With immediate effect, Böwe Systec UK and Ireland will partner with Ironsides Technology to resell Ironsides APT (Automated Production Tracking) software into transactional, direct mail and secure print operations in the UK and Ireland.
Böwe Systec’s broad technology portfolio spans printing, finishing, inserting and sortation solutions, as well as camera technology to monitor quality and compliance of printed documents to industry regulations.
Ironsides APT software provides production automation by collecting and reporting data for these discrete production steps to provide a single dashboard view of operations from print to despatch. The software pulls real time production data from any device making it easy to track hundreds of jobs to the piece level. Automate reprints and other exceptions, integrate with CRM and ERP systems, monitor SLAs, automate real time alerts, create productivity and performance metrics and customisable web reports – all available with a single dashboard.
Böwe Systec is a leading supplier to direct mail, transactional and security print operations in the UK and Ireland. Ironsides Technology UK will support Böwe Systec to provide a packaged offering for a Management Information System for not only inserting and sortation equipment, but also for the other key elements in the customer’s production workflow, such as presses, bindery and production mail centre operations.
Ironsides Technology has been expanding its sales into the UK and Europe for the past four years. The ‘open architecture’ software can connect to any production device and is used in many large transactional production centres in the UK and Europe.
Bill Riley, CEO and founder of Ironsides Technology is enthusiastic about the new partnership: ‘We are delighted that Böwe Systec UK and Ireland have decided to bundle the Ironsides APT solution with their technology offering. We are excited to formalize and launch our partnership in the UK and Ireland to help empower digital print providers with accurate tracking and reporting for continuous feed and cut sheet digital print through finishing.’
‘Böwe Systec UK and Ireland provide high quality, high speed roll and sheetfed inserting solutions, including the market leading Fusion Cross, and a range of sortation solutions for letters, flats, packet and parcel sorting,’ added Philippe Dugougeat, managing director for Böwe Systec UK and Ireland. ‘We are delighted to be working with Ironsides. This partnership is founded on the initial experience gained in the implementation of a new Fusion Cross inserter into a customer who already used Ironsides. Both parties – and most importantly, the customer – were pleased with the speed and ease of the integration, and the benefits that the solution delivers. We very much look forward to further implementations in our customer base in the UK and Ireland.’