The Flesh Co. Selects EPMS' Enterprise to Replace Existing MIS System
MIDDLEBORO, MA—May 19, 2014—EPMS, a market-leading developer of print MIS is pleased to announce that The Flesh Co., of St. Louis, and Parsons, KS, has selected EPMS’ Enterprise to replace its existing MIS. The Flesh Co., a 100-year-old family-owned and operated business is one of the most prestigious trade printing companies in the United States, servicing distributors, commercial/quick printers, in-plants, direct mail companies and promotional product resellers. The company specializes in custom business forms, integrated form solutions, document security, labels and promotional printing.
According to Steve Meyer, special projects manager, there were many reasons why The Flesh Co. selected EPMS Enterprise: "The database structure is very easy to understand and there is excellent documentation about the DB tables and what is stored. Because it is an SQL database, the information is easy to get at. EPMS uses Crystal reports as the reporting tool for Enterprise, which works well for us. The user interface is also easy to understand and it has not taken long for our users to become familiar with it and maneuver around in the application modules. We have found it to be a very intuitive application. EPMS has created great training documents and training videos—all available online."
Meyer also added: "We knew going in that we would need to have EPMS do custom modifications to the application to meet our specific requirements. The customer support has been excellent. We have found the support group to be very knowledgeable, not only about their Enterprise application but also about the printing industry: the challenges, the quirks, the differing workflows, and the jargon. They can 'speak the language'."
Meyer concluded: "We are also excited to find a company like EPMS which is continually trying to improve its application. Like our company, they encourage ideas on ways to improve; i.e., make the application better for the user group as a whole. Having come out of a bad experience with another application, we were really looking for a company who is excited about what they do and who has strongly committed to growing their position in the industry. We believe we found this in EPMS."
Roy V. Flesh, II, The Flesh Co.'s CEO also commented: "The staff at EPMS has been available, responsive and forthright. If our requests were not a good fit for their systems, they would have never left us without a solution. The implementation process has remained on schedule with their resources adequately supporting our needs. They have provided a variety of training processes that has allowed Flesh Co. associates to become familiar with the system prior to installation."
According to Mark Andersen, president and CTO of EPMS, the Enterprise system is an excellent fit for The Flesh Co.: "Enterprise is one of the most versatile and scalable print MIS solutions available today, and is easily adapted to printing companies of all sizes and types. The Flesh Co. performed a very thorough due diligence before finally choosing Enterprise. They needed a print management system that could handle the diverse nature of their business and their products, and they needed a company that would be willing to work with them if modifications were needed. They found Enterprise to be the best fit for them and we are extremely happy to welcome them to our constantly growing user community."