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Ipex London Excel 24th March – 29th March 2014


Really looking forward to the Ipex Masterclasses running in special theatres during Ipex 2014.

Stuart Miller, Production Manager from Magenta Print & Display (Debenhams in-plant) will be presenting ‘Better Business – The Return on Investment from MIS’ in Theatre 2 on 25th March at 3.30pm.

Come along and hear how Magenta have worked with Optimus to create an integrated workflow which has significantly added value to their business.

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Stuart Miller -  Production Manager Magenta Print & Display

Healeys splashes on Dash as new MIS


Article Published 15th September courtesy of “The Print Business”

HEALEYS PRINTERS, IPSWICH, HAS taken delivery of an Optimus Dash MIS and will spend until the new year integrating it into the production workflow and replacing the incumbent MIS.

The investment takes the company’s spending this year to £1.25 million following installation of a five-colour Speedmaster XL75.5L earlier this year and web to print investment. Further investment is earmarked before the end of the year says managing director Philip Dodd, without further explanation.

THE DECISION ON THE NEW MIS involved a lengthy investigation, eventually coming down to a choice between two suppliers. “Optimus made it very clear that they wanted to do business with us, producing a 54pp report after someone had been here to spend time on site to gather data about our operation. They then sent someone down for two days to build the templates we needed,” he says. “The eventual decision was actually surprisingly easy as Optimus was the clear winner.”

The immediate impact will come from the speed of generating an estimate to quote for a job. Sales and marketing director Kelly Harris adds: “Buyers shouldn’t have to wait for a price. We want to demonstrate to our clients that we want their work and what better way than to turn around estimates in super quick time?”

OPTIMUS SALES DIRECTOR STEVERichardson adds that “Dash can cope with the digital and other work and fits with the lean philosophy they have adopted. It’s going to bring significant improvement to the way that Healey’s does business. And will lead to a very demonstrable ROI.” Dash is a non traditional MIS based around defined products and automating estimate generation. It will also run on iPads for remote quotation generation. “It will speed up their estimating, will generate job bags automatically and accelerate invoicing,” he adds.

The installation will also involve integration with Healey’s Vpress web to print system. After a slow start this is starting to pick up says Dodd. “We are building and deploying sites for customers and we are planning to revamp our web site within the next three or four months to have an online print shop where customers can buy digital and litho products. The transition into a different type of printer is gathering pace at the moment.”

After a sluggish summer, Dodd reports that the company is operating flat out during September.


Unit 10-11
The Sterling Complex
Farthing Road,
Ipswich,
Suffolk IP1 5AP
Tel: 01473 461122
Web:
http://www.healeys-printers.co.uk

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Screenline invests in latest optimus technology


Article published 11th July courtesy of www.africaprint.com

Screenline has chosen the Optimus dash Management Information System to streamline its business processes.

General Manager Neil de Greef realised that to maintain the excellent customer service which has built their strong brand and industry reputation, whilst also continuing to expand the business; that a new Management Information System was needed. Having conducted thorough worldwide research, they chose Optimus dash.

‘With the variety of products produced using rigid and flexible substrates in many sizes up to super wide format and with multiple finishing options, Optimus dash proved to be the right choice. The huge flexibility of dash being able to manage any substrate and any process has meant that Screenline could fully use the fast production of quotations. Equally, having full transparency of the production process and the costs to the business has been invaluable. Our administrative processes are now streamlined, efficient and most importantly, cost effective,’ said de Greef.

Established in 1971 and based in Newlands, Johannesburg and Cape Town, Screenline is known for setting the highest of industry standards in producing Indoor and Outdoor Advertising, Vehicle Branding and Promotional Branding. With high profile clients such as Coca Cola and South African Breweries, Screenline not only needed to ensure they maintain the very highest quality of product production; but critically also the most efficient service.

The company was originally founded by Dick de Greef; and to this day Screenline retain strong family values within the business, with son Neil de Greef now running Screenline as General Manager and brother Nico as Marketing Manager. By harnessing a mix of old and new technologies of screen and digital printing, the philosophy of the business has always been to re-invest in innovation and technology.

The Screenline values shine through in all relationships whether supplier or customer and the Optimus approach of building partnerships with its clients also resonated with de Greef. ‘When introducing a new MIS, it is vital to engage the right partner and for them to really get to know your business so that they can make a valuable contribution. The Optimus South Africa team are always available and always happy to help. From the outset they became a valued partner, not just a supplier,’ said de Greef.

For the full article and more from Africaprint please click here

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Screenline chooses Optimus dash Management Information System!


Established in 1971 and based in Newlands, Johannesburg and Cape Town; Screenline are known for  setting the highest of industry standards in producing Indoor and Outdoor Advertising, Vehicle Branding and Promotional Branding.  With high profile clients such as Coca Cola and South African Breweries, Screenline not only need to ensure they maintain the very highest quality of product production; but critically also the most efficient service.

The company was originally founded by Dick de Greef; and to this day Screenline retain strong family values within the business, with son Neil de Greef now running Screenline as General Manager and brother Nico as Marketing Manager.  By harnessing a mix of old and new technologies of screen and digital printing, the philosophy of the business has always been to re-invest in innovation and technology.

Neil de Greef realised that in order to maintain the excellent customer service which has built their strong brand and industry reputation, whilst also continuing to expand the business; that a new Management Information System was needed. Having conducted thorough worldwide research, Optimus dash was the clear winner!

Neil comments ‘With the variety of products produced using rigid and flexible substrates in many sizes up to super wide format and with multiple finishing options, Optimus dash proved to be the right choice. The huge flexibility of dash being able to manage any substrate and any process has meant that Screenline could fully utilise the fast production of quotations. Equally, having full transparency of the production process and the costs to be business has been invaluable. Our administrative processes are now streamlined, efficient and most importantly.. cost effective!’

The Screenline values shine through in all relationships whether supplier or customer and the Optimus approach of building partnerships with its clients also resonated with Neil. As Neil stated, ‘When introducing a new MIS, it is vital to engage the right partner; and for them to really get to know your business in order that they can make a valuable contribution. The Optimus South Africa team are always available and always happy to help. From the outset they became a valued partner, not just a supplier’.

For more informaton about Screenline go to www.screenline.co.za

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Printing has changed……has your MIS kept up?


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Has your MIS kept up?

The print industry looks totally different than it did 5 years ago. MIS has changed too. Optimus can transform your workflow, helping you save time and make money.

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