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

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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. 

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  • 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.

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BUS01001  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Big Data, Big Opportunities (NAPL Top Management Track)  
ROOM Chambertin 2
We are a nation of electronic eavesdroppers gathering information about our family, friends, and customers through a data collection engines from public records to Internet sales sites to individual Facebook walls. When sorted and sifted, this massive info base, aka Big Data, can identify customers and prospects that are the perfect targets for unique marketing messages. In this breakout session, NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., and Matthew W. Stoudt, President and Chief Operating Officer of Venture Development Center, Inc., a leader in growing field of Big Data for targeted marketing, will show how creative data definition can yield lists your clients will drool over.

BUS01002  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Practical PrintFlow   ROOM Chambertin 1
This exciting session provides step-by-step instructions for best practices in configuring and using PrintFlow. We’ll discuss topics such as: critical manufacturing, parallel distribution, panels and colors and other customizations in the Gantt chart display. You’ll also learn how to master the powerful and flexible Ad-hoc Reporting tool and to utilize the PrintFlow Website to display the schedule shop-wide. This workshop is guaranteed 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.

BUS01003  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
TGO - Optimizing and Automating Your Printing Operation from Order Inception to Delivery   ROOM La Tache 2
EFI™ Monarch and EFI Pace™ change the paradigm of what an MIS is – no longer just a database management information system, but an intelligent, 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.

BUS01004  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
The Value of Adding Fulfillment Services to your Business   ROOM Montrachet 1
This session will provide insight into some opportunities that could help you grow and diversify your business. Many customers have found that they can realize great efficiencies in their operations by applying the principles of fulfillment workflows (beyond just traditional pick & pack) to new and growing market segments and product lines. 

BUS01005  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
The Value of Adding Fulfillment Services to your Business   ROOM Montrachet 2
This session will provide insight into some opportunities that could help you grow and diversify your business. Many customers have found that they can realize great efficiencies in their operations by applying the principles of fulfillment workflows (beyond just traditional pick & pack) to new and growing market segments and product lines.   

BUS04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling: Optimizing Labor, Skill and Tool Constraints   ROOM Chambertin 1

PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling now offers Labor, Skill, and Tool constraint scheduling and optimization automatically taking into account limited supplies of labor and equipment. By incorporating these requirements into the scheduling algorithms, we have enabled PrintFlow to provide a more accurate schedule. Join us and explore this exciting new enhancement.  

BUS04002  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Lean Manufacturing and TGO: Which One is Right for Me?   ROOM Chambertin 2
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’ll 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.     

BUS04003  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Metrix - Is it for Estimating, Planning or Prepress?  ROOM Montrachet 1
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?
BUS04003  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

BUS05001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Metrix User Group Session 
  ROOM Chambertin 1
The product management team for EFI Metrix would like to invite you to a Metrix User Group meeting to determine interest in the formation of an ongoing user group for those using the Metrix product. EFI has gone to its user groups time and time again for comments on usability, functionality and input on future development. The user groups are also a popular way to meet others using the product and facing some of the similar business challenges.

BUS06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Workflow Roundtable with the experts   ROOM Chambertin 1

Meet the expert on Workflows and integration from EFI. Open discussion of industry direction, current and future technologies with feedback directly to those driving the EFI vision of true Automated Workflow.

BUS06002  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
How Can I Succeed With EFI - Focus on Shop Data   ROOM Lafite 3
In today's business, it is key and critical to have the right tools to make your company successful. Attending this session will give you insight into the system which will be the cornerstone to increasing productivity, monitoring costs and accurately planning your production workflow. Here's your opportunity to learn more about the highly scalable, flexible print MIS solution.

BUS06003  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
What's New in 13.1   ROOM Chambertin 2

Come see all the new features we've added to Auto-Count in teh past year. 

BUS06004  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
What's new in Metrix?   ROOM Montrachet 2

There's a new version of Metrix available - come learn the new features and discover how simple it is to upgrade. Even if you've already upgraded, come see if there are some new features or tips you weren't aware of.

BUS07001  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Content Marketing: Business Generator (NAPL Top Management Track)   ROOM Chambertin 1
Forget information overload. The hunger by consumers for facts, figures, ideas, and opinions is virtually insatiable, and the worlds of information and promotion have come together in 2013’s biggest trend: Content marketing. In this fascinating breakout session, Marketing guru John Foley, Jr., CEO of Grow Socially, will explain how to craft and use content within today’s print, digital, and social media outlets to reach and retain prospects and deepen your current customer base.

BUS07002  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
How to Sell Web-to-Print Programs to Your Customers   ROOM Latour 7
If you’re looking for ways to generate new and sustainable revenue with Web-to-Print, this is the session for you. Two industry experts, Jennifer Matt and Dave Minnick, will share ideas and discuss best practices for selling Web-to-Print services to your customers. Their discussion will include ideas on how to build your online strategy and how to communicate value and deliver a truly “sticky” revenue-generating program.

