We’re all looking for ways to work better, do more, and be more profitable. We all want efficient operations. Today, achieving these goals becomes possible when you automate as much of your workflow as possible, including, for example, integrating XMPie with a Print Management System (MIS).
When you integrate your XMPie W2P storefront with your MIS, you create a powerful, automated workflow system that will improve your service to customers, reduce costs throughout your organization, and optimize your sales.
Let’s take a deeper look at the advantages.
1. Complete integration of your workflow
An MIS system is the brain of your operation, sending and receiving information from key applications and equipment. It not only integrates with web-to-print software, but also with pre-press and post-press, accounting and tax, shipping, and others.
2. Reduced human intervention
When you integrate XMPie into this powerful engine, you can create a seamless workflow that in-takes, produces, ships, bills and monitors all your web-to-print orders with almost no human intervention. The cost savings are impressive.
3. Automated job routing
When an order comes in through your XMPie storefront, the information goes straight to the MIS, which creates the internal docket, automatically puts the job into the production queue, and then routes it to pre-press, press, and bindery. No-one needs to interfere with this process.
4. Automated shipping
The MIS creates a pick order fulfillment and shipping, along with a packing slip and tracking number, while relevant information is sent to the billing and accounting department.
5. Easy order tracking
When the job is done and shipped, tracking information goes back to the storefront, where your clients can easily check on their orders.
6. Up-to-date inventory
An MIS monitors inventory levels and updates the information in real time on your storefront. Your clients always know how many items are available, and they never have to wait for back orders.
7. Greater sales
Automatically monitoring your inventory means you can identify trends and buying patterns, so you can make sure popular items are always in stock and available. No more disappointed customers who have to wait for back ordered items.
8. No re-entering of information
With this level of automation, there is no more re-entering or re-keying of information at any point in the production or administrative process. Job specs get entered once, and that’s it.
9 Fewer human errors and touchpoints
You will reduce costs by cutting down on human errors and eliminating manual, repetitive, time-consuming tasks. We all know that fewer touch points increase profitability.
10. Easily accessible information
While orders and job specs move seamlessly from one step to another, everyone who needs to see information can see it. And, you can track and monitor all kinds of data so that you can make informed day-to-day decisions and long-term strategic choices.
11. Total system accessibility
A leading MIS system is browser based. When everyone is on the go all the time, you can check on your operations remotely from anywhere, at any time, on any device.
To see a W2P and MIS integration in action, check out leading Print MIS – Avanti Slingshot®.
Click here to learn more about the award-winning Avanti Slingshot integration with XMPie, or request a demo below.
About the Author:
Kevin Shaw is Head of Marketing, Product, & Support at Avanti Systems, which develops award-winning Print MIS solutions that help print & communication organizations automate all facets of their business.