MAPPING Suite XPS

Overview

Your Swiss Army Knife

When you evaluate a business communication software system, your checklist may include rapid ROI, scalability and ease of use. MAPPING Suite XPS goes much further. It’s a fully integrated output management system that can maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness for a long time. Why? Because it can handle virtually any input datastream, server platform, printer format or output channel. And because you can move all or parts of the design process from IT to the business owners to expedite new or revised document creation.

MAPPING Suite XPS provides every component you need to improve your entire business communications process. Even better, it can help you grow revenue because you can insert targeted marketing messages in the documents you produce.

Suitable for any-size business, MAPPING Suite XPS is available in three performance packs, each with three options, which allow you to tailor the system to your specific requirements.

 
Highlights
  • Provides personalized document design, document production, print management, multi-channel document delivery and archival/retrieval
  • Delivers exceptional versatility because MAPPING Suite is built using open XML Paper Specification (XML) architecture, the document standard developed by Microsoft
  • Reduces or eliminates dependence on preprinted forms
  • Integrates with other business processes and components to help leverage existing investments
  • Helps reduce costs with centralized print management, which eliminates inefficient print spooling and improves asset utilization
  • Increases output flexibility
  • Works with Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS™) printers and Print Services Facility for i5/OS (PSF) or InfoPrint® Manager print serving software so you can reap the benefits of Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) and IPDS – error recovery, data integrity, and device management

Features

Modularized software suite

Customize your capabilities to fit your business requirements with the choice of three high-function packs and three options to extend capabilities beyond the packs. In addition, you can upgrade your packs and options configuration as needed to expand your enterprise output management functionality.

Add-on for any architecture
  • Connect to and process virtually any standard data input source
  • Output to most standard output formats and communication channels
  • Reap the benefits of open XPS architecture that provides use of and compatibility with standard document design formats such as Microsoft Word
Professional document design

Gain exceptional flexibility to accomplish the results you want:

  • Create documents and reports
  • Repurpose legacy information
  • Automate business correspondence
  • Utilize a broad range of input data streams and input applications
  • Reduce costs associated with preprinted forms
  • Slash development time and cost for new document applications
  • Implement one-to-one marketing (Precision Marketing) efforts
  • Respond promptly to legal and regulatory compliance requests
  • Improve document readability and effectiveness
  • Repurpose data in ERP and legacy applications
  • Personalize your output in the form and language required by your customers and/or trading partners
Multi-channel delivery of business communications
  • Simplify document distribution processes with electronic forms and routing
  • Communicate with employees, suppliers and customers using multiple printer choices and channels such as fax, web and e-mail
  • Segment documents by recipient (fax, e-mail, print, etc.) and specify a different channel for each recipient
  • Increase communication choices with print and non-print delivery
  • Reduce hardcopy production costs, including printer hardware, maintenance and operating expense
  • Reduce hardcopy delivery costs such as postage and handling
  • Respond faster to legal, regulatory and business requirements
Multiple print options

Print with confidence when you need to print:

  • For high-volume print environments, use Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) along with AFP components such as print-serving middleware – Print Services Facility for i5/OS™ (PSF), Ricoh ProcessDirector, and InfoPrint Manager – and Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS™) printers
  • For low-volume environments, use the integrated MAPPING Output Manager¹ function to manage both ACSII and IPDS printers and their associated printing operations
  • Reduce costs with central management of printers and printing
  • Retain flexibility to print to variety of output devices, including IPDS, PCL and thermal printers
  • Attain maximum use and efficiency of existing printers via operational control and load balancing
  • Improve error recovery, data integrity and device management when MAPPING Suite XPS software is used in conjunction with IPDS printers
Support for many server platforms

Support mixed system environments with ease. Implement MAPPING XPS on IBM® System i®, IBM System p®, IBM System x®, HP-UX®, Sun Solaris™, Unix®, Linux®, and Windows®.

Integration with other enterprise business processes and components
  • Inject greater flexibility into your business processes while you protect and build on your existing infrastructure. Tight integration with printers, print servers and content management programs can help you achieve high-performance printer management that replaces inefficient print spooling
  • Keep sensitive data on the production platform
  • Improve timeliness of business communications
  • Improve customer retention, customer revenues, and customer experience via personalized, one-to-one communications
  • Reduce customer service costs through complete, effective communications that can reduce call center volume
Fast, easy installation and use

Get up to speed quickly and start capturing your ROI. Many users can be up and running with a few days of training.

Design

Packs

MAPPING Suite XPS functionality is delivered in three packs, each with a choice of three options, in order to provide the right combination of capabilities for your environment. Each pack includes the base functionality of composition, document production and viewing, as well as the Mapping print manager, Mapping Output Manager. Each pack is available for use on any produc­tion server—System i, UNIX, Linux or Windows. The tables indicate the sup­ported input, output and enhancement functions with each pack.

The Standard Pack provides the base function that includes text, XML and CSV data input along with PCL output.

Input

  • Text, XML, CSV

Actions

  • View
  • Convert

Enhancement

  • Overlay
  • Remap
  • Color
  • Barcodes
  • Unicode

Output

  • PCL 5/6
  • Text, XML, CSV
  • XPS

Channel

  • Print
  • View
  • Applications

The Industrial Pack includes all the functions of the Standard Pack plus support for output to thermal and RFID printers.

Input

  • Text, XML, CSV
  • Thermal
  • Epson FX
  • ProPrinter

Actions

  • View
  • Convert

Enhancement

  • Overlays
  • Remap
  • Color
  • Barcodes
  • Unicode
  • RFID

Output

  • PCL 5/6
  • Text, XML, CSV
  • XPS
  • Thermal
  • Epson FX
  • ProPrinter

Channel

  • Print
  • View
  • Applications

The Premium Pack includes all the functions of the Standard Pack and Industrial Pack, and it adds func­tions that include marketing messages, PDF and data split/sort/join.

Input

  • Text, XML, CSV
  • Thermal
  • Epson FX
  • ProPrinter
  • PDF
  • XPS

Actions

  • View
  • Convert
  • Sort/Join
  • Split
  • Insert

Enhancement

  • Overlays
  • Remap
  • Color OMR
  • Barcodes
  • Unicode
  • RFID
  • Marketing Messages

Output

  • PCL 5/6
  • Text, XML, CSV
  • XPS
  • Thermal
  • Epson FX
  • ProPrinter
  • PDF (+ interactive)
  • Word, XLS, RTF

Channel

  • Print
  • View
  • Applications

Featured Applications

General Office Documents

General Office Documents

Adjust your print operations to your office's specific needs.

Critical Communications

Critical Communications

Produce regulated, customized or personalized documents perfectly.

MAPPING Suite XPS is not an RPPS product, and it is licensed to end users by MAPPING Suite XPS. Neither party has any responsibility for or makes any representations or warranties regarding the other's products or services.