Zaikio Blog

We feature exciting articles from the areas of New Work, change in the printing industry and give you insights and outlooks at Zaikio.

20. September 2021

Digitisation in the printing industry: There's still room for improvement!

The printing industry has been facing strong changes for many years now. While the level of sales is largely holding steady, apart from reasonable fluctuations, there are major shifts within the various sectors. The commercial business, for example, is becoming increasingly difficult - more modern media are increasingly outstripping classic commercials. On the other hand, the winners of the change are areas such as packaging and labels, which have been able to significantly increase their share of the total order volume over the past decade. The air is getting thinner for many printing companies in Germany that are already established - a fact that is also reflected in the number of companies that has been declining steadily for years. Every company in the printing industry should ask itself today what direction it would l...

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22. July 2021

Zaikio wins another big name for Zaikio Procurement with Antalis

Antalis makes up its mind to digitize customer processes with Zaikio Paper and material orders to be made as easy as possible Zaikio initially to offer customers in Germany access to Antalis  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is adding Antalis, the leading European distributor of paper and industrial packaging, to its Zaikio Procurement platform. Zaikio, a Heidelberg subsidiary, is an open platform that enables the entire printing industry (printers, customers, brand owners, suppliers, software producers, and equipment manufacturers) to communicate and share data. By joining the platform, Antalis is looking to give existing and new customers digital access to company-specific procurement data. Other partners, such as MIS providers, are also set to benefit from easy access, meaning print shops can operate direct...

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6. May 2021

Ultimate Impostrip® Cloud Connector now available on Zaikio App Store

Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions, and Zaikio, the platform for the printing industry that gathers all market participants in one place and enables better communication and data exchange, are proud to announce the addition of Ultimate Impostrip® Cloud Connector on Zaikio App Store.

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7. April 2021

Zaikio lays the foundation for a networked printing industry with its App Store

Zaikio App Store is now live and open to the public App Store includes all Zaikio integrations First step towards standardized data exchange between connected systems With the launch of the Zaikio App Store, Zaikio has taken a further step towards universal connectivity of the printing industry. The systems connected to Zaikio are now available in the App Store and can be viewed by interested customers.The Zaikio App Store forms the necessary basis for software providers to network with each other and exchange data in the future. With its own product Zaikio Procurement, Zaikio has already been demonstrating since March how MIS providers, print businesses and suppliers can successfully connect via the platform to save time and resources and drive digitization forward.The company based in Mainz (Germany) has already been ab...

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18. February 2021

Metapaper connects with Zaikio right at the very start

Metapaper is the first e-commerce platform for paper and print in Europe. Zaikio is the new digitization platform for the printing industry and connects print businesses with their suppliers.  Metapaper is now connected to Zaikio Procurement and can thus directly process orders from almost all common MIS and ERP systems of printers. Metapaper and Zaikio are both driven by the passion for digitization in the printing industry, so the collaboration was an obvious choice at an early stage in the development of the Zaikio platform.Zaikio networks all parties in the printing industry on an open platform so that they can exchange data quickly and in a standardized way, without the need for any individual integration. This has enabled Zaikio to quickly connect Metapaper with all MIS and ERP solutions already participating in th...

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