Print Providers Honored

Noosh, Printcafe lauded for accomplishments

Santa Clara, CA  September 27, 2002  Concluding a busy week for print solution providers, Aberdeen Group, a market analysis organization, has selected TSO's (the Stationary Office, a leading European publishing services company) implementation of Noosh as one of the most successful in automating the purchase of print in order to control costs, streamline processes, and enhance responsiveness. The finding was part of Aberdeen's recently published report, "Best Practices in Online Services Procurement".

In a separate release, Printcafe Software Inc., the operating system for print, announced that its PrintSmith business management system has been awarded Product of the Year at the annual British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC) conference, held September 2021 in Buckinghamshire, England.

According to Aberdeen, the analyst firm examined over 30 implementations for its report, categorizing them into one of three areas: print, travel, and contract labor. The evaluations performed by Aberdeen were based on multiple metrics including usage, spending volume, process efficiencies, cost savings and additional qualitative benefits.

Christa Degnan, senior analyst, Supply Chain Research at Aberdeen, said "Web-based OSP solutions like Noosh focus on the complexity of services and extend traditional e-procurement solutions to help organizations manage more of their total indirect spend," said. "One of the key lessons learned from TSO's deployment of Noosh is how they're able to monitor and sustain savings, a best practice for all organizations to emulate."

As for Printcafe's honors, the company said that in the months leading up to last week's BAPC conference printers were asked to nominate the product of the year that most deserved recognition. Eleven products were short-listed and PrintSmith was voted overall winner by a secret ballot of 200 members who attended the conference.

Printcafe's PrintSmith is a business management system that is scaled to fit everything from retail and on-demand printers to small commercial operations.