PrintVis is a comprehensive standard ERP/MIS solution for the Printing Industry.
Target your work
With an integrated CRM system you can increase the sale with a direct and focused effort towards your customers.
- Segment your contacts based on specific criteria.
- Maintain an overview of opportunities in your sales pipeline.
- Personalize your approach to your customers
- Target campaigns based on past buying behavior
Make every employee a customer expert
Your employees always have access to the latest detailed information on every contact. You can see the history of interactions with each cutomer. And you can see which accounts that need your immediate attention and which can wait.
Estimating and Quoting
Fast and easy - Save time.
The flexible setup allows the building of a system, which makes it very easy for the actual users to estimate jobs, using the various building-bricks, or even easier using templates. Alternative estimates and quotes are made quickly with a single click on a button.
The use of templates.
When you quote, you can choose to use a standard template which contains all the necessary price items in an estimation. The advantages by using a standard template are: you can make estimations automatic, you can do estimations very quickly, your estimations will be similar - and nothing will be forgotten.
Reduce errors - Save money.
Errors can be very expensive, so PrintVis reduces errors, by asking all the right questions and lead the estimator through all the issues in question.
Be competitive - Get the orders.
The PrintVis Estimation gives you all the key figures you need. Once estimated, PrintVis offers a complete overview on the economic figures of a job. When setting the price for the quotation, PrintVis grants information on Direct Costs, Total Costs, Overhead, Mark Up and Sales price for the job, allowing you to be creative about the quotes you offer to your customers. This will help you in a very competitive business.
Maintain the full overview.
The "Case Management" module is designed to be the daily tool of administration, for all employees working with the jobs, granting a full view of cases with information on deadlines, delivery dates, customer info, jobname etc. With this module you can control and follow the flow of jobs in your company. You get the full overview of outstanding quotes, confirmed quotes and jobs in progress.
Keep track of your jobs.
PrintVis is built to ensure that every job, at any time has someone being the “current responsible” for a job. This person (or team) will of course differ as the job changes status during the workflow, this way no job can be lost.
Reduce your stock – save money.
Forecasting inventory needs is of growing importance in a business, where the tendency rapidly moves towards decreased inventory, fewer stocked items and management by ‘Just in Time’.
Know your exact needs – use leftovers and save money.
PrintVis grants you full overview of your purchase needs for both items and services (Sub contracting) – based on each actual job planning. This allows you to insure that your supply chain is actually working ‘Just in Time’. Also you will be able to select paper close to the best paper size, allowing you to use small quantities already in stock.
Full flexibility in your supply chain.
PrintVis allows you to decide whether to practice centralized purchases, purchase done by each coordinator or a combination of both. PrintVis also grants you full control over, which items are to be managed by automated purchase suggestions.
Planning and Scheduling
Automated or manual planning.
Time, capacity and use are generated automatically during the estimation when a new order is made. The system makes an optimal suggestion for the production. Or you can choose to plan everything manually.
Planning according to your needs.
There are several levels of planning within PrintVis. Your planning can be based on milestones or it can be based more detailed on the exact dates, time of day and production times. It is up to you.
The system contains different graphic pictures where you can see free capacity, opening hours and planned production. In the Gannt picture you can move all planned orders - just with one click on your mouse. Or you can follow every single order during the production in a simple line chart.
Shop Floor Management
Get the newest information
To distribute all information from your MIS to your production floor, use the online real-time electronic job ticket to hand production information to the production level. This will ensure that the Shop Floor module at any time has the latest production information at hand, as all information is drawn directly from the database. Every time you "open" an order and use some time, all informations are registred and saved in the database.
Automated registration of consumption
The Shop Floor module retrieves data on consumption of goods and time directly from your production and posts the information to each production order in real-time. This grants you an updated status of every order in your production and your open capacity. You can always see how much time you have used, which items are used and what you have left in your stock.