BUS07003  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Leveraging Fiery Color Tools with the Power of Xerox Automation   ROOM Montrachet 1
Xerox Confident Color allows you to take the uncertainty out of color management and deliver every job with confidence, This session will cover how the Fiery Color Management Suite of tools such as calibration and Color Profiler Suite can be leveraged with the automation built into Xerox Production Color fleet.  Xerox® advanced color management technology transfers complex decisions about color from operators to automated system that can monitor and control a myriad of production parameters. See how one can achieve stable and accurate color within minutes.
 

BUS07004  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
When Is the Right Time for Your Business to Consider High Speed Inkjet Printing?   ROOM La Tache 1
This session will discuss the expected evolution of high speed production inkjet printing and the impacts it is and will have on our industry. The learning’s and best practices of the early adopters in implementing these new solutions will be reviewed as well as key questions you should consider in determining when high speed inkjet printing will be right for your business.

BUS07005  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Monetizing Your Workflow System   ROOM La Tache 2
Optimization, integration, increased efficiencies—you know the drill and you've heard it all before. But what¹s the true value of your investment? Where are the dollars saved and the bottom-line improved? Workflow is more than just software—it's the entire process from creation to output, and responsible every touch point in between. Anchored by KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, come discover what the true value of your workflow is  - from MIS connectivity, color management, consistency, waste reduction and more—and where your best return on your investment is.

BUS07006  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
A New Vision for Profitability in Today’s Competitive Professional Printing Environment   ROOM Montrachet 2

BUS08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Scheduling with a Dynamic System: In-depth Demonstration of PrintFlow   ROOM Chambertin 1

If you are unfamiliar with PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling, please join us to learn the basics of the PrintFlow application and how it is different from other scheduling systems. We’ll demonstrate the ins and outs of PrintFlow, including how to identify and minimize bottlenecks in production and how to create and compare alternative "what if" scenarios for scheduling your entire production facility.

BUS08002  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Auto-Count Crystal Ball   ROOM Palmer 2 (Hands on)
Plan to attend this session to gather information as it relates to the strategic roadmap of Auto-Count direct machine interface. You'll 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.

BUS08003  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Building a Smart Digital Factory   ROOM Lafite 3

Udi Arieli, EFI’s “guru of Global Optimization,” along with EFI Digital Print experts Mark Lokhorst, Maureen Sheldon and Nick Benkovich, give you a close look at the power of a digital workflow and what it can mean to your bottom line. The group will teach how you can use Digital StoreFront Web-to-Print, Pace Print MIS, PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling, Fiery Central, and Fiery production tools to create a completely automated, intelligent workflow from the buyer’s desktop through production. There’s been a strong paradigm shift in recent years, redefining the role of a management system in the printing industry. In the past, an MIS was essentially an administrative tool used to manage estimating, costing and financial processes. Today, it’s become an essential part of the acquisition and production processes – supporting intelligent, rules-based, integrated workflow management for improved global throughput and profitability.

BUS08004  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Metrix round-table discussion   ROOM Montrachet 2

Whether you're an existing Metrix user or a yet-to-be Metrix customer, come listen to the road-map for Metrix, and participate in a round-table discussion.
Facilitators: Rohan Holt (Director, Metrix Products) and Davo Laninga (Metrix Product Specialist). 

BUS09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Workflow Live   ROOM Lafite 3
See the EFI vision of Advanced Digital Workflow come to life. This session will show live automated production of orders placed in DSF, Managed in Pace, Scheduled and routed in PrintFlow and output using Fiery Central, Fiery and Fiery XF. See the complete processing of the job including live monitoring and updating of status and materials usage from start to finish. See for yourself how this automated workflow can reduce touch points, reduce cost, reduce errors all while increasing throughput and profitability. Experts will be on hand to answer any question about how this workflow can change your business. 

BUS09002  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
PrintFlow – Tales From the Field, Customer Stories   ROOM Chambertin 1

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 realized.

BUS09003  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Leveraging Fiery Color Tools with the Power of Xerox Automation   ROOM Montrachet 2
Xerox Confident Color allows you to take the uncertainty out of color management and deliver every job with confidence, This session will cover how the Fiery Color Management Suite of tools such as calibration and Color Profiler Suite can be leveraged with the automation built into Xerox Production Color fleet.  Xerox® advanced color management technology transfers complex decisions about color from operators to automated system that can monitor and control a myriad of production parameters. See how one can achieve stable and accurate color within minutes.

BUS10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Intelligent Automation in Action for the Display Graphics World  
Maureen will cover EFI’s Ink Jet Integration effort and details of what is available today and insight into the future roadmap, An overview of EFI’s VUTEk , EFI Wide Format Printers (Rastek), and Jetrion printers will be covered for the various technologies and applications of the specific equipment. 

BUS10002  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
PrintFlow User Group Discussion   ROOM Chambertin 1

Join us for what is sure to be a lively session moderated by the entire EFI PrintFlow team at Connect. Bring your questions, challenges and successes and be prepared to share your experiences.  

BUS10003  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
What's new in Metrix?   ROOM Montrachet 2

There's a new version of Metrix available - come learn the new features and discover how simple it is to upgrade. Even if you've already upgraded, come see if there are some new features or tips you weren't aware of.

