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Why We Built the World’s First Render Management Service (RMS)

July 3, 2021
Matt McCullough

In 2018 we founded Inkit and launched the world’s first true Direct Automation Software solution for businesses trying to reach prospects and customers by mail. The Send product our team developed integrates with CRM tools so that businesses can automatically deliver direct mail and other types of printed customer communications at exactly the right time.

As that product and customer base grew over the next few years, the number of documents our team needed to render for campaigns began to steadily increase into the millions.

Here was the use case: a customer would provide us with contact information for every person they wanted to receive a statement. We would take this contact information, along with the design file the client created, manually render personalized documents for each person on the list, merge everything together, and send it all to a printer for print while also sending the client back a digital copy for their online portal.  

To continue meeting the needs of our customers, it didn’t take long for us to develop a unique process that allowed us to efficiently render huge amounts of PDFs at scale.

This process became essential to us and our business, and we realized it could probably solve similar problems that other organizations were likely having relating to rendering paperless documents.

That’s how Inkit Render was born.

Inkit Render is the easiest way to automatically generate and manage paperless documents at scale.

We built it not only to make rendering more efficient for our own company and Send product, but also to help any business that finds themselves needing to render large amounts of paperless statements, notices, and other documents—think banks, hospitals, insurance companies, utility providers, and any other business or internal department that needs to securely generate paperless documents, records, or statements for customers.

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The Problem with Rendering on Your Own

Rendering documents on your own as an organization isn’t easy. Here are three reasons why:

Reason #1: Building your own infrastructure is expensive. An organization can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars building a scalable rendering solution that can generate thousands of renders per hour.

Reason #2: Maintaining your own infrastructure is both expensive and time-consuming. Organizations usually have to hire full-time engineers to manage custom solutions, fix bugs, and improve efficiencies. These people can’t work on the product like other engineers and are always on the hook when systems and processes break.

Reason #3: It’s hard to manage and know who has access to paperless files when you’re using your own infrastructure. Without a service like Inkit Render, you can’t easily see or control who has access to sensitive files.

How Businesses Can Benefit from Using Inkit Render

We built Inkit Render to address each of the problems outlined in the section above. Here are the main benefits you get when you use Inkit Render as opposed to building your own custom rendering solution:

Benefit #1: It’s More Scalable For Your Business

Inkit Render generates and manages PDFs and other paperless file formats with a simple API request, whether you need to process one or one million documents at the same time.

Benefit #2: It Saves You Money

By using technology from a secure, cloud-based partner, you can reduce the amount of time, energy, and money your organization spends regularly maintaining technology, fixing bugs, and storing documents.

Benefit #3: It Offers You More Control
Render provides powerful admin tools that enable organizations to track, retain, and log records of every individual who creates, views, or accesses a rendered document.

Who Will Benefit Most From Using Inkit Render

If you’re rendering or need to render large amounts of PDFs at once, you’ll benefit from Inkit’s Render Management Service. Companies in the following industries can use Inkit Render to scale operations and build a more efficient process for rendering documents:

  • Banks
  • Healthcare providers
  • Insurance providers
  • Utility providers
  • Local governments

There are common use cases that make Inkit Render an ideal tool for these industries, but it can also be used by any business that needs to regularly generate large amounts of personalized, paperless communications to customers at once or any company that needs to securely manage customer records for security purposes.

There’s a Better Way to Render Documents at Scale

Start rendering documents at scale today. Learn more and get started by visiting our Inkit Render product page.

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The easiest way to automatically generate and manage paperless documents at scale.
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