CrawfordTech honored at ‘2011 Innovator of the Year Award’

Crawford Technologies Honored at ‘2011 Innovator of the Year Awards’
Xplor International recognizes CrawfordTech’s PRO Production Manager

April 5, 2011, Toronto, Ontario – For the second time in three years, Xplor International is recognizing Crawford Technologies at the annual ‘Innovator of the Year Awards.’  The ‘Innovator of the Year Awards’ honors organizations that conceive and develop original concepts leading to a significant advancement in the industry.

This year CrawfordTech’s PRO Production Manager is being awarded with an honorable mention. PRO Production Manager is a sophisticated workflow management, automation and reporting software program for production printing systems. It is changing the price point of Automated Document Factory (ADF) systems and making ADF technology affordable to organizations, who in the past could not afford the multi-million dollar price tag of implementing ADF systems.

“For years small and medium-sized organizations were at a disadvantage because of the enormous cost of ADF systems. This allowed large, multi-million dollar corporations to have major advantages in the industry,” said Ernie Crawford, President of Crawford Technologies.

“PRO Production Manager now puts everyone on a level playing field. We are thrilled that Xplor has recognized the impact this product is making on the industry.”

PRO Production Manager is an end-to-end document workflow automation, management and reporting tool that works within any transactional or print-on-demand document production environment. The software was built in conjunction with some of the world’s leading document integrity and scanning hardware vendors.

“We had some excellent entries into this year’s awards by some of the most innovative organizations around the world,” said Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International.

“Crawford Technologies’ PRO Production Manager stood out because it offers so much value to the industry. So we are honoring the company once again.”

In 2008, CrawfordTech was recognized with the ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ by Xplor for their popular PRO Document Enhancer product, a new generation document re-engineering software tool that allows organizations to:

  • continue to leverage and optimize legacy print streams
  • enhance application output by adding and changing barcodes
  • add color
  • perform postal optimization
  • personalize documents and much, much more

About Crawford Technologies Inc.

Since 1995, Crawford Technologies’ award-winning solutions have helped over 700 companies around the world reduce costs associated with communications’ processes by delivering bills, statements and other mission-critical transactional communications to their customers in the format they need, when they need it. This includes alternate format documents in Braille, Large Print, Audio and E-text for visually impaired and print-disabled customers.

With CrawfordTech’s range of unique software products and services, our clients simplify, automate and extend document delivery cost effectively – irrespective of current, legacy or future standards in infrastructure or document output. These clients, including four of the top five US banks, four of the top five US insurance companies and four of the world’s top five car manufacturers, are realizing high-value results as costs associated with document processes are minimized through automation, new opportunities for savings across critical communications are realized and they react quickly to changes in regulations, policies, business requirements and technical infrastructure.

CrawfordTech’s quality software, expert support and print business knowledge help clients to meet operational, service, marketing, legal and compliance requirements and automate the delivery of billions of communications to their customers annually. Simply put, companies look to Crawford Technologies for a platform-independent approach, leading system performance and superior output fidelity. Please visit  to find out more about CrawfordTech’s clients, people, partners and solutions.

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