BUS11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Scheduling with a Dynamic System: In-depth Demonstration of PrintFlow   ROOM Chambertin 1
If you are unfamiliar with PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling, please join us to learn the basics of the PrintFlow application and how it is different from other scheduling systems. We’ll demonstrate the ins and outs of PrintFlow, including how to identify and minimize bottlenecks in production and how to create and compare alternative "what if" scenarios for scheduling your entire production facility.

BUS11002  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
How to Become More Profitable with PrintFlow: Best Use and Internal Processes   ROOM Chambertin 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'll recommend changes in how decisions are made on price, capacity, workflow, and who best makes these decisions. Highly recommended for top management! 

BUS11003  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Paper is Paper, Isn't It?   ROOM Lafite 3
Find out which is best for your production facility: Auto Paper or Paper Monitor.

BUS12001  FRI 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Myths of the Printing Industry   ROOM Lafite 3

After this course, you may never think about your printing company in the same way again — and that’s the idea! Udi Arieli 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. This session is back by popular demand and remains more important than ever for your company’s profitability in this challenged economy.

BUS12002  FRI 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mergers and Acquisitions: The Inside Story (NAPL Top Management Track)   ROOM Chambertin 1
In a time of significant industry consolidation, M&A has emerged as an important strategy for succeeding during a time of business redistribution. NAPL’s Mergers & Acquisitions Team has assisted dozens of companies in using M&A for growth and transition into new service and market areas. In this breakout, NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., and M&A Team Leader Mark Hahn will explain the M&A process in the graphic communications industry with special emphasis on what works and what doesn’t. 

BUS12003  FRI 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Using PrintFlow in a Digital Environment   ROOM Chambertin 2

Explore some of the PrintFlow team's latest    developments related to the unique aspects of scheduling in the digital print manufacturing environment. We'll look at topics such as: Inline Finishing.  

BUS12004  FRI 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Metrix - Is it for Estimating, Planning or Prepress?   ROOM Montrachet 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?

BUS13001  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
How to use PrintFlow's Automation   ROOM Lafite 3
Join the PrintFlow team to discuss and review examples of how to configure and use PrintFlow's automation capabilities. Move to the next level with PrintFlow.

Monarch Session Details

MONP1001  TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Keep It Flowing - Part 1   ROOM Palmer 1 (Hands on)
This preconference session will focus on the most efficient ways to estimate, plan and schedule jobs in Monarch based on defined job types or workflows. 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. Part 1 will focus on mailing inserts, press product, multiple versions and repeat work. 

MONP2001  TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Keep It Flowing - Part 2   ROOM Palmer 1 (Hands on)
This preconference session will focus on the most efficient ways to estimate, plan and schedule jobs in Monarch based on defined job types or workflows. 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. Part 2 will focus on kitting jobs, padding jobs, digital print, digital imprint and business cards.  

MON01001  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
SmartLinc Shipping: A true end-to-end integrated workflow MUST include shipping  ROOM LaFleur 1
A true end-to-end integrated workflow must include shipping. Every day non-value added steps in shipping departments include; double entry of shipments, shopping for carrier rates, and re-keying freight costs in Monarch before invoicing.  Eliminate these manual steps by including SmartLinc shipping integration to your workflow.

MON02001  WEDS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monarch Welcome Session   ROOM Mouton 1
The Monarch team, led by Jeff White, will present an overview of what has happened since Connect 2013 and what is planned for the upcoming year. This session focused on the key areas of your MIS: Monarch, Planner, PrintFlow, Auto-Count and Portal. The team will also present activities and breakout sessions available during the conference will a focus on tracks specific to areas of knowledge or system use.  

MON03001  WEDS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Monarch User Group Business Meeting & You Show Me Yours, I'll Show You Mine   ROOM Mouton 1
You asked for it and you got it! This session is led by the Monarch User Group and will focus on clients having some fun doing "show and tell". Users interact with the group and offer to share their own homegrown Crystal Reports to all in attendance. A great opportunity to see and be seen as it relates to how you pull data from your Monarch system! Additionally, a portion of this meeting will be used for the Monarch User Group Business Meeting.

MON04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Birds of a Feather, Flock Together - Information Technology   ROOM Palmer 1 (Hands on)
This breakout is an open discussion with other Monarch information technology users on any topic presented by the users in attendance. Technical resource from EFI will facilitate and present broad topics for users to interact and discuss.

MON04002  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
What's the Plan, Stan? - Part 1   ROOM LaFleur 1
This session will give the users a detailed tour of the Planner module's job specifications area. This is the first of three breakout sessions providing details on Planner.

MON04003  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Monarch Family Feud   ROOM LaFleur 2
It's time to bring back the Hubba Bubba and the Burditzman families for a show down, Vegas style! This breakout is a can't miss as family members will go toe to toe testing their knowledge of the Monarch application, Vegas culture, and EFI! One for the ages! 

MON05001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
It's Called "Strategery"   ROOM Palmer 1 (Hands on)
Stop in to this session to gain insight on what it takes to be successful from an IT point of view. We will share best practices for upgrades, what to consider before upgrading, review specifications and minimum system hardware recommendations, system OS requirements, Progress and other componentry, Crystal Reports 11, and planning for disaster and recovery scenarios. The goal of this session is to identify the best practices for the IT team and to create plans to handle the various requests from inside your print facility.

