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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


Franklin Estimating Systems
www.franklinestimating.com
Franklin offers several print- and signage-specific tools. Franklin Estimator generates detailed estimates, custom job tickets, invoices, and corresponding reports. Rates can be adjusted and customized. Franklin Anywhere includes CSR Manager, JobScheduler, RFQ (for quotes/estimates), and TimeLog. Also available are Web2Print, DigiGuides/DigiGuides QP, and a QuickBooks module.

Hybrid Software
www.hybridsoftware.com
Hybrid’s FaceLift is a tool for entering, tracking, and interacting with production data, including real-time scheduling. FrontDesk allows a shop’s customers to place, track, and manage all of their orders. PipeLine maps data between all of a shop’s systems, acting as a translator to integrate platforms.

iSystems Inc.
www.tqt.com
Created for custom-manufacturing companies using standard PCs, including those in signage and graphics, TQT software allows users to build a database of sales leads and customers; create job quotes, production schedules, invoices, and accounting reports; generate and track job tickets; and customize automatic alerts. Other business-management functions include human resources, e-commerce, and inventory.

KeyedIn Solutions
www.keyedin.com
KeyedIn Sign Edition is a web-based business-management solution for the custom-sign industry. Modules include: Estimating, CRM, Advanced Accounting and Cash Management, Reports/Analytics, Service Calls, Supply Chains, Sales, Cost Tracking, Shop Floor, and Project Management.

MetaCommunications
www.metacommunications.com
MetaCommunications’ Workgroups DaVinci is a process and productivity-management software suite addressing four major tasks: project management (CRM, workflow scheduling, workload indicators), online proofing and review, digital asset management (auto track, organize, and share assets), and financial management (estimates, quotes, proposals, time tracking, procurement, job-costing, accounting integration, and more). Workgroups DaVinci can be installed on-premise or in the Cloud. Also offered are standalone products including Job Manager and Virtual Ticket.

PagePath Technologies
www.pagepath.com
MyOrderDesk is a web-to-print storefront solution for print providers. Modules include ezMerge personalization, PDF2U for auto PDF files/proofs, DocMart inventory management, QwikPrice pricing module, HighVolume advanced tools, PrintNewz marketing system, and others.


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