Vivad will invest more than $100,000 over the next year to boost its web-to-print portal Vivtrack after the company received a ‘dollar-for-dollar’ grant from the Victoria’s $5 million TAIP program.
|Vivad's warehouse at Sydney Rd, Campbellfield VIC|
The Victorian Government announced the $5m Technology Adoption and Innovation Program (TAIP) initiative earlier this year to boost the state's economic recovery. It’s aimed at helping small to medium sized enterprises to launch innovative technologies and develop new commercial technology.
| "Planning the next phase":
Ewen Donaldson, MD Vivad
“We saw this as a great opportunity and applied,” says Ewen Donaldson, MD of Melbourne wide format specialist Vivad. “We were incredibly excited to learn that we were successful. This meant that we could spearhead the project during the pandemic and emerge stronger on the other side. The TAIP grant is a dollar-for-dollar co-contribution scheme, generously supported by the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions.
“Over the next twelve months, Vivad are investing over one hundred thousand dollars. The project is already underway and customers are already enjoying the benefits of increased speed, more features, and a better user experience. We are expecting to be completed mid-2022.”
For over twenty years, Vivad have been working to provide customers with a seamless on-line user experience, “where they can order a wide variety of large format print products in one sitting, whilst sipping cool drinks, and listening to Spotify.”
At Printex in 2019, Vivad launched the latest version of the portal with the release of Vivtrack 3.
“We had an incredible take-up from the industry which has now grown to a solid base of 2400 registered users,” Donaldson says. “Customers are loving the convenience of ordering on-line as well as Vivtrack’s many other features. In one sitting, you can choose from hundreds of print products, customise the options and size, design or upload your artwork and have the whole job
full-kit and in the print queue.
"Since the launch, we have been listening to our customers and planning the next phase of the development. Part of this includes rewriting some of the older backend components using a more modern framework.”
If you’re interested in trying Vivtrack, register at https://vivad.com.au
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