Metrix 2013.0 Software Set to Debut at PRINT 13
SEATTLE—September 2, 2013—Metrix Software, developer of Metrix, the intelligent, automated job planning and imposition system, announced that Metrix 2013.0 will be demonstrated at the PRINT 13 exhibition in Chicago, Sept. 8-12. Metrix Software is located in Booth 4439, and invites customers, partners, and print professionals to drop by and have a look at Metrix 2013.0 and discover how it can boost productivity and profitability.
"We look forward to heading out to Chicago again to meet with our customers, partners, and printers who are looking for solutions to the inefficiency and low profitability plaguing our industry," said Rohan Holt, president of Metrix Software. "Engineering priorities at Metrix Software have always been determined by the needs of our users, reflecting the needs of our industry, and the feature set of Metrix 2013.0 is no exception. We are very proud of the partnership we have with our users, who process thousands and thousands of orders with Metrix every day—more efficiently and more profitably than they ever could before. Metrix 2013.0 will again move the bar higher, knocking down yet more barriers to efficient, sensible, and eventually, automated production.”
Metrix 2013.0 includes the following enhancements:
- Improved Layout tools, including the ability to copy and paste marks between Layouts.
- Instant assignment and reassignment of Products to Layouts.
- Ability to select multiple Products/Layouts/Components and alter multiple properties at once.
- Addition of Product Tags, for sorting and selective submission to Auto Plan.
- Enhanced intelligence built in to the Prepress Export functionality when error conditions are detected by Metrix.
- Project Reports can now be exported to PDF or a Printer. This works with Metrix Automation as well.
- A new PDF page re-ordering tool to fix improperly ordered content.
- Support for Windows 8 and Server 2012.
- Many more...
Metrix customers who have seen a sneak peek of version 2013.0 have been unanimous in their praise for the new software, citing improved ease-of-use and faster handling of last-minute changes as the most important advancements.
Ted Straus, executive vice president and COO at Suttle-Straus Inc., observed, “Metrix continues to be an essential software tool for our ongoing efforts of workflow automation. After looking at the beta, we were very impressed with the number of enhancements that add up to a more refined software solution. From the ability to do more global specification changes to the ability to multi-select items, we can’t wait for Metrix 2013.0 to be out of beta and in use every day for our team members.”
Rick Grace, planning manager at Smyth Cos. LLC, also noted: “I can’t wait to get my hands on Metrix 2013 and start using the new features. I’m very impressed with the way the Metrix team has implemented, and improved on, our suggestions for faster editing of Layouts to accommodate last-minute changes.”
In regard to Metrix 2013.0, Darrin Lutz, systems manager at Earth Color, also remarked, “We are very excited about the new features in Metrix 2013. What we consistently see and appreciate from Metrix Software, as a company, is its keen insight into the needs of the printing industry, and its roadmap for Metrix to handle those needs in the future. I have no doubt that Metrix will be of key importance for Earth Color’s continued success.”
About Metrix Software
Metrix Software is a privately held company founded in 2003 by Rohan Holt. Holt invented the first production planning software for the sheetfed market in 1995, and Metrix, Metrix Software’s flagship product, is the culmination of Holt’s years of print production experience and accumulated software design expertise. Metrix, launched in 2004, received the prestigious 2005 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award, recognized industry-wide as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence. With offices in Edmonds, WA, Turnhout, Belgium, and Sydney, Australia, Metrix Software is a software company focused on providing key tools and technologies to enable print workflow automation. Metrix Software is a full member of the CIP4 Organization.
Source: Metrix Software.