Rochester Software Associates Wins Three ON DEMAND Best of Show Awards

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RSA Sweeps Workflow Solutions Category in Conference First with WebCRD and New KDKPrint; WebCRD also Receives Innovative Use of Technology Award

Rochester Software Associates, a provider of premium production print workflow software solutions, has been recognized at this year’s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition with three Best of Show Awards. In a conference first, RSA took home both awards in the workflow category. WebCRD Web-to-Print software received Best of Show, and new product KDKPrint was awarded with an honorable mention in the workflow category. WebCRD also won an honorable mention in the Innovative Use of Technology category for its SurePreview™ pre-order document viewer.

WebCRD’s Best of Show in workflow solutions award was for its continued advances in automating customer workflows, and WebCRD’s SurePreview Innovative Use of Technology recognition was for its use of technology to increase digital print usage. KDKPrint’s workflow category honorable mention was due to the product’s ability to drive value for print centers with SMARTBOARD make ready by converting those files for utilization outside of Kodak Digimaster or NexPress printers or in mixed environments.

InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. ON DEMAND, the digital printing & automated production event, is the largest conference and exposition dedicated to the technologies that personalize, manage, print, and deliver content.

WebCRD’s new 8.0 release announced at the show, continues to advance customer workflow in automation via a new user interface and other improvements that increase user customer satisfaction with an even faster ordering and order management experience, and the ability to more tightly integrate with internal web site branding. WebCRD has won Best of Show awards three of the last four years.

Long known for its configurability and extensive features, WebCRD now has a user interface that previewed customers describe as “outstanding.” WebCRD’s simple single screen ticketing hallmark was taken even further in this release with a new shopping cart ordering process that speeds reorders and order management, both for the end user and print production.

WebCRD’s SurePreview enables print centers to increase user acceptance, and decrease waste and turn around by previewing a job onscreen as a finished product. By providing an interactive Instant Estimate and showing a customer how the completed print job will look, in-plant print shops can drive more margin and in-house print volumes.

RSA’s new KDKPrint SMARTBOARD conversion software, received an honorable mention in the workflow category for its ability to improve workflow by transforming a closed system so it will work across different equipment manufacturers. By converting complex Kodak SMARTBOARD files to PostScript or a PDF on supported production printers with ticketing, print centers can achieve further workflow automation and efficiencies and reduce costs by leveraging existing equipment and software, even in mixed printer or multiple print vendor environments.

Tim Kelly, Senior Vice President for RSA stated, “For almost 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to helping in-plant print centers increase operating efficiency and volume while reducing costs. RSA continually look for ways to help our customers succeed with in-plant digital printing through innovation, and increasing the extensibility, features, and capabilities of our software. We are pleased to be recognized with so many awards, and deeply appreciate our customers support and the outstanding development teams at RSA who have worked diligently for months to release new versions of our two flagship products and deliver a new-to-the-world product.”

“This award is meant to recognize exceptional innovation in the digital printing industry,” stated Jeff Hayes, President, InfoTrends. “RSA is one of the leaders in our industry, and we are pleased to acknowledge their accomplishments.”

RSA’s workflow solutions are available through RSA’s partners and directly from RSA. To learn more about the new releases, watch the movie at http://www.rocsoft.com/whatsnew and visit http://www.rocsoft.com. Or, see us in booth 1442 at ON DEMAND in Philadelphia from April 20-22nd, 2010 where we will be demonstrating these award-winning solutions.

About RSA
Founded in 1986, Rochester Software Associates, Inc. (RSA) provides premium workflow software to drive in-plant print centers with datacenter, CRD, and digital environments. RSA’s Enterprise Workflow Solutions provide digital web-to-print, manage corporate print workflow, and transform legacy data center data streams. Top enterprise print operations rely on RSA solutions to increase operating efficiency and print volume without increasing staff. RSA enables Internet-based print job submission and fulfillment (WebCRD, BatesPrint, and CDPrint), enterprise print workflow management (QDirect), printer productivity enhancements (EPSPro), and print transform (M.I.S. Print, IPDSPrint, RDOPrint, KDKPrint and VIPrint). For more information, visit http://www.rocsoft.com.

©2010 Rochester Software Associates, Inc. AutoFlow, AutoStock, BatesPrint, CDPrint, CentralPDF, Enterprise Workflow System, EPSPro, IPDSPrint, Make Ready Integration for QDirect, Mainframe Downloader, M.I.S. Print, More Than a Storefront, PDF Pro, QDirect, QDirect.EDU, QDirect.SCAN, RDOPrint, Scan to Print Center, SurePDF, VIPrint, KDKPrint, and WebCRD are trademarks of RSA. JobReady is a trademark of Adobe. SMARTBOARD and NexPress are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition
ON DEMAND, the digital printing & automated production event, is the largest conference and exposition dedicated to the technologies that personalize, manage, print, and deliver content. For 15 years, print-for-profit, in-plant printers, marketing and communications professionals, operations and production managers, IT specialists, and corporate executives have gathered to see the latest solutions and better understand the convergence of communications, digital information, and printing so they can communicate effectively and economically. For more information, visit http://www.ondemandexpo.com

About InfoTrends
InfoTrends is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. We provide research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses. For more information, visit http://www.infotrends.com.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.
Questex Media Group LLC is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, telecommunications, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, landscape design, building services and natural resources through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.questex.com

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