HiFlow for Print: Printing Business Software
Want to increase Production Efficiency, Productivity & Profitability in Your Print Business?
Printing Business Software
Looking for the best printing business software solution for your shop?
You can’t avoid it anymore. The processes and tools you’ve had to your disposal—successfully—for so long, simply aren’t making the cut anymore, and it’s time to look for a new software solution (or solutions?) to run your printing business. Faced with making a big investment in money, time, and resources, it’s of the utmost importance to do your homework before making a decision.
If you’re in the process of looking for a new solution, it’s very likely a combination of tools like QuickBooks and Excel for print estimating is not the answer. You need an MIS solution that can handle most, if not all, of the processes involved in your business, from production to front office accounting tasks. HiFlow Solutions is here to help you make that decision.
You don’t need to be reminded of the challenges you face, but it’s important to put them front and center because they will serve as the criteria for your search for tech solutions. They are:
- Estimating/job costing
- Customer experience
- Inventory/supply chain management
- Scheduling and production planning
- Job traceability and job tracking
- Linking existing software
For starters, HiFlow’s printing business software helps customize the print shop ordering process, making it easy to onboard customers right from the beginning of the interaction with your company. Onboarding may be the single most important aspect to make efficient and customer centric. It’s the first point of interaction with your print customer.
HiFlow’s Print MIS/MES solutions were designed to address the majority of a company’s business management and print production requirements. When you’re able to get all of these processes under one umbrella, you gain many benefits that a traditional ERP system cannot offer. Here are a few of the sought-after benefits:
More Accurate Costing
An MIS/MES allows for more accurate job costing. A common concern of printing businesses is determining if they’re making money on a job. Are actual costs matching estimates? Is there enough margin to make the job worthwhile? With the HiFlow model, you get unprecedented visibility into jobs so you can determine where and how to save money and improve the accuracy of your estimates. With its shop floor data collection and single source of truth database, HiFlow can accurately report job data. The benefits trickle down, allowing you to be more competitive and more efficient at the same time.
HiFlow for Print’s MIS allows for smarter scheduling and better insight into where jobs are in the process. Once a job is created by the estimate, HiFlow’s uniquely designed Workflow Diagram comes into being. It’s a complete deeply integrated job description that is connected to all processes and departments–scheduling and production planning sees the entire job and HiFlow’s intelligent scheduling algorithm selects the most expedient time to schedule the job, optimizing your shop’s critical timing and workflow.
Powerful Data Collection
With everything under one umbrella, one of the most powerful benefits is having all your data in one place, making it so much easier to create reports and analyze data, and that helps with decision making. Being able to see how much your customers are spending with you, the types of products they’re purchasing, and the frequency at which they are buying from you is rich information that can inform your business decisions. With this information, you can analyze data, build forecasts, plan and allocate budgets. Sales can have the best intel on customer targets. And you will know exactly where your profits are.
With HiFlow’s premium printing business software, you get the best management system to cover critical areas, like:
- Control of business processes
- Control over production processes
- Business intelligence
- Integration of software previously isolated
- Automation of production processes
- Faster times from estimate to final invoice
For decades, printing companies have trusted this powerful combination to run and grow their businesses. HiFlow Solutions also continually invests in bringing more enhancements and functionality with every new product release, keeping pace with technological advances that Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory provides. In short, you get a proven, end-to-end solution, with a strong commitment to customer service with HiFlow Solutions.
All this with the fact that the printing business software offers the print shop workflow module which offers a quick ROI and includes a host of efficient modules and customization options.
Let’s Talk About Your Next Step
Any investment in technology is a serious one. As you begin your search, consider all your options, and weigh the advantages of a comprehensive MIS/MES printing business software. You will be pleasantly surprised at what a company like HiFlow Solutions has to offer. Read more about these solutions on our website, then talk to the printing industry experts at HiFlow Solutions about your technology needs.
HiFlow Solutions is a global software development company, headquartered in the US, specializing in the customization and implementation of the HiFlow MIS/MES system, designed with features specifically benefitting packaging, label, and flexographic companies. For over 20 years, HiFlow Solutions has helped over 100 packaging, label, and commercial printers through their growing pains and into profitability.
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. They have over 100 locations in Europe which was a big positive for me. I knew we could get more personal attention.
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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