EFI MIS/ERP and Web-to-Print Users' Conference

Discover. Integrate. Innovate.

Discover the many ways to extend your market reach, lower costs, work faster and smarter, and increase customer satisfaction.

Integrate your business and production systems with the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio designed to maximize productivity, process efficiency, product offerings and business opportunities.

Innovation will take on a whole new meaning for you. You will meet with some of the smartest people in our industry and learn about new innovations and how they can improve your process and profit potential.

Register now for:

  • Keynote Speaker and General Sessions

  • User Group Meetings to discuss business challenges, solutions and best practices and to provide input on future EFI product developments.

  • Access to the Solution Center to preview upcoming releases and to discuss topics, such as software utilization and business strategy, personally with EFI experts.

  • Networking opportunities to form long-term business relationships, discuss important issues, and to share business, process and revenue generating ideas.

  • Connect 2015 At-a-Glance

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Business Session Details

BUSP201 TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
PrintFlow User Group Discussion ROOM Alsace 2
Join is for what is sure to be a lively session moderated by the entire EFI PrintFlow team at Connect. Please bring your questions, challenges and successes and be prepared to share your experiences

BUS0101 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Increase Profits and Productivity
ROOM Lafite 2
Want to make more money and increase capacity? Wonder why you have so much waste? In this session, we will show you how using tools like Auto-Count and Paper Monitor can help you cut your waste and improve profits.

BUS0102 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Myths of the Printing Industry ROOM Le Fleur 1
The teaching of our theory TGO - Theory of Global Optimization. After this course, you may never think about your printing company in the same way again — and that’s the idea! Udi Arieli, the author of TGO, will explain the myths that prevail in the printing industry that prevent you from achieving greater profits. He’ll also touch on the realities that the Theory of Global Optimization describes, so you can use them as tools to improve profitability. Udi will also speak about what’s new in TGO from previous years. This session is back by popular demand and remains more important than ever for your company’s profitability in this challenged economy.

BUS0103 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Metrix-Automated Rules Based Job Planning ROOM Alsace 2
Metrix is now part of the EFI family of products! Come learn about Metrix and the value it can bring to your print operation. Will it benefit Estimating, Job Planning or Prepress - maybe all three?

BUS0104 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Scheduling with a Dynamic System: In-depth Demonstration of PrintFlow ROOM Chambrton 1
PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling is a premier scheduling module for print production. Join us to learn and explore the power of the PrintFlow application and understand how it differs from other scheduling systems. We'll demonstrate the ins and outs, including how to automatically optimize your schedule, identify and minimize your bottlenecks in production, and how to create and compare alternative "what if" scenarios for scheduling your entire production facility.

BUS0105 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Smart Estimating: An Introduction to IQuote ROOM Chamberton 2
Learn why IQuote won an Intertech Award this year and two consecutive Must See 'Ems awards. IQuote is smart, visual estimating unlike anything you have seen before. We'll do a full demonstration of the product during this breakout and answer your questions.

BUS0106 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Building Revenue Streams with Fulfillment ROOM Lafite 3
Considering fulfillment as a revenue opportunity? Looking to improve an existing fulfillment operation? Have you had requests from clients to manage their inventories? If the answer is yes to any of these, you’ll want to join this session as we discuss the capabilities of the PrintStream Fulfillment and Warehouse management solution. PrintStream Fulfillment provides a level of expertise unmatched in the printing, packaging and mailing industry. Whether you offer advanced fulfillment services today, or if you’re an organization looking to “test the waters” of fulfillment, the PrintStream solution provides a solid foundation for order management, inventory control, pick, pack and shipping operations.

BUS0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What's New in Auto-Count ROOM Latour 6

In this session, we will review the enhancements made to Auto-Count, PaperMonitor, Plant Manager, and our Visibility products in the 14.1 release.

BUS0402 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How to Become More Profitable with PrintFlow and TGO: Best Usage and Changes to Internal Processes ROOM Margaux 2
Improving profits with PrintFlow involves more than training your schedulers and production managers how to use the software. In order to achieve it, you must also change some of your internal processes, and we'll show you what and how. This involves educating all employees from core management to your sales team to apply the Theory of Global Optimization (TGO) to daily operations. We will recommend changes to how decisions are made on price, capacity, workflow, and who best makes these decisions. Highly recommended for top management.

BUS0501 WED 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Automate and Simplify your In Plant ROOM La Fleur 1
Are you ready to automate your workflows, simplify the way you print and take your operations to the next level? Whether it’s focusing on relationships, seeking new ways to add value, leveraging the latest technologies or improving process control, Xerox has you covered. Hear first-hand, from your peers in our client panel, on how Xerox® can help you get started. Also stop by the Xerox booth to learn more.

BUS0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Auto-Count Crystal Ball ROOM Latour 6

Plan to attend this session to gather information as it relates to the strategic roadmap of Auto-Count direct machine interface. You will gain insight on where the product is today and where it is headed tomorrow. A must see if you want to stay in lock step with Auto-Count.

BUS0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Scheduling with PrintFlow in a Digital Environment ROOM Mouton 2
PrintFlow Scheduling for Digital? Conventional thinking may be that digital print department is moving too fast to schedule with quick turnaround times and short task durations. With automatic, intelligent, rules-based scheduling, these areas of production can actually benefit even more from PrintFlow Scheduling requiring no or very little user input. We will explore topics such as: automatic scheduling, black & white vs. color printing, color splitting, inline vs. offline finishing, and task route calculations.

BUS0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TGO-Optimizing and Automating Your Printing Operation from Order Inception to Delivery ROOM Latour 6
EFI Monarch, EFI Pace and EFI Radius change the paradigm of what an MIS is - no longer just a database management information system but an intellegent, rules-based, integrated workflow that provides a global view of your entire company. One primary foundation of this paradigm shift is TGO, the Theory of Global Optimization. Udi Arieli, the author of TGO, will show you how TGO is built into EFI products and workflows, how you can apply TGO even outside the workflow itself so that it operates in the daily activity of every employee in the company, and how this results in increased profitability.

BUS0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Practical PrintFlow ROOM Latour 6

This exciting session provides step-by-step instructions for best practices in configuring and using PrintFlow. We will discuss topics such as: critical manufacturing, parallel distribution, panels and colors and other customizations in the Gantt chart display. You will also learn how to master the powerful and flexible Adhoc Reporting tool and to utilize the PrintFlow website to display the schedule shopwide. This workshop is guarenteed to make your scheduling and reporting more effective. You'll see real-world examples and learn many tips that clients have used with great success.

