CMS--Winning the Installation Game
Surveying top technologies from printCafe and various computer management system providers, including Franklin Estimating Systems, Micro Ink, Printers Software, Professional Systems, PowerQuote, PRIMAC Software, MetaCommunications, Tailored Solutions and others, will allow any commercial printing operation to make an intelligent technology selection.
After the selection, the success of the installation rests heavily on the shoulders of both the technology developer and the commercial printing operation—which will not only get what it pays for, but will achieve success based on the effort and planning invested before and after the purchase.
Primac's Teamwork Tips
One of the first decisions to be made is the selection of an Implementation Team. The activities of this team are critical to the success of the implementation. A project leader must be selected to head up the implementation team.
All members of the implementation team, assembled from each of the functional areas that will use the system (production, costing, accounting, inventory control, purchasing), must be given time to participate in the implementation process.
The project leader's role in the implementation process is the most important of all. The project leader must keep the team motivated and on a forward path. The project leader should also be the primary contact with the technology developer—channeling any questions regarding the application and installation.