The logistics division of Cognex needed to train a growing number of partner organizations on using its innovative machine vision solutions. To do so, they planned to launch a localized, multiple-step training certification program internationally – in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Cognex knew that it had to distribute standardized training materials to maintain the integrity of the program, so that all learners would receive the same level of knowledge to become “C1 certified, regardless of their location.” To implement this new training program, they needed a scalable solution for printing and delivering student workbooks, lab workbooks, and reference materials to partners worldwide.
“The decision was definitely a no brainer.”
Selecting Mimeo as a Partner
The team considered local print vendors but found their user interfaces for building and publishing bound documents lacking. Luckily, a colleague recommended a self-service, print-on-demand solution that his team successfully used to create, store, and distribute educational materials – Mimeo Marketplace. Wendy F., Senior Technical Content Developer at Cognex, explored the Mimeo Marketplace platform online and decided that it was just the right solution for ordering, printing, and shipping training materials directly to trainees.
“The more I delved into Mimeo Marketplace, the more I realized how slick and easy-to-use it is. And, then, in comparison, competitors’ platforms weren’t nearly as sophisticated yet simple to navigate. Add in the established relationship between Cognex and Mimeo, and the decision was definitely a no brainer.”
Cognex now has its own branded Mimeo Marketplace storefront, where the team has uploaded and organized training materials. They are distributing the English versions of the materials to the Americas, Canada, and Germany. Soon, the training content will be translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindu, and Latin American Spanish. Then, instructors at partner organizations throughout the world will be able to order training materials as needed, and students can work towards becoming C1 certified.
The key benefits that Mimeo Marketplace provides Cognex include:
- A custom corporate storefront that includes the company’s logo, colors, and other branding items
- A user-friendly interface and self-service ordering system
- An on demand content library for student workbooks, lab workbooks, and reference materials
- No hidden costs or long-term commitments
- The ability to create as many branded storefronts as they want at no additional cost
- Award-winning customer service every step of the way, including 24/7 support
About the Client
Cognex Corporation is the global leader in the machine vision industry. It develops, manufactures, and markets barcode readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems that are used for quality control in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world. Cognex is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, with regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.