Nearly three years have passed since the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) joined forces with management firm SmithBucklin and relocated its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Chicago. Now the PSDA is making bold moves once again.
DemandBridge, LLC announced beta-phase progress for Document Builder, a new tool that enables print distributors to increase revenue and help clients minimize the time and money spent on professionally printed and bound documents.
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Md., DemandBridge announced plans to launch Document Builder, a feature within DB Enterprise that will make the print industry's leading e-commerce and marketing automation system more valuable for distributors.
It's not just famous for its inner harbor and crab cakes. It's not just the backdrop of HBO's now defunct The Wire. Many know it as "Charm City," but for the printing industry it's the site of PSDA's annual Print Solutions Conference and Expo from May 24 to 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Julie Pritchard, vice president, sales and marketing of Norcross, Georgia-based DemandBridge had no intentions of entering the printing industry; it was an accident. Armed with a degree in accounting, Pritchard was initially hired by a software company to implement accounting software programs.
Analysts have called the current state of the U.S. economy the country's worst slump in 70 years. Despite a slight return to growth in the latter part of this year, the unemployment rate still soared to 10.2 percent (the highest U.S. jobless level in more than 25 years), the flow of credit remains constrained and economic activity is weak.
Last January, Duluth, Georgia-based Data Supplies Inc. (DSI) selected DemandBridge to be its enterprise-wide software provider. DSI initially started as a business forms distributor, and has grown into a top-selling information solutions provider. In need of a customizable platform for its servers, DSI was searching for a company that would be a solid fit with its vision and message. Read on for a discussion with Scott Rich, vice president, sales. PP: How does DemandBridge support DSI’s business strategy? Rich: DSI’s business strategy is based on listening to, understanding and acting on the specific needs of our customers. ... We felt DemandBridge offered
On July 18, commercial print and promotional product distributor Global DocuGraphix, and its subsidiary Global DocuGraphix USA, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas) Division. In its filing, the company reported its estimated debts to be between $10 million and $50 million. Richard Roberson, a partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, who is representing Global DocuGraphix in its bankruptcy proceedings, said the move was forced because the company’s credit facility and working capital had run out as of July 10, 2006. Both GE Capital and Antares Capital did not renew credit notes that originally came to maturity
Headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill., Global DocuGraphix reported July 18 that it filed petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Dallas. Global DocuGraphix’s subsidiaries, Document Imaging a/k/a GDXdata and TopForm Software, have not joined in the petitions and continue operations as normal. The action was taken by the company to attempt to conclude a sales process that it has been exploring for the last few months. The company is requesting the court to schedule a sales process to conclude in August, along with other first-day motions, including requests to pay pre-petition wages and benefits, continue utility