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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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PrintMetryx JobView is a tool for tracking printing costs. Each print job contains a thumbnail image, detailed information about the print job, and costs for ink and media; users can also track production trends. PrintMetryx JobView is available at no cost with a subscription to Onyx Links service option plus the latest version of Onyx RIP software version 7.3.2 packages. New PrintMetryx JobView Pro is a subscription-based service that offers additional features including interactive dashboards, ink coverage reports, custom filters and job tagging, and the ability to look at all of a shop’s RIPS or focus on a single printer.

PagePath Technologies
MyOrderDesk is an online, order-flow system for print providers. The order-entry, file-transfer, ftp-server, and job-status system can also work with a back-end costing system to provide users with online proofing and re-order capabilities. Recently, the company partnered with Intuit to offer QuickBooks invoice generation; and also partnered with Onpoint Connect Shipping to offer shipping via UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, company truck, and local courier from a single, Web-based interface.

Pivotal Z
Prestige Scheduler is a production planning and tracking system that graphically tracks each job through to its completion and warns about inventory shortages in advance. The program can stand alone or connect with other production-order and shop-floor systems and can be used in monitor mode or as a Web browser. Its Variable Labor Scheduling feature is built to support shops with complex labor constraints (such as those over multiple shifts), automatically adjusting the shop’s plan and resources based on available operators and their skills. Its terminology can also be customized to match that of the shop using the program.

Polkadots Software
Track-it time- and job-management software features time management of jobs in production; management of production resources; cumulative-time reporting; automatic creation of job data; historical search functionality; and more.

Print MIS
E Pro Enterprise, a print-management solution, is designed with a wide spectrum of digital, commercial, and litho print providers in mind. E Pro comprises several modules, including estimating, job production, purchase orders, stock control, scheduling, delivery notes, invoicing, accounts, stock fulfillment, customer and supplier service, CRM, direct-mail marketing, and management reports. The company’s E Pro Core solution includes several modules including sales enquiry, order management, customer management, finished goods, supplier management, and more.