Kodak has announced its new Decision Analytics software as a service offering for Kodak Prinergy System, a solution designed to optimise the use of consumables on-press, helping offset printers realise new sources of savings. This new service will automatically analyse and predict ink use on press, enabling printers to improve efficiencies, lower costs and reduce risk.
The Decision Analytics – ink and plate use service allows print companies to base their business and labour planning, job quoting and consumable purchasing decisions on their own historical and predictive usage data. The ability to monitor results by plant, press, product and/or job, will allow them to uncover business insights quickly and meet customer requirements while reducing manufacturing costs. Commercial printers will be able to quote jobs more accurately ensuring a competitive edge without sacrificing profit margin. Packaging printers and converters will benefit from inventory controls for process and spot inks, whereby they can reduce hazardous waste disposal expenses and inventory carrying costs.