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The Other Shop Software

(January 2010) posted on Wed Jan 27, 2010

Tools for business and print management


Compose Systems
www.composeusa.com
Express PrintShop for digital print operations connects multiple printers in a mini-cluster; it also supports load balancing, advanced job queues, bi-directional communication to the printing device, and optional variable-data printing.

CRC Information Systems
www.crcinfosys.com
Nucleus strikes a balance between estimating, production, inventory, accounting, e-commerce solutions, and customer-relationship management. The newest version of Nucleus has a streamlined menu interface as well as new dashboard widgets. Its Web-based, e-commerce software allows users to provide clients with 24/7 customer service. A browser-based, customer-relations module gives users a 360-degree view of customer interactions, sales opportunities, and buying patterns.

Cut-Estimator
www.cutestimator.com
Cut-Estimator software allows print providers to predict the cost of cutting/routing projects. The software utilizes material-specific database values to define cutting/routing methods, speeds, and tooling requirements specifically for the cutter/router used. Regardless of project quantity, material type, printing method, or cutting/routing method, Cut-Estimator allows users to quickly generate a project cost-estimate sheet. Specific project data is entered, and the software converts the information and gives a precise cost, sales price, and number of work hours needed for that project.

Cyrious Software
www.cyrious.net
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, shipping, accounting, marketing, sales management, and more. The company has recently added a Billboard Lease module, to automate the process of scheduling and billing of billboard leases; in addition, it has added a Textiles Printing and Work Order tool for direct-to-garment and screen printers.

DiMS!
www.dims.net
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, and JDF compliance.


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