BUS0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Lean Manufacturing and TGO: Which One Is Right for Me? ROOM Petrus 1
Dive deep into the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and TGO (the Theory of Global Optimization) in the world of print. Udi Arieli, the author of TGO, will discuss differences between the two process improvement methodologies, and popular myths about how Lean Manufacturing operates in the print industry. You will leave the session armed with the information you need to use both to your best advantage and find out how your Monarch or Pace system can help you achieve these goals.

BUS0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
EFI Ecosystem Story – Integration Successes & Challenges ROOM Latour 7

Join us for a panel discussion on integration successes and challenges. Tim Daisy, EFI Workflow consultant, will lead a discussion focused on the value of workflow integration, highlighting some of the challenges they've faced along the way. We will wrap up with Q&A.

BUS1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Metrix-Automated Rules based Job Planning ROOM Latour 7
Metrix is now part of the EFI family of products! Come learn about metrix and the value it can bring to your print operation. Will it benefit Estimating, Job Planning, or Prepress - maybe all three?

BUS1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Scheduling with PrintFlow in a Packaging Environment ROOM Latour 6

Explore some of the PrintFlow team's latest developments related to the unique aspects of scheduling in packaging manufacturing environments. Join us in this sesion to discover the unique power of PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling when paired with EFI Radius. Many exciting achievements have been accomplished in this workflow such as: Tool Library integration allowing PrintFlow optimization to be based in part on tool competition and availability, Print Change and item level details provide schedulers the ability to split and reorganize production run contents, as well as detailed material requirements.

BUS1003 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Auto-Count: the Value Proposition of Improving Productivity ROOM Lafite 2

Attend this breakout session to learn how your print facility can leverage the power of Auto-Count technology to improve your shop floor data collection, material usage transactions, job costing, and status updates. This session will examine the utilization of Auto-Count on web, sheetfed, and finishing devices including real world examples of how the ROI for Auto-Count is months, not years.

BUS1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
IQuote 102: Configuration and Workflow ROOM Latour 7

So, you've seen IQuote and you want to know more? This is the session for you — we will learn how the system is configured at the master level to support optimization at the estimate level, including machines, substrates, costs, outsourcing, and many other factors. We'll also look into the hidden gem in IQuote — the system's flexible business process management tool that allows you to customize the workflow to be used at your site.

BUS1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
PrintFlow - Tales from the Field, Customer Stories ROOM Latour 6
In this session, you will hear from industry peers as they guide you through their implementation stories weaving tales of real world successes and challenges and the reality of the process and benefits.

Inplant Session Details

INP0101 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Driving Growth with Print Ecommerce ROOM Latour 6
Explore ways to drive top-line growth and bottom-line efficiencies with print ecommerce. In this session we will discuss approaches to expand your business offering and to capture more print spend from your existing and prospective accounts.

INP0102 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
EFI VDP Powered by DirectSmile ROOM Latour 7
Learn how to use Digital StoreFront's StoreFront Studio and Adobe InDesign to create compelling variable data templates.

INP0501 WED 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Automate and Simplify your In Plant ROOM La Fleur 1
Are you ready to automate your workflows, simplify the way you print and take your operations to the next level? Whether it’s focusing on relationships, seeking new ways to add value, leveraging the latest technologies or improving process control, Xerox has you covered. Hear first-hand, from your peers in our client panel, on how Xerox® can help you get started. Also stop by the Xerox booth to learn more.

INP0601 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scheduling with PrintFlow in a Digital Environment ROOM Mouton 2
PrintFlow Scheduling for Digital? C
onventional thinking may be that digital print department is moving too fast to schedule with quick turnaround times and short task durations. With automatic, intelligent, rules based scheduling, these areas of production can actually benefit even more from PrintFlow Scheduling requiring no or very little user input. We'll explore topics such as: Automatic Scheduling, Black & White vs. Color Printing, Color Splitting, Inline vs. Offline Finishing, and Task Route Calculation.

INP0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DirectSmile Cross Media V7:Putting your customers in the driver's seat ROOM Margaux 1
Discover how easy it is to build and maintain marketing portals for your customers and find out more about this especially profitable way to provide cutting-edge marketing services.

INP0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cross Media Now? ROOM Latour 5
Explore the new opportunities cross media marketing is opening up for print businesses and their customers.

INP0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mail Tracking and Reporting in Today's MarketPlace: Why it is more than just a cost ROOM Latour 7
With increased competition in today’s marketplace, printers and mailers must identify ways to distinguish themselves. The margins on their traditional service offerings have been pushed to the point where cost can no longer be the only way that a business creates its’ “niche” and differentiates itself. To market a mail tracking services successfully, you've got to come up with your target customer base and position your business to meet their specific needs. This market segmentation, if done right, will differentiate a business versus the competition, improve profit margins, and win market share.

INP0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Digital StoreFront Production Automation ROOM Latour 6
Learn how to optimize production from within Digital Storefront through seamless integration with Fiery, Fiery XF, and prepress workflows.

INP1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Adding or Expanding Mailing Services in Your Current Operation ROOM Alsace 2
Learn the misperceptions about providing Mailing Services. Do nothing? Be proactive? Fill a niche? Extraordinary business? Learn how to be successful. It’s all about quality data, adding value and getting personal. Attract and retain customers and expand the services you offer

INP1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Metrix-Automated Rules Based Job Planning ROOM Latour 7
Metrix is now part of the EFI family of products! Come learn about Metrix and the value it can bring to your print operation. Will it benefit Estimating, Job Planning or Prepress - maybe all three?

INP1003 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Auto-Count: The value proposition of improving productivity ROOM Lafite 2
Attend this breakout session to learn how your print facility can leverage the power of Auto-Count technology to improve your Shop Floor Data Collection, Material Usage Transactions, Job Costing and Status updates. This session will examine the utilization of Auto-Count on web, sheetfed and finishing devices including real world examples of how the ROI for Auto-Count is months, not years.

INP1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:150 AM
Sneak-Peek: Digital StoreFrint for fulfillment ROOM Latour 5
Get a sneak-peek at Digital StoreFront 8.2, optimized for fulfillment workflows. Provide early feedback on new features such as fast shopping, faceted search and filter, and fulfillment storefront layouts.

