American Reprographics Company announced the availability of a new software-as-a-service (Saas) called ishipdocs at the International Reprographics Association Tradeshow in Pittsburgh, PA. Designed to help businesses and individuals digitally ship documents of all kinds anywhere in the world, ishipdocs makes it easy to reduce conventional shipping costs, time and customs delays, and deliver a much "greener" document distribution solution than any "print-pack-and-ship" service.
Using ishipdocs, reprographers and other print providers can get their customers' business documents, architectural drawings, large color banners, promotional booklets and more from one location to another without printing a single page until the documents reach their destination. With a global print partner network of more than 350 locations around the world, ishipdocs providers have access to a global community of trusted and qualified digital shipping destinations that can help expand their business into new markets.
"The ishipdocs service is a great platform for us to collect jobs from around the world," said Karl Ma, Director of Business Development for Unis Document Solutions, a commercial reprographer with a presence in four major metropolitan markets in China. "We can also send jobs anywhere, and as a result, it brings a lot of value to our customers with projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East or the U.S. Given the size of China itself, it also expands our reach here at home, and creates opportunities for new business."
"Document logistics services have often been seen as the exclusive domain of shipping companies, but that's certainly not the case any longer," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO of American Reprographics Company, creator and developer of ishipdocs. "When we were developing the service, the goal was to apply the increasingly sophisticated distribution systems and expertise of document managers to create a more efficient, less expensive and very responsive means of moving documents from one place to another. Why would I want print, package and ship a box when I can simply open a software application that delivers documents to my doorstep in seconds rather than days? I'm very excited at the opportunities this creates for document managers all over the world!"
Rahul Roy, Chief Technology Officer of ARC, said, "Our own experience backs up research that shows digital document distribution is becoming a bigger part of information management in today's global business environment. By providing an on-demand, simple and effective distribution solution through software-as-a-service, we're providing our industry with the tools and revenue opportunities to expand their markets and take advantage of a growing trend in business, even during these challenging economic times."