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Four Pitfalls to Avoid with Your Print MIS/ERP Implementation Project
When discussing print MIS/ERP implementations, the primary focus is usually on ensuring project success. But achieving the desired outcome also entails understanding how to prevent some all-too-common failures. While ruminating over implementation challenges may not be very enjoyable, it’s an essential aspect of the process. Let’s examine why some MIS/ERP projects continue to fail today […]Read more
Your Print MIS/ERP Solution: Don’t Customize! Extend!
To maintain a high level of consistency and compatibility, PrintVis encourages its customers and implementation partners to rely on extensions rather than customization. Extensions are modules that can be added to the standard system to provide additional functionality, without altering the core code of the software.Read more
Take Courage My Friend, You Are Not Alone in Your Struggle
It’s not surprising that the changing purchasing habits and heightened expectations of modern customers have also impacted the worldwide print industry. Print companies of all types are finding they need to operate in a more cohesive and integrated manner to meet customer demands. Customers engage with print companies at various stages – sales, customer service, […]Read more
Profile of an Ideal Project Leader
Over the past few decades, both vendors and customers have gained extensive experience in implementing MIS and ERP software solutions. Interestingly, the factors contributing to success or failure have significantly shifted from hardware and infrastructure to more human-related aspects, such as having a clear understanding of the project’s purpose and the ability to change old […]Read more
Continuity Counts – What’s the Likely Longevity of Your Print Software Solution?
Thoroughly evaluating the future continuity prospects of your preferred ERP solutions during the selection process will increase the chances of a successful long-term implementation and use.Read more
A Word to Our Customers
Some primary reasons to upgrade to Business Central from Dynamics NAV include the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a cloud-based system, cost-effective licensing, free bi-annual updates, built-in Power BI, improved user interface, seamless integration with Microsoft 365, and access to a wide range of apps through AppSource.Read more
10 Smart Questions to Measure the Continuity Outlook of Your Print Software Vendor
Selecting, contracting, and implementing business software for your print/graphics company is always a long-term project, one that is associated with long-term investments. For this reason, it’s important in your selection process to look further than just technology. Before making your final choice, it’s crucial to know the market position of your preferred vendors. How fast […]Read more
Happy New Year – PrintVis Weekly Live Demos Continue This Thursday
Welcome to 2023!
PrintVis is continuing our weekly live overview demo sessions, available to the public, each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST.
Why not kick off the new year by evaluating at a game-changing MIS/ERP solution for your print company, powered by the proven, powerful, stable, world-renowned platform of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?Read more
The Top 11 Reasons Why Organizations Choose Dynamics 365 Business Central
PrintVis provides powerful, print-specific MIS functionality within the base ERP of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC). While we usually highlight the many different features and benefits that PrintVis brings to your graphics business, it’s also worthwhile to explore the tremendous perks of the base ERP that is Business Central.Read more
Integration of Esko and PrintVis solutions delivers operational flexibility and standardization
Two of the leading names in packaging software solutions have joined forces to deliver a new cloud-based integrated MIS and prepress system that helps customers increase profitability.Read more
Logistically Speaking With Your Print MIS/ERP
Whether your graphics company prints business cards or life-size POS displays, pharmaceutical inserts or tractor-trailer wraps – once you’ve produced the product you obviously need to get it to your customer one way or another. This is why PrintVis, powered by Microsoft Dynamics, continues to expand our 3rd-party shipping software integrations with nearly every new […]Read more
PrintVis 21 Released
PrintVis 21 Officially Released November 10, 2022 This release is for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 Based on Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 21.1.48363.48638 PV21 has the same structure as PV20, with a base app (extension) and separate extensions to be installed when the specific functionality in the extension is required Everything […]Read more
The Most Overlooked Cost Item in Your MIS/ERP System Selection?
During the selection process for a print MIS/ERP system, the various costs and possible benefits are analyzed in considerable detail and then assessed for each software vendor. Oddly enough, one important factor is often completely missed during this process. Which one? The cost of the next system! The selection of a new application is never done […]Read more
Your Print Business software and the Golden Parachute – when is it time for action?
When it comes to a poorly performing but deeply-entrenched manager, most of us have heard of the concept of the ‘golden parachute.’ Poorly functioning MIS/ERP systems are usually tolerated – even for much longer – and similarly they can a lot of damage to a business. Makes no sense, right? It’s time for new insights […]Read more
The Sky’s the Limit: Pursuing the Print Industry Vertical
PrintVis is a proud sponsor of Directions4Partners and happy to support this important community and the great annual event. We look forward to seeing you in Hamburg. Contact Helle Vogt Mikkelsen now if you want to meet us there – or find us in booth B2! In this post we would like to directly address […]Read more
5 Pillars of PrintVis
Every so often it’s a good idea to point out the key strengths of the PrintVis MIS/ERP solution for the print industry (and we know how much you love lists).