Monarch Session Details

MONP101 TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Introduction to Crystal Reports in Monarch ROOM Petrus 1
This preconference session is a basic introduction to writing Crystal Reports in Monarch. This hands-on class has limited space for 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.

MONP201 TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
K Advancing Your Crystal Reports Knowledge for Monarch ROOM Petrus 1
This preconference session will address more advanced report writing for Monarch. This session is hands on and space is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.

MON0201 WEDS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch Welcome Session and Crystal Ball ROOM Margaux 1
The Monarch team will present an overview of what has happened since last year's Connect conference and what is planned for the upcoming year. This breakout session is focused on the key areas of your MIS: Monarch, Planner, PrintFlow, Auto-Count and Portal. The team will highlight activities or tracks based on your print facility roles and will announce the future of Monarch. This is a MUST SEE 'EMS sessions to learn about the changes on teh horizon and how your MIS will transform in the releases to come. Don't miss one of the most interesting sessions of the conference!

MON0301 WEDS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monarch User Group Business Meeting ROOM Margaux 1
This session is directed by the Monarch User Group. All Monarch users are encouraged to attend, members and non-members. Session will include, among other topics, a review of enhancements requested by the user group and their status.

MON0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
That's the Way We Spell Success ROOM La Fleur 1
What does the plan for implementing Monarch look like? Where does it begin, end, and what are the steps in between? How do I know if it is implemented correctly? We will examine these questions and more as we look at implementation plans, ideas, successes, and opportunities.

MON0402 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Down the Road Tonight ROOM La Fleur 2
An informative session where product management will review the Monarch User Group enhancements from the 14.1 version in detail. There are nearly 30 enhancements from the MUG in the latest release, all based on feedback from the user community. Plan on attending this session to learn what you and other users have requested.

MON0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Formatting Financials - Best Practices ROOM LaFleur 1
Let's dive deep into the Monarch General Ledger Formatting of Financial Reports. This session will be key for thise finance people looking to leverage the power of their General Ledger and how to utilize the formatting of each report, the ability to save a layout and the advantage of column range selections. Explore printing the financial report and how to use exporting to Excel as an excellent reporting option.

MON0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
There Is No I in Information Technology; There are 2! ROOM LaFleur 2
A great stop for the IT person in attendance at this year's conference! A breakout session with a little bit of something for everyone. This session will allow you to learn from others in attendance what it takes to say on top of your IT needs. Discuss best practices for planning upgrades, considerations for migrating database platforms, reviewing operating systems and minimum hardware recommendations. Progress versions, Crystal Reports versions, and planning for disaster recovery. The end goal is to identify and create plans to handle the various requests from inside your facility.

MON0603 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch Data Extraction - From the Beginning ROOM Petrus 1
This session is a result of the feedback from last year's Connect conference. Intended as an entry level, hands-on session, users with limited experience connecting to their Monarch database will benefit the most. This session will explore connecting to the database via ODBC and will utilize Microsoft Query, Excel, and Crystal Reports to pull data from a single table, discuss "joins" and review how to find data in Monarch. Space is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.

MON0604 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Shipping Integration for Monarch Planner ROOM Latour 7
Multi-carrier Process Shipper using the Planner workflow.

MON0605 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Business Intelligence for Monarch and Radius ROOM Mouton 1
Learn how you can leverage your MIS/ERP data through EFI's Business Intelligence (BI) module. This session will review the value of BI as an analytical and decision making tool. We will explore some cool reports created by clients and demonstrate the development of a BI report. The session will include a Q&A period.

MON0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monarch Crystal Ball - Q&A ROOM LaFleur 1
Plan on attending this session to gather more information about the transformation of Monarch. This informative session will be your opportunity to ask questions and garner insight into the future of Monarch.

MON0702 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Two Heads Are Better than One - Accounting Focused ROOM LaFleur 2
Do you have one of those tough accounting or job costing questions which your facility has been trying to resolve in Monarch? If so, plan on attending this session and bring those questions! This interactive session will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gain insight from other Monarch users in attendance. Who knows, maybe the solution was right there all the time!

MON0703 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Keep It Flowing - Part 1 ROOM Petrus 1
This session will focus on the most effective ways to estimate, plan, and schedule jobs in Monarch based on defined job types or workflows. This session is hands-on and is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation. Part 1 will focus on mailing inserts, press product, multiple versions, and repeat work.

MON0704 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shipping Integration for Monarch Foundation Ball ROOM Latour 7
Multi-carrier Process Shipper and UPS/FedEx carrier supplied shipping systems using the Monarch Foundation jobs workflow.

MON0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IQuote - the Future of Intellegent Estimating ROOM La Fleur 1
You've heard about IQuote, now come see it in action! Learn about the future of intelligent estimating in this breakout session. We will explore the estimating process for different types of products, inlcuding commercial, large format, and packaging. We will also present IQuote's workflow control tools and dive into configuration tasks which drive the optimization engine...another MUST SEE 'EM!

MON0802 THURS 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
It's All About Finished Goods - Part 1 ROOM La Fleur 2
Plan on attending this session to take an indepth look at Monarch Order Fulfillment, without PrintStream. We will present the workflow for production of finished goods inventory, placing orders, and shipping product. Additionally, discussion of integration with General Ledger, maintenance of items, kits and overall workflow will make this session key for someone looking to gain an overall understanding of the "make and hold" business model.

MON0803 THURS 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Keep It Flowing - Part 2 ROOM Petrus 1
This session will focus on the most effective ways to estimate, plan, and schedule jobs in Monarch based on defined job types or workflows. This session is hands-on and is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation. Part 2 will focus on kitting jobs, padding jobs, digital print, digital imprint, and business cards.

MON0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Monarch Tales from the Field ROOM La Fleur 1
In this session, we have polled a few live clients to participate in giving attendees their story of implementation, weaving their tales of real work successes and challenges and what they have gained from implementing Monarch.

MON0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
It's All About Finished Goods - Part 2 ROOM La Fleur 2
With an understanding of Monarch Order Fulfillment, let's turn it up a notch with an overview of an optional integration, PrintStream Order Fulfillment. Learn about how Monarch and PrintStream have teamed up to provide a robust, powerful fulfillment solution.

