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EFI acquires PrintStream

Feb 22, 2011 12:00 AM


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Electronics For Imaging Inc. has acquired Streamline Development LLC, the provider of PrintStream ERP/MIS software focused on mailing and fulfillment services for the printing industry.

“As our market continues to evolve, we are committed to providing a portfolio of industry leading products allowing customers to choose the right solution for their environment with the consistency of delivery needed for long term success,” says Marc Olin, GM of EFI’s Advanced Professional Print Software division.

The addition of Streamline’s customer base and core technology of PrintStream, will allow EFI an even greater focus on providing the industry’s most preferred solutions.

“While PrintStream is the first product we have acquired as part of our new consolidation strategy, we will be actively seeking out additional print ERP/MIS solutions world-wide to consolidate,” Olin adds. “By concentrating our investment and efforts on Monarch, Radius, Pace and PrintSmith, we can insure that the largest development and support teams in the industry are delivering the best possible solutions to give our clients the best chance to succeed in today’s challenging business environment.”

PrintStream (now “EFI PrintStream”) has several key features and technologies including direct mail and warehouse management/fulfillment tools. EFI will leverage these strengths by offering the PrintStream Warehouse Management/Fulfillment module as an add-on module to a number of EFI’s existing ERP/MIS products.

In addition, Streamline’s Laurence Snyder and the rest of the PrintStream team are now part of EFI and will assist in the development of EFI’s core platforms going forward. EFI PrintStream will continue to be supported, but is no longer offered to new customers. Instead, EFI will offer new clients these four ERP/MIS platforms:

EFI Monarch – for large single and multiplant operations looking for full workflow automation with specialization in publication, book, direct mail, transactional and large commercial printing operations.

EFI Pace – for midmarket digital, offset, hybrid, wide format and specialty printing operations.

EFI PrintSmith – for on-demand, copy shop and small commercial operations.

EFI Radius – for labels, folding cartons and flexible packaging operations.

EFI’s annual user conference, Connect, will include a track for PrintStream customers, covering detailed roadmap information about upcoming releases and what new features and functions are planned over the coming year. Connect takes place April 26-29 at Wynn Las Vegas. See www.efi.com/connect.