MON05002  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
What's the Plan, Stan? - Part 2   ROOM LaFleur 1
This session will give the users a detailed tour of the Planner module's job planning area. This is the first of three breakout sessions providing details on Planner.

MON05003  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
That's The Way We Spell Success   ROOM LaFleur 2
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 its implemented correctly? We'll examine these questions and more as we look at implementation plans, ideas, successes and opportunities.

MON06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
What's the Plan, Stan? - Part 3   ROOM LaFleur 1
This session will give the users a detailed tour of the Planner module's job distribution area. This is the first of three breakout sessions providing details on Planner.

MON06002  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Keep On Truckin'   ROOM ROOM LaFleur 2
Distribution planning is the focus of this breakout session. The Monarch team will introduce you to the planning workflow which integrates to either SmartLinc Process Shipper or Agile Network combining the robust capabilities of the Monarch distribution, job costing and invoicing modules. This session is a must see for the logistically minded users and you learn about methods to "move that bus".

MON06003  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
It's A Numbers Game   ROOM Palmer 1 (Hands on)
Debits and credits never looked so good. In the world of accounting, 2 + 2 always equals 4 and during this session, we'll examine all the ways Monarch's integrated accounting touches your print facility to get to the right number. This breakout will include an overview of the accounting flowchart for single company, multi company and multi currency print facilities.

MON08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
The Future of Estimating - iQuote   ROOM LaFleur 1
Plan on attending this informative session to learn about the future of Monarch estimating, iQuote. This visual, intent based workflow will be the cornerstone to the Monarch planning and scheduling in the years to come. A must see if your company is looking to stay ahead of the curve!

MON08002  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
It's A Contract Hit  ROOM LaFleur 2
This session will give users a detailed tour of the planning module's Contract Administration, Invoicing and Contract Estimating modules. Learn how to create a contract, price list, and price list based estimates and invoices during this detailed overview of these areas of the system.

MON09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
You've Got Mail!   ROOM LaFleur 1
Learn how Monarch'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 transactional print, POD, mailing and distribution. 

MON10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Monarch User Group - Executive Session

This session will be run by the Monarch User Group.   ROOM LaFleur 1 

MON11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Hindsight Is 20/20, When It Seems More Like 30/30   ROOM LaFleur 1
If you've been running Monarch and determined a reimplementation is in order because of your company's growth or consolidation, attend this session. You'll learn from clients who have been down this road and discover the reasons and methods they used to reimplement their management system.

MON11102  FRI 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
It's All About Finished Goods and Fulfilling Orders- Part 1   ROOM LaFleur 2
Plan on attending this session to take a look at the Monarch Order Fulfillment module in detail. We'll present the workflow for producing finished goods, placing orders and shipping product plus discuss touch points with your general ledger. This is a good session for someone looking to gain an overall understanding of the "print and hold" workflow.

MON11203  FRI 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
It's All About Finished Goods and Fulfilling Orders- Part 2   ROOM LaFleur 2
Now that you have an understanding of Monarch's Order Fulfillment module, 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.

MON12001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Down The Road Tonight   ROOM LaFleur 1
Plan to attend this session to gather more specifics about enhancements in the most current release of Monarch and the upcoming release[s]. 
 

MON12002  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Auto-Count and Monarch - The Complete Workflow   ROOM Lafite 1
Attend this class and experience the live demonstration of how Auto-Count integrates with Monarch. 
 

MON12103  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
The Suite Life of Monarch Portal   ROOM La Fleur 2
Learn about the features and functionality of Monarch Portal. This session will examine the Portal, formerly known as PrinterSite Internal, and how it can be used to streamline your sales communication efforts.x 
 

MON12204  THURS 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Birds of a Feather, Flock Together - Planning   ROOM La Fleur 2
This breakout is an open discussion with other Monarch Planner users on any topic presented by the users in attendance. EFI will facilitate and present broad topics for users to interact and discuss. 
 

MON13001  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Birds of a Feather, Flock Together - Monarch   ROOM La Fleur 1
This breakout is an open discussion with other Monarch users on any topic presented by the users in attendance. EFI will facilitate and present broad topics for users to interact and discuss. 
  

MON13102  FRI 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Birds of a Feather, Flock Together - Auto-Count   ROOM La Fleur 2
This breakout is an open discussion with other Auto-Count users on any topic presented by the users in attendance. EFI will facilitate and present broad topics for users to interact and discuss. 
 

MON13203  FRI 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Birds of a Feather, Flock Together - PrintFlow   ROOM La Fleur 2
This breakout is an open discussion with other PrintFlow users on any topic presented by the users in attendance. EFI will facilitate and present broad topics for users to interact and discuss.

Pace Session Details

PACP1001  TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Hands On - Pace - Intro to Report Writing   ROOM Palmer 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.

PACP2001  TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Hands On - Pace - Advanced Report Writing ROOM Palmer 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. 

PAC02001  WEDS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pace Welcome Session   ROOM Mouton 2 
Come meet the Pace team and get an overview of Connect 2014 and everything we have planned.    