MON1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
IQuote - From Cradle to Grave, from Quote to Delivery ROOM La Fleur 1

Plan on attending this session to gain insights into IQuote and how it will focus your facility on the end-to-end workflow from an estimate to a job. This session will uncover the value of creating engineering based estimates for the print industry.

MON1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Say What? Those Features You May Have Missed ROOM La Fleur 2
Back by popular demand, a session which allows you to see some of the top features from the professional services group. This session will show common underutilized enhancements and tips and tricks from the field of the uber-user! Learn from the best, the Monarch services team!

MON1003 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Auto-Count: the Value Proposition of Improving Productivity ROOM Lafite 2
Learn how your business can leverage Auto-Count technology to improve your shop floor data collection, material tracking, status and costing processes. This session will look at the utilization of Auto-Count devices on web, sheetfed, and finishing equipment including real-world examples of how it can pay for itself in months.

MON1101 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Monarch User Group Executive Session ROOM Lafite 1
This session will be run by the Monarch User Group and will include breakout discussions on topics selected by the user group.

MON1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Monarch CRM ROOM La Fleur 1
It's not just a database for storing customer information, addresses, and phone numbers. Come to this session to learn about the exciting new addition to the Monarch portfolio and learn what the CRM has to offer, from synchronizing Monarch's customers, tracking sales and relationship activities, email integration and mobile access - a one stop shop. It's all here!

MON1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Estimating - New Features Make Me More Effective! ROOM LaFleur 2
Pricing Categories sounds benign, but talk about the power of options! This new feature will allow your print facility to place the estimated and job costs into user defined categories and help you slice and dice the data. Get ready to learn about how you can move it and shake it with Pricing Categories! Additionally, the session will cover other recent estimating enhancements from overriding fields, variable markups, and reviewing underused features of your estimating module.

MON1203 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
IQuote 102: Configuration and Workflow ROOM Latour 7
So, you've seen IQuote and you want to know more? This is the session for you — we will learn how the system is configured at the master level to support optimization at the estimate level, including machines, substrates, costs, outsourcing, and many other factors. We'll also look into the hidden gem in IQuote — the system's flexible business process management tool that allows you to customize the workflow to be used at your site.

MON1204 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Two Heads Are Better than One - Production Focused ROOM Petrus 1
Do you have one of those tough production workflow questions which your facility has been trying to resolve in Monarch? If so, plan on attending this session and bring those questions! This interactive session will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gain insight from other Monarch users in attendance. Who knows, maybe the solution was right there all the time.

MON1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Two Heads Are Better than One - Estimating Focused ROOM La Fleur 1
Do you have one of those tough estimating workflow questions which your facility has been trying to resolve in Monarch? If so, plan on attending this session and bring those questions! This interactive session will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gain insight from other Monarch users in attendance. Who knows, maybe the solution was right there all the time!

MON1302 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch and W2P - Digital StoreFront and Online Print Solutions ROOM La Fleur 2
This Your company is looking to expand your Monarch impementation onto the web either through the use of Digital StoreFront or Online Print Solutions. Attend this session to learn about the integration from both of these workflows into Monarch and the planned roadmap of future releases.

MON1303 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch-Metrix Integration - Game Changing Functionality ROOM Latour 7
Metrix is now integrated into Monarch! We can now drive pre-press, and post-press print manufacturing from the estimate/job level in Pace. Come learn how this "game changing" integration can revolutionize your business.

MON1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Sharpen the Saw - Forestry Certification Review ROOM La Fleur 1
Plan on attending this session to learn about the use of Forestry Certification features in Monarch. This Monarch User Group-designed enhancement can be leveraged to assist your facility during the process of certification or to keep ongoing certification compliance in place for FSC, SFI, PEFC, and others. This session will highlight how existing clients use these features to maintain sustainability compliance today and into the future.

MON1402 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
You've Got Mail! ROOM La Fleur 2
Learn how Monarch Planner's mailing module can help you manage your mailing operation. This session will explore features and functionality to assist in the management of products and services related to mail. Discussion will center around different product mixes including transaction print, print on demand, mailing and distribution.

MON1403 FRI 11:00 PM - 12:15 PM
PS with Monarch ROOM Lafite 3
Join us in learning the use, best practices, and recent development in the integration between PrintStream and Monarch.

Pace Session Details

PACP101 TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Hands On - Intro to Report Writing ROOM Petrus 2
This session is an intro to report writing in Pace using Crystal Clear Designer. It is designed for developers and users who are new to Crystal Clear or want a refresher on using the report designer. This session is hands on and space is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of 2 people per company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.

PACP201 TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Hands On - Advanced Report Writing ROOM Petrus 2
This is a Super Session of reporting, focused on building and modifying reports. All users should bring sample reports that you want to create to the class. This session is hands on and space is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of 2 people per company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.

PAC0201 WEDS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Pace Welcome Session ROOM Margaux 2
Come meet the Pace team and get an overview of Connect 2015.

PAC0301 WEDS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pace User Group Session 1 ROOM Margaux 2
Are you a Pace User Group member, interested in joining, or just want to learn about it? If so, please join this Pace User Group Session 1 meeting led by the Pace User Group board.

PAC0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Optimizing your Estimating ROOM Chambertin 1
Would you like to optimize your EFI Pace estimating system? Many new features were added in 2014. Come experience these enhancements including additinal ways to enter estimates.

PAC0402 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Enhance Production Workflow ROOM Chambertin 2
Come see how you can enhance your production workflow. We will review the recent module changes that streamline data input to reporting.

PAC04003 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pace-Metrix Integration: Game Changing Functionality! ROOM Lafite 2
This Metrix is now integrated into Pace! This new integration allows you to drastically reduce time during your estimating and job creation process by driving pre-press and post-press print manufacturing from estimate/job level in Pace. Come learn how this "game changing" functionality can revolutionize your business.

PAC0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Guide to Changes since Connect 2014 ROOM Chambertin 1
This overview presentation covers every major feature added to EFI Pace since Connect 2014. This fast-paced overview will give you an idea of where to focus your time and which questions you may want to ask in the lab.

PAC0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The Big Jobs: Display Graphics and Managing Everything Big from Capture to Completion ROOM Chambertin 2.
This session addresses ongoing work in the effort to support Super Wide Format manufacturing in EFI Pace. Please participate in our review of the current delivery and round table discussion related to future efforts and prioritization.

