ppi Media spins off a startup – ppi n3xt

ppi n3xt offers digitization support for various sectors

ppi n3xt
ppi n3xt is aimed at helping smaller companies in their digitization process

ppi Media, the well-known publishing system and newspaper production software company, has spawned a new company called ppi 3nxt. Ppi 3nxt will be a service provider specializing in digitization services for small and medium-sized enterprises. 

The optimization of IT processes and the advancement of digitization strategies are some of the most critical tasks facing small and medium-sized companies in Germany. ppi Media provides providing publishing houses with automated workflows and digitization processes and has done so for the past 35 years. Now it has decided to accelerate this development by creating a new service provider company.

ppi n3xt combines the core skills and proven infrastructure of ppi Media with the agility of startups to provide SMEs in all sectors with quick, competent and targeted support to their digitization strategy. Some of the services offered by ppi n3xt include consulting and workshops, the development and programming of tailored software solutions, and the design of integration solutions. 

“Founding ppi n3xt was a logical step,” says Manuel Scheyda, the managing director of ppi n3xt and ppi Media. “The Digital Services department at ppi Media has been offering support to several companies outside the publishing world for many years, including businesses in the beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We thought it was time to create a unique profile and image for the services we offer to SMEs – that’s what ppi n3xt is all about.”

Dr. Hauke Berndt, who is also the managing director of ppi Media, adds, “ppi n3xt simply gives us an unbeatable advantage over most other companies that offer digitization services. The company is the product of 35 years of experience in software development, consulting, and project management. We’re the masters of prototyping, UX/UI design, process digitization, and interface design.” 

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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