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Is There Value in Tracking Every Piece? Passionate Print and Digital Experts Explain

Jonathan Malone-McGrew // November 22, 2022

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Tracking jobs coming through a print and digital delivery production environment is not a new concept; neither is the idea of going a level or two deeper to track each piece within a job. In the communications creation, production, and delivery market we call this Piece Level Tracking (PLT). Piece Level Tracking provides a more granular level of information within a production environment. It is able to open doors to more information and opportunities for efficiency, workflow process improvements, and optimization.

In this latest Solimar Systems video series, Pat McGrew, Managing Director of McGrewGroup, and Drew Sprague, President of Solimar Systems, discuss the concept of Piece Level Tracking (PLT). As part of their discussion, along with some humor, they share how Piece Level Tracking has changed over the past few decades and why you should trust the capabilities of Consumer Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software. And, as Drew points out, there are a lot of pieces of infrastructure, which for most organizations means finding a trusted technology partner to achieve a functional solution sustainably.

Other must-watch features of Pat and Drew’s conversation include taking a bit of the magic and mystery out of Piece Level Tracking (PLT) while sharing the importance of having a flexible, modular, and scalable solution. After the worldwide pandemic experience, many organizations must carefully consider their implementations, availability of labor and how they can achieve improvements to their process, and offerings while meeting efficiency and cost savings goals. As Pat and Drew advocate, it is critical to know you can achieve Piece Level Tracking in a phased approach while still realizing the possibility of a quick implementation.

Join Pat and Drew for the rest of this ROI-boosting video series! Watch the next video in the series where they tackle how Piece Level Tracking (PLT) can be leveraged in mailing automation while also taking advantage of the PDF file format standard through assembly capabilities.

Solimar Systems enables organizations around the globe to onboard, make ready, enhance, manage and deliver print and digital communications. As an early adopter of the PDF output format, our Chemistry™ platform optimizes and drives a variety of print and electronic workflows including transactional and direct mail printing, accessibility, archive services,…

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Jonathan Malone-McGrew

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp, has literally grown up around PDF and the print and digital communications industries. In his early years, he watched his parents build a successful print software company that provided print-stream transforms as well as other solutions to empower print providers. With an education in Business and Marketing, Malone-McGrew has found opportunities to work with print hardware and … Read more


Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp

Jonathan Malone-McGrew

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp, has literally grown up around PDF and the print and digital communications industries. In his early years, … Read more