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EFI Acquires Technique

MIS/ERP product line will become part of EFI's Productivity Software portfolio.

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EFI has acquired Technique, a provider of management information systems and enterprise resource planning (MIS/ERP) software products for the publication, commercial, and direct-marketing print industries. Technique products will become part of EFI's Productivity Software portfolio, the company reports. EFI will integrate support and operations of Technique within its Productivity Software business unit and will continue to support the existing Technique client base.

"Technique is thrilled about the opportunity to join EFI, which is becoming the clear leader and even larger provider in productivity software for printing companies worldwide," said Technique's CEO, Paul Cooper. "The world of print is changing quickly and being part of the EFI family gives our customers instant access to wider solutions from their portfolio, together with the opportunity for more local support."

“We are excited to have Technique join the EFI family and our expanding portfolio of business automation technologies. We welcome their strong customer install base … to our own large global client base,” says Marc Olin, general manager of EFI's Productivity Software business unit. “We will also provide Technique customers an integrated workflow with our Fiery digital front end and inkjet portfolio, including Vutek, Jetrion, and wide-format devices."

Established in 1995, Technique consists of privately held Technique Business Systems Limited, a UK company, and Technique, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Its install base includes more than 20 countries; US clients include AFL Web, Bang Printing, the Church of Scientology, Creel Printing, Midstates Printing Inc., Southwest Offset, and others.



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