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Front- and Back-End Tools

(March 2014) posted on Wed Mar 19, 2014

More than 30 sources for business-and-management software.


Cut-Estimator
www.cutestimator.com
Cut-Estimator Pro enables users to project the cost of cutting/routing projects. The software utilizes material-specific values in defining cutting/routing methods, speeds, and tooling requirements for the cutter/router used. Cost, sales price, and number of work hours needed for that project are then generated; the software can provide up to six alternative estimates based on different quantities, the company reports.

Cyrious Software
www.cyrious.com
Cyrious Control offers Windows-based, customizable business-management systems designed for the sign, graphics, and printing industries. The software includes these tools: sales management; estimate; shipping; invoice; work order; track jobs; manage production; accounting; inventory and POs; marketing; and others. Its Cyrious Online allows shops to set up websites for each major customer or customer group.

DiMS!
www.dims.net
DiMS! business-management software is aimed at streamlining and automating a range of administrative and printing processes. Modules include: Sales/CRM; Estimating (its Estimating Wizard integrates job ticketing and cost accounting); Order Management; Planning; Purchase/Inventory; Scheduling; Production; Shipping; Accounting; Finance; Management; Plant; Customer; Supplier; Carrier; and others. It’s JDF-compliant.

DynamicsPrint
www.dynamicsprint.com
The DynamicsPrint solution handles various aspects of a print job, from estimating and scheduling to shop floor and fulfillment. Print-specific modules include Advanced Estimating, Sales Order Generation, Automated Scheduling, Shop Floor Control, and Workflow Management. Financial-management modules include Financial Accounting, Assets Accounting, Personnel Management, and Value Added Revenue Calculation. Other modules are: Purchase Planning, Logistics Planning, Fulfillment, Marketing, and Contact Management.

EFI
www.efi.com
EFI Pace is a browser-based print-management system for mid- to large-sized print businesses with any combination of digital, wide-format, and litho operations. JDF-certified, Pace comprises modules for: estimating/quoting, job control/scheduling, production/costing, shop floor data collection, inventory management, purchasing, CRM/sales management, financial management, and business analysis.
PrintSmith Vision is business-management software that offers estimating, point-of-sale, account management, production management, receivables, and sales-analysis tools on a browser-based platform. Modules for: estimating/quoting; production scheduling; order management; shop floor data; financial management; management reporting; and credit-card processing. Available in Full and Digital (smaller-scale) versions.

EFI Monarch is a Print MIS and planning solution for large-, single-, and multi-plant operations. Scalable to 5000 users, it offers capabilities for the efficient management of projects ranging from basic to complex, its core modules include: Acquisition, Estimating, Planning, Scheduling, Production, Inventory/Fulfillment, Financial, Business Intelligence, and Custom Support Services.


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