Many print companies around the world consider the move to a new MIS/ERP software solution in the next 12 to 24 months. Some will choose for an upgrade to a cloud solution with their current vendor. Others will decide to put their trust in another vendor and switch solutions. Either way, the relevant question to consider is what you want to achieve with this move.

Will it simply be a ‘lift and shift’ approach? Like putting old wine into new bottles? Or is the goal to update your business processes, put your customers in the center of all you do and modernize your internal mindsets.

In other words: how high do you set the bar?

It’s a widely accepted fact that IT can be a great enabler. It can help your print business operate faster, with more agility and resilience. But that’s not something that happens by itself. The way you will use your new print MIS/ERP system, and the benefits you (and ultimately your customers) will experience are directly related to the choices you make prior to implementation – and to the actions you take next.

This all starts with your long-term goals. What is it you want to achieve? Some print organizations are happy when they only modernize their IT tools. So, they will migrate from on-prem to a cloud solution, but they will carry their outdated business processes, their old data, their old reports and perhaps even an outdated way of thinking about customers with them.

But why you would be content with such an approach, since basically what you’re doing in this scenario is perpetuating the legacy of your business in a world that’s on fire?

Think! What are your business goals?

Before making any decisions on a cloud-migration or a complete replacement, you must define your business goals first! These are not technical goals, but business goals. This is of course an activity where your top-management must be fully involved. Yes – not should but must! After all, we’re talking about the future of the company.

And here you should not be shy in any way. Consider becoming the most customer-oriented company in your industry. Or – a real leader in digital transformation. Raising the bar will make your project more challenging for sure, but it can also free up an unprecedented amount of energy – and inspire brilliant ideas from your team.

Much more importantly, realizing blunt goals will make your company great – much better than when you keep doing what you’ve always done.

So how high do you set the bar?

Set the bar HIGH with a Microsoft-powered print MIS/ERP solution – that sets the standard

PrintVis is an ISV (independent software vendor) that has partnered with Microsoft resellers for 25 years to provide superior service and implementation of a world-class software – developed just for the print industry.

Any size, any type of graphics business

PrintVis is a complete solution for any size company in any segment of the graphic arts community: Commercial offset or digital print, label, flexo, packaging, print finishing, bindery and more. You don’t need to purchase a basket of additional modules for PrintVis to address your specific business, like most other print MIS software requires.

For 25 years, PrintVis has remained a standard system, to ensure that our customers can evolve with the solution, as the surrounding world evolves. And because our software is built directly in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, when you get PrintVis, you are also getting Business Central – it’s a seamlessly combined solution!

You’ll be giving your company the bottomless toolkit onto which you can add any specialization you may discover a need for – today or 10 years from now.

PrintVis offers a complete, versatile business solution from Microsoft to the printing industry – with a flexible subscription model hosted entirely in the secure Microsoft Azure cloud.

Lastly, join our weekly overview demo and get a nice tour of the system!