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Heidelberg To Debut New MIS System at Graph Expo

The latest enhancements to Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow will be running live in Booth 1200 during Graph Expo. Of special interest to cost-conscious printers will be a preview of the new Prinect Business Manager, Heidelberg’s powerful new management information system (MIS).

In order to estimate accurately and produce efficiently, printers must understand and manage their costs. Any software solution, therefore, must be adaptable to the precise requirements of the user’s print shop. The right MIS solution can help ensure that a printer’s equipment is running at full capacity and help him make sound business decisions based on real information.

Scalable, Customizable, Accurate
With Heidelberg’s new Prinect Business Manager, an intuitive interface guides users through steps for costing, ensures their equipment is running at full capacity, and provides an overview of materials they have in stock. The current production schedule is readily available, and staff activities are recorded in real time. By providing precise, real-time information on overall profitability, Prinect Business Manager enables users to make sound business decisions, as well as offer accurate quotes to their customers.

Prinect Business Manager’s robust functionality enables a printer to pick the most cost-effective and profitable press, and indicate where it will cost the least to manufacture a job, based on the user’s equipment mix and the specifications of the job. This includes the ability to calculate for digital presses, helping the business owner to identify the break point between offset and digital printing. Prinect Business Manager is also extremely scalable and customizable from single-seat job estimating only, up to multi-user full integration with estimating, production, and materials management–and on into accounting, logistics and delivery.

Regardless of a user’s size or requirements, Prinect Business Manager can support a printer’s transition to a truly automated manufacturing business model.

Automation Is the Key to Profitability
Production automation is a key investment area printers can employ to produce a profit, even in today’s harsh economic environment. When production is automated, many of the tasks previously handled by operators can be eliminated and rendered error-free. Computerized communication takes place between devices, saving time and labor.

Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow is a completely automated production system that has integrated the traditionally separate areas of management, prepress, press and finishing into a single system. Prinect has the ability to integrate all kinds of output devices—including proofers, platesetters/imagesetters and both offset and digital presses, including superwide inkjet presses—into a single workflow. And all can be color managed so the entire print campaign maintains the same look and feel. In short, Prinect integrates and optimizes the performance of your print shop and helps you achieve greater profit margins.

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