SA International (SAi) has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the impressive milestone during Q2 of this year. Introduced by SAi only four years ago, the model remains the first and only one of its kind worldwide that enables users to access RIP software via low-cost monthly subscription and cloud-based downloads.
SAi’s landmark 10,000th subscription is from the company’s Flexi family and was purchased by Rocken Graphics, a print shop specialising in the mobile carnival and amusement markets, based in Gibsonton, Florida, USA. “As a small business, SAi’s program enables us instant access to Flexi’s extensive catalog of design tools, which enables us to compete with larger sign shops,” says Rocken Graphics’ owner, Kenny Smith.
“We use two licences to drive our five large format printers and typically produce around 500 jobs a month. The ability to access Flexi on subscription offers us huge business efficiencies in terms of time- and cost-savings and the quality achievable with the software is phenomenal. In fact, our customers often praise us for the vibrancy of our signage, and I believe this has played an integral role in securing repeat business,” he adds.
Since SAi introduced the subscription model, sign & display companies around the world have been granted greater cost control and flexibility, and automatically benefit from having the very latest updates. “This achievement is a fitting testament to the way in which SAi’s subscription-based initiative presents increased and quantifiable benefits to sign industry customers around the world, who continue to enthusiastically embrace the model,” says Mark Blundell, CEO SAi.
As well as improved cost management, subscribers can also take advantage of a Cloud window that links locally-installed software to the Cloud to enable file storage, image sourcing and other web-based services. The SAi Cloud mobile app enables on-the-move Job Report viewing, so managers can monitor production while away from the office.
SAi’s industry-acclaimed Flexi signmaking solutions, as well as the company’s feature-rich EnRoute CNC cutting software are both available via the subscription-based model.