Panini Notes Blog

I admit to being obsessed with efficiency. If I am efficient, I can accomplish more in less time and with fewer resources. If I am not efficient, with a rigorous commitment to continuously becoming more efficient, I simply cannot keep up.  This is what makes efficiency a critical skill and practice in business and life. 

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October 03, 2019

I would like to connect this post to Robert’s “Consistently Great Service is Consistently Great for Business!” – representing the dark (reverse) side of this very true statement...how not to treat a customer.

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August 29, 2019

Meetings, budgets, margins, email, quotas, customer needs, pipelines, meetings, conference calls, training, deadlines, meetings, competitor pressures, business travel, reports, proposals…and did I mention meetings? All in a day’s work, right? 

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August 14, 2019

I am so very excited to take part in a product offering with such an extreme market demand. The Panini team is rolling out a new solution that complements our Vision neXt and EverneXt products; as their high-quality ID scan capability provides an opportunity to prevent/fight fraud.

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July 31, 2019

Much has been written and said about innovation. It is a slippery argument: suppose it’s the 1970s and you are a global leader of chemical film for photography. Shortly thereafter, someone whispers to you that an electronics manufacturer has built, for the first time, a one megapixel digital camera; you have a good laugh with your managers and start arguing that there’s no way a sensor will ever be built that’s able to keep up with chemical sensitivities and details. Ten years later you are dead, and digital cameras are immensely powerful, and so small they fit into your pocket!

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July 10, 2019

Working for a company who deals with means of payments, you continually ask yourself how habits in payments are changing, and how fast. And more specifically, how much longer the paper check will survive in this landscape (probably longer than anyone would have guessed 10 or 15 years ago).

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June 27, 2019

As CEO of Panini, you might expect me to blog about strategic planning, operational excellence, innovation, change management, or a variety of other business topics.  However, I’d like to focus instead on a more fundamental and essential game changer that can dramatically impact everyone on each and every day.

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June 04, 2019

Glen Devall, Sales Manager, and Francesco Grasso, Corporate Marketing Manager, recently attended the Payments Canada Payments Summit 2019 in Toronto. Here's a little inside look from Glen's perspective of the trip.

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May 29, 2019
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My first time in China was more than 12 years ago (I had not yet joined Panini).  At that time, their labor cost was almost negligible - compared to the western world. They also had a lower cost for energy and the raw materials were cheaper compared to western standards. Nobody doubts China production was a good business opportunity despite requiring many efforts to find the right partner and manage complicated logistics - unusual for our Panini team - to achieve good quality products and stable production.

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April 24, 2019

Throughout the product development process, we have been very focused on a concept called “practical innovation.”  With product innovation, value must be created for the intended buyers and users of the technology to substantiate relevance and foster adoption.  In other words, innovation must be practical. 

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April 09, 2019

Shawn Hilliard shares his thoughts about his first days at Panini.

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March 20, 2019

A variation on the immortal Shakespearean doubt can summarize the sentiment of a recent round table in Milan, sponsored by Panini and organized by AziendaBanca magazine, whose title was “The check’s journey from dematerialization to remote deposit capture”.

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March 06, 2019

Cheque truncation is taking shape all over the world. Our customer in Paraguay, Bancard, is reaping many benefits from the implementation of cheque scanning technology for deposits.

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February 27, 2019

How do you increase customer satisfaction and loyalty with new technology? What new technologies can you offer to gain new customers and increase current customer's loyalty? Today's fast paced environment and desire for instant gratification through self-service models has led...

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December 05, 2018

"Fencing is like a game of chess played at the speed of light!" says our trainer, Italian foil champion Marta Cammilletti. While we were all concentrating on practicing unusual gestures by setting our bodies in unnatural positions, we quickly realized...

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May 30, 2018