Working Groups

Idealliance technical and business management best practices set the standards for the industry and are continually advanced through the ground-breaking activities of its collaborative member-driven Working Groups. Open to member’s only, Idealliance Working Groups allow members to strategize, innovate, standardize, and implement best practice solutions to real business and workflow challenges.

Email membership@idealliance.org if you are interested in joining a Working Group. Please note participation in Working Groups is based on approval.


WORKING GROUP CATEGORIES

• Business & Market Segments

• Print Media

• Mail Distribution

• Digital Media & Workflow


BUSINESS & MARKET SEGMENTS 

Idealliance - Professionals in Print, Mail & Marketing - Offers a forum for discussion and best practice development for small business owners, addressing all aspects of starting, running and growing a small business.

Young Professionals Working Group - Offers those aged 18-35 an opportunity to build a strong network who share the same passion for our industry and business, and best practices to help them grow and succeed.

Marketing & Media Services Working Group - Addresses the strategic technical and developmental issues of content management and digital distribution.

Fulfillment Working Group - Developing best practices, services, programs, and advocacy for fulfillment service providers.

 

PRINT MEDIA 

High-Speed Digital Print Production (HDP2) Working Group - Dedicated to digital high speed print production, this group is for equipment manufacturers and supporting technology providers.

papiNet® Working Group – A global community involved in supply chain process and business transaction automation for the forest and paper industries.

Print Properties & Colorimetrics Council (PPC) – Key working group responsible for printing, proofing and colorimetric evaluations, training, and specifications across print media supply chains and the development of international standards

Print Quality Exchange (PQX) Working Group - Develops XML-based exchange of data across the supply chain partners on print quality.

MAIL DISTRIBUTION

Fulfillment Operations Group (FOG) - Addresses the complexities of USPS regulations between fulfillment stakeholders and the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail.dat® & Mail.XML™ Working Groups - Supports automation, cost avoidance, and higher profits through improved communications in the postal supply chain.

Mailing Software Development Group (MSDG) – Supports the U.S. Postal Service’s pursuit of advanced automation technology and methodologies.

Postal Operations & Technologies Council (POTC) - Works to improve mail preparation, postal distribution, logistics and transportation through the application of information and supply chain technologies.

Printers’ Operational Issues Study Effort (POISE) Working Group - Works cooperatively with the U.S. Postal Service to research and fix problems in the postal distribution supply chain.

 

DIGITAL MEDIA & WORKFLOW

eMedia21 Council – Local working groups developing best practices, strategies and specifications that advance content creation, use, and display of digital media.

PRISM® Technology Council - Defines XML metadata vocabularies for managing, post-processing, multi-purposing and aggregating publishing content and media assets.