Solimar Systems releases latest versions of Solitrack and Solsearcher Enterprise

The latest software versions track individual mailpieces to delivery via USPS

Solimar Systems’ latest versions of Solitrack and Solsearcher enterprise is used for tracking, reporting, and visibility of dashboard platforms
Solimar Systems’ latest versions of Solitrack and Solsearcher enterprise is used for tracking, reporting, and visibility of dashboard platforms

Solimar Systems, provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, has released the latest versions of its Solitrack and Solsearcher enterprise document access, tracking, reporting, and visibility dashboard platforms.

A significant enhancement featured in these latest versions is the ability to track individual mailpieces to delivery via USPS. The latest versions also support OpenID Connect and secure Single Sign-On (SSO) for integration with third-party authentication services.

Solimar Systems’ Solitrack 2.5 expands PLT module to support mail tracking status

Solitrack 2.5 expands the Piece Level Tracking (PLT) module to support mail tracking status, including delivery and return, from the United States Post Office (USPS) via the Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb) as each piece is scanned.

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, senior director of Engagement, Solimar Systems, explains, “By offering advanced piece-level tracking at every stage of the workflow, our customers benefit from end-to-end visibility into the production and delivery process, increasing their productivity. Such visibility helps mail production operations to manage better compliance with regulatory requirements and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) associated with processing highly personalized and sensitive content.”

The benefits of PLT extend beyond transactional mail (such as statements and invoices) to other increasingly personalized content such as customized books and catalogs. Companies in the labels and packaging market can also reap benefits as the industry trends towards increased personalization and, therefore, requires a more complex and precise workflow management solution.

Expanded secure authentication capability of Solitrack 2.5 and SSE 4.0

Solitrack 2.5 and SSE 4.0 easily incorporated into systems providing access to external users. By supporting OpenID Connect Authentication, Solitrack and SSE allow users to authenticate using third-party authentication services like Google. This OpenID Connect support complements existing LDAP and private registration features in the products.

“Solitrack and SSE simultaneously support production and customer service workflows and B2B and B2C access,” says Malone-McGrew. “Open ID Connect support expands the options our users have for deploying these systems in multi-tenant environments.”

Solitrack 2.5 also includes enhancements to the German and French language packs and additional reporting capabilities.

“We’re excited to offer this new functionality to our global customers,“ adds Mary Ann Rowan, chief experience officer, Solimar Systems. “We strive to ensure our solutions are intuitive, off-the-shelf configurable, and need little to no professional services. With the latest updates, Solitrack and Solsearcher are accessible to a wide range of print environments where tracking digital or physical content is critical.”


2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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