Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of Océ PRISMAaccess ® 5.4, bringing support for a wider range of jobs and streamlined submission methods for print providers and their customers. This includes customizable online documents, variable data printing applications and the ordering of inventory items and catalogued print documents. In addition, clients can submit files through cloud delivery services and take advantage of new direct payment capabilities. According to research firm InfoTrends’ 2013 U.S. Production Software Investment Outlook, in-plant operators are projecting a 77 percent growth in the volume of digital print produced by their facilities that is submitted through a Web portal between 2012 and 2014. 1 “Print service providers are working to implement dynamic online business communications supply chain solutions with complete print fulfillment features,” said Barbara Pellow, group director, InfoTrends. “They want users to be able to easily order and manage any digital media, business documents, business cards, catalogs, training manuals, employee documentation and compliance information. They are also exploring how to provide tools with variable imprinting and customization.” PRISMAaccess 5.4 not only addresses the needs of in-house print operations, but also print service providers who want to make it easier for their customers to submit and monitor the status of a wider variety of jobs through an interface that is tightly integrated with the printer’s workflow processes. The PRISMAaccess solution can also help production print providers process jobs faster, better control costs, and offer new services to their clients. Variable Data Printing PRISMAaccess 5.4 supports the design, submission, composition and printing of documents that have variable content, such as personalized direct mail postcards and business cards that can be personalized online. Master document templates can be created in an integrated editor and saved as an orderable product. Clients can then provide the variable data when ordering the product they want to customize. A separate license for the VDP module is required to enable variable printing capabilities.