PAC0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shipping Integration for Pace ROOM Chambertin 1
This Multi-carrier Process Shipper and UPS/FedEx carrier supplied shipping systems using the Pace workflow.

PAC0702 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Take Control of your Shop Floor with Pace and Auto-Count ROOM Chambertin 2
What is Auto-Count and why do I need it? Come to this session to learn about Auto-Count and our patented Direct Machine Interface (DMI) technology. See how Auto-Count will help you eliminate overruns, under-runs, reruns, and reduce your waste. Come see the integrated Pace and Auto-Count workflow that will provide you with more accurate data collection with less interaction from your employees.

PAC0703 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Do You Have Estimating Questions? ROOM Mouton 2
Bring your questions on estimating and let's play "Stump the Instructor"! No questions? - don't worry, the instructor has a collection of most asked questions to enrich your knowledge of the Pace estimating process.

PAC0704 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Automate Your Workflow ROOM Mouton 1
This session will demonstrate EFI's fully automated workflow. Come witness how orders flow seemlessly from DSF to Pace through scheduling, printing on Fiery digital devices, shipping, and invoicing - all while updating the DSF buyer along the way.

PAC0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Personalize Your System with the Customization Toolkit ROOM Chambertin 1
This session will overview all the EFI Pace Customization Toolkit modulesto help you understand your personalization options. The modules include API, Custom Reports, Events and Notifications, Facebook, RSS Feeds, Twitter, User Defined Defaults, User Defined Fields, User Defined Forms, User Defined Lists, User Defined Objects, and User Defined Views.

PAC0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Integrations: DSF, OPS, and SmartLinc Process Shipper ROOM Chambertin 2
This session demonstrates the integration features between EFI Pace, Digital StoreFront, Online Print Solutions, and SmartLinc's Process Shipper applications.

PAC0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Integrations: Pace Scheduling & PrintFlow ROOM Chambertin 1
This session is an overview of scheduling integration options. You will leave with a basic understanding of these integrations and many of your questions answered.

PAC0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Capturing Data from Devices with EFI Fiery, EFI DMI and JDF Integration ROOM Chambertin 2
Can Discover the features and benefits of automated and semi-automated cost capture and job tracking from digital presses using EFI's Fiery products from digital printers or from sheetfed presses, web presses, and finishing equipment via EFI's DMI products or JDF integration.

PAC0903 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Hands-on: Events and Notifications ROOM Petrus 2
This session is an introduction to EFI Pace's Events and Notifications module. Space for this hands on session is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a workstation.

PAC0904 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Pace -Metrix Integration: Game Changing Functionality! ROOM Lafite 2
This Metrix is now integrated into Pace! This new integration allows you to drastically reduce time during your estimating and job creation process by driving pre-press and post-press print manufacturing from estimate/job level in Pace. Come learn how this "game changing" functionality can revolutionize your business.

PAC1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crunching Numbers for More Profits ROOM Chambertin 1

Come see how to use EFI Pace financials, from job billing through to the general ledger.

PAC1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Unraveling the Mysteries of xPath ROOM Chambertin 2
This session will unlock the power of xPath so that you may leverage this power througout your EFI Pace system.

PAC1003 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hands-on: Intro to Report Writing ROOM Petrus 2
This session is an introduction to report writing in EFI Pace using Crystal Clear Designer. It is designed for developers and users who are new to Crystal Clear or want a refresher on using the report designer. Space for this hands on session is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a workstation.

PAC1101 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Pace User Group Session 2 - Estimating Roundtable ROOM Chambertin 1
Pace User Group rountable. Focus areas include the estimating and price list quoting modules.

PAC1102 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Pace User Group Session 2 - Accounting Roundtable ROOM Chambertin 2
Pace User Group rountable. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, WIP/COGS, job billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and general ledger modules.

PAC1103 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Pace User Group Session 2 - Production Roundtable ROOM Lafite 2
Pace User Group rountable. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, the job control center, data collection, inventory, purchasing, and job costing modules.

PAC1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Making the Most of Your Pace System ROOM Chambertin 1
If you have been an EFI Pace user for a while but are not sure you are getting the most out of your EFI Pace system, come to this session to see a variety of ways to improve your experience with the software and get answers to your questions.

PAC1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Living in the Cloud ROOM Chambertin 2
This session will review your options for cloud based offerings, virtualization, high availability, performance and disaster recovery.

PAC1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Updates to Advanced Accounting Modules ROOM Chambertin 1
This session reviews updates to the advanced accounting modules (accounts payable, general ledger, and bank reconciliation), including an overview of the new fixed assets module.

PAC1302 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Seamless Inventory, Purchasing, Fulfillment and Buyout Workflow ROOM Chambertin 2
This Come witness seamless transitions between inventory, purchasing, fulfillment replenishment, and the new buyout workflow.

PAC1303 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Hands-on: Advanced Report Writing ROOM Petrus 2
This "Super Session" of reporting focuses on building and modifying reports in EFI Pace. All users should bring sample reports to create to the class. This hands-on session is limited to 25 compaines with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.

PAC1304 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PrintStream with Pace ROOM Lafite 3
Join us in learning the use, best practices and recent development in the integration between PrintStream and Pace.

PAC1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Pace Administrator Session ROOM Chambertin 1
This session provides an overview and tips & tricks on PaceStation, XML Importer, the Admin Console, adn other tools available to you as an EFI Pace administrator.

PAC1402 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
PACE Product Development Roadmap ROOM Chambertin 2
In this session, we will review the EFI Pace roadmap and preview Connect 2016. We would like to also encourage your feedback on what you have seen at Connect 2015.

PrintSmith Session Details

PSM0201 WEDS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The Future of PrintSmith ROOM La Fleur 1
In this session you will get a sneak preview of the up and coming enhancements to the PrintSmith program. Come see what new and exciting features are just around the corner.

PSM0301 WEDS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
PrintSmith User Group ROOM La Fleur 1
This session is lead by the PrintSmith user group.

PSM0401 WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PrintSmith Preferences ROOM Montrachet 1
This session covers setting up your PrintSmith preferences and revolves around the commands on the Admin menu.

PSM0402 WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PrintSmith Document Preferences ROOM Montrachet 2
This session will go through the process of modifying and creating new document formats. You will learn how to add your logo to documents as well as customizing them to meet your needs.

