Citation Software Inc. is a privately held corporation
based in northern Maine.
We are a value-added reseller (VAR) of software solutions and
components geared primarily for printing, publishing, and direct marketing.
At inception, Citation Software's primary focus was
providing software-development services and
technical-documentation services targeted for
the printing & publishing industry.
Within this arena,
our technical focus has always been geared toward the
and we continue to concentrate on these
core technologies today.
- on-demand printing/publishing
- variable-data printing/publishing
- automated imposition
- mailpiece design
Over the years,
our company has diversified
in terms of service offerings and product offerings,
as explained below.
Shift From Custom Development to Integration
In the early days, our company developed quite a
lot of custom software, as this was often the
only way to meet the technical requirements of our clientele.
Today, however, we take a different approach to
software design and development. Specifically: in most cases,
we design systems that are based on off-the-shelf
components and provide the expertise and guidance that are
required to build an integrated system from those components.
This approach saves time, saves money for our clients, and
keeps us from re-inventing the wheel.
Our shift away from custom development toward system integration
has been driven by the rapid and dramatic maturation of
document-production technology over the years since
our company was founded.
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Citation Software's reseller/VAR business took root
in 2001 when we signed on as a reseller for Atlas Software,
makers of the PrintShop Mail
This part of our business came about as a natural extension of our
increasing interest in and ever-growing reliance on
off-the-shelf software applications
and components when creating solutions for our clients.
Today we serve as a value-added reseller for a number of
solution providers that make software products geared toward
the technologies that are at the core of our business.
Currently our family of solution providers includes:
- Appligent Document Solutiona (ADS)
- Glyph & Cog
- helpIT Systems
- Meadows Publishing Systems
- Melissa Data
- Objectif Lune
- PTI Marketing Technologies (formerly Printable)
- Quite Software
- Rennie Glen Software
- Satori Software
Support for technical standards
We acknowledge the importance of vendor-neutral standards that benefit
the printing and publishing industry. Historically, our company has maintained a
focus on standards-based solutions as opposed to proprietary ones. Solutions we
offer are dependent on and compliant with
We endorse the development of such standards, and — after joining
ANSI CGATS Subcommittee 6
in mid-2001 — our company was an active participant for several years
in the development of one of them: PPML/VDX.
Company Philosophy and Work Ethic
Are you tired of software companies that adopt a cavalier
attitude toward your project and leave you hanging?
If so, then dealing with Citation Software will be a welcome
and refreshing change, because we believe in careful planning,
thoroughness and attention to detail!
Since we are a small organization with low overhead costs,
we can provide excellent products and services at competitive prices. And,
your project is as important to US as it is to YOU.