Technological innovations are increasingly driving the flexible packaging industry, which is growing more rapidly than rigid packaging (cartons, etc.). Different geographical areas which are experiencing population growth, developing economies and increased urbanization are seeing higher demand for packaged food thanks to its reduced cost and weight, as well as the increased shelf life it provides. Manufacturers of food and beverage packaging, labels, wraps and other flexible packaging types face multiple challenges as their clients seek ever-more creative ways to attract consumers to their product. The competition is fierce, and the demand is high. And packaging is evolving to a much smaller footprint and faster turnaround time to save on ever-present manufacturing issues such as standing inventory.
One such example is ePac Flexible Packaging. CIO Parag Patel described their successful flexible packaging business approach as comprised of three primary ingredients: good assets, digital presses, and good software.
“ePac’s goal is to support small and medium businesses with custom flexible packaging solutions to allow them to compete with the larger consumer packaged goods manufacturers. Part of our strategy is to build small manufacturing plants embedded in the communities that are home to our customers. This requires technology that is flexible, scalable, and that continues to evolve. We continue to add capabilities to our manufacturing platform so the software needs to adapt to ever-changing requirements. This is why we chose PrintVis and Business Central. The PrintVis Team have proven to be exceptional partners who have worked tirelessly with us side-by-side to drive the innovation that the ePac mission requires.” –Parag Patel, ePac Flexible Packaging
Flux Requires Flex
For well over a decade now the print industry in general has been in a state of flux, and its businesses have been both expanding and contracting within an increasingly digital environment. As such, weighty business decisions, such as investing in a new MIS/ERP system can feel quite risky given an uncertain future. Therefore, flexibility should be a primary criterion in your investment decision: it’s vital to have a solution that doesn’t leave you stuck, whether in times of sudden growth or severe contraction.
PrintVis is the Microsoft-certified MIS solution for the print industry vertical, based on their world-proven ERP platform now known as Dynamics 365 Business Central. PrintVis lets you respond to growth and decline in a highly dynamic business environment, whether you work in flexible packaging, rigid packaging, label, commercial print, wide format or any other component of the print industry spectrum.
With your primary cost driver being the number of users you need, PrintVis gives you extraordinary flexibility. Our business model lets you maintain your investment level in accordance with your current use of the product. Simply put, you don’t pay for more than you need.
PrintVis is a solution you won’t outgrow.