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The Other Shop Software

(January 2010) posted on Wed Jan 27, 2010

Tools for business and print management


Pivotal Z
www.pivotalz.com
Prestige Scheduler 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. Changes can be made to the offline design board, allowing users to add new jobs or adjust the schedule without taking the active board down.

Polkadots Software
www.polkadots.ca
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; and more.

Press-Sense
www.press-sense.com
Press-Sense Manager is a print-management system designed for print-on-demand shops as well as small, commercial printers. It merges front-end CRM capabilities with back-end billing and integrates offline business procedures with Web-based front- and back-end systems. It offers complete handling of on-demand workflow—from job entry, estimating, and quoting to ordering, file management, printing, and delivery. iWay is a Web-based, end-to-end, print-on-demand workflow and management solution; key features include enabling users to link media files with other job data; allowing employees to enter and access customer information and manage tasks and follow-ups; automatically adjusting to existing pricing models; improving billing capabilities; and monitoring online communication with customers. Omnium is a comprehensive business-flow tool that automates the customer service, sales, planning, production, shop operation, delivery, ordering, and billing processes.

Print MIS
www.printmis.com
E Pro Enterprise, a flexible, print-management solution, is designed with a wide spectrum of commercial, digital, 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.

Printable Technologies
www.printable.com
FusionPro is a Web-services solution that automates online ordering, production, fulfillment, and more for print providers and their end users. The Product Suite provides a range of services, including job submission and tracking; development of customizable storefronts and template design; variable data publishing (VDP); mailing list management; automated data management; inventory control; and integration with production workflow.

Printer’s Software
www.printerssoftware.com
Printer’s Software offers eight print-management solutions designed for commercial and in-plant printers of various sizes that can stand alone or be fully integrated in any combination. Available modules include: Estimate, Job Control, Schedule, Shopnet (allows users to capture production data in real time), Accounting, Inventory/POs, eCommerce, and Finished Goods.


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