The complete history for each job
PrintVis grants you the full overview and history of each case, comparing the quotation and the actual consumption on the job. Was the quote all right? What was your level of costs? What was the profit contribution?
Use the system
You can use the informations in the system again and again - and the next time you can react more efficient and more cost-conscious.
The invoicing of jobs is of course fully integrated to the estimating, the consumption and the job costing. Based on this information you can build the invoice with only one click.
The details of the invoices
Invoices can be built based on the quoted price, the price for the order, the actual consumption, included or excluded extra work registered, included additional delivered quantity etc.
Flexible system setup
It is even possible to decide different building methods for each product line. This flexibility ensures that the system can meet all demands on invoicing.
Tailor the software to your specific needs
Add fields, tables, and user-specific menus in a few minutes.Set up business rules—for example, payment terms and discounts for individual customers and vendors. Handle the full range of legal requirements and currency issues inherent in international trade, including euro business.
Do more and know more
Look further than account balances: drill down to details quickly and easily filter out irrelevant information. Work in a program that's easy to use because the graphical user interface is intuitive, and simple to remember because it's consistent. Use general ledger data to help drive your business with a range of pre-defined reports, or your own customized company-specific reports
See opportunities you didn't know existed
Analyze by a variety of criteria, such as profit, cost centers, departments, regions, product lines, or any other reporting unit. Use a range of pre-defined reports or your own customized company-specific reports. Present report results on the Web or distribute by e-mail, so managers and employees, network partners, and investors can stay informed about your company's activities.
For detailed information, go to the Microsoft homepage.
Allow customers access
WebVision grants you the possibility to let your customers have direct internet-access to job tracking, E-shop ordering etc. within the boundaries defined by you. The information's interact direct with the PrintVis database with real-time data. WebVision even allows you to have one web application for each customer, designed differently but using the same core.
Web- or PDA based Shop Floor Management
WebVision allows you to run your Shop Floor Management in a browser, using Internet or Intranet. Job information can be retrieved and consumption can be posted by using a PDA and a wireless network within the company.
Read more about Web Integration.
As a full member of the CIP4 organization, we are strongly committed to the development of a JDF enabled MIS integration module for our PrintVis system. You can read more about the CIP4 organisation here.
What is JDF?
The JDF is an industry standard designed to simplify information exchange between different applications and systems in and around the graphic arts industry. To that end, JDF builds on and extends beyond pre-existing partial solutions, such as CIP3's Print Production Format (PPF) and Adobe Systems' Portable Job Ticket Format (PJTF). It also enables the integration of commercial and planning applications into the technical workflow. JDF joins the growing number of standards based on XML, ensuring maximum possible portability between different platforms and ready interaction with Internet-based systems. More information is available at www.cip4.org.
JDF is a comprehensive XML-based file format and proposed industry standard for end-to-end job ticket specifications combined with a message description standard and message interchange protocol.
JDF is designed to streamline information exchange between different applications and systems. JDF is intended to enable the entire industry, including media, design, graphic arts, on-demand and e-commerce companies, to implement and work with individual workflow solutions. JDF will allow integration of heterogeneous products from diverse vendors to create seamless workflow solutions.
The most prominent features of JDF are:
- Ability to carry a print job from genesis through completion. This includes a detailed description of the creative, prepress, press, postpress and delivery processes.
- Ability to bridge the communication gap between production and Management Information Services (MIS). This ability enables instantaneous job and device tracking as well as detailed pre- and post-calculation of jobs in the graphic arts.
- Ability to bridge the gap between the customer's view of product and the manufacturing process by defining a process-independent product view as well as a process-dependent production view of a print job.
- Ability to define and track any user-defined workflow without constraints on the supported workflow models. This includes serial, parallel, overlapping, and iterative processing in arbitrary combinations and over distributed locations.
- Ability to do so (1, 2, 3, and 4) under nearly any precondition.
This text is a copy from the CIP4 organisation's website.
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