In Lieu of DRUPA…

With DRUPA postponed until April 2021, we thought we’d share what we’d be doing if we were in D├╝sseldorf right now, which would be giving introductory demos of the latest in PrintVis to the thousands of passers-by at the world’s largest print industry trade show. Our latest release, PV16 was officially launched last week, right on time for DRUPA! Alas, DRUPA wasn’t there to share in the festivities. Not to worry – we had a nice series of webinars this week, presented exclusively to PrintVis end customers around the world, where we highlighted some of the newest features of PrintVis and how we continue to develop our world-proven print MIS on the equally established and formidable base of Microsoft Dynamics – once NAV, now Business Central.

So, you own a print business and you’re in the market for a new press. You’ve made the investment to attend DRUPA and experience the latest technologies from Heidelberg and Kimori, from Roland and Bobst. The event is so immense it’s practically impossible to see everything, even in a 10-day span. One afternoon you saunter into a quieter area, “DRUPA Next Age” they call it, DNA for short. This is an enclave of innovation, full of established global players and startups alike. There in Hall 7, in a humble booth, you approach an illuminated bee logo, and a friendly face invites you to take a look at the system. You weren’t initially considering new software when you decided to go to DRUPA, but you’re being told this is a complete solution that will run any size or type of print company, on a powerful Microsoft platform. Now you’re recalling the painfully slow, non-intuitive legacy system that your entire team hates, and also your separate accounting program, which served well when you were just a 5-person shop with a mere handful of regular customers, 20 years ago. Twenty years ago. Now your wheels are turning…

A perfect place to start would be the look and feel of the system itself. Let’s check out PrintVis on the new Modern Client from Microsoft.