PAC03001  WEDS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Pace User Group Session 1  ROOM Mouton 2
Pace User Group meeting, led by the Pace User Group board. 

PAC04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Pace Guide to Changes since Connect 2013   ROOM Latour 6
This session is an overview presentation of every major feature we have added to Pace since Connect 2013. It is a fast-paced overview and will give you an idea of where to focus your time and what questions to ask in the lab.    

PAC04002  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Pace Integrations: Scheduling, PrintFlow & AC   ROOM Latour 5
This session is an overview of integrations to our scheduling options and Auto-Count. All of these integrations are built on the Job Planning module. You will leave this session with a basic understanding of these integrations and many of your questions answered.       

PAC04003  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Hands On - Pace - Intro to Report Writing   ROOM Palmer 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.

PAC05001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Pace v27 Accounting Revamp Session 1   ROOM Latour 6 
This is the first of two sessions covering the Accounting Revamp we are delivering in v27. Every accounting module has been enhanced in this revamp, and we will go through all the major changes and workflows. 

PAC05002  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Making the Most of your Pace System   ROOM Latour 5  
UOM, Job level shipping, and a variety of system-level options. If you have been a Pace user for a while and are not sure you are getting the most out of your Pace system, come to this session and we'll show you a variety of ways to improve your experience with the software and answer your questions.

PAC05003  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Hands On - Pace - Advanced Report Writing   ROOM Palmer 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.

PAC06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Pace v27 Accounting Revamp Session 2   ROOM Latour 6
This is the second of two sessions covering the Accounting Revamp we are delivering in v27. Every accounting module has been enhanced in this revamp, and we will go through all the major changes and workflows.

PAC06002  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Pace A to Z Integration Theater   ROOM Kiosk in Solution Cntr.
This session will present live demonstrations of our Advanced Digital Workflow, for both page-based and inkjet-based digital production. The products involved in these workflows are DSF, Pace, PrintFlow, and Fiery or Fiery XF-driven devices. This session will be at the Pace pod in the Solution Center.

PAC06003  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Pace Customization Toolkit & API Q   ROOM Palmer 2
This session will go over the major changes to the customization toolkit and API since last Connect and provide time for advanced Q. 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.

PAC08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Pace v27 DC, Inventory and PO Revamp   ROOM Latour 6
In addition to Accounting, we also revamped Data Collection, Inventory and Purchasing. This session reviews those details and walks you through these upgraded modules.

PAC08002  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Pace Estimating Q   ROOM Latour 5
Bring your questions on Estimating and let's play "Stump the Instructor"!

PAC09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Pace v27 UI   ROOM Latour 6
Pace v27 is the first release to feature our brand new UI. Come to this session to see it live!

PAC09002  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Pace in a Digital World   ROOM Latour 5
Can Pace support your digital workflows? Absolutely. Come to this session to find out how.

PAC10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Pace v27 SWF Enhancements   ROOM Latour 6

Pace v27 includes many enhancements for customers in the SuperWide Format market. This session will review those in detail and provide time for Q&A.

PAC10002  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Pace User Group Session 2   ROOM Latour 5
Pace User Group meeting, led by the Pace User Group board.

PAC11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Pace v27 Estimating & JCC Enhancements   ROOM Latour 6
Pace v27 includes many changes to Estimating, Job Control and related modules. This session will review those in detail so you know what's coming.   

PAC11002  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Pace Integrations: DSF and OPS   ROOM Latour 5
This session will go into depth on the integrations between Pace and Digital StoreFront and Online Print Solutions. The focus will be on new items added in the last year, and will also provide time for Q&A. 

PAC12001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pace Product Development Roadmap   ROOM Latour 6
In this session, we will review the roadmap for Pace in 2014 and give you an idea of what next Connect will look like. We will also take your feedback on what you have seen for v27 and Connect 2014. 

PAC12002  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pace xPath Q   ROOM Latour 5
This session is an advanced Q&A session on xPath in Pace. Bring your questions, use cases, and problems and let our experts help you find the right xPath for your need.

PAC13003  FRI 1:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Auto-Count and PACE - The Complete Workflow   ROOM Lafite 1
Attend this class and experience the live demonstration of how Auto-Count integrates with PACE.

PrintSmith Session Details

PSM02001  WEDS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Future of PrintSmith   ROOM La Tache 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.    

PSM03001  WEDS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
PrintSmith User Group   ROOM La Tache 1

This session is lead by the PrintSmith user group. 

PSM04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PrintSmith Preferences   ROOM La Tache 1
This sessions covers setting up your PrintSmith preferences and revolves around the commands on the Admin menu.  

PSM04002  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Multipart Pricing   ROOM La Tache 2
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.   

PSM05001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
PrintSmith Offset and Digital Pricing   ROOM La Tache 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.  

PSM05002  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
PrintSmith Accounting   ROOM La Tache 2
In this session you will cover all aspects of handling accounts receivable 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.  

PSM06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
PrintSmith Large and Superwide Format Pricing   ROOM La Tache 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.  

PSM06002  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
PrintSmith Document Preferences   ROOM La Tache 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.   

