"[We have] seen Web-to-print expand and become a standard way of doing business around the world... We see great potential in continuing to expand our offerings."
EFI has acquired Online Print Solutions (OPS), a company engaged in the areas of Web-to-print, dynamic publishing, and cross-media marketing solutions. OPS develops and deploys applications designed specifically to manage the needs of corporate storefronts, retail sites, and online design to variable-data and cross-media solutions; its customers include commercial printers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
OPS software will become part of EFI’s Productivity Software portfolio. EFI intends to continue to offer both Digital StoreFront and OPS products to the market, the company reports, and in the near future integrate key OPS features and technologies supporting cross-media marketing and variable-data printing into the EFI Digital StoreFront platform, as well as with EFI MIS software. EFI also plans to integrate the OPS platform into its Fiery digital front ends and, in coming years, combine the two platforms. EFI states that it will provide this new platform to all clients with current maintenance contracts on either system at that time.
“We are very pleased to bring OPS into our growing Web-to-print customer community and combine our world-class offerings in the market,” says Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager of EFI’s Productivity Software division. “EFI has seen Web-to-print expand and become a standard way of doing business around the world. We see great potential in continuing to expand our offerings in Web-to-print and further leverage our unique ability to provide an integrated workflow with our MIS systems and our industry-leading Fiery controllers.”
Founded in 2002, OPS consists of privately held DataCreation Pty Ltd, an Australian company, and Online Print Marketing Ltd., an Irish company that has offices in Boston as well as Dublin, Ireland and Sydney, Australia.
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