Cerm announces ABG as first premium integration partner

A B Graphic International (ABG) has been announced as the first Cerm Premium Integration Partner for the new program the company launched to drive innovation and improve productivity, quality, and service through workflow automation.

Cerm says that partnerships in the dynamic label and packaging printing industry are crucial in driving innovation and improving productivity, quality, and service through workflow automation. 

Recognising the significance of these partner integrations, the company has taken a new step forward by introducing the Cerm Premium Integration Partner quality label. 

This distinctive partner label concept underlines its commitment to fostering strong relationships with label and packaging printing industry leaders and promoting seamless workflow integration through high-level partner interfaces. 

Cerm CEO Geert Van Damme said, “All individual software and workflow systems offer a set of functionalities that improve your productivity. But the interaction between these systems and your MIS Software creates an extra dimension with endless possibilities. 

“Launching our Cerm Premium Integration Partner label sets the bar of what could be an ideal partnership, and it challenges ourselves to work towards a common goal with all our industry partners.”

Each partnership under the Premium Integration Partner program will be carefully evaluated based on five essential criteria. 

Each integration has its own context and needs to be assessed individually. However, the following criteria contribute to a successful partnership and an effective integration: the number of live customer installations, bi-directional data exchange, documentation quality and customer support. 

The fifth one, the level of business automation, indicates the added value and boosts productivity by reducing manual intervention in the print shop.

The integration between ABG Connect and the Cerm MIS Software, as well as the close contact and coordination between both companies, is an inspiring example of how such partnerships can drive innovation and increase operational efficiency, ultimately leading to enhanced business output. 

Van Damme added, “A B Graphic International has proven that they take the integration vision seriously in the last decade. It has re-engineered its software’s complete backbone, successfully launched customer prototype projects, and, most importantly, wrapped it up in an off-the-shelf automation product. We can only hope that all industry partners follow their example.”

A B Graphic International technical director Mark Norman commented, “Cerm and ABG have a lot of synergies, and it’s been a pleasure to build such a constructive and beneficial working relationship that allows us to deliver a level of automation that is unique to the market. We’re looking forward to seeing the benefits this brings our customers. “

Cerm and ABG exhibited at Labelexpo Europe 2023, teaming up for a panel discussion with a central guest, a UK-based label converter Springfield Solutions and live demonstrations of the new ABG Connect technology and Digicon series.

Springfield Solutions operations director Dennis Ebeltoft explained the integrated workflow based on a digital printing process with ABG finishing equipment and Screen inkjet presses in this panel discussion. 

The live demonstrations on the ABG stand featured a fully integrated ABG finishing line, complete machine automation triggered by barcode scanning and live JMF-data reporting to the Cerm Production Monitor.

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