StreamServe Extends Automated Document Output Solutions with RFID Support for Existing Supply Chain and ERP Systems


Enables Manufacturers and Retailers to Integrate RFID into their Technology Strategy and Bolster Bottom-line Results

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 30 - StreamServe® Inc., a global leader in dynamic document composition, management and delivery solutions, today announced that it has expanded its document solutions functionality to now support Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The latest capabilities further enhance StreamServe's existing logistics document solutions that already support bar-codes, high-volume printers, email, etc.

Built on industry standards and an open-architecture, StreamServe's proven and scalable solutions enable manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers to extend their existing ERP and other back-end systems with an integrated document composition, management and delivery system. StreamServe enables organizations to respond to immediate RFID compliance mandates and, more importantly, deliver true business value across the enterprise and their supply chain.

Unlike stand-alone RFID products and printers, StreamServe provides an integrated solution that allows organizations to incorporate RFID creation with existing supply chain documents without re-engineering existing business processes. By leveraging existing back-end system processes to create RFID tags for documents, items or parcels, StreamServe enables material movement processes to be automated thereby reducing operational costs while improving supply chain accuracy. StreamServe's automated document solution can also be implemented to enhance additional document processes, including Order Processing, Fulfillment, Packing, Shipping, and Delivery.

"Manufacturers must recognize the longer-term requirements and find their own benefits, not simply satisfy a customer mandate," said Kimberly Knickle, Program Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights. "Manufacturing Insights recognizes that this is a strong opportunity for vendors to demonstrate their ability to deliver well-packaged options that manage the costs of implementation relative to short-term value and eventually build the level of expertise companies will need to reach the next step for product and process level improvements."

With the ability to easily integrate RFID technology into existing business applications, StreamServe offers a flexible, multi-format solution that allows manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and logistics providers to integrate RFID into their technology strategy where appropriate rather than reacting to individual vendor demands. StreamServe offers support for tag types, communication protocols, EPC data formats and printers, and makes it easier for manufacturers, distributors, as well as their suppliers to successfully integrate a well-orchestrated RFID strategy.

StreamServe's scaleable and open design supports a variety of RFID printers from vendors like Intermec, Zebra, Printronix and Toshiba-TEC. Specific models supported include: Intermec PM4i, Zebra R4M Plus and R110Xi, Printronix SL5000r MP2 RFID Printers and Toshiba B-SX 4T/5T Printers.

"Organizations are under tremendous pressure to comply with mandates from the likes of behemoths such as Wal-Mart," said Chris Stone, president and CEO, StreamServe, Inc. "Despite these mandates, smart suppliers are evaluating integrated solutions that address business challenges beyond the RFID mandate. StreamServe enables organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure, streamline their labor intensive document processes, and derive greater business value from data that lives within the RFID label."

A significant benefit of the StreamServe RFID solution is the ability to design a license structure that fits the needs of all suppliers, regardless of size. While larger suppliers may prefer to have an on-site StreamServe license, StreamServe's web integration can provide a centralized architecture through a web portal to support smaller suppliers in an ASP model. For those smaller suppliers, this means that nothing is installed at the supplier site and all RFIDs are produced at a central site through the e-supply chain web portal.

About StreamServe, Inc.

StreamServe, a leading global provider of dynamic document composition, management, and delivery solutions, enables enterprise organizations to automate, personalize and deliver customer-centric documents in any format, through any channel. StreamServe's solutions enable organizations to deepen brand-awareness, while providing marketers with flexible and efficient channels for customer communications and targeted offers that lead to cross-sell and up-sell opportunities. StreamServe customers realize additional revenue gains and business process efficiencies as a result of StreamServe's open architecture design which enables companies to leverage existing enterprise systems and integrate seamlessly with archival systems. StreamServe's key partners, include Adobe Systems, IBM, Lawson, and SAP.

Headquartered in Burlington, MA with 15 offices worldwide, StreamServe serves more than 4,900 customers in 130 countries, including Agis Insurance, BMW France, Plantronics, and Siemens Financial. Visit StreamServe at www.streamserve.com.

Source: StreamServe, Inc.

CONTACT: Chris McCoin, +1-508-429-5988, chris@mccoinsmith.com, or Richard Smith, +1-978-433-3304, rick@mccoinsmith.com, both of McCoin & Smith Communications LLC, for StreamServe, Inc.

Web site: www.streamserve.com/

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