coreldraw graphics suite

The G2 Grid Reports have been released, and CorelDRAW®, MindManager®, Parallels® Desktop for Mac, and Parallels® RAS were awarded with recognition in multiple categories.  

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

CorelDraw Graphics Suite was recognized as a Leader and High Performer in the vector graphics and photo editing categories. 

On the G2 website, reviewer Rasool Bakhsh M. said, “CorelDRAW is an outstanding visual computerization programming that has reliably surpassed my assumptions. As an expert visual planner, I have depended on CorelDRAW for quite some time, and it keeps on being my go-to device for making dazzling visuals. This thorough set-up of configuration instruments has genuinely opened my imaginative potential, permitting me to rejuvenate my thoughts with unrivaled accuracy and effectiveness. 
 
The strong typography highlights empower exact command over text, while the broad variety the board instruments guarantee precise generation of varieties across various gadgets.” 

Parallels Desktop for Mac and Parallels RAS

Parallels Desktop for Mac was recognized in the G2 Grid Implementation Index for Fastest Implementation in the Remote Desktop category.  

On the G2 website, reviewer Yasith W. said, “Parallels RAS brings all your IT infrastructure (servers, applications, shared drives, private cloud, printers) in a browser at a fingertip, with excellent user experience, low latency, and high security. It provides the agility complex businesses need.” 

MindManager

MindManager was recognized as a Leader for in the overall G2 Grid for Mind Mapping. Furthermore, due to MindManager’s ability to serve customers across a wide range of business sizes, it also appeared in the Small Business G2 Grid for Mind Mapping.  

MindManager was also recognized for Fastest Implementation and Best Estimated ROI. 

On the G2 website, reviewer Robert D. shares his thoughts on MindManager, reporting that, “At its base level it’s an excellent way to visualize and capture discussions and brainstorming. It’s very easy to use and there is no implementation required, so you just get a license and away you go. It can be used in every meeting or ideation session where abstract ideas linked together need to be captured.” 

G2 Grid Methodology  

How do G2 grids work?  Generated based on user-supplied product reviews and market presence data, these grids are designed to measure customer satisfaction and market presence. This data collected via product reviews on G2 is used to plot featured products on a quadrant with four sections: Leaders, High Performers, Contenders, and Niche.   

A unique algorithm is applied to these reviews and data is collected to calculate the customer satisfaction and market presence scores.  

Customer satisfaction scores track customer satisfaction via the end-user product attributes listed in verified user-submitted reviews on the G2 site.     

Market presence scores are a combination of 15 metrics from G2’s user reviews, publicly available information, and third-party sources.   

According to the G2 Research Scoring Methodologies Page, “Each input is normalized by category and segment. This means that scores are relative to other products in the category/segment and may change from segment to segment. The scores are then scaled from 0–100.”  

The full G2 Grid Report rankings can be found here

We’re honored to have been recognized by our customers as a leader offering high performing products that enhance today’s creative and digital landscape.  

Think things have slowed down for the commercial print industry amid digital acceleration? Not so, say the hundreds of print service providers who responded to a survey in February 2023. The global commercial print industry was valued at a whopping $471.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to continue to grow.

That doesn’t mean leaders in the print industry can let their feet off the proverbial gas pedal. Right now, economic uncertainty, global instability, and a volatile labor market mean that every industry is looking for ways to achieve optimal results with as much efficiency as possible. The global print industry is no exception.

The commercial print industry is highly competitive. The more efficient you can be, the better. In this industry, efficiency stems from reducing waste to curb resource expenses; ensuring accuracy (nobody wants to have to redo a print run!); and moving quickly without sacrificing the quality of the final product.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and NAPCO Research partnered to gauge the state of the print industry and find out which strategies were most effective at improving efficiency and paving the way for success. Respondents represented a diverse array of print segments, ranging from traditional commercial applications to wide-format graphics and apparel decoration. Despite the range of specialties reflected in the responses, respondents were aligned when it came to this: investing in graphic design software is the key to improving efficiency.

Why the right graphic design software makes all the difference

Every print workflow starts with a graphic design file. Heard the phrase “garbage in, garbage out”? It applies here. The quality of that design file sets the stage for the quality of the final product.

Survey respondents who upgraded their graphic design software were 45% more likely to report high efficiency compared to those who delayed upgrading or used outdated software. That’s a big difference. Plus, 83% of respondents reported that their use of graphic design software increases efficiency in prepress. That’s why nearly 6 in 10 (59%) of respondents said they’d already invested in upgrading their software solutions with the purpose of improving production efficiency.

Upgrading graphic design software impacts several areas that contribute to overall efficiency. Here’s a snapshot:

  • Waste reduction: Upgrading software enables printers to optimize workflows, minimize errors, and reduce material waste. This improves profitability by lowering production costs. And–bonus! It’s better for the environment, too.

  • Color management: Effective color management is vital in the print industry. Upgrading graphic design software allows printers to enhance color accuracy, consistency, and overall quality, resulting in visually stunning prints. That means fewer reprints, and better client retention.

  • Providing standout design services to customers: Customer acquisition is costly and time-consuming. Print companies that invest in modern graphic design software can offer innovative and eye-catching designs to their customers, setting them apart from competitors and attracting more business.

What about hardware?

The survey also compared investments in hardware versus graphic design software and revealed compelling insights. While 76% of respondents made capital investments in printing and/or finishing hardware to boost efficiency, a staggering 93% acknowledged the effectiveness of graphic design software upgrades. Among them, 52% rated the graphic design software upgrades as “highly effective” in improving their operations. Given the capital expense of investing in hardware upgrades, these results put another big mark in the “win” column for keeping graphic design software updated.

These statistics highlight the value of investing in graphic design software as a powerful strategy to optimize efficiency and productivity in commercial print workflows, while driving competitive advantage and superior results.

The full survey report is packed with insights: What percentage of print service providers upgrade automatically? What might cause others to hesitate? What are the consequences of not upgrading graphic design software? To access the full report,click here.