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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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Franklin Estimating Systems
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
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.
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
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’ 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
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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