PSM06003  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
PrintSmith Site Admin   ROOM Latour 5
This session will go over the setup of PrintSmith Site. You will learn how to create brandings, catalogs and products.  

PSM08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Tracker   ROOM La Tache 1
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.   

PSM08002  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PrintSmith Stock Definitions and Customer Accounts   ROOM La Tache 2
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 contacts.

PSM09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
PrintSmith Accounting   ROOM La Tache 1
In this session you will cover all aspects of handling accounts receivable 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. 

PSM09002  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
PrintSmith Costing   ROOM Palmer 2
Do you know what your true costs of doing business are? Take this course to learn how to determine what the real costs are for each of your processes in order to make better decisions about pricing and purchases.  

PSM10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
PrintSmith Site User Group Meeting   ROOM La Tache 1
This session is lead by the PrintSmith user group.

PSM11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
PrintSmith Creating Estimates and Invoices   ROOM La Tache 1
This session with 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. 

PSM11002  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
PrintSmith Scheduling   ROOM Palmer 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.

PSM12001  FRI 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
PrintSmith Crystal Reporting   ROOM La Tache 1
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.

PSM12002  FRI 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
PrintSmith Charge Definitions   ROOM La Tache 2
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.

PSM13001  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Using PrintSmith Site   ROOM La Tache 1
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.

PSM13002  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
PrintSmith Charge Definitions   ROOM La Tache 2
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.

PrintStream Session Details

PST04001  WEDS 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Welcome Session   ROOM Montrachet 1
Kickoff meeting for all PrintStream users and al 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.   

PST5001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
Accounting & Postage   ROOM Montrachet 1
We will review key new features and enhancements added within the past year. The second half of this session will be dedicated to the PSUG to discuss the top three programming enhancements for the 2014 roadmap.  

PST06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Inventory   ROOM Montrachet 1
We will review the latest enhancements for dot net Inventory and best practices. The second half of the session will be dedicated to PSUG to discuss the top three programming enhancements for the 2014 roadmap. 

PST08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Innovative Uses of PS   ROOM Montrachet 1
This session is lead by the PrintStream User Group.

PST09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Fulfillment   ROOM Montrachet 1
This will be an overview of the best use of PrintStream's Fulfillment, and we will also review key new features programmed within the past year. The second half of this session will be dedicated to the PSUG to discuss the top three programming enhancements for the 2014 roadmap. 

PST10001 THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Print and Mail Estimating   ROOM Montrachet 1
This session will be an overview of enhancements and best practices for Print & Mail Estimating / Order Entry within the last year. The second half of the session will be dedicated to PSUG to discuss the top three programming enhancements for the 2014 roadmap.

PST11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Monarch & Pace vs. PrintStream   ROOM Montrachet 1
This session will provide attendees with a high level overview of the various EFI products. We will discuss the product features and their suitability to your business along with potential business opportunities or operating efficiencies that could be realized by your company with these products. The session will be both an educational one as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions about specific EFI products and their current capabilities and roadmaps for new features.

PST12001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wrap Up Session   ROOM Montrachet 1
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, including and opportunity for any last minute Q&A.

Prism Session Details

Under development

Radius Session Details

RADP1001  TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Crystal Reports Training for Beginners   ROOM Alsace 1
This training session will be geared toward new Radius users and will cover the basics about using Crystal Reports with the EFI Radius ERP system. 

RADP2001  TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Business Intelligence Training for Beginners   ROOM Alsace 1
This training session will be geared toward new Radius Business Intelligence (BI) users and will cover the basics about using BIs integrated report writing and integration with the EFI Radius ERP system.

RAD02001  WEDS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Radius Welcome / General Q&A / Support & Projects / User Group Updates   ROOM Alsace 1
The EFI Radius team will welcome Connect attendees and cover general questions related to EFI, Radius and the Connect conference. The EFI Radius Support and Project teams will provide updates since the 2013 conference and finally, the Radius User Group leaders will update the group on things that have transpired over the last year.    

RAD03001  WEDS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
v15.1 - What's New? / Streamlined Estimating   ROOM Alsace 1
The EFI Radius product development team will present a detailed look at the new features in the latest version of the EFI Radius software, v15.1. They will then demonstrate the new workflow and user interface enhancements in Streamlined Estimating. Folding carton and flexible packaging workflows will be a main focus. 

RAD04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Implementations and Upgrades: Best Practices   ROOM Alsace 1
We will hear from other EFI Radius users, who will describe the things to keep in mind when starting or continuing a successful EFI Radius implementation and/or upgrade. 

RAD04002  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
SysAdmin: Session 1   ROOM Alsace 2
This session will cover a specific topic to be determined by the Radius User Group.   
 

RAD05001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC)   ROOM Alsace 1
This user-led session will cover specific topics to be determined by the Radius User Group.     

RAD05002  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
Technique CRM   ROOM Alsace 2
The EFI Radius team will describe the integration between the EFI Radius ERP system and the new CRM module from EFI Technique and will demonstrate the exciting, new mobile capabilities of the module.  
 

