Hal Leonard chooses the CONNECT data collection and analytics platform for state-of-the-art automation

Melville, NY, 1 March 2022 – Hal Leonard Corporation, the world’s largest print music publisher, has invested in the SpencerMetrics CONNECT® platform for data-driven production management. CONNECT will automate Hal Leonard’s data collection and reporting, enabling real-time insights and visibility to understand and optimize their production costs.

Installed in Hal Leonard’s Winona, Minnesota production and distribution site, CONNECT works with a variety of production equipment from multiple manufacturers, including digital and offset print production presses and a wide range of finishing equipment. CONNECT’s multi-vendor, multi-technology platform provides a standardized and automated method to capture and analyze accurate metrics, identify effectual ways to improve machine and labor utilization, and to maximize productivity and control costs.

In addition to the Winona, USA facility, Hal Leonard operates multiple international production sites. The cloud-based architecture of CONNECT allows future expansion to those facilities, providing a centralized system to gain insight into their worldwide manufacturing network, and to compare efficiencies and benchmarks for best practices.

Brent Halverson, Senior Vice President Winona Operations said, “We selected SpencerMetrics as a partner because of their integration with numerous equipment vendors, as well as their comprehensive support through the process.  What we gained is an automatic activity-based costing system vs manual entry, and dashboards we could use to make better business decisions.  Their specific experience in printing was a big contributor to the final decision.”

SpencerMetrics CEO David Spencer said, “We are very pleased that Hal Leonard has trusted our platform for their automation transformation. The experience we have gained enhancing our solution while working with print and packaging companies allows us deliver technology that is relevant for our industry. We are invested in our clients’ success and look forward to ensuring it with our commitment to excellent customer service.”

To learn more about SpencerMetrics visit www.spencermetrics.com or contact us to learn how quantitative, real-time data can make your business more productive.

About Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard is the world’s largest print music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar, piano, band, orchestra, plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable. In addition, they distribute other esteemed publishers including Berklee Press, Boosey & Hawkes, DeHaske Publications, Faber Piano Adventures, G. Henle Verlag, Peer Music Classical, Robert King, G. Schirmer, Schott, Willis, and many more.

Hal Leonard operates out of two main facilities – its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a state-of-the-art administration, production and distribution facility in Winona, Minnesota. The company also has domestic offices in Boston, Austin, and San Francisco, and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom in London and Bury St. Edmunds.

About SpencerMetrics LLC

Dedicated to serving user needs in modern production print and packaging facilities through innovative software systems and services, SpencerMetrics provides intelligent solutions to data collection, monitoring, and analysis of both digital and analog printing and finishing equipment. The patented CONNECT, and simplified LYNK SaaS solutions, are multi-vendor platforms that collect accurate machine data, both digital and analog, as well as shop floor information, analyze it in real-time, and present detailed and robust reports which allow users of the products to make data-driven decisions to increase efficiency and optimize their machine use. Our vendor-neutral solutions are designed for ease of use, so that shop managers and owners can better manage their investments in machines, labor, and overhead to maximize their ROI.