PSM0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PrintSmith Offset and Digital Pricing ROOM Montrachet 1
This session focuses on setting up or reviewing your digital and offset press pricing definitions, from setting your press pricing to reviewing the many options for digital output from black and white and color digital machines.

PSM0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PrintSmith Scheduling ROOM Montrachet 2
Learn how to set up the new PrintSmith Scheduling module to help maximize your productivity and plan your workflow. This session will go over setting up of cost centers and departments in order to use the scheduling module to its highest efficiencies. You will learn how to create tags, schedule cost centers and create daily workloads. You will also see how the scheduler module will simply your workflow and ensure the maximum efficiency out of your equipment and employees.

PSM0603 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PrintSmith Crystal Reporting Part 1 ROOM Petrus 2
Crystal Reporting - Learn to report on all the data PrintSmith maintains and how to use Crystal Clear Reports as a business tool. Crystal Clear Reports will assist you in managing production, target marketing and analyzing your business. Learn to utilize or modify many of the existing reports in the class..

PSM0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PrintSmith Large and Superwide Format Pricing ROOM Montrachet 1
Learn how to set up your pricing for your large and superwide format printers. This session will also include the setup of prepress and finishing processes.

PSM0702 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PrintSmith Hands-on Costing, Part 1 ROOM Montrachet 2
Do you know what your true costs of business are? Attend this session to determine what the real costs are for each of your processes in order to make better decisions about pricing and purchases.

PSM0703 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PrintSmith Crystal Reporting, Part 2 ROOM Petrus 1
Learn how to customize your job ticket and other advanced options.

PSM0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PrintSmith Charge Definitions ROOM Montrachet 1
This session is designed around the details of setting up your charge definitions. You will go through the thought process and implementation of how to enter in your prepress, bindery and other charge parameters and costs to get accurate pricing and production times when creating estimates and invoices.

PSM0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tracker ROOM Montrachet 2
Here you will learn how to use the PrintSmith Tracker module to obtain an understanding of the costs associated to all aspects of your business. Let us show you how to track real time and materials to get an accurate look at what it takes to produce your products and services.

PSM0803 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PrintSmith Hands-on Costing, Part 2 ROOM Petrus 2
This is a hands-on class, so bring your last 12 months financials and a flash drive so we can work out your rates together. This session is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a workstation.

PSM0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
PrintSmith Stock Definitions and Customer Accounts ROOM Montrachet 1
This session will go through the process of setting up stock definitions and using the inventory module to help you control the management of your stock usage to maximize resources. You will also learn how to set up customer accounts and contracts.

PSM0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
PrintSmith Site Admin ROOM Montrachet 2
Do This session will go over the setup of PrintSmith Site. You will learn how to create brandings, catalogs, and products.

PSM1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PrintSmith Creating Estimates and Invoices ROOM Montrachet 1
This session will introduce you to the finer points of creating estimates and invoices. You will learn how to create and modify estimates using tools such as the paper calculator to layout jobs. Then you will learn how to convert them to invoices and create job tickets. You will also learn about archiving estimates, estimate history and creating templates.

PSM1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Using PrintSmith Site ROOM Montrachet 2
This session will go over the ways PrintSmith Site can help you grow your business through the internet. You will learn how to use Site from the customer's perspective and how easy it is to configure to meet your customers' needs.

PSM1101 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
PrintSmith User Group "Hot Topics" in the Industry ROOM Montrachet 1
The user group will divide up into topics selected by the group for open discussion. EFI Subject Matter Experts will be on-hand to help moderate the discussions. Topics will be selected during the user group meeting earlier in the week. Subjects can include industry challenges, product use, best practices, revenue ideas, or anything else.

PSM1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
PrintSmith Accounting ROOM Montrachet 1
In this session, you will cover all aspects of handling accounts receivables in PrintSmith. From posting invoices and payments, to doing daily and monthly closeouts, to creating journal entries, you will learn how PrintSmith handles all of your accounts receivable needs.

PSM1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
PrintSmith Document Preferences ROOM Montrachet 2
This session will go through the process of modifying and creating new document formats. You will learn how to add your logo to documents as well as customizing them to meet your needs .

PSM1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Using PrintSmith Site ROOM Montrachet 1
In this session, you will learn how to create booklet jobs. You will also learn how to do any job requiring multiple parts in order to get a single finished product.

PSM1302 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Using PrintSmith Site ROOM La Tache 1
This session will cover the upcoming integration to Sugar CRM. You will learn the basic functionality of Sugar and what the integration will do to streamline your workflow process.

PSM1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
PrintSmith Scheduling ROOM Montrachet 1
Learn how to set up the new PrintSmith Scheduling module to help maximize your productivity and plan your workflow. This session will go over setting up of cost centers and departments in order to use the scheduling module to its highest efficiencies. You will learn how to create tags, schedule cost centers and create daily workloads. You will also see how the scheduler module will simply your workflow and ensure the maximum efficiency out of your equipment and employees.

PSM1402 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fiery Workflow ROOM Montrachet 2
In this session, you will learn how to set up and use Fiery workflow. See how to streamline your workflow by sending your job data straight from PrintSmith to the Fiery along with your asset location and in return receive status updates and costing information back from the Fiery.

PrintStream Session Details

PST0401 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Building Revenue Streams with Fulifillment ROOM Lafite 3
Considering fulfillment as a revenue opportunity?.

PST0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PrintStream Welcome Session ROOM Lafite 3
Kickoff meeting for all PrintStream users and all PrintStream staff at Connect. This meeting will introduce attendees to the PrintStream staff, review PrintStream offerings at the conference, address any changes or corrections to the schedule, and review upcoming releases. We will also be voting on new Board members for the PSUG. Please alert Kathy DiPaolo if you are interested in a position.

PST0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PrintStream Fulfillment ROOM Lafite 3
This will be an overview of the use of key areas of the PrintStream Fulfillment module. We will cover project setup, manual and importing orders, release criteria, web2ps, options, and more.

PST0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
.net Inventory ROOM Lafite 3
We will review how to use .net Inventory, the latest enhancements best practices. We will touch on integration points as well as PrintStream standalone.

PST0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Advanced Scheduler ROOM Lafite 3
This session will cover advanced settings in MR scheduler, how to use labor pools, alternate cost centers, bolt on cost centers, shift set-up , and job status. This session is designed for the more seasoned user that is already familiar with basic MR scheduling.

