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Finding a Business-Software Solution

(May 2011) posted on Mon Mar 28, 2011

More than 40 solutions for the management side of your shop.

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Cyrious Software
Cyrious Control offers Windows-based, customizable business-management systems designed for the sign, graphics, and printing industries. The software includes tools for quoting, order entry, tracking, scheduling, shipping, accounting, credit card processing, target marketing, sales management, and more. Also included is the Billboard Lease module, to automate the process of scheduling and billing of billboard leases; in addition, a Textiles Printing and Work Order tool for direct-to-garment and screen printers.

DataSign is a Web-based solution designed for the sign industry. Modules include customer relationship management, estimating and proposals, sales, service, engineering, shop-floor control, data collection, cost tracking, and accounting. Other features include built-in best practices, template-like estimating, training and support, and industry-oriented reporting.

Datatech SmartSoft
PressWise is a browser-based print-workflow system with end-to-end integration offering features including unlimited Web-to-print storefronts, estimating and quoting tools, order management, production management and automation shipping and fulfillment, and mail processing (optional). Available cloud- or self-hosted. The Web2Ship Storefront is also available as a standalone solution.

DiMS! business-management software streamlines and automates a range of administrative and printing processes. The Web-enabled software features end-to-end integration (including estimating, scheduling, purchasing, production, inventory, shipping, and accounting processes), one-time input of data, multi-currency and multi-language capabilities, product-focused business templates, real-time data collection, an Estimating Wizard (integrates job ticketing and cost accounting), and JDF compliance.

The DynamicsPrint solution handles various aspects of a print job, from estimation to scheduling, shop floor to fulfillment, and is JDF/JMF certified. Modules include advanced estimating, sales order, generation, automated scheduling and planning, shop floor control and data collection, workflow management, financial management, supply-chain management, customer-relations management, and e-business. An Internet portal is included to allow for online trade and file exchange. DynamicsPrint utilizes the Microsoft interface, providing a look and feel similar to MS Office and Outlook.

EFI Pace provides end-to-end, integrated management for mid- to large-sized printing businesses with any combination of digital, wide format, and litho operations. Browser-based and JDF certified, Pace includes: estimating, production management, inventory, purchasing, data-collection, integrated accounting, shipment, variable data, and e-commerce solution modules.