Prism (Booth 4018) is demonstrating mobileMIS, which offers Key Performance Indicator dashboards, quotations, warehouse management, machine, jobs and performance monitoring from mobile phones and browsers. This technology, first introduced at IPEX in May, is an extension of Prism's management information system, Prism WIN, its MIS/ERP software suite tailored for the requirements of printers, along with Prism QTMS, a lean production management system with machine monitoring modules, custom-developed sensors and plant-wide WIP tracking that automatically record and collate shop-floor information and statistics. Both solutions offer end-to-end management of medium to large printing companies in a fully integrated, modular software and hardware solution and are being demonstrated during GRAPH EXPO.
Prism mobileMIS is an application that lets users access Key Performance Indicator dashboards, quotations, warehouse management, and machine, job, and performance monitoring on mobile phones and browsers. Key performance indicator dashboards allow a high level view into business performance, and QTMS dashboards give a view into machine speeds, status, operators, and quantities.
Prism mobileMIS is browser enabled and easy to use, with no client software needed. Users can launch their print MIS and track their business directly from their mobile phones. Whether checking key business sales, production, financial and customer service performance indicators, asking for an instant, real-time price quote, establishing a JDF link with prepress, press and finishing equipment from a smartphone, or managing inventory from a hand held wireless device, Prism mobileMIS can help.
"Business intelligence is the lifeblood of a successful company. Print providers expect print management system access to real time, mobile management information via smart phones, Internet browsers, and VPNs to company networks," explains Filip Buyse, President and CEO of Prism. "mobileMIS allows executives to stay in contact with what is happening in production facilities."
Building a MIS
Once one invests in Prism WIN, the printer never has to think about another MIS again--whether they diversify to magazines, digital, packaging, flexo, commercial offset, or displays. With Prism WIN, diverse product capabilities that drive a diverse set of internal processes no longer create administrative re-work, double entries, and cumbersome accounting practices.
Prism WIN Connect lets complementary technologies, such as Web to print solutions and enterprise collaboration tools to work with Prism WIN.
QTMS tracks raw materials throughout the print process -- from prepress through finishing to shipping, and each milestone is automatically fed back into Prism WIN, updating job status dynamically. QTMS Copycounter 4, which is being shown at GRAPH EXPO, uses cutting-edge infrared technology to accurately count streams of overlapped printed products, available as part the QTMS production management system to control counts on web presses and other signature streams, or as a standalone counter for all overlapped product counting.
Prism has over 20 JDF integration partners on the CIP4 JDF matrix, Kodak, Agfa, EskoArtwork, Goss, manroland, Mitsubishi and Heidelberg. Prism WIN can also provide integration to leading web2print solutions like OPS and Responsive Solutions.
At the Prism booth, the company is demonstrating integration with Xeikon's print control system for a digital printer and integration with Litho Technics' Metrix system.for seamless, automated layout creation of all sheetfed and flatwork.