrintNet Software Suite with Oniya Shapira, a GMC customer. The application exploits the use of full-color transpromo printing for Cal’s (Israel Credit Cars Ltd.) credit card holders. Previously, Oniya Shapira was printing statements for Cal using pre-printed paper with black and white digital overprinting. Although the statements did include some marketing messages, personalization was limited. The new GMC and Oniya Shapira transpromo implementation now includes a full color, personalized, variable length credit card statement, relevant third-party messages as well as offerings from their loyalty program. The application produces approximately 8 million transpromo statement pages per month for Cal alone. In addition, with GMC PrintNet, Oniya Shapira has also moved a number of other transactional and promotional customers to the GMC color platform, including companies from the advertising, cosmetics, jewelry, fashion, automotive and vacation industries.
In addition to GMC Software Technology, Thomas Cook/Pitney Bowes and Suez Lyonnaise de Eau France/Data One France will also be recognized with honorable mentions in this category.
Award winners will be honored at Xplor’s Award Ceremony, Tuesday March 4, 2008 from 5:15 to 6:15 PM. In addition, the Xplorer of the Year Award and Chairman’s Award winner will also be recognized.
About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.