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The Other Shop Software: Business and Management Software

(March 2014) posted on Mon Mar 03, 2014

More than 30 sources for business and management solutions that can make you more efficient—and profitable

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Bard Business Solutions
The company’s Enterprise Manager, designed for large-format printers, ad agencies, and design firms, is a database management system with modules including Contact Management, Rates/Products, Equipment, Employees, Estimates, Dockets, Production Scheduling, Costing, Time Sheets, Shipping, Image Storage, Purchase Orders, and Invoices. Also available: Digital Print Manager (for digital printers), Graphics Manager (for trade printers), Graphics Express (for print brokers), and more.

Flow+ is a business-automation control tool for wide-format printers, integrating MIS, CRM, and ERP tools. Its features include an intuitive quotation system, advanced cost visualization (production costs versus selling price per job), real-time inventory management (ink, media, and finishing materials), creation of purchase orders, live job tracking (production monitoring), direct information exchange with the RIP, and more.

CASper Eazynet Solutions
CASper on the Cloud sign-estimating software offers formula-driven estimating (including custom estimating). Features include project management (including maintenance and billing), job tracking, CRM, data mining, accounting, inventory control, shop management, production scheduling, and more.

Cibercat’s SeriPrix is a professional quotation system specifically designed for screen printing. Job components that can be controlled through the system include measurement and quantity of pieces, substrate, price and format, number of inks, cutting way, extra manipulation, waste, shipping, commissions, and more. The program supports multiple currencies, Internet integration, and network connectivity. Also available: CiberQuote 2.0, for sign making, which allows for quick generation of quotes, materials specification, billable works-time specs, payment methods, customizable quote formatting, and more.

Cloud 7 Systems
Developed specifically for large-format and specialty graphics, Printmatics manages estimating, cost analysis, inventory management and tracking, invoicing, A/R, production scheduling, shipping and distribution, customer information management, credit-card processing, and more.

CRC Information Systems
CRC’s Screen Printing Estimating system comprises tools and features designed to accommodate commercial flat-sheet and graphics screen printers. It can handle a wide variety of substrates and operations, the company reports. Features include screen printing estimating, online CRM tools, inventory management, low-cost production and automatic data collection, comprehensive accounting, e-commerce software, and more. The system’s dashboards utilize color, graphs, symbols, and charts to help users quickly and easily review data.


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