RR Donnelley Unveils Next Generation Cloud-Based Financial Disclosure Management Solution

RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD) announced that it has released RRD ActiveDisclosure 2, the next generation of its cloud-based financial disclosure management solution, RRD ActiveDisclosure. Offering an entirely new user interface (UI), the RRD ActiveDisclosure 2 solution is designed to further enhance the efficiency of the financial disclosure management process.

“The RRD ActiveDisclosure 2 solution provides an elegant and streamlined user interface,” said Craig Clay, executive vice president of global capital markets at RR Donnelley. “Only the content that is most meaningful and relevant to the user is displayed—all within a cleaner, easier to use, single-page Web application.”

Darren Peterson, RR Donnelley’s vice president, product development, elaborated, “The application now allows for complete project views, using a simpler, three-column layout. The RRD ActiveDisclosure 2 UI is so dynamic that it can be customized with menus specifically tailored to organizational roles and reflect where users are in their reporting process workflow, helping users to work even more efficiently than before.”

The RRD ActiveDisclosure solution allows privately held, pre-IPO, and public companies of all sizes and vertical industries to collaborate on documents and to comply with disclosure requirements mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies by speeding and simplifying the process of creating, managing and submitting the required disclosure documentation.

Clay added, “Our clients continue to tell us that it’s the simplicity of our RRD ActiveDisclosure solution, combined with our in-house industry expertise and relentless focus on premier client service that set us apart in the compliance space. The RRD ActiveDisclosure 2 solution demonstrates the significant investment we are making to continue to deliver on that promise. Initial client feedback on the new RRD ActiveDisclosure 2 UI has been overwhelmingly positive. As a result, we look forward to driving increased momentum for the RRD ActiveDisclosure solution business as we head into 2016.”

HP considers sheetfed inkjet opportunity

HP could become the latest supplier to take its inkjet know-how into the sheetfed printing space, as the embryonic market heats up in the approach to Drupa 2016. At a briefing about the company’s PageWide inkjet technology, HP senior technical specialist Ross Allen said the firm “could be persuaded” to produce a sheetfed inkjet press.

”It’s an area we see as an opportunity. Logically that would make sense,” he said.

“We are always looking five-to-ten years out. We work on a lot of projects and have technology that might have been in the lab for ten years. Then when an industry is ready we can commercialise it,” Allen added.

Allen has worked at HP for 34 years and was an original member of the company’s thermal inkjet R&D team in 1981. Prior to that he was a rocket scientist working on a nuclear propulsion system. HP has already made a 1.06m-wide (42in) printhead array for its T400 PageWide Web Press, and a 2.8m-wide version for the T1100S web, a joint venture with KBA aimed at the corrugated pre-print market.

“It [PageWide] has built-in flexibility from fives inches to almost any width. It’s completely scaleable,” he said.

The alliance with KBA has resulted in speculation that the two manufacturers could extend their relationship from web presses into sheetfed, with HP harnessing KBA’s sheet transport expertise. Allen acknowledged that this area was a key challenge with any sheetfed inkjet device.

“Precision paper handling, keeping the paper flat in the print zone and controlling the leading and trailing edge is a technical issue we have to address,” he said. “Although you could argue that our PageWide XL printer is half sheetfed – it’s dynamically variable sheetfed inkjet web, so we have it already, in a way, in our toolkit.”

He also touched upon the potential for PageWide in textile printing. HP is also readying a 3D printer also using the technology, with beta installations scheduled for late 2016.

The nascent sheetfed inkjet market is poised for some major developments come Drupa. Fujifilm has already achieved an installed base of 30 of its B2-format Jet Press 720S worldwide, with 10 in Europe, and has just added the capability for it to handle heavier cartonboard for packaging applications. Also in the B2 space, Konica Minolta is gearing up for commercialisation of its KM-1 UV inkjet press with a European beta site slated for January 2016.

Landa partner Komori showed its B2 sheetfed UV inkjet press, the Impremia IS29, at the IGAS show in Japan in September, while Landa itself expects to have its own B1-format presses in commercial production at customers by the time of the show. And Heidelberg, the world’s largest printing press manufacturer,has confirmed it will also have a B1 sheetfed inkjet press at Drupa. HP Indigo’s range of sheetfed and web presses use a liquid electrophotography process and transfer blanket, rather than printing directly onto the substrate.

FedEx Office Establishes New 265,000-Square-Foot Corporate Center in Plano, Texas

FedEx Office moved into a custom-built corporate campus covering 265,000 square feet of space in the Legacy Business Park in Plano, Texas. The new FedEx Office building consolidates multiple locations and approximately 1,200 FedEx team members into the new Plano location.

“The team at the corporate office supports more than 14,000 team members and 1,800 retail centers across the United States and Canada,” said Brian Philips, CEO, FedEx Office. “The new facility brings our team members together under one roof, increasing collaboration and enabling us to provide even better support for our internal and external customers.”

FedEx Office worked with developer KDC, broker JLL, architecture firm HKS, as well interior design company HOK to build and design the campus. Rogers-O’Brien Construction designed the core and shell, and Balfour Beatty Construction completed the interior finish-out. The interior workspaces were designed to help team members build stronger relationships with colleagues in a community environment and include the latest technology, open work spaces, and sit and stand desks.

Team member wellness is a central part of the building design, which features a walking trail, sports court, fitness center fully equipped with weights, cardio and TRX equipment, and a virtual group fitness room. The virtual group fitness room will allow team members to select from a variety of workouts from cycling to kickboxing that will be instructor-led from a television screen inside of the fitness “studio.” Wellness rooms for new mothers and an onsite cafeteria with healthy eating options are also part of the design.

Artwork throughout the campus showcases the company’s printing capabilities and is printed on a variety of substrates, including brushed metal, aluminum and recycled board. A high-resolution photograph of award-winning artist Sonia King’s “Nebula Chroma” mosaic is printed on various substrates and displayed in the four-story stairwell of the building.

A mock store, which is a full storefront mirroring the design of FedEx Office retail locations, with equipment, allows for onsite testing of new equipment and machines, and packing and shipping products prior to entering the field. Additionally, a centralized Network Operations Control Center (NOCC) allows the FedEx Office team a holistic view of all retail and commercial print production and distribution across the network, as well as its fleet of Same Day City delivery trucks.

As new Collin County neighbors, FedEx Office has committed to serving its new community, and announced a $150,000 donation to Boys and Girls Club of Collin County. The funds will be used to expand academic and mentoring programs, as well as provide volunteer opportunities for FedEx Office team members