Heidelberg Launches First Prinect App in the Cloud – Print Shop Analytics
20 October 2021: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is taking the digitization of its customer relationships incorporating useful value-added services to the next level. “Heidelberg Plus” is the new gateway to Heidelberg’s digital ecosystem, which customers can enter with a single login and access all of Heidelberg’s digital offerings. Future applications will make use of cloud technologies, IoT, Big Data and AI to offer customers added value when it comes to running their companies.
As part of Innovation Week 2021, that took place from October 13-15 at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site under the slogan “Always a Step Ahead”, Heidelberg was showcasing Prinect Print Shop Analytics, the first cloud-based Prinect app offered through Heidelberg Plus that will become availa-ble to customers in the course of the coming year. This is a tool that enables users to determine the current performance of a print shop based on real-time data from the most important KPIs.
Many print shops still control their processes using outdated data and only have limited access to their current KPIs, which makes it difficult to quickly optimize many processes. Prinect Print Shop Analytics offers an integrated solution that records, evaluates, and monitors the KPIs of a print shop in real time to optimize production by suggesting concrete courses of action with the help of artificial intelligence. Customers can access it via Heidelberg Plus with an integrated user interface and single sign-on au-thentication. All generated dashboards, with the corresponding analytics and recommendations, are available to all authorized users at any location on their computer, tablet, or smartphone, as required.
“With the first Prinect app available in Heidelberg Plus, our Heidelberg digital ecosystem is gaining momentum, and the customer benefits of digitization are becoming increasingly apparent,” says Ludwig Allgoewer, Global Head of Sales & Marketing at Heidelberg. “Market surveys have shown that our customers urgently want the functions of an app like Prinect Print Shop Analytics that they can use to quickly boost effi-ciency while systems are running, and also reduce costs at the same time.”