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EFI Acquires SmartLinc

EFI will continue to develop and sell SmartLinc’s shipping software and integrate it into their product lines.

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EFI has announced that it has acquired SmartLinc Inc., the Milwaukee-based developer of shipping software. SmartLinc employees, including former SmartLinc co-owners Greg Billinghurst and Scott Kwiatkowski, have joined EFI

EFI will continue to develop and sell SmartLinc software, and this software will become the company’s core shipping-technology offering, the company reports. Currently, the software serves as the integrated shipping module for EFI’s Pace, Monarch, and Radius MIS/ERP products. EFI will also create a new SmartLinc-based shipping module for its EFI PrintSmith Vision business-management software.

“EFI and SmartLinc have many joint customers who will benefit from further, streamlined integration between their MIS/ERP and shipping systems,” says Marc Olin, EFI’s chief operating officer. “Acquiring SmartLinc also presents opportunities for EFI to approach promising, adjacent markets.”



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