Transformations Inc., and Sensible Technologies of Livonia, MI have entered into an agreement to refer the products and services each provides to new and existing customers.
Transformations is a recognized leader in process improvement software for manufacturing sites and distribution centers across the United States and the creator of Uluro, a powerful software suite that streamlines processing in print and mail operations. Sensible Technologies provides companies with a host of intelligent mail inserting solutions that deliver more uptime, lower operating costs and higher productivity.
The two companies target print and mail operations where gaining every possible efficiency is vital to success and profitability. In these environments, Transformations’ Uluro software suite with OnceAmation® automates every aspect of processing the data that drives a mailing. Sensible’s DRS (Document Reliability System) provides document integrity with end-of-processing audit control systems and plant management software solutions automating the management of print and insert jobs, along with measuring operator and machine performance.
In the new relationship, Sensible’s DRS will enhance real-time piece-level tracking on Uluro’s and Sensible’s dashboards, while Uluro’s upstream data handling capabilities bring full ADF solutions to the growing intelligent Inserting solutions developed by Sensible. With one company focused on the data, the other on inserting and plan management perfection, and both reliant on SQL databases and back-ends, the companies offer a powerful combination of capabilities for mailing accuracy and efficiency.
“We don’t sell equipment, and Sensible doesn’t work with upstream data, but we are both relentlessly focused on production,” said Ryan Semanchik, President of Transformations. “Because we call on exactly the same kinds of customers, having a partner with such totally complimentary products and services is an enormous benefit for both companies and more importantly, our customers.”
“The combination of these capabilities creates a powerful toolset and being able to offer them in this way is a home run for our two companies and for our customers,” agreed Earle Painter, Vice President of Sensible Technologies. “Now any Uluro or Sensible customer can manage the data from file receipt to mailing at the piece level.”
Despite the ongoing shift to online and web presentment, many transactional documents will stay on paper, just on a smaller scale. This means mid-size service bureaus and smaller mailers will do well, and these are among the core clients of both Transformations and Sensible.
In the near term, the two companies will refer customers to each other to address specific needs and solve customer challenges. Moving forward, the alliance is expected to offer customers the power of a partnership that can provide end-to-end mailing solutions with full audit and data control with least amount of expense.