Cerm streamlines digital workflow in live applications of wet-glue labelling and paper cups at the Xeikon Café

March 02, 2017

The modular, process-efficient software solution builds a more effective business and production environment

Lier, Belgium,  March 01, 2017 – Cerm’s software modules, that go beyond MIS to provide a complete business management and automation solution, are part of the integrated end-to-end digital production solutions to be presented at the upcoming Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 (www.xeikoncafe.com), set for 28 to 31 March. Live applications in wet-glue labelling and paper cups will emphasize Cerm’s strength in process automation and efficiency.

Global solution provider Cerm joins forces with other key industry suppliers at the dynamic Xeikon Café with its robust and modular end-to-end business automation solution for digital label and packaging production. Serving the narrow web printing industry, the Cerm solution includes eight modules that support each step in the printer’s workflow to gain efficiency and improve profitability. Its Web4Labels, an all-in-one digital shopfront module for online quoting and managing of assets, will be highlighted.

“Our aim at the Xeikon Café is to get printers thinking about the digital print shop of the future that will be driven by a fully integrated and automated workflow,” shares Peter Dhondt, Cerm Global Head of Sales. “A key strength of Cerm’s end-to-end business management and automation solution is that it covers the entire value chain from brand owner and design to production. The Xeikon-Cerm partnership of a bidirectional integration between Cerm and the X800 digital front end of Xeikon has clearly proven the positive impact of collaboration.”


Beyond MIS
At the heart of Cerm’s solution are eight specific modules, each supporting a different step of the entire integrated workflow - from estimating to shop floor data collection to invoicing. Connecting these modules provides the narrow web printer with a way to go beyond just MIS and enable a more effective business and production environment.

The modules are segmented into three product categories of shopfront, a critical resource that lets sales people and end-customers order labels and quickly obtain accurate quotes remotely; shopfloor, delivering insight into operations, including capacity and utilization per machine and how they can be optimized to reduce change-over times; and backoffice, providing insight into operations, including capacity and utilization per machine and how they can be optimized to reduce change-over times.

Printers can choose the modules that meet their needs today, and then add more as their businesses grow.

Part of the Heidelberg Group, Cerm is a global solution provider in business management and automation software for both traditional and digital narrow web label printers. Cerm is an independent vendor, partnering with industry leaders to form a complete end-to-end business solution for its customers.

Headquartered in Belgium, Cerm has a global installed base, serving customers in Europe, Australia and North America, with local support in each region.

For more information visit www.cerm.net, or contact Peter Dhondt at +32 50 83 38 83 or email peter.dhondt@cerm.be.


The Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations is a platform offered by Xeikon and its Aura partners, offering the opportunity to understand, evaluate and experience digital production, and enabling printers and converters to consciously make a business decision. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.

  • Date: From Tuesday March 28th until Friday March 31st
  • Opening hours: daily from 09:00h till 17:30h, except on Friday till 16:00h
  • Location: Xeikon HQ, Belgium (Duwijckstraat 17, 2500 Lier)
  • Website & registration: www.xeikoncafe.com
  • Cost: the event is free for all attendees

Taking part of the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 to showcase integrated solutions are: AB Graphic International Ltd, Actega Terra GmbH, Advanced Track and Trace, AGFA Graphics, Argos Solutions, Avery Dennison, AVT, Bograma, Brotech Graphics Co., Ltd, Cartes, CERM, CHILI Publish, Diamond Photofoil Limited, Esko, Flint Group Flexographic Products, Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Sheetfed, Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Grafotronic AB, Highcon Systems Ltd., Hybrid Software NV, Iggesund Paperboard, Label Traxx, Lake Image Systems Ltd, Meech International, Metsä Board, Michelman, OneVision Software AG, Rietstack, Scodix, Sei S.p.A., Smag Graphique, Stora Enso, ThermoFlexX, Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Tresu Group, Tronics, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Europe GmbH, and Zünd Systemtechnik AG.

For more information about the Xeikon Café, visit www.xeikoncafe.com or contact:

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