By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Enterprise Print Management Solutions (EPMS), a developer of print MIS, and Montreal’s Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc., a developer of imposition and finishing software, have reached a technology integration partnership. EPMS’ Gang Run Wizard will now be integrated with Ultimate’s AutoFlow Estimator to plan and produce gang runs, allowing users to access key information when submitting a production work order.
“Tools to plan the production gang runs have always been very expensive,” said Joanne David, President and CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. “We felt that a simple, more accessible and automated tool is exactly what was needed.”
The Gang Run Wizard developed by EPMS helps a user find common jobs that can potentially run together. The software allows the user to engage definable filters like substrates, inks, finishing requirements, sizes and product type when looking for gang-run work. This module can be extended to also use Ultimate’s AutoFlow Estimator as an added option to determine the Gang Run layout for each group of jobs and lay out different scenarios for a user to make decisions about how to best produce a group of jobs.
The AutoFlow Estimator developed by Ultimate is available as standalone software that can be connected as a back engine to a MIS to supply gang run layouts for production and estimation, or as an option for Ultimate Impostrip’s customers to automatically calculate gang runs.
Enterprise Print Management System provides a range of MIS modules to printers in North America like quoting, client relationship management, accounting and JDF integrations. “EPMS is excited to interface with the Auto Flow Estimator,” says Mark Andersen, President and CTO of EPMS, “because it provides [an] easy to configure, easy to use, affordable tool to enhancement our Gang Run Wizard module by quickly and automatically calculating Gang Run Layouts that we can then use within our Scheduling, Job Tracking/Data Collecting, and Job Costing modules.”