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Today Microsoft announced the worldwide launch of OneDrive, previously known as SkyDrive – a free cloud storage service designed to provide a single location for storing photos, videos and documents.

“When someone picks up their phone, tablet or any other device, they just want all of their favorite photos and the documents they need at their fingertips — they don’t want to have to hunt for them,” said Chris Jones, corporate vice president, OS Services, Microsoft. “That’s the lens we are taking with OneDrive. We’re building it right into all of the latest Microsoft devices and services — from Xbox to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 to Office — but we’re also making sure it’s available on the Web and across all other platforms including iOS and Android, so your photos, videos and files are all available anytime you need them.”

Read Microsoft’s press release on OneDrive.

OneDrive + PrintVis = Efficiency

PrintVis’ cloud-hosted solution for the printing industry was featured in a 2013 Microsoft case study for Graphical Production Facilities ApS, a Danish company directed by Vilhelm Jensen.

The superlative review highlighted a dramatic, 40% improvement in the company’s order-handling efficiency, and the benefits of using SkyDrive, now OneDrive, for easy storage and retrieval of company documents, including print-ready files, job invoices and more.

From the case study:

Graphical Production Facilities learned about PrintVis, a proven solution in the graphics industry that works closely with Microsoft Dynamics NAV financial capabilities. The company discovered PrintVis at the same time that the add-on solution was launched in a cloud version hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform. “Cloud computing is the future for us, and we were convinced that PrintVisCloud was the right business solution,” says Vilhelm Jensen. In particular, the cloud model provided integration with PrintVis and the cloud-based storage platform SkyDrive, making it easy to store and retrieve order documents, print files and invoices, and store other documents as well. Graphical Production Facilities doesn’t have to think about creating and storing folders and files—it happens automatically. “It took time to get things up and running, but now we feel certain that it has paid off,” says Jensen. Jensen reports that the PrintVis people were on premises for two days. He explains, “Setup took place mostly online, and in small steps, so it did not disrupt our work. The PrintVis people were good at planning connectivity in relation to our needs, so we could keep the shop running. This flexibility was valuable for us.”

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He added: “The (PrintVis) system’s workflow ensures that data are automatically reused in our quotations, order confirmations, delivery notices, and invoices so that the content is always correct and uniform. In short, the solution optimizes the work processes that typically steal time in a smaller print broker company like ours.” Read the full Case Study Such a dynamic ERP solution, dedicated exclusively to the print industry, can have similarly-profound benefits for enterprises of any size. We’d like to talk to you.

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