Here are five principal facts – we’ll call them pillars because they represent the support we provide to the print industry vertical – that truly make PrintVis stand out from the crowd.Read more
Your move to a new print MIS/ERP system – how high do you set the bar?
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.Read more
A Magnificent Morning at Narayana Press
One morning this Spring, during the annual PrintVis company gathering in Denmark, our team had the opportunity to visit the facilities of one of our oldest local customers, Narayana Press. We gathered inside a pleasant conference room whose walls were lined from floor to ceiling with books of all sizes, stocks and colors. Each and […]Read more
PrintVis Weekly Live Demos – Ongoing!
PrintVis is hosting a live overview demo session, available to the public, each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST. We understand that most companies are doing their own research and evaluation of print MIS/ERP software systems, prior to taking the next step of connecting with an implementation partner, so we want to provide you with the […]Read more
How effective is the scope of your next MIS/ERP project?
Historically, buyers of new print MIS/ERP software systems have made the same mistake: because they have put off replacing their software system for so long, they want to implement far too much functionality all at once. They often overestimate their own capabilities and skills, while at the same time underestimating the complexity and size of […]Read more
Have you done your software implementation homework?
You may not want to hear this…. But as a customer you are often the least practiced link in the chain of success of software implementation. Preparing for a new MIS software requires time and focus, but insufficient preparation will cost you even more time and money further on in the project. So how do […]Read more
What’s New in PrintVis 20 – The Cost Center Monitor List
What’s Going On On Your Shop Floor? In PrintVis, a Cost Center is characterized as a machine, function, workplace or even a person working at a fixed, hourly rate. Your printing presses are Cost Centers. So are your folding/gluing machines, your cutter, your perfect binder, and the table in the hand-fulfillment department that is manned […]Read more
Comparing Print MIS/ERP Solutions – Who’s Fooling Who?
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and similar questionnaire spreadsheets have long played a prominent role in the selection process for new software systems. Many organizations create long lists with hundreds – to sometimes even thousands – of questions. High scores are necessary for vendors to be added to the short list of candidates. Many vendors of […]Read more
PrintVis 20 Released
PrintVis is the Microsoft-certified MIS built specifically for the print industry, built directly on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the world-renowned ERP system for mid-market businesses. This powerful union creates a comprehensive solution to meet the most basic and advanced needs of any type or size of print company, from the first quote until the […]Read more
PrintVis Weekly Live Demo This Thursday
PrintVis is hosting a live overview demo session, available to the public, each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST. We understand that most companies are doing their own research and evaluation of print MIS/ERP software systems, prior to taking the next step of connecting with an implementation partner, so we want to provide you with the […]Read more
Print MIS/ERP – What’s In A Name?
PrintVis lets you respond to growth and decline in this 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.Read more
Partner Certification Spotlight: Kodak Print
Once certified, our partners are able to demonstrate the level of competence in the PrintVis solution that will establish credibility and earn the confidence of our clients in the print world.Read more
Be Flexible – and Survive
The ability to scale your print business solution to expand or contract with the fluctuations of the industry is vital to your survival. “PrintVis is special because it can be adapted to any manufacturing process. The program does not care whether you are producing offset, digital, wide format, or apparel. In addition, the program allows […]Read more
Using Microsoft Power Automate with PrintVis folders
Another major advantage of using PrintVis is the convenient use of other applications on the Microsoft Office 365 platform. Here’s a great example for the easy automation of repetitive, mundane tasks. Customer Request Have you ever had a customer ask if a template file can be automatically added to a PrintVis folder when the folder […]Read more
Partner Certification Spotlight: Rainbow CrossMedia
We encourage all our partners to become certified in PrintVis! PrintVis provides an online learning portal for all of our Partners (we also try to hold in-person training boot camps at least once per year). It includes a series of in-depth lessons, developed and written by our own experienced Consultants, who know what is needed […]Read more
Your Next Software Implementation: Create Clarity About Who Does What
Over the last two weeks, PrintVis consultants hosted intensive certification training for more than 20 of our Partner colleagues. They attended from multiple companies, time zones and, along with their different PrintVis instructors, endured rigorous course lessons on implementing all aspects of the PrintVis MIS/ERP solution. It was hardcore to say the least, with each […]Read more
Choose a Print Management Solution That Brings Ease of Use
When you have a print business management solution that’s easy to learn, use, and manage, your people are empowered to do their best work. Choosing the best MIS/ERP solution is a vital and strategic investment for your graphics company, so it’s well worth your time to carefully examine your options. We want to highlight the […]Read more
PrintVis Tip – Calculating Ink Usage for a Two-Pass Print Run
Occasionally at PrintVis we receive a support ