The priint:cloud rollout, a successful priint:day and exponential growth
The priint:suite has continued on its successful course with 30% growth. In correlation with our data sheet service, priint Group | WERK II offers a new service: The first service in the priint:cloud. The priint:cloud is a revolutionary new architecture designed to work exclusively in the cloud, requiring no on-premise installation. With the datasheet service, it is possible to automatically create visually appealing documents in just a few seconds, without having any software or Plug-in installed.
In the fall of 2021, we were finally able to hold the annual priint:day event. The 10th priint:day tool place live and in-person in October at the Landschaftspark Duisburg . More than 300 participants learned about the future of database publishing in almost 40 presentations. In the numerous presentations, the partners and the team of priint Group | WERK II provided insights into strategic issues, concrete best practices and the technology behind the projects.
The development of cutting edge new Plug-ins, new projects, a pandemic and more
Since the spring of 2020, priint Group | WERK II has been developing priint:comet Plug-ins not only for Adobe InDesign, but also for Adobe Illustrator. The aim of the development of the priint:comet Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator is the automated creation of further print touchpoints, such as packaging and labels based in Illustrator. Another application of the priint:comet Plug-in for Illustrator is the generation and updating of diagrams and technical drawings.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the priint community was able to bring to fruition many more priint:suite projects. Thus, priint Group | WERK II had the best business year since the company was founded.
2nd priint:partner conference, Illustrator and Innovation
With the 2nd priint:partner conference in Montabaur, priint Group | WERK II offered its partners a glimpse into the development roadmap as well as an update to the development of the new partner program. During the conference priint also launched its new priint:comet Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, a native adaptation to the well-known functionalities of the priint:comet Plug-in for InDesign.
With the new priint:comet Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator being presented to our partners, priint Group | WERK II launched a new Plug-in to support much needed process automation for the very interesting market of packaging and labeling.
For the second time since 2017, priint Group | WERK II has been recognized as one of the most innovative companies from one of 20 industry sectors in Germany securing the "Innovator of the Year 2019" Award.
9th priint:day and the expansion of the priint Group
"Marketing meets Technology" was the main theme of 9th print:day, where priint Group | WERK II set the stage for new technologies and applications of the priint:suite into one of the central events to discuss product communication and all of its facets in D-A-CH. The 9th priint:day was an overwhelming success- with more than 300 participants in attendance from a wide array of industries discussing the steadily rising interest in Marketing Technology.
In addition to the successful priint:day event, the priint Group | WERK II added the Duisburg native web-to-print provider Melago to its portfolio.
A new subsidiary was also founded in priint Poland and a new team of technical consultants for project specific development was onboarded in Vietnam with the support of our Partner Laudert.
Establishing the priint:partner conference as central event for the partner community
With the priint:day growing in relevance for customers, the time to engage with partners became more and more limited during the priint:day. With the priint:partner conference a spin-off was created to establish an event that was primarily targeted at Partners to exchange Visions, Ideas and plans. With 100 Partners from over 10 countries the event was a great success enabling the leading minds behind the priint:suite to share their insights and learn directly from Partners enabling customers to be successful with the priint:suite.
priint Group | WERK II has been recognized as an "Innovator of the Year" by the renowned business magazine Brand Eins Wissen and Statista, making it one of the 400 most innovative companies in Germany.
priint Japan opens
After establishing offices in Germany, the United States and France, the next step for the priint Group was to open an office in Japan.
Duisburg, Detroit and now Paris
With the successful continued expansion of our business throughout the United States, the priint Group continues to expand its global footprint and opens priint France.
The priint:suite becomes an intermediary for the digital transformation
A new technical setup and a new architecture enables a seamless integration of the priint:suite into processes. With the new priint:publishing Hub, the priint:suite is empowered to connect to any IT System that is offering an interface from Database to Soap interfaces- making it easier than ever to leverage it's full potential to improve processes while reducing the danger of manually merging different data sources for publishing.
Going to America, foundations for the priint Group
To further its international focus, WERK II chose to open subsidiaries to better support local partners implementing projects with the priint:suite. The first step is founding a subsidiary in the United States to directly support projects in North and South America.
4th priint:day & Internationalization
With over 200 participants the 4th priint:day is growing strong, establishing it as the foremost event to learn about trends and solutions in publishing for product communication. WERK II is generating over 35% of its revenue outside the D-A-CH region as the first projects in the United States are successfully delivered by new partners there. With this continued growth, our company has grown to over 30 employees 2011.
Welcoming the leading PIM Vendors as Technology Partners
With the priint Partner Network quickly growing to more than 70 partners, WERK II has also joined by the Heiler Software AG as well as the Hybris AG- two of the foremost international leading PIM providers. In addition to this, the functionalities of the priint:suite are extended by the new publication planner, enabling companies to further improve their processes by organizing them directly in the integrated publishing platform.
150 customers, 50 partners, one community
At the second priint:day event, WERK II proudly presented the numerous new functions and features of the priint:suite. WERK II team members are focusing their efforts on the continuous improvement of the priint:suite. With over 50 partners taking care of the needs and further development of more than 150 customers, WERK II is growing to become the leading developer of tools for publishing in product communication.
As of 2009, the WERK II team has over 20 employees and is expected to continue to expand is continuing to expand.
WERK II organizes the first priint:day
With over 100 people attending the first priint:day, customers and partners enjoy the opportunity to experience the opportunities to learn inside this great and growing community. In his keynote Horst Huber shares his vision of a seamlessly integrated Web-Based print process. By leveraging the new Whiteboard with PIM Systems as well as priint:comet and Adobe InDesign Horst Huber demonstrated how the merging of database publishing and Web2Print functions will define the future.
WERK II's Whiteboard enables customers to utilize visual product planning.
With the new Whiteboard component added to the ever-growing solution portfolio, WERK II enables companies utilizing database oriented workflows with priint:comet and InDesign to plan, modify and enrich their documents in this web-based application.
WERK II Surpasses 20 Partners
WERK II has surpassed its own estimate by qualifying more than 20 new Partners to our network by the end of 2006. The growing network of partners continues to expand with their implementation of our priint:comet Plug-ins into their projects for customers in a vast array of industries including- retail, wholesale and mail order operations. In addition to the popular desktop versions of the priint:comet Plug-in for Adobe InDesign, WERK II has also developed a Plug-in for the InDesign Server.
First Version, first Customer, first Partner
The priint:comet 1.0 Plug-in for Adobe InDesign is released and our first Partnership is formed with Gieseking & Grunzig, the developers of the PIM System CaTs. With the first customer of the priint:comet Plug-ins, WERK II is off to a promising start.
On the cutting edge: WERK II is founded while Adobe InDesign begins to grow
After selling his first company to Bertelsman, Horst Huber decided to take on a new endeavor. In 2003, WERK II was founded by Dr. Gabriele Siegert, Paul Seidel and Horst Huber with a clear objective: improve the publishing processes for anyone using Adobe InDesign for desktop publishing. That year, Adobe's market share in desktop publishing was only about 5%, but the newly established WERK II saw its enormous potential and decided to aim for the future.