PST0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Job Costing ROOM Lafite 3
This sesion will show how PrintStream can help you prepare and use your PrintStream application to analyze job/customer profitability and how to use the job cost reports to analyze data by machine, by employee, by job, by customer, etc. We will cover specifically how to set up the rates table in master file reports and answer these questions: What do the hourly rate, machine rate, labor rate, and variable rate do when applied to an activity code? What are some options for determining what rates should be? What valuable information can I get from the job cost reports? What is the helper rate? How could it be used?

PST1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Job Accounting ROOM Lafite 3
We will be review the best practices in capturing 4 types of production related expense transactions: non chargeable production activities, consumables, freight and shipping costs as well as click charges.

PST1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
PS Roundtable/Closing ROOM Lafite 3
Let's review what we have accomplished and make plans for the following year. Join the EFI PrintStream staff and your colleagues in this wrap-up session to determine the top 3 enhancements to add to PrintStream, as well as any last minute Q&A. We will also vote on teh new PSUG Board members.

PST1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Shipping Integration for PrintStream ROOM Latour 6
Multi-carrier process shipper using PrintStream workflow.

PST1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PrintStream with Pace ROOM Lafite 3
Join us in learning the use, best practices, and recent development in the integration between PrintStream and Pace.

PST1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
PS with Monarch ROOM Lafite 3
Join us in learning the use, best practices, and recent development in the integration between PrintStream and Monarch.

Radius Session Details

RADP101 TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Crystal Reports Training for Beginners ROOM Alsace 1
Introductory training for new Radius and Crystal Report users.

RADP201 TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Advanced training for BI Report Developers ROOM Alsace 1
This Advanced training for Business Intelligence (BI) developers who are interested in learning more about set analysis, advanced QlikView functions, creating custom scripts to import external data and manage chart performance. These and other topics related to advanced functionality in BI for Radius and Monarch will be explored.

RAD0201 WEDS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Radius Welcome / Updates / v15.2 Review ROOM Alsace 1
Industry segment icebreaker / Radius welcome: product roadmap, projects, support, user committee / Review of v15.2.

RAD0301 WEDS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
User Roundtable: v16.1 Enhancement List Requests ROOM Alsace 1
Consolidate and discuss Radius enhancement request lists.

RAD0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crystal Reports Advanced Training ROOM Alsace 1
Advanced training for new Radius and Crystal Report users.

RAD0402 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Email & Messaging Capabilities ROOM Alsace 2
User experiences with setup and use of email/messaging capabilities.

RAD0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
GL & Job Costing Training ROOM Alsace 1
Posting transaction types & automated journal entries / estimate to actual and how to deal with variances.

RAD0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Packaging & Label Industry Trends ROOM Alsace 2
EFI and select users talk about trends they are seeing and how they are impacting the industry.

RAD0603 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Business Intelligence for Monarch and Radius ROOM Mouton 1
The Learn how you can leverage your MIS/ERP data through EFI's Business Intelligence (BI) module. This session will review the value of BI as an analytical and decision making tool. We'll explore some cool reports created by clients and demonstrate the development of a BI report. The session will include a Q&A period.

RAD0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Job Costing (Continued) ROOM Alsace 1
Estimate to actual and how to deal with variances (continued).

RAD0702 THURS 11:005 AM - 12:00 PM
IQuote Estimating for Radius ROOM Alsace 2
A look at EFI's new IQuote "intelligent estimating" module.

RAD0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Technology & Tools ROOM Alsace 1
What are Radius users using alongside Radius?

RAD0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Printflow Scheduling ROOM Alsace 1
Explore some of the PrintFlow team's latest developments related to the unique aspects of scheduling in packaging manufacturing environments. Join us in this session to discover the unique power of PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling when paired with EFI Radius. Many exciting achievements have been accomplished in this workflow such as: tool library integration allowing PrintFlow optimization to be based in part on tool competition and availability, Print Change and item level details provide schedulers the ability to split and reorganize production run contents, as well as detailed material requirements.

RAD0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Monarch Accounting for Radius ROOM Alsace 1
Creating financial reports & budgets.

RAD0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Reporting Tips/Shortcuts and BI User Examples ROOM Alsace 2
This "Outside the box" tips and shortcuts for getting at your data - types of reports that have been created. Then, users review/demonstrate objects they have created and discuss how they are using BI in their business.

RAD1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
User Roundtable: Methodologies ROOM Alsace 1
Users will break into groups to discuss managing job sheets, handling ink management, inventory/purchasing, or quality monitoring.

RAD1101 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
User Roundtable: v16.1 Enhancement List Voting ROOM Alsace 1
Review the consolidated Radius enhancement request lists and vote on the requests to be submitted.

RAD1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
DBA Management ROOM Alsace 1
Radius/Progress consultants review pre-submitted questions from attendees.

RAD1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Outsource Manager ROOM Alsace 2
Updates and functionality of the Outsource Manager module.

RAD1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
PSA Updates & Best Practices ROOM Alsace 1
New updates/functionality for PSA. Then users review their use of PSA and provide tips/tricks/best practices.

RAD1302 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Radius Integration Framework & CRM Module ROOM Alsace 2
Review the integration framework being used by Radius and what it means for Radius users, followed by a review of the Radius/CRM integration/features/benefits.

RAD1303 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Shipping Integration for Radius ROOM Lafite 2
Multi-carrier Process Shipper and UPS/FedEx carrier supplied shipping systems using the Radius workflow.

RAD1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Database Replication ROOM Alsace 2
User experiences with Database Replication.

Technique Session Details

TEC0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Technique Welcome Session ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team gives an update on 2014 and present an overview of some of the great new features in the 5.2 MIS and 2.12 DC suites. the 2015 roadmap is also presented with an opportunity to give your vote!

TEC0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Technique MIS Suite 5.2 Improvments 1 ROOM St. Julien
Attend this session to gain an in-depth understanding of the new features in the Technique 5.2 MIS Estimating and Quick Pricing module.

TEC701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Technique Data Collection 2.12 ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team discusses and demonstrates the new functionality in the 2.12 data Collection suite and focus on the new functionality for WIP and finished goods tracking and sheet-fed paper monitoring. There will be an opportunity to get some hands-on use of the software.

