Print Workflow Software
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Print Workflow Software
The world of print is changing – and it is happening with increasing speed. Jobs are more complex, more personalized, with customer demands which stretch the limits of a printer’s creativity and technology. Turnaround times are shorter, and printers are finding themselves becoming “one-stop shops” for their customers in order to keep them.
With critical profits margins shrinking, printers are challenged with a way to optimize business and production processes.
The trends are interesting,” points out Pat McGrew, director, Keypoint Intelligence, InfoTrends Production Workflow Service. “We know that PSPs [print services providers] in North America should be assessing their workflows and working toward elimination of manual touchpoints, supplicative software tools and bottlenecks, but it’s going slowly. Larger PSPs are doing a better job of integrating new tools than their smaller PSP counterparts but, as a whole, there is a lot of opportunity to become more efficient and automated.”
Large or small, HiFlow’s MIS for Print can help identify your business’ print workflow bottlenecks and offer workflow solutions to help control costs.
How automation helps print workflow
Shops increasingly need to remove the touchpoints from their workflow. Manual processes slow down workflow so to remain efficient and improve quality while reducing turnaround times, printers need to seek MIS/MES worflow solutions.
Automation with HiFlow Solutions not only reduces the potential for human error, but it also helps you manage deadlines more effectively to produce more in less time, with fewer resources. The consistency of timely, high-quality jobs delivered by an optimized operation builds customer trust and boosts customer satisfaction and retention.
Here’s how HiFlow’s print workflow software can help:
- Estimating times cut in half, while overall volume increased.
- Production planning times drastically shortened due to HiFlow’s exclusive Workflow Diagram.
- Job ticketing, routing and scheduling time is decreased; processing time to hours rather than days.
- Invoices are generated by HiFlow’s system, error-free, and go out within 24 hours.
- Shorten time to payment.
- Prepress time has drops. Time spent on order entry/prepress drops. Meanwhile, print production workflow speed rockets.
To start cutting costs and identifying workflow issues, you need to know what the current process costs. HiFlow for Print can assess print costs accurately–from estimated cost, production cost to actual cost and offer plans for optimal workflows.
2. Daily Oversight – know where you stand
When enlisting MIS for print software systems, you are installing a day-to-day manager to keep a close eye on your devices and print environment. Where is your job? Refer to the Workflow Diagram. What are your costs? Get them in real time. Right now.
3. Improved Processes
A fully-featured print management software helps speed up employees’ work by automating all processes that are able to be automated. By turning user tasks, machines, materials, documents into digital workflows, your employees can work quickly and efficiently.
4. Increased Security
Data breaches are a threat to any business using modern printers, which are commonly connected to devices and networks in your office with full and unattended access. A lot of sensitive information flows through your company’s printer, and HiFlow’s print workflow software protects that information. Data is held in one central database that is accessed only by authorized users.
5. Track Your Jobs
HiFlow’s comprehensive features track all aspects of a job’s production. With visibility through the Workflow Diagram, and traceability of each job, HiFlow for Print has you covered for quality control and compliance issues that come up, especially in transactional print.
HiFlow’s print workflow software can transform your business’ printing costs, from administrative spending to wasteful habits in the workplace.
Easy (and Fast!) Implementation
When selecting a Print MIS, one of the most important considerations is the implementation process. You want to ensure you are working with an organization that will support you through the implementation. The organization you are working with should follow through with any employee training that needs to be done, as well as provide technical support. Your relationship should be a partnership, and as your needs change, the organization you are working with should help you ensure the Print MIS system changes with you. HiFlow for Print achieves this. But don’t take our word for it, read our case studies.
Of course, the ideal printing process involves both external (customer) and internalcooperation. It’s completely normal for clients to not be aware of the correct specifications, files, or templates–which is where workflow automation steps in to help make the print order a smooth one. At HiFlow Solutions, you don’t have to rely solely on the computer screen for assistance. We’re on standby to receive any calls with your questions or concerns. After all, you can’t remove the human aspect out of everything!
HiFlow’s MIS print workflow software solutions will propel your packaging/label company into the heart of the 2020s with end-to-end management information and MES system specifically designed for packaging, label, and flexographic companies. HiFlow’s comprehensive tools and features increase speed, reduce wasted time, and facilitate connectivity in production workflow and business operations.
What Our Clients Say About HiFlow
I wanted one complete solution. When I saw HiFlow, with all its capabilities, it did not take me long to recognize that I had found my solution. Having over 100 locations in Europe was a big positive for me. I knew we could get more personal attention from HiFlow.
Dale Ford, Colonial Printing, Mailing, Packaging
We chose Hiflow to realize the promise of a more customized solution, built specifically for our business. We also wanted a fully integrated solution with one centralized database instead of multiple, loosely connected databases. Hiflow’s superior BI reporting tools helped finalize our decision.
Peter Anton, Bradford & Bigelow
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