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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

Pivotal Z
Prestige Scheduler is a production planning and tracking system designed to track jobs from order through completion. The program can stand alone or connect with other production-order and shop-floor systems and can be used in monitor mode or as a web browser. Components include a Work List, Job Browser, and Variable Labor Scheduling (which supports complex labor constraints such as multiple shifts, automatically adjusting a shop’s plan and resources based on available operators and skills). Prestige Scheduler’s terminology can be customized to match that of the shop.

Pixta Inc.
The PixtaFlow Cloud-based ERP system includes its Estimator tool, engineered for quick and accurate quotes for large-format digital printing. Other PixtaFlow features include job management, QuickBooks integration, a digital storefront, web-based large-file transfer, and more. Its PixtaStudio, formerly a standalone product, has also been rolled into PixtaFlow and includes PixtaFlow Job Management and PixtaCatalog Digital Storefronts. Also offered is PixtaSynapse, a large-file transfer solution.

Polkadots Software
The company’s Track-it software allows users to manage production time and jobs. Features include time management of jobs in production, management of production resources, cumulative-time reporting, automatic creation of job data, historical search functionality, and more.

Print MIS
E Pro Lite, a print-management solution, is designed for digital, commercial, and litho print providers. Capabilities include estimates, order management, purchase orders, inventory, production scheduling, packing slips, delivery scheduling, and invoicing. E Pro Core and E Pro Enterprise add accounts integration; E Pro Enterprise also adds finished goods and data capture.

Printer’s Software
The company’s Presidio print-management solutions for commercial and in-plant printing operations can stand alone or be integrated in any combination. Available modules include: Estimate, Job Control, Schedule, Shopnet (which allows users to capture production data in real time), Accounting, Inventory/POs, eCommerce, and Finished Goods (for inventory and fulfillment).

PrintPoint 6.5 estimating and management software is a customizable, print-management solution for small and medium-sized commercial, in-plant, large format, and digital printing operations. The latest version has 50 new features including a redesigned interface, Visual Scheduler 2, RFQ, updated estimating and quote capabilities, invoicing (by unit and job), web to print, and more. A Large Format module is available.


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