Streamlined processes, effective resource utilization, lower costs, and increased profits are the goal of any business, but this is especially true within the print and mail industry where competition is fierce and profit margins are narrow. Companies rely on their print management information systems (MIS) to help manage key processes and functions, but their effectiveness will be impacted by whether their system is integrated or a Frankenstein.
While Halloween comes only once a year, some print and mail shops struggle day in and day out with their Frankenstein MIS, which is a system cobbled together from bits and pieces of programs that were not designed to be integrated. Some companies have programmed customized software bridges that intend to help each separate program work together. This patchwork of programs and patches may get the job done, but they come with hidden costs.
Problems inherent with these Frankenstein systems are:
There is a better way.
An integrated system is one that performs all of the major functions needed to run a highly efficient and customer-responsive print and mail shop. It begins with a robust, flexible MIS that has a powerful application program interface (API), which allows you to seamlessly incorporate additional programs within the core system.
The key benefits of a truly integrated system are:
Some shops have a Frankenstein system because they cannot clearly see the positive ROI. Older systems can’t integrate with other programs the same way that newer systems can, and thus a Frankenstein is born. Other shops purchased core modules from different vendors to save money, but had to accept a lower level of integration performance or spend money on customized patches that don’t always work.
Whatever the reason, if you have a Frankenstein MIS it’s time to slay that monster and purchase an integrated program that can truly support the growth and prosperity of your business. Print Reach has the integrated MIS and web-to-print resources you need to improve efficiencies, save money and deliver amazing customer service. Our powerful API connects our MIS with the programs that you already use, making the system customizable to your operations.
Now is a great time to make an investment in your business with our systems. Not only will you have the best tools on the market, you will also receive a tax write-off for 2019. Our customer service is second to none and the ROI of our programs is outstanding. No matter what size shop you own, we have the solutions you need. Contact us today to learn more about our platforms and request a demonstration.