DALIM SOFTWARE (www.dalim.com), makers of scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of cross-media content, recently concluded its annual 2015 U.S. DUO Conference, from April 15-17, at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans. The successful conference attracted graphic arts professionals, brands, retailers, institutions and their respective marketing and communications supply chains from throughout the U.S. At the event, Chad Gray, Senior Developer and Workflow Specialist at Carey Color Inc., was appointed as President of DUO, and Steve Daniel, Senior Manager of Graphic Services at Valassis, was appointed as Vice President. Marcus Spiegler, Preflight Operations Manager at AAAS Science, was recognized as outgoing President.
U.S. DUO is one of the premier conferences where DALIM SOFTWARE users, industry influencers and pioneers alike can learn about new technologies as they are being applied in a global context and understand how emerging work practices impact media and communication businesses. In addition, U.S. DUO offers attendees a chance to learn about industry trends, the company's most recent developments, and business opportunities.
“The DUO conference allows us to share best practices in automation to drive efficiencies,” said Daniel. “At Valassis, we have successfully leveraged the DALIM platform and continue to look for ways to realize its benefits across our business. In my role as vice president of U.S. DUO, I plan to extend the opportunity for user camaraderie beyond the conference and encourage sharing throughout the year.”
As always, the meeting kicked off with a 2015 executive outlook by DALIM SOFTWARE CEO, Carol Werlé, offering facts and trends about the use of DALIM SOFTWARE solutions around the world and the direction of the industry as a whole.
Customers offered their perspectives on how they used DALIM SOFTWARE applications to increase production efficiencies and offer new services. Daniel gave a presentation about the influence of DALIM SOFTWARE tools in Valassis's workflow. Chris Dean, Premedia Manager at Hearst Magazines, offered how, as a magazine publisher, Hearst is leveraging DALIM technology in their production. Many DALIM SOFTWARE customers are exploring new ways to create and produce content and engage with their customers — or are trying to offer new services and provide value for their own content that they produce and manage. Enrique Gonzales, Director of Analytics at AAAS Science, explained 'The Importance of Digital Analytics'. A digital trailblazer, Gonzales has spent the past 20 years working in the digital area for magazines, newspapers, broadcasters, and other off-line content producers. Informative panel discussions with DALIM SOFTWARE users offered insights about how to make — or save — money and find new business opportunities, as well as what a DAM means for a business.
Sponsors like Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish, and Matthew Carse, Founder of Image Data Systems UK Ltd (IDS), gave guest presentations. CHILI Publisher, an online document editor, integrates seamlessly and transparently within DALIM ES. IDS has grown into one of the foremost image portals in Britain, providing a means for many of the world's most important photographic agencies to quickly and efficiently distribute rights protected imagery to their client base in major newspaper and magazine chains in Britain and abroad. They use DALIM ES as the backbone of their system.
U.S. DUO is also a forum for reviewing new features and enhancements that are coming in the near future and offers long-term insight into product roadmaps. DALIM SOFTWARE product managers offered reviews of the new ES 4.5, TWIST 7.5 and DIALOGUE Engine features and enhancements.
"Talks were very relevant and on topic. I was interested in new connectivity to databases and access to ES and was excited to see that DALIM SOFTWARE is building more asset management capabilities into ES," Grey said.
“As the graphics industry shifts from solely print to include online and other media, it is interesting to learn how U.S. DUO attendees utilize the flexibility of our solutions to solve their unique applications," Werlé said. "There is a wide range of users, from commercial print and packaging to advertising workflows and design and marketing service agencies, but they all have common stories that are shared during our user group meeting. We value these sessions, as it offers tremendous feedback for product development and reinvigorates our development team for the year ahead."
Those who wish to find out more about U.S. DUO meetings can visit http://usduo.dalim.com/.
About DALIM SOFTWARE
DALIM SOFTWARE GmbH, headquartered in Kehl, Germany, offers highly efficient, scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of cross-media content, focusing on global operating companies in the media and communication industry.
Since 1985, many of the world’s most prominent publishers, publication printers, agencies and brand owners can be found among the company’s customers, as well as a variety of quality- and service-oriented premedia companies and printers of all sizes. They all utilize DALIM SOFTWARE innovative technologies to the fullest extent.
DALIM SOFTWARE produces the productive, modular software engines, TWIST, DIALOGUE Engine and ES, which offer specialized collaborative solutions for media content. Its fully customizable interfaces allow users to integrate into customer facing applications and seamlessly connect to business processes.
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