ePS and HP show fruits of collaboration at Dscoop Edge

EPS' Midmarket Print Suite, which uses the Pace ERP, can now be integrated with HP Indigo presses
EPS' Midmarket Print Suite, which uses the Pace ERP, can now be integrated with HP Indigo presses

eProductivity Software (ePS) and HP have unveiled the product of a year’s collaboration between the two brands, with ePS’ Pace ERP now integrated with HP Indigo presses.

The integration of HP machinery with ePS software was first announced at 2022’s Dscoop Edge Rockies event for HP Graphic Arts customers, and has now been put on show at 2023’s St Louis Dscoop Edge World Expo.

ePS said the new software represented a significant step towards achieving a touch-free workflow for printers using HP hardware.

The two manufacturers have publicised a trial run of the integrated software, using ePS’ Midmarket Print Suite – built on top of the developer’s Pace ERP – with Point B Solutions, an American printer based in Minneapolis.

Doug Haefele, Point B Solutions’ VP of technology solutions, said: “We're thrilled to see the advantages of a more open-source world between ePS and HP. 

“This strategic partnership opens boundless opportunities for operational efficiency and innovation for printers like us.”

Point B, using the Midmarket Print Suite Client and its own HP Indigo press, has reported substantial time savings thanks to improved automation from the new software integration.

Haefele said that once the firm has managed to integrate its entire workflow into one system alongside Enfocus Switch MIS and Pitstop Server, it will save up to three days' lead time on each job, and reduce the manual intervention needed on most of Point B's digital print runs.

Bob Raus, HP Industrial Print's Americas category manager said of the finished software: "The level of automation is a key indicator of a print service provider's potential for business growth and success.

"HP is delighted to deliver on the promise of systems integration with eProductivity Software, benefiting our customers and the industry as a whole."

Dscoop Edge runs 7-10 May 2023 in St Louis, Missouri.