RAD06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
EFI Digital Label Workflow: Radius/PrintFlow/Fiery XF/Jetrion   ROOM Alsace 1
The EFI team will demonstrate the automated workflow, made possible by EFI’s integration, and show how jobs can be created in the EFI Radius ERP system, scheduled with PrintFlow® Dynamic Scheduling and sent through Fiery® XF to a EFI Jetrion™ label printer, with status updates sent back to the Radius ERP system.  

RAD06002  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
MRP – Raw Materials & Finished Goods   ROOM Alsace 2
EFI Radius users will take a detailed look at the MRP module and how it can best be used for raw material and finished goods planning.

RAD07001  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 AM
OpenAccounts: v7 & v8   ROOM Alsace 1
A representative from OpenAccounts will be on hand to discuss v7 and v8 of the accounting packaging in this demonstration/Q&A session. 

RAD07002  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 AM
SmartLinc: Process Shipper/Smartware   ROOM Alsace 2
A representative from SmartLinc will be on hand to discuss the Process Shipper and Smartware shipping management solutions in this demonstration/Q&A session.

RAD08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Technology & Tools   ROOM Alsace 1
This will be a user-led session that will discuss a wide range of technologies and tools that can be used along with the EFI Radius ERP system. 

RAD08003  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Crystal Reports Training Session 2   ROOM Palmer 1
This training session will be more advanced than the session for beginners and will go into detail on a number of Crystal Reports-related topics. 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.

RAD09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
EFI Radius Portal   ROOM Palmer 1
In this session, an EFI Radius professional will complete a full demonstration of the new features in the EFI Radius Portal and will take users’ questions. 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.

RAD09002  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Electronic Functionality – ACH/Email Out of Radius/EDI   ROOM Alsace 2
This session will cover ACH/Email out of Radius and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).    

RAD10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
User Group Roundtables   ROOM Alsace 1
Attendees will split into smaller groups for discussion focused on defined user group areas. 

RAD11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Job Costing   ROOM Alsace 1
In this session, an EFI consultant will take a detailed look at job costing from estimate through actual and will also dive into dealing with variances.

RAD11002  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sysadmin: Replication   ROOM Alsace 2
This session will cover a specific topic to be determined by the Radius User Group.

RAD12001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Business Intelligence Training Session 2   ROOM Alsace 1
This training session will be more advanced than the session for beginners and will go into detail on a number of Business Intelligence-related topics.

RAD12002  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Production Scheduling Assistant (PSA) Updates   ROOM Alsace 2
An EFI representative will demonstrate and discuss the latest additions to the EFI Radius Production Scheduling Assistant (PSA) system and will answer users’ questions.

RAD13001  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Monarch Accounting/EFI Radius ERP Integration   ROOM Alsace 1
An EFI professional will demonstrate the integration that exists between the EFI Radius ERP system and EFI’s Monarch Accounting system. 

RAD13002  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
PrintFlow® Dynamic Scheduling/EFI Radius ERP Integration   ROOM Alsace 2
An EFI professional will discuss and demonstrate the integration that exists between the EFI Radius ERP system and EFI’s powerful PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling system. 

Technique Session Details

TEC03001  WEDS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Technique Welcome Session   ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team talks about the current year and presents the development roadmap for 2014. There is also the chance to see an overview and demonstration of some of the great new features in the 5.2 release. 

TEC04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Quick Pricing In-depth   ROOM St. Julien
Pricing and quotes in seconds! Attend this session to learn the best way of setting up and getting the most out of the quick quoting and re-pricing tools. Take an in-depth tour of how to set up a quick-price product from start to finish including the manufacturing process plan and how to control spoilage and resource/configuration selection.   

TEC5001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
CRM   ROOM St. Julien
The Technique CRM is now also integrated to both the Monarch and Radius products. Attend this session to look at the rich functionality that the CRM has to offer including advanced tools such as campaign management, social feeds and email/calendar integration.  

TEC06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Build Your Own Reports   ROOM St. Julien
Demonstration of the Business Intelligence and Report Builder modules including the creation of a simple report with drill through, modification of standard reports and the creation of highly formatted dashboards, scorecards and customer facing reports. Attend this session to get hands on training culminating in the creation and deployment of a simple Data Collection Analysis report with interactive parameters and calculated fields. 

TEC08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Technique Tips & Tricks – Order Preparation   ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team advise on some of the powerful and time saving features within the Order Management module.

TEC09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Technique Tips & Tricks –Job Profitability   ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team take a look at the Job Costing module and discuss how labor, materials and outside service costs can be automatically gathered through the use of other Technique modules saving valuable time. In addition the team explores the different analysis capabilities via an in-depth look at the job costing report suite. 

TEC10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
JDF Enabled MIS to Prepress Workflow Automation?   ROOM St. Julien 
With print runs decreasing and the number of jobs increasing, it's vital to streamline production administration. Integration to a Kodak Prinergy or Agfa Apogee prepress workflow can automate job creation and imposition selection saving valuable time and money. Attend this session to understand the integration process, what’s possible and the return on investment from a successful implementation.

TEC11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Lean and Mean!   ROOM St. Julien
Lean is an holistic approach to manufacturing that aims to improve profitability by focusing ALL efforts on adding value; anything that doesn’t add value is waste. Attend this session for an overview of Lean principles and discover how Technique Data Collection, Paper Management, Work In Process Tracking and Business Intelligence can be used to identify and eliminate waste.

