Short runs and quick throughput times.
Are you exploiting your print shop's potential to the full? In order to work profitably, you need to be able to provide competitive offers quickly - and complete jobs on time once an order has been confirmed. Prinect integrates print shop management and production - and helps you to optimize profits. It provides an excellent overview, too. You are freed from routine work and have more time for other tasks. Costing becomes more reliable and you have precise control over production. Bottlenecks are detected early on, while automatic data acquisition facilitates "post-calculation" (actual costing). Prinect gives you full control over your production and margins.
Customer and Sales
Benefits of Prinect:
- You always have up-to-date information on customers and jobs.
- Better customer support thanks to efficient sales staff.
- Up-to-date, standardized data throughout your print shop.
Fast responses and rapid coordination are vital in today's competitive environment.
Prinect simplifies your processes and paves the way to success. One way in which it does so is by enabling you to view the latest job-specific customer and job data on screen - quickly and simply - in real time. When a customer calls, all the information you need - whether regarding an offer, address details, costings or the progress of a print job - is available at the click of the mouse. You can provide definitive replies to questions and promote contacts with your individual customers. Financial and payroll accounting can also be linked to the system. Data only needs to be entered in the system once, reliably eliminating possible sources of errors and saving you a great deal of time.
Information at a glance
Even at large companies where there are a number of different customer contacts and different departments that may place orders independently, Prinect provides a complete, centralized overview of all the relevant customer details. You can view a status report on outstanding orders, jobs, invoices and sales at any time. Prinect quickly provides you with the actual information you require from all the different customer details, thereby enabling you to make sound decisions.
Efficient sales staff
It goes without saying that Prinect also provides online access to data - an invaluable benefit for your field sales staff, who are able to consult all key details on a given customer contact wherever they happen to be. Use Prinect to implement new sales strategies with the greatest of ease. You can make your customer and supplier relations more professional and have complete control over the entire print shop. Prinect provides all the tools required to give your print shop that vital edge over the competition.
Production Planning and Scheduling
Benefits of Prinect:
- Transparent, system-based planning.
- Early warning system indicates planning conflicts and bottlenecks.
- Efficient production thanks to optimum capacity utilization.
- Automatic process control without manual intervention.
The integrated workflow makes all sections of the print shop clear and simple and displays the current production status in real time.
Do you process a wide variety of jobs every day, often with short runs, tight delivery deadlines and lots of last-minute changes? Do you find that, no matter how well you organize your production, your best laid plans end up being out-dated by midday? What you need is an overview - with Prinect! Even jobs with tight timeframes can be processed smoothly with the Prinect electronic planning and scheduling system. You can plan flexibly, utilize machine capacity to the full and identify bottlenecks long before they create a problem thanks to an early warning system. Never have you had such a clear overview. The digital planning board provides a permanent, up-to-date production status report including all scheduled prepress, press and postpress operations and machine assignments in real time. This makes it a valuable tool.
Better organization - greater speed
Prinect organizes your production operations efficiently. Whether you are preparing a schedule for the day or making a quick change, it is easy to plan all your jobs and any changes as you see fit. Questions relating to the status of a specific job or a machine assignment are answered quickly in the integrated Prinect workflow because everyone uses the same data. Up-do-date information is always available and there is no need to spend a long time looking for the details you require.
Optimum capacity utilization
The digital planning board makes it easy for you to identify similar jobs and process them on the same machines. This optimizes both make-ready times and capacity utilization, and enables you to complete even those jobs that have very quick turnaround times with ease. A simulation scenario allows you to assess difficult rescheduling operations in advance.
Once you have completed your planning, Prinect ensures that jobs and production data can be called up on the machines in the correct order. Production can start automatically. As a result, Prinect gives you better control over your deadlines and machines, making for smooth and efficient production and opening up the way for real savings in work time.
Material and Logistics
Benefits of Prinect:
- Central materials management and automated ordering.
- Simple overview of all material stocks.
- Just-in-time delivery.
Automated processes simplify warehouse storage and ordering.
