Krengel Offers Postal Automation through Lorton Data Partnership
August 7, 2012 Alex Woodie
Krengeltech last week announced that it has entered into a partnership with Lorton Data to provide Krengel’s DocuMailer software customers with cloud-based postal data automation solutions that help them qualify for bulk-mail savings by the USPS.
The partnership involves integrating Lorton Data’s A-Qua services with DocuMailer, a bulk mailing automation program that Krengel developed with Objectif Lune and which runs on IBM i. DocuMailer already offered PAVE presorting, CASS reporting and address correction, and NCOA move update capabilities.
But thanks to the partnership with Lorton, Krengel’s DocuMailer customers can access A-Qua through the cloud, rather than install and continually update the postal automation software running on their servers. Krengel says this cloud approach will save customers money, not only on upfront software fees, but maintenance and upgrade fees and the overall cost of processing and labor.
Jeff Skistad, Krengeltech’s sales and marketing director, says the launch of its RPG-XML suite years ago gave Krengel considerable experience in cloud-to-IBM i integration. “Lorton Data’s technology speaks for itself,” Skistad states in a press release. “Developing a tight integration between Lorton Data, IBM i, and DocuMailer just made sense.”
Josh Evans, Lorton Data’s vice president of product development, says that Krengeltech “brings unique strength and understanding” to the variable data print market. “We believe that DocuMailer paired with our A-Qua platform represents the future of mailing workflow efficiency, combining best-in-class installed software with best-in-class cloud applications,” he says in a press release.
The work to integrate A-Qua with DocuMailer will also be used to hook Objectif Lune’s PlanetPress and PrintShop Mail solutions to Lorton Data’s cloud.