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Top 20 Security Printing Methods Explored

Billions of dollars are spent annually to combat the crime of counterfeiting. With the advent of color laser printing creating counterfeit documents became a major security concern. The printing industry has the challenging task of creating counterfeit proof methods for checks, passports, currency, and other financial documents. An entire print market segment is dedicated to the science of security printing has developed various methods. As new methods are developed to protect currency and other important financial and federal documents the counterfeit market continues to crack the code. ...


Implementing Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Testing

What is the difference between Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Testing? Each of these three terms are often used interchangeably, however they are three very distinct processes. Quality Assurance The role of Quality Assurance (QA) is to identify the processes necessary to test for defects and errors. The QA process verifies products meet client standards and expectations. The QA process validates procedures, and verifies processes ares are correctly implemented for projects. Creates processes to find errors Focuses on Process Designed to identify and remove defects ...


Using Quadient (GMC) Inspire to Expedite Process After a Merger

The Challenge A major Canadian insurance company had three subsidiaries all working independently. Each office had its own forms, processes, and software systems. Overtime it became clear to become more efficient the three subsidiaries had to merge into one company. With the merging of the under one brand overlapping processes, software systems and documents needed to be evaluated and replaced. As document composition and automation specialist BelWo was challenged with meeting the following goals: Evaluate, Propose & Implement Combined Templates Convert old documents into the...


Test Data Defined

What is Test Data? It is the data which is made by software tester to create and fulfill all the scenarios according to the requirements of the client. In each project we produce their are varying data requirements and business rules. Test data is created to verify the multiple business scenarios and find errors in placement and possibly calculation. In utilizing test data the quality assurance team can verify each requirement is complete and all quality standards have been met. One example of when test data proves its value is in the testing of tax forms and invoice statements. In ma...


Richard Coulson Joins BelWo’s United Kingdom Team

BelWo is pleased to announce the Richard Coulson has joined our United Kingdom team. With significant experience in marketing lead IT solutions Richard can claim to have pioneered many firsts – the first Magazine with personalised inner and outer pages, development of the first transactional statements to include personalised marketing messages, the first full colour magazine with totally variable personalised graphics as well as text. Previous positions include General Manager with Spectrum Data Services; Group IT Director with Communisis plc; Project Director with Gi-Solutions; Tec...


Optimization of Donation Drive for Major Midwest University

The Challenge A Print Service Bureau Client was working with an University Alumni Association’s Annual fundraising campaign. The project consisted of: 50+ Databases in Various Formats including fixed with, and delimited Conditional Donation Amounts Based on Year Graduated, Past Giving History, and Degree Received Multiple Letter Versions Based on Campus and Degree Earned 6 Preprinted Letterstocks 4 Donation Return Envelopes The client's goals were to streamline the process, while also keeping the uniqueness of the packages through: Creating Fewer Print Files Inc...


BelWo & DMM Partner to On-Board Major Health Insurance In Record Time

The Challenge DMM partners with many high volume customers that require demanding and complicated workflows. DMM had an opportunity to replace a current vendor and win a major health insurance customer application provided they could on-board eight applications within two and a half months. It was a very big endeavor with multiple fixed and variable length input files. It also included postscript output for print, pdf for electronic presentment, and txt for reconciliation reports. Conditional Logics for the BRD ran into hundreds of pages requiring significant analysis ( and often clarifica...


Rapid .Net Development for Redesigned Utility Payment Portal

When a Utility Statement processing provider was met with an aggressive timeline to deploy an updated EBPP platform they turned to BelWo. The billing provider had an existing Electronic Bill Payment and Present (EBPP) platform, due to client demands new features needed to be rapidly deployed. The Client had a new customer on-boarding requiring changes to the existing system. . After discussing the project the team immediately went to work on building the new portal. The BelWo team focused on the functionality of the EBPP portal as the customer made database changes. The Client provided...


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