There are many different products to be managed at your print shop, such as paper, ink and blankets. Do you always know where these items are located and when they need to be reordered? Prinect provides an efficient solution. Put your warehouse storage and logistics in professional hands and optimize your stocks to eliminate production stoppages due to product unavailability, while at the same time tying up as little capital as possible.
No more assumptions
Prinect has a central master data management system that is particularly useful when it comes to material sourcing and logistics planning. Inventory management - based on material consumption reports, for example - is made easy by the fact that you see all the relevant details in real time. Once stock levels fall below a certain minimum level, Prinect automatically notifies your purchasing department and initiates the order process. Just-in-time orders are possible, too.
Provide your purchasing department with a solid foundation. Prinect gives you a permanent overview of all materials and products stored at your print shop. This allows you to plan material flows with absolute certainty, saves time and cuts productivity losses.
Post-Calculation and Evaluation
Benefits of Prinect:
- Precise operational and job analyses are possible.
- Weaknesses and room for improvement are identified.
- Displaying the data facilitates evaluation.
Learn from your successes - and your failures - with precise analysis and post-calculation.
Draw the right conclusions for the future. With Prinect, you can evaluate individual jobs or even entire periods - and can do so right up to the start of production and without significant input. Discover potential improvements point by point for more effective production.
Decide what to focus on. With Prinect, you can get a precise idea of the cost of every job or carry out a commercial and technical analysis of the production process. This is possible because Prinect records all production data that is relevant for evaluations - either automatically online on the machines or using entry terminals. This information can be displayed and evaluated directly if necessary.
Identify strengths and weaknesses in your pressroom to ensure optimized production.
Regardless of whether you are looking to monitor the productivity of an individual press over a particular period or compare several presses, Prinect shows you all automatically recorded productivity data in clearly structured diagrams or tables. You can see at a glance how your production varies over the long term, whether particular operations take too much time, and how productive your presses are.
Prinect helps you to identify weaknesses in your print shop in good time and introduce targeted remedial measures. Your processes thus become quicker and much more productive in the long term.
Interface to Other Systems
Benefits of Prinect:
- Open system to network with systems from other manufacturers.
- Interfaces to all relevant sections of a print shop.
- All data formats supported.
Prinect speaks your language; it is an open system, offering you powerful interfaces with workflow solutions from other manufacturers.
Prinect ensures your workflow runs smoothly - even if you wish to incorporate systems from other manufacturers. This is made possible by coordinated data exchange, for example using a standardized JDF/JMF interface to industry software systems (MIS) or a CIP4/PPF interface to various prepress workflow systems. Although this does not achieve the same outstanding quality as complete integration with Prinect, networking is much more effective than with separate standalone workflows.
Complete integration with Prinect
The better the coordination of a company's interfaces, the more efficiently it operates. Consequently, Prinect covers the entire print shop workflow. You benefit from precisely coordinated modules that work perfectly together and can be expanded at any time.
Archiving and Data Management
Are you faced with the daily task of processing and managing a flood of digital data without much time for data organization?
Organizing production data involves assigning files to a specific job, archiving and, above all, making it straightforward for individual parts of a job to be reused. Whether data comes from prepress or the pressroom, it must be possible to assign it easily to the relevant job. Prinect helps you minimize the time and effort spent on data management, thereby ensuring efficient job processing.
Do you need to reprint a job or require detailed information?
Prinect has an integrated search function that locates the relevant job or information quickly. Thumbnails and a clear layout facilitate navigation and help quickly identify the data you are looking for. Prinect thus enables complete print jobs, including all content-related and production data, to be reused directly - irrespective of whether the data has already been archived or is still in active use.
Take the pressure off your production systems and staff by relieving them of routine work.
Archiving a print job should result in as little disruption as possible to production-related work at the Prinect Cockpit. Prinect therefore enables fully automatic archiving based on definable rules.
Flexible range of options for archive hardware.
It is up to you whether you wish to use DVDs, hard drives or tapes. Prinect ensures maximum reliability thanks to the fact that the archive can be available at two storage locations simultaneously.
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