TEC12001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Technique Storefront   ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team present an in-depth demonstration of the Technique Storefront system. Covering fulfillment, print on demand and replenishment.

TEC13001  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Data Collection 2.12   ROOM St. Julien
The Technique team outline some of the new features in the 2.12 release and run through some of the powerful integration features with the Order Management and Finished Goods modules.

Web-to-Print Session Details

W2PP2001  TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Web-to-Print Welcome Session   ROOM Latour 7
The W2P solutions team led by Filip Buyse, W2P General Manager; Mark McGowan,Director, Web2Print Products; Dave Minnick , W2P Director, Operations; and Christopher O'Hara, Manager, W2P Product Management, will present an overview of what has happened since Connect 2013 and what is planned for the upcoming year. This session will focus on the key areas of your web-to-print solution and the 2014 roadmaps for Digital StoreFront (DSF) and Online Print Solutions (OPS). The team will also present activities and breakout sessions available during the conference that will focus on tracks specific to areas of knowledge or system use and how to sell to your customers to increase your revenue.
  

W2P01001  TUES 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Digital StoreFront Really Cool Things! (DSF)   ROOM Latour 7
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

W2P04001  WEDS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Advanced Ticketing Configuration (DSF)   ROOM Latour 7
In this session, learn how to configure advanced ticketing controls for ad-hoc and static products. We will do a deep dive into Conditional Ticketing, where you can define relationships between and among print services, impression modes, and media; we will review how to add tabs and special pages to static print items and how to control editing permissions for end-buyers.   

W2P5001  WEDS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMx
Online Print Solutions (OPS) Advanced Print Template Setup   ROOM Latour 7
Explore advanced OPS Print template options. This session will include font setup, Template options, JavaScript usage, Cost Centre extra input field replace tags, and other various template setup features.  

W2P06001  THURS 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
SmartStore Builder (DSF)   ROOM Latour 7
Explore DSF's new SmartStore Builder. Select from a variety of HTML 5 responsive storefront designs, and learn how to complete basic branding and styling. Complete a deep-dive into advanced HTML and CSS editing.
  

W2P07001  THURS 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
How to Sell Web-to-Print Programs to Your Customers   ROOM Latour 7
If you’re looking for ways to generate new and sustainable revenue with Web-to-Print, this is the session for you. Two industry experts, Jennifer Matt and Dave Minnick, will share ideas and discuss best practices for selling Web-to-Print services to your customers. Their discussion will include ideas on how to build your online strategy and how to communicate value and deliver a truly “sticky” revenue-generating program.

W2P08001  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Online Print Solutions Really Cool things! (OPS)   ROOM Latour 7
Explore new and creative ways to leverage OPS features. In this session we will discuss and share tips and tricks, best practices, and really cool things in OPS. Attendees will get the opportunity to share their really cool ideas in advance of the session and may be selected to participate. 

W2P08002  THURS 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Digital StoreFront (DSF) Cross Media Marketing with VWeb+   ROOM Chambertin 2 
Discover DSF's new Cross Media Marketing module. Learn how to create and sell multi-touch campaigns including print, Purls, personalized email and SMS messages. Learn how to track campaign response rates and adjust campaigns on the fly. 

W2P09001  THURS 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Online Print Solutions Integration Options (OPS)   ROOM Latour 7
In this session, learn about the available integration options within OPS. We will look at the Integration Module, Scheduled Reporting, as well as some buyer side integrations into 3rd party applications.  

W2P10001  THURS 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
EFI Web-to-Print Solutions Business Builder 1 – Using your Web-to-Print for Marketing Solutions   ROOM Latour 7
Join us as we look at opportunities in the Web-to-Print space to leverage your investment to grow your business as well as assist you customers in growing theirs using various marketing practices within the EFI Web-to-Print Solutions.

W2P11001  FRI 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Review of the Online Print Solutions VPrint Module (OPS)   ROOM Latour 7
Discover the OPS VPrint module in detail. This session will include bracket variable setup, CASS/NCOA, Accudata, drop dates, rules, and much more.

W2P12001  THURS 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
EFI Web-to-Print Solutions Business Builder 2 – Using your Web-to-Print for multi-year contracts in POD and Fulfillment   ROOM Latour 7
EFI Web-to-Print Solutions Business Builder 2 – Using your Web-to-Print for multi-year contracts in POD and Fulfillment.

W2P13001  FRI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
DSF Administration - Best Practices (DSF)   ROOM Latour 7
Evaluate and share best practices around DSF administration. Particular focus on company, department, group and user security configuration, payment and accounting methods and multi-level approvals.

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Program Information

Connect
The Wynn, Las Vegas

When
January 21-24, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Hotel Accommodations

January 21-24, 2014
The Wynn Las Vegas
$179.00 per night plus tax

Special Offer
Special Fiery offer for EFI Productivity Software customers.
If your company has at least one other registered attendee for Connect 2014, then you are eligible for a special introductory Fiery registration price for your digital press operator.  Request more information when you register or contact your EFI Sales Respresentative.