xpedx to Integrate Inventory and Pricing Online
By Jon Robinson
Building on the backend architecture of Enterprise Print Management Solutions, xpedx claims to have developed the first-ever integration of real-time paper inventory and customer pricing in a print management system. This new service, based on an update of EPMS Enterprise 32, is currently being tested by printing companies in the United States and is scheduled to come online by October 1 of this year.
“Printers can get an up-to-the-moment view of xpedx inventory status, together with their specific pricing, and place an order directly from within the management system,” said Carol Andersen of Enterprise Print Management Solutions (EPMS). The system is being tested by San Diego-based SOS Printing, which has 37 employees, and AMP Printing of Dublin, Califronia, which is a 30-year-old commercial printer with offset, large-format and 80 employees.
The new system will also be available to printers based in Canada, which builds upon the June 2009 launch of a dedicated xpedx Canada Website. The Canadian operations also works with Ariba, GHX, SciQuest and DataStream systems to power its Website.