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Print companies are looking carefully at their end-to-end workflows and concluding that moving away from traditional print Management Information System (MIS) providers to more modern platforms and frameworks can provide the growth engine they need.

Adopting cloud-based solutions provides the widest array of options, which is why printIQ is becoming a leader in flexible print management.

Our goal has been to address all of the weak points of the traditional print company with the goal of building an MWS that transitions your business large or small, into today’s print market.

Your solution for large shops

The largest print shops, especially those printing diverse types of print products, need more than a print Management Information System (MIS). They need a complete Management Workflow System (MWS) capable of managing everything from quotes to inventory while providing a clear view into the manufacturing processes for each type of print job. Many shops develop a workflow at a point in time, but as the business grows, print capacity grows with the addition of new devices, and staff grows to support the growth, the workflow infrastructure is patched and augmented, but not rebuilt to the proper scale.

When it’s time to look at something new to manage the process of moving print from the point of sale to the point of delivery it’s time to look for one that is efficient, scales with the business, optimizes print manufacturing and adds new capabilities to differentiate the business. That solution is printIQ. Developed by people who understand print management, this cloud-based solution meets the needs of large shops regardless of the print technology. It opens the door to configuring a true print manufacturing workflow that goes beyond a traditional print MIS.

Your solution for mid-size shops

Mid-sized print franchises, commercial printers, in-plants and specialty print shops share common challenges when it comes to bringing in new technology to solve the challenges of getting work on-board and through the production process. Over time carefully designed best practices to optimize each activity tend to give way as software is upgraded, new equipment comes in, new staff are hired, and processes are overlaid with email, phone calls and sticky notes attached to job travelers. The work doesn’t flow as smoothly, putting the business at risk.

When the work doesn’t flow, it’s time to look at something new to manage the process of moving print from the point of sale to the point of delivery. An effective solution that is efficient, scales with the business, optimizes print manufacturing and adds new capabilities to differentiate the business is printIQ. Developed by people who understand print management, this cloud-based solution meets the needs of mid-size businesses, is easy to integrate with new and existing software solutions and opens the door to configuring a true print manufacturing workflow that goes beyond a traditional print Management Information System (MIS).

Your Solution For Small Shops

Every print shop faces some common challenges when it comes to managing the process of moving print from the point of sale to the point of delivery. Both small in-house printing operations (or “in-plants”) and small print-for-pay (or “PSPs”) face the same issues as their larger counterparts, but they often have fewer resources and less dedicated support. The best practice is to adopt workflow processes and solutions that help to automate, focus on efficiency, and decrease their operational costs while increasing throughput and freeing up employees to work on more productive tasks.