TEC0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Technique PrintFlow Integration ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team discusses and demonstrates the the bi-directional integrationand powerful, time savings features of the EFI PrintFlow production scheduling product.

TEC0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Technique Contract Management ROOM St. Julien
In-depth learning and demonstration of the Technique Contract Management module including configuration of pricing and titles, estimating and how to set up and manage the forward schedule of contract jobs.

TEC1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Technique StoreFront / Digital Workflow ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team presents an in-depth demonstration of the Technique StoreFront digital workflow. Covering fulfillment, replenishment, print on demand, and integration to the Fiery Digital Front End (DFE).

TEC1101 FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
MIS Suite 5.2 Improvements 2 ROOM St. Julien
Attend this session to gain an in-depth understanding of the new features in the Technique 5.2 MIS Inventory Management modules with enhancements and changes to paper, general inventory, WIP, finished goods, and dispatch.

Web-to-Print Session Details

W2P0101 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Driving Growth with Print Ecommerce ROOM Latour 6
Explore ways to drive top-line growth and bottom-line efficiencies with print ecommerce. In this session, we will discuss approaches to expand your business offering and to capture more print spend from your existing and prospective accounts.

W2P0102 TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
EFI VDP Powered by DirectSmile ROOM Latour 7
Learn how to use Digital StoreFront's StoreFront Studio and Adobe InDesign to create compelling variable data templates.

W2P0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Digital StoreFront Really Cool Things ROOM Latour 5
Explore new and creative ways to leverage DSF features. In this session, we will discuss and share tips and tricks, best practices, and really cool things DSF. Attendees will get the opportunity to share their really cool ideas in advance of the session and may be selected to participate.

W2P0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Customer Presentation: Why Do We Need to Focus on Digital Marketing? ROOM Margaux 1
Get the broader view on the rapidly changing media landscape, and see innovative examples of Social Media campaigns.

W2P0603 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Workshop: How to Turn Cross Media into a Business? ROOM Margaux 2
Learn how to go to market with cross media services: what to offer customers, how to talk to prospects, how to charge cross media projects.

W2P0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Digital StoreFront, Architected for Managed Services ROOM Latour 5
In this session, we will explore the new DSF 8.0 architecture in support of Managed Services firms. Discuss best practices for configuration and management of DSF across multiple plants and clients.

W2P0702 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DirectSmile Cross Media v7: Putting Your Customers in the Driver's Seat ROOM Margaux 1
Discover how easy it is to build and maintain portals for your customers and find out more about this especially profitable way to provide cutting-edge marketing services.

W2P0703 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campaign Creation: The Super Gym Open House Invitation ROOM Margaux 2
Follow us on a deep-dive into multi-channel campaign building. Learn how you will design, connect, automate, and measure personalized media, including print, emails, and websites in a step-by-step walkthrough.

W2P0704 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EFI OPS VWeb - Email Blast Techniques ROOM Lafite 2
Learn how to have the best deliverability of your email blasts and ensure they view correctly across email clients. Finished with a Q&A clinic so you can bring your questions for discussion.

W2P0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cross Media Now? ROOM Latour 5
Explore the new opportunities cross media marketing us opening up for print businesses and their customers.

W2P0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mail Tracking and Reporting in Today's MarketPlace - Why It Is More than Just a Cost Latour 7
With increased competition in today's marketplace, printers and mailers must identify ways to distinguish temselves. The margins on their traditional service offerings have been pushed to the point where costs can no longer be the only way that a business creates its niche and differentiates itself. To market a mail tracking service successfully, you've go to come up with your target customer base and position your business to meet their specific needs. This market segmentation, if done right, will differentiate a business versus the competition, improve profit margins, and win market share.

W2P0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Driving Growth through Affiliate Programs ROOM Latour 5
In this session, we will explore ways to drive revenue growth through affiliate programs. Digital StoreFront's Affiliate architecture introduced in 8.0 allows you to create affiliate marketplace strefronts and catalogs.

W2P0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Digital StoreFront Production Automation ROOM Latour 6
Learn how to optimize production from within Digital StoreFront through seamless integration with Fiery, Fiery XF, and prepress workflows.

W2P1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Introduction to Digital StoreFront ROOM Latour 5
In this session, we will conduct a high-level review of Digital StoreFront benefits, capabilitiesm and applications.

W2P1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Adding or Expanding Mailing Services in Your Current Operation ROOM Alsace 1
Learn the misperceptions about providing mailing services. Do nothing? Be proactive? Fill a niche? Extraordinary business? Learn how to be successful. It's all about quality data, adding value and getting personal. Attract and retain customers and expand the services you offer.

W2P1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Sneak-Peek: Digital StoreFront for Fulfillment ROOM Latour 5
Get a sneak-peek. at Digital StoreFront 8.2, optimized for fulfillment workflows. Provide early feedback on new features such as fast shopping, faceted search and filter, and fulfillment storefront layouts.

W2P1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Who Profits from the Death of Mass Communication? ROOM Lafite 2
Learn why printers are optimally prepared to capitalize on the prime challenges of today's marketing: measurability and lead generation. Get to know inspiring case studies and customer successes.

W2P1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Create Custom Branded StoreFronts ROOM Latour 5
Discover Digital StoreFront SmartStore Builder. Quickly create custom branded storefronts, customize HTML and CSS, and add your own HTML elements.

W2P1302 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
CEcommerce for Wide-Format Printing ROOM Latour 6
Learn how to expand your on-line offering to include wide-format printing. Explore ways to implement intuitive self-service offerings for both business and consumer markets.

W2P1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leveraging Social media to Drive Print Ecommerce ROOM Latour 5
In this session, we will discuss best practices and opportunities to drive loyalty and adoption through social media.

W2P1402 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating and Managing Custom Reports ROOM Latour 7
Learn how to use Digital StoreFront's Dynamic Query Tool and Crystal Reports to generate custom reports.

W2P1403 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DSF EFI OPS OrderDesk - InDesign Plugin ROOM Lafite 2
Walk through the new InDesign template creation plugin, plus see some nice features you may not have used like Social Media login/Single Sign-on and Extended Employee Profiles. Finished with a Q&A clinic so you can bring your questions for discussion.

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Connect
The Wynn, Las Vegas

When
January 20-23, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
12:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Friday, January 23, 2015
7:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Hotel Accommodations

January 20-23, 2015
The Wynn Las Vegas
$184.00 per night plus tax