In recent years, organizations around the world have rushed to harness the use of data to improve their efficiency, reduce their costs and increase their sales. Interestingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased this activity by making data more important than ever for companies wishing to make informed decisions. But what exactly does this mean? And how can print service providers (PSPs) take advantage of the data to make better business decisions? While access to data is in itself a challenge for some printing companies, others who already have access to it do not know how to exploit it. The article published by the graphic arts software company ONYX, which you can download here , analyzes the latest industry trends that have pushed modern printing companies into the need to be guided by data. The article also analyzes the reasons why data should be collected and measured, as well as which data should be checked.
Recent industry trends Speaking of recent trends in the large-scale printing industry, Photo Manipulation Services it is impossible to ignore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Graphic Arts industry. Businesses in the industry were already under pressure to stay competitive and profitable, and the pandemic made it even more difficult for them to achieve their goals. But the corona virus has done more than "squeeze" the profit margins. It has accelerated some trends, such as production automation, created the conditions for new services, and given printers the opportunity to revisit how their business operates and if it is efficient enough in the way it works.
For many print business owners, there is a need to expand and offer more with. Less. This has led to the need for fast, reliable, automated and easy-to-use solutions that do not require special training. In a recent survey of printers (between March 2020 and June 2021), 69% of respondents said they could improve their business' internal performance by increasing automation and usable data. In terms of automation, the term alone may seem "chaotic" to some, as different levels of automation are required based on the specialization of each business and its clientele. For most ONYX customers who are involved in large format printing, automation means: reduced time, fewer errors, increased productivity with the same tools and consequently increased profitability. For them, automation is paramount because it helps achieve these goals. Some examples of the above are.