SmartSoft to Launch New MIS, Web-to-Print Features with Reporting Tools at GRAPH EXPO 14
AGOURA HILLS, CA—September 23, 2014—SmartSoft will be previewing some exciting new print shop management tools for PressWise, the all-in-one Web-to-print, MIS and Workflow Automation solution, at the upcoming GRAPH EXPO 14 show in Chicago from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2014.
The PressWise print management system is designed to help printers grow their business while eliminating touches from their workflow, through an all-in-one, cloud-based MIS and print automation platform that includes Web-to-print storefronts, estimating, order management, production automation, shipping and fulfillment, and mail processing.
The PressWise team will be rolling out powerful new custom reporting features that will give shop owners and production managers greater insight into their business. Management will be able to create custom reports to analyze things such as sales trends, inventory levels, staff productivity, customer order history, storefront activity, shipping and much more. They have also refined their Job Costing tools to allow for custom, exception-based job cost reporting.
"We think the most relevant information about one’s shop should be at the fingertips of business owners and key decision makers, empowering them to make the very best decisions for their business," said Eric Wold, vice president of SmartSoft, who oversees the PressWise team. "While building out reporting capabilities, such as the Job Costing reports, we have taken great care to stick to our commitment to 'lean printing'—rather than trying to track and report on absolutely everything, which can quickly become overwhelming and counterproductive, we have given print shop owners the ability to track what is important to them, so they can make real-time, fact-based decisions for the benefit of their business."
SmartSoft have also been hard at work on the front end of the PressWise system, and will be showing multiple improvements to their web storefronts. A few of the improvements include:
- Greater control over storefront customization, including the ability to instantly hide specific templates, categories or catalogs that might be seasonal in nature or undergoing alteration. Other features include the ability to highlight ‘new items’ on storefronts, and a new 'Size and Color' feature to allow easier ordering of inventory items such as t-shirts.
- Storefront security has been beefed up, providing PressWise customers with more controls over site content access and preventing unauthorized access by third parties.
- A new SEO tool allows site owners to create much more search-friendly Websites without the need for HTML coding ability.
- An overhaul of credit card processing for greater security and PCI-compliance.
Another new tool that will be previewed at GRAPH EXPO is a new ad hoc job scheduling feature, which will allow PressWise users, who currently take advantage of PressWise’s queue-based system of job production, to manage and schedule specific jobs within the workflow. This exciting new feature is unique to the industry and will give workers greater control when it is necessary, without the need to manage a complex scheduling process for the majority of orders that enter the PressWise system.
PressWise is an end-to-end MIS and Workflow Automation solution that comes complete with robust features such as Web ordering, unlimited templates, estimating, quoting, order processing, workflow management, complete shipping integration, fulfillment and the ability to integrate with most third-party Web storefronts (including PTI, Pressero, PrintNow, PixFizz, PageDNA, RedTie, Prisme and more) and existing back-end accounting systems.
SmartSoft provides desktop and enterprise-level workflow solutions for print management, postal address correction and postal discounts. Their products include the AccuMail suite of address hygiene software, the all-in-one mailing software solution, SmartAddresser 5, the IM barcode mail tracking service MailSpotter, and the end-to-end print workflow solution, PressWise. SmartSoft is a privately held company with offices in Agoura Hills, Santa Barbara, Salt Lake City and Montreal.