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Not only historical applications and IT infrastructures require redesign, but also modern cloud landscapes should be well planned. Every business software used generates data and documents for customers, suppliers or internal processes. How these processes are defined and designed and what output is generated is a strategic question. Afterwards it is of importance whether only print or electronic distribution is used.
“Our specialists will create a coherent concept for your print infrastructure and support you in your cloud first strategy.“
Long Past Systems
Essential applications are still operated on mainframe and host systems or run as proprietary ERP systems in the data center. Whether at a bank or an automotive supplier, these legacy systems must run at all times, even in the age of the cloud, otherwise important processes will come to a standstill. Substitution is difficult and sometimes impossible, yet the output generated should look modern and attractive. Customers’ and suppliers’ expectations of data and documents are becoming more and more demanding. If you only deal with this topic to some extent, a multitude of questions arise.
- How can these legacy systems be integrated into a modern printing infrastructure?
- How can modern forms be easily created and output to a wide variety of output channels?
- How complex will the conversion of forms, print paths and output processes be?
- Can the existing workplace printers and multifunction printers (MFP) still to be used?
Modern Cloud Systems
Flexible apps and microservices will become increasingly important through the use of cloud systems. For example, cloud-based CRM is used to map customer processes, e-commerce applications must be linked to logistics, and the ERP backend must hold all documents and data together. The fact that not all of these systems run in the cloud and are therefore distributed, arises complex questions.
- Which cloud provider (for example AWS, Azure, Google) offers the best conditions for my project?
- How can SAP S/4HANA or SAP Cloud Edition be integrated?
- How can users of Windows, Office, terminal servers and Citrix be integrated?
- How can serverless printing be implemented?
- How should the print data stream be encrypted?
- How can cloud apps and microservices be integrated?
- How can printing be carried out across network boundaries (branch office printing)?
Fitting Print Concepts for a High Performing Output Management
Are you involved in re-designing legacy systems or do you want to migrate to the cloud? Then you should not forget the topic “generation of output.
In a joint workshop, our experts for output management work with you to formulate all requirements. As a result you will receive a description of the ACTUAL state in a High-level Design (HLD). Based on this generally valid basis, specific and detailed processes are then developed in a Low-Level Design (LLD). This includes the requirements, the solution architecture and possible implementation scenarios. A concluding “Management Summary” provides your decision makers with a good summary.
Our goal is to show you a generic and hardware-neutral approach.