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100 Words or Less: How does a management information system (MIS) help printers manage their time?

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM

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“If you want to get a printer furious, ask how much time is spent personally chasing, tracking and hand-holding jobs through the shop. What can they do? Leverage their investments and focus on getting applications and equipment to communicate. The critical component that facilitates this is a robust MIS. It acts as the communication hub, sending and receiving information as the job makes its way through prepress, the pressroom, finishing and shipping. This eliminates the need to re-key information and gives everyone a view of real-time job status. The freed up time can be refocused on customer relationship management and sales.”

—Patrick Bolan, president and CEO, Avanti (