Metapaper, a new e-commerce platform for paper and print in Europe, has been linked with ‘digitisation’ platform Zaikio’s Procurement capability, which in turn links to a number of MIS/ERP systems and thus enables direct processing of orders from those MIS/ERP systems, simplifying both ordering and inventory control.

The MIS software already integrated with Zaikio includes Utraxx, Heidelberg’s Prinect Business Manager, Printplus, Printvis and Keyline. By also connecting with Metapaper, users of these MIS offerings can query items and prices, order paper and track deliveries from their MIS. As well as eliminating the manual task of importing material and pricing data, the integration ensures that all data is automatically kept up-to-date.

We are very happy to finally make Zaikio Procurement available to the public. After months of testing, we are excited to provide this service to all printers who want to order directly from their MIS system. With Metapaper, we have been able to gain an important partner with whom we are pursuing our vision of simplifying and automating the procurement process, commented Christian Weyer, managing director, technology at Zaikio.

Axel Scheufelen, one of the founders of Metapaper, added, Thanks to Zaikio, all existing but also potentially new customers can order directly from their MIS at no extra cost. From Zaikio they receive all prices and availabilities and can make their selection with just a few clicks. This is, of course, a huge time saver for print businesses.

Zaikio Procurement will be available free of charge from 15 March 2021 and can be used for digital orders, including from Metapaper.