Global Print MIS Leadership Strengthened.
EFI ™ has announced that it has acquired Technique, a provider of MIS/ERP (management information systems and enterprise resource planning) software products for the printing and packaging industries.
"We are excited to have Technique join the EFI family and our expanding portfolio of business automation technologies," said Marc Olin, general manager of EFI's Productivity Software business unit. "Many customers have benefited from the key technology advantages of the Technique solution, and we intend to continue to develop and support the product for many years into the future. We will also provide Technique customers an integrated workflow with our industry leading Fiery® digital front ends and Inkjet portfolio which includes VUTEk®, Jetrion®, and wide format devices."
Technique's CEO, Paul Cooper also commented;
"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. 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."
EFI provides a wide-ranging set of MIS/ERP solutions and will look to incorporate portions of Technique's capabilities with EFI's Monarch™, Pace™ and Radius Solutions. The aim is to allow customers to achieve improved performance and profitability.
"EFI remains committed to the business and to the long-term global market opportunity with this investment," said Sean Whelan, EFI's director Productivity Software European operations. "Through our existing global operations, we are able to strengthen and expand the support network for the Technique customers now and for many years into the future."
Technique consists of privately held Technique Business Systems Limited, a UK company located in Leeds, UK, and Technique, Inc., a Delaware corporation. More information about the company, its products and clients can be found at: www.technique-mis.com
The Technique management team and employees will join EFI as part of the Productivity Software Business Unit, ensuring the continuity of products and services delivery for Technique customers, while at the same time bringing significant domain expertise to EFI. EFI will also be highlighting Technique and its full portfolio at its annual user conference, EFI Connect, which takes place from the 15th-18th January 2013 at Wynn Las Vegas. More information about Connect can be found at information is at www.efi.com/connect.
"Connect offers our entire customer base an opportunity to meet the extended EFI team, join the user community and explore possibilities with EFI," added Olin. "There is a hands-on solution centre, a variety of class room sessions and some great general sessions. We'll also discuss the long-term plans regarding EFI Technique suite. "
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