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Front- and Back-End Tools

(March 2014) posted on Wed Mar 19, 2014

More than 30 sources for business-and-management software.

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Bard Business Solutions
The company’s Enterprise Manager, designed for large-format print operations, 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 print work, integrating MIS, CRM, and ERP tools. Its features/modules include an intuitive quotation system, advanced cost visualization (production costs vs. 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 is sign-estimating software that 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.

CiberQuote 2.0, designed for sign making, allows for quick generation of quotes; materials specification; billable works-time specs (design, printing, cutting, assembly, etc.); an indication of payment-methods; customizable print-quote formatting; and more. Also available: SeriPrix, a professional quotation system specifically for screen printing.

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

CRC Information Systems
CRC has offerings geared toward a variety of graphic-arts specialties, with solutions for: estimating (including digital printing); inventory (including roll stock and fulfillment); production (job planning, costing, scheduling); accounting; e-commerce; and CRM. Its Dashboards utilize color, graphs, symbols, and charts to help users quickly and easily review data. Its Screen Printing Estimating system comprises tools and features designed to accommodate commercial flat-sheet and graphic screen printers; it can handle a wide variety of substrates and operations, the company reports.