Software - MIS

Precision Graphics of Oregon to Implement The System from CRC Information Systems
December 5, 2006

SCOTTSDALE, AZ—December 06, 2006—CRC Information Systems (CRC) is pleased to announce that Tualatin, OR-based Precision Graphics of Oregon, Inc. has signed an agreement to implement The System business management software for the graphic arts industry. Precision Graphics of Oregon will implement a fully integrated software solution from CRC, including the Commercial Estimating, Job Costing, Executive Notification, Automatic Data Collection, and Sales Analysis modules. In addition, it will implement The System’s core financial accounting package. Precision Graphics of Oregon is a privately held sheetfed commercial printing company with a focus on quality and reliability. About CRC Information Systems CRC Information Systems, Inc. (CRC) has been developing fully integrated business

SPG Graphics Deploys Suite of EFI Solutions
November 7, 2006

FOSTER CITY, CA—Nov. 7, 2006—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced that its integrated solutions play a critical role in the success of Indianapolis-based commercial printer SPG Graphics, a member of the Harding Poorman Group. A PSI™ management system user since 1994, the company was seeking ways to improve efficiencies and put more tools in the hands of its customers. SPG Graphics worked with EFI to enhance its data infrastructure by integrating a series of applications with PSI, including MyDC for shop floor data capture, PrinterSite® Internal to

Classic Graphics Selects EFI Suite of MIS Solutions to Manage Growing Business
October 3, 2006

FOSTER CITY, CA—Oct. 3, 2006—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced that commercial printer Classic Graphics has selected and implemented EFI Hagen OA as its print management system, along with EFI PrintFlow and PrinterSite Internal to help more efficiently manage its business. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Classic Graphics employs 140 people in two locations with sales of approximately $25 million. The company was a long-time PSI user, and after investigating all available MIS systems, they decided to remain an EFI customer but upgrade to Hagen OA. David Pitts, president and co-founder,

EFI PrintSmith Customers Win Sales Awards
August 31, 2006

FOSTER CITY, CA—August 30, 2006 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) is proud to announce that many top performing Sir Speedy and PIP Printing & Document Services printing centers use EFI PrintSmith to manage their businesses. EFI’s Sir Speedy and PIP customers recently received sales performance awards at the Annual Sir Speedy and PIP International Convention and Vendor Show. EFI, a major exhibitor at the vendor show, was pleased to see their customers receive awards in the following five categories: Top 25, Volume Increase Percentage, Million Dollar Club, Century Club and Franchisee of the Year. EFI PrintSmith is a flexible, feature rich print management information system and the

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS — HOW TO GAUGE SUCCESS
February 1, 2006

Sound business decision making requires having access to the best available information in a timely fashion and digestible format. A fully implemented and properly used computer management system (be it MIS, ERP or CRM) fulfills the data gathering requirement, but traditional reporting functions can be too much, too late. Lengthy and dense hardcopy reports generated up to a month after the fact don’t make the most effective tools for managing day-to-day operations. Managers—actually, all plant personnel—can benefit from having access to information they can act on in the moment. Enter the “dashboard,” for lack of a better term. Some vendors have embraced that classification,

CRC Launches New Software Implementation Strategy
August 21, 2002

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--CRC Information Systems, Inc. (CRC) has begun providing adopters of its business management system with advanced implementation services that will allow them to make the transition from their current solution to THE System in as little as six weeks. "Previously we followed traditional software implementation methods and allowed the customer to determine training deadlines. Ultimately this approach often caused installations to take longer than necessary," explains Jeff Peck, CRC's general manager of training. "Our new procedures involve advanced preparation with specific completion dates for each client and incorporation of their data during training, which helps reduce the learning curve." CRC's new implementation strategy allows

COMPUTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS -- The MISsing Link
March 1, 2002

BY MARK SMITH Since the earliest days of computing, technology gurus have espoused a grand vision for a digitally interconnected future. The full potential of electronics and automation will only be realized if people and data are not kept captive in isolated systems, they've said. Making individual processes digital—or creating "islands of automation"—increases productivity, but is just the first step. Computer-integrated manufacturing is supposed to be the ultimate goal. The manifestation of this concept can be seen in the progression from standalone computers to systems linked via local area networks (LANs), then wide area networks (WANs) and, ultimately, the Internet. Passing information digitally

COMPUTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS -- Pain-free Installations
November 1, 2001

BY CAROLINE MILLER Implementing a new computer management system can sometimes feel like a reoccurring nightmare that leaves you feeling dazed, confused and just plain exhausted. But whether you are buying your first system, going through an upgrade or looking at a completely new system, there are several steps you can take to avoid waking up in a cold sweat. "The ideal implementation includes smart people using smart technology that is supported by smart people," remarks Paul Grieco, president of Printers Software. So what makes an implementation successful? Several computer management vendors recently discussed the "do's" and "don'ts" of software implementation with Printing Impressions.