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Business & Management Software

(April 2012) posted on Mon Apr 23, 2012

More than 40 front-end solutions for bettering your company’s bottom line.

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Franklin Estimating Systems
Franklin offers several print- and signage-specific tools. Franklin Estimator generates detailed estimates, custom job tickets, invoices, and corresponding reports; rates can be adjusted and customized (a QP version for quick-print operations is also available). Franklin Anywhere includes CSR Manager, JobScheduler, RFQ (for quotes/estimates), and TimeLog. Also available are Web2Print, DigiGuides/DigiGuides QP, and a QuickBooks module.

InView business-management software, designed for professional photographers, features the following modules: Contacts manager, Correspondence manager, Invoicing, Licensing, and Accounting. The software can share and synchronize files across a private network or the Internet.

Hybrid Software
Its GoDigital is a comprehensive system for estimating, quoting, and integrated production ticketing for wide-format and other digital-print operations. It can be tied into existing MIS systems or stand alone; it can also integrate with the company’s GoProof and StorePortal. Hybrid also offers FrontDesk OLM, a Web-based print-management portal for streamlining customer interaction.

iSystems Inc.
TQT software is designed to be unique to each user’s individual business model. Created for custom-manufacturing companies using standard PCs, including those in signage and the graphics arts, the software allows users to build a database of sales leads and customers, create job quotes, production schedules, invoices, and accounting reports; generate and track job tickets; and customize automatic alerts. Other business-management functions include human resources, e-commerce, and inventory.

Meta Communications’ Workgroups 2011 is a collaborative process and productivity-management software suite for marketing, creative design, packaging, and prepress workgroups. It comprises four main modules: Virtual Ticket (for project and workflow management); Approval Manager (for online proofing and review); Digital Storage Manager (for DAM); and Job Manager (for financial management). Its fully integrated with Adobe CS tools.

PagePath Technologies
MyOrderDesk is a Web-to-print storefront solution for print providers. Modules include: ezMerge personalization; PDF2U for auto PDF files/proofs; DocMart inventory management; QwikPrice pricing module; HighVolume advanced tools; PrintNewz marketing system; and others. MyOrderDesk integrates with the major social networks, the company reports.