The first generation of Industry 4.0 has rapidly made automation essential for any print service provider who’s gearing up to be the smart print factory that evolving industry conditions demand. But while the need for an automated workflow is universal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Transactional and direct mail printers like you certainly face distinct and complex workflow requirements—from regulatory compliance and track-and-trace initiatives to postal optimization—as well as increasingly intricate and targeted campaigns that make automating each step mission critical to maintaining productivity while driving new business.

Now, you can run a smarter print factory with help from Canon Solutions America’s Smart Production Platform—a premier portfolio of integrated, industry-specific automated workflow solutions, including Bill Smart Suite and Mail Smart Suite. Each of these targeted solutions features its own flexible mix of production workflows, digital presses (both inkjet and toner), integration services, finishing solutions, and media—all of which can be configured to help you boost productivity and efficiency, differentiate from the competition, offer customers a more diverse and profitable portfolio of applications, and adapt as needs evolve.

Bill Smart Suite simplifies transactional print workflows, efficiently streamlining and integrating creative, data management, production, and delivery processes from end to end while minimizing manual intervention. In addition to helping you provide the highest degree of postal automation, document security features, quality control, and compliance efforts, Bill Smart Suite empowers the next generation of TransPromo print. It fully supports the profitable dynamic content opportunities—variable messaging, graphics, PURLs, QR codes—that continue to transform must-read financial documents into must-have elements of omnichannel marketing.

Mail Smart Suite delivers the robust, end-to-end solution required to support today’s highly advanced data management, as well as the evolving integration of print with dynamic omnichannel messaging and experiences. Configurations automatically connect fast and efficient digital printing and finishing devices with the workflow. Plus, they enable the logistics and analytics capabilities required to meet demanding SLAs, manage shorter and more frequent runs, control labor costs, deliver postal savings, and transform static pages into interactive, trackable experiences that can be measured and mined for the kind of valuable future marketing data that moves consumers from mailbox to shopping cart faster!

For transactional and direct mail print providers like you, seamlessly uniting information technologies and operational workflows has become essential for staying lean, competitive, nimble, and profitable in your constantly evolving industry segment. With Bill Smart Suite and Mail Smart Suite from Canon Solutions America, you can be better positioned to be successful now and seize more opportunities as you move toward the fifth industrial revolution.

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The new, state-of-the-art Canon Americas Customer Innovation Center isn’t just a place to showcase our latest sheetfed and web-fed production presses but also an active hub for problem-solving, upskilling, and discovering better business strategies.