Aleyant Pressero™ + eDocBuilder™ Logos Get a New Look!

Not only have we recently updated our company logo, but we’ve also updated the logos for our flagship products, Pressero and eDocBuilder with a fresh and modern look consistent with our new branding. Check them out below!

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Alliance Franchise Brands Marketing & Print Division Partners with Aleyant for Integrated Web-to-Print Solutions

Portal Solution Essential Element of WorkStream Strategy

April 21, 2015. Wheaton IL and Plymouth MI — Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, and Alliance Franchise Brands (parent of company of Allegra Network, LLC), one of the world’s largest marketing and business communications franchises, today announced a joint development partnership. The Marketing & Print Division of Alliance Franchise Brands has chosen Aleyant Pressero™ as the web to print storefront system for WorkStream℠, a fully integrated web storefront to MIS workflow automation solution that will be offered across its North American network of more than 270 marketing and print communications franchises. As part of the agreement, Aleyant will work with Alliance Franchise Brands and other partners in the development of WorkStream, including Avanti, to offer franchise members a seamless multi-vendor workflow.

“We were looking for an affordable, open architecture solution from a partner that was willing to work closely with us to accomplish our goals,” said Joe D’Aguanno, CTO of Alliance Franchise Brands. “We were extremely pleased with the flexibility and industry knowledge demonstrated by the Aleyant team as well as the robust functionality of Pressero. We vet solutions on behalf of our franchise members to ensure that they will deliver a good ROI for our members who choose to adopt them, and that the supplier is as dedicated as we are to continuing to evolve with—or ahead of—the market. Aleyant met our requirements on all of those fronts.”

D’Aguanno was also impressed with Aleyant eDocBuilder™, the template-based variable data and online design solution embedded into Pressero, adding, “We have variable data functionality in our existing XMPie-based online ordering system. Any web-to-print solution missing that functionality would be hard to consider. The variable engine is extremely important to us.” Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator™ was also an attractive part of the offering that contributed to this decision.

“We are looking forward to working with Joe, his team and other selected partners to integrate Pressero into WorkStream,” said Greg Salzman, President of Aleyant. “The test bed, in the form of the Allegra corporate-owned centers, is the ideal platform for determining exact requirements, developing to those requirements and testing outcomes to make sure everything is buttoned up before release to the rest of the franchise network. This approach is likely to encourage a broader adoption rate within their system.”

“Trust is an important part of relationships of this nature,” D’Aguanno concluded. “We’ve had extensive conversations with Greg and his team, and our decision reflects the confidence we have in their ability to perform as promised. We have also had the opportunity to present Pressero to a number of our franchise members, and their initial response has been overwhelmingly positive.  We are ready to get started!”

Pressero Web-to-Print System
Aleyant Pressero™ is an affordable and easy-to-use, cloud-based B2B or B2C online storefront solution that can quickly and easily be customized to individual client needs. This includes ‘mobile-first’ design for branded sites to ensure proper display regardless of the viewing device being used. Pressero includes Aleyant eDocBuilder™, a web-based variable data publishing system built specifically to easily integrate into Aleyant or third-party web-to-print or MIS solutions. eDocBuilder features advanced typography control, imposition, scripting support, PDF workflows, rapid template creation, Excel merge capabilities and more. Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI) connects the online storefront’s to prepress and production using a rules-based approach to automate such processes as file retrieval and renaming, unzipping zipped files, or sending files and metadata directly to a 3rd party color management or preflight application such as Tucanna tFlow, or a RIP for processing, eliminating multiple steps in the workflow.
For more information about Aleyant offerings, please visit www.Aleyant.com or call +1.630.929.0104.

Our blog can be found at blog.pressero.com.

About Alliance Franchise Brands (Allegra Network)
Alliance Franchise Brands, the parent company of Allegra Network LLC and Sign & Graphics Operations LLC, is a world leader in marketing, visual and graphics communications, linking nearly 600 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. The company’s Marketing & Print Division, headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., is composed of Allegra, American Speedy Printing, Insty-Prints, Speedy Printing and Zippy Print brands of marketing, printing, mailing and Web services providers. Its Sign & Graphics Division, headquartered in Columbia, Md., is composed of Image360, Signs By Tomorrow and Signs Now brands of sign and graphics communications providers. For more information, please call (800) 726-9050 or visit www.alliancefranchisebrands.com.
For more information about Alliance Franchise Brands, visit www.AllianceFranchiseBrands.com and www.AllegraNetwork.com.

About Aleyant
Founded in 2005, Aleyant is an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices. Its expertise lies in developing highly functional and flexible applications using the most current Web development technologies available, including workflow aimed at lights-out automation. Its flagship web-to-print software, Aleyant Pressero™, is a highly customizable retail and business-to-business storefront interface and has launched many of its clients into the exciting world of Internet-based print sales. Aleyant also offers a Web-based online design and variable data publishing (VDP) system, Aleyant eDocBuilder™, as a separate product. Aleyant’s solutions are integrated with multiple MIS and web-to-print systems.

