Gypsum Management & Supply Migrates to Smart Forms from OKI Printing Solutions; Expects to Improve Operational Efficiency with a Customer-Friendly System: The switch to electronic forms streamlines workflow, saves money and improves brand appearance for one of the largest distributors of construction products in the U.S.

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OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI(R) Printing Solutions brand, today announced that Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc. selected its Smart Forms electronic forms printing solution that is projected to improve office productivity, brand appearance and reduce costs through the elimination of costly pre-printed forms.

Gypsum is one great example of how companies in different industries are recognizing the efficiency-saving benefits of electronic forms

    Gypsum is the largest independent distributor of drywall products in the U.S. and had been using pre-printed multipart forms for its invoices that were not only expensive, but also resulted in cumbersome form storage and delays in accessing and sending copies of invoices to customers. Switching to Smart Forms from OKI Printing Solutions enables Gypsum to improve its efficiency through a streamlined process that reduces print costs and provides a more customer-friendly invoice that can be conveniently e-mailed and printed on-demand. Invoices are now crisp, easy to read, professional-looking documents that include Gypsum's logo and customizable, localized information for each distributor on the page.

"Gypsum is one great example of how companies in different industries are recognizing the efficiency-saving benefits of electronic forms," said Terry Cruikshank, Industry Marketing Consultant - Retail at OKI Data Americas. "Smart Forms is a 'one stop shop' solution that can be easily customized for the particular needs of any company and is a guaranteed way for companies that rely on business forms to quickly improve their operations and productivity."

The Smart Forms solution used by Gypsum combines the C6100 Series digital color printers from OKI Printing Solutions with the flexible, open platform PlanetPress Suite electronic forms software from Objectif Lune. It features an easy-to-use interface that makes creation of forms and templates simple, eliminating the need for detailed programming. Invoices become crisper and easier to read and overall communication turns effortless with the ability to send by email rather than standard mail.

With no change to their host system, each distributor or location now can print their invoices with a logo and their location information when they need them with the capability to add targeted marketing or sales messages as appropriate. These customized forms were installed by Inland Associates, Gypsum's solution provider.

"The solution allows businesses to streamline an often daunting, time-consuming process," states Cruikshank. "If Gypsum had a minor change of a zip code before the solution, they had two choices: throw the forms away or use them with the incorrect information. Now they can make the change as soon as the post office changes the zip code without even wasting a form."

The C6100 Series Smart Forms solution is currently available in the U.S., Canada and Latin America through OKI Printing Solutions authorized solution providers and direct marketing resellers. It builds on parent company OKI Data Corporation's history of leadership and innovation in color printing. It is based on the 7th generation of printing technologies advanced by OKI Data Corporation, such as digital LED technology and Single Pass Color(TM). This technology allows OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts.

The product comes with a one-year overnight exchange warranty on the printer, an industry-leading five-year warranty on the digital LED print heads, and a one-year care and maintenance agreement on the PlanetPress software from Objectif Lune. Like all OKI Printing Solutions products, the C6100 Series is backed by comprehensive support from authorized OKI Printing Solutions solution providers. In addition, the company provides live, toll-free(1) technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America.

About OKI Data Americas, Inc.

OKI Data Americas, Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products and serial impact dot matrix printers. As business printing solutions specialists, OKI Data Americas provides world-class printing technology and real-world solutions designed to help manage workflow and optimize business performance. OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2000 certified and also offers a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Most OKI Printing Solutions' products have earned the ENERGY STAR(R). OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd., parent company to OKI Data Corporation, is a $5.8 billion multinational corporation with headquarters in Tokyo and is a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics.

OKI, Reg. OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. ENERGY STAR Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA, Single Pass Color T.M. and design Reg. T.M. OKI Data Corp.

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