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REMINDER: Register TODAY for Both of Aleyant’s FREE Webinars This Week

Build Successful B2C Strategies into Your Web to Print Business 

Our upcoming April webinar will focus on how you can build successful B2C strategies into your web to print business. We will feature current Aleyant Pressero™ customers, John Crisp from PrintStarNow and Chris Glass from Doorhangers.com, who will discuss how they have achieved success in the following areas: Search Engine Optimization, Market Segmentation Approaches, Marketing and Pricing. This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1pm CDT. Time will be allotted for a 10-minute Q&A session. Space is limited, register here today!

Aleyant’s Virtual Safari Session ‘Navigating the Pitfalls and Traps of the Web to Print Jungle…. and WINNING!’

Aleyant will be participating in Enfocus’ free Virtual Safari 2.0 online conference on April 24, 2015.

Aleyant’s session, led by Steve Ciesemier, Aleyant Direct Sales Manager, and Randy Beck, owner of commercial printer SCP Group, will focus on navigating the pitfalls and traps of the web to print jungle…. and WINNING! Steve and Randy will discuss specific strategies and real life examples on how to use B2C and B2B web to print storefronts as a selling tool and competitive advantage…all of which will result in recurring sales, increased profits and productivity, reduced errors, and retained customers.

This session is scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 1pm ET. Click here to register today!

About the Virtual Safari

This is the 2nd annual Virtual Safari, 5 days-long, free, and education-packed conference, with presentations by the biggest names and companies in the business, from April 20-24, 2015. This free conference is accessible anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. This year, 29 new hour-long expeditions are being offered for all areas of the marketplace. Click here for more information regarding the conference’s schedule, speakers and registration.

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Aleyant Pressero™ Adds Payfast and PayU WebCheckout as Payment Methods; Adds Protected Setting for Profile Field Types

We have updated Pressero with some great new features that you can immediately start using today.

Payfast Payment Method

For customers located in South Africa, Payfast has been added as a payment method option. This is a “backward” payment method in which the user places the order on the Pressero site, but is then directed to a secure Payfast page to enter their credit card info. This payment method does not require that an SSL Certificate/in-store credit card processing be set up in the site in order to use the payment method.

How to Set Up Payfast in Pressero

•Go to Preferences>Payments within Pressero

•Choose to Create New Payment Method

•Name the method

•Save

•If you go to Sites > Settings > Payments tab, you will now see that you can “turn on” this method in the site by clicking the box next to the payment method name.

For further information regarding how to setup your payment methods, click here.

PayU WebCheckout Payment Method

For customers located in Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina, PayU WebCheckout has been added as a payment method option. This is a “backward” payment method in which the user places the order on the Pressero site, but is then directed to a secure PayU page to enter their credit card info. This payment method does not require that an SSL Certificate/in-store credit card processing be set up in the site in order to use the payment method. We also support a “forward” version of the PayU payment method in which the user pays on the Pressero site and in-store credit card processing/SSL certificate IS required.  Click here for more info on this option.

How to Set Up PayU Webcheckout in Pressero

•Go to Preferences>Payments within Pressero

•Choose to Create New Payment Method

•Name the method

•Save

•If you go to Sites > Settings > Payments tab, you will now see that you can “turn on” this method in the site by clicking the box next to the payment method name.

For further information regarding how to setup your payment methods, click here.

Protected Setting for Profile Field Types Now Available for Pressero Users

This capability was recently added to stand alone Aleyant eDocBuilder™ accounts and is now available for Pressero accounts.

In eDocBuilder, a template can now be set up to protect a Profile Field so that a user can see content on the template but not make any edits. For example, you might want to have the user’s name appear on the template but do not want them to be able to edit it.

To set this up on your template, go to the ‘Field Setup’ area of the template and then to the field you need to edit. On the ‘Data Capture’ tab, set the ‘Profile Field Type’ to the type of data you want pulled, for example ‘Full Name’, then check ‘Protected Field’.

When a user customizes the template, their name will appear on the template, but there will will be no field on the left for them to edit (see example below). However, the behavior for protected fields has not changed for non-Profile Field types. Checking ‘Protected Field’ without selecting a ‘Profile Field Type’ will continue to make the field invisible to the user on both the template and the field list on the left. The data for that field will appear on the production file.

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For more information regarding Pressero web-to-print workflow and storefront solutions, see http://www.Pressero.com.

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Register Today for Aleyant’s Virtual Safari Session ‘Navigating the Pitfalls and Traps of the Web to Print Jungle…. and WINNING!’

Aleyant will be participating in Enfocus’ free Virtual Safari 2.0 online conference on April 24, 2015. Aleyant’s session, led by Steve Ciesemier, Aleyant Direct Sales Manager, and Randy Beck, owner of commercial printer SCP Group, will focus on navigating the pitfalls and traps of the web to print jungle…. and WINNING! Steve and Randy will discuss specific strategies and real life examples on how to use B2C and B2B web to print storefronts as a selling tool and competitive advantage…all of which will result in recurring sales, increased profits and productivity, reduced errors, and retained customers.

This session is scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 1pm ET. Click here to register today!

About the Virtual Safari

This is the 2nd annual Virtual Safari, 5 days-long, free, and education-packed conference, with presentations by the biggest names and companies in the business, from April 20-24, 2015. This free conference is accessible anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. This year, 29 new hour-long expeditions are being offered for all areas of the marketplace. Click here for more information regarding the conference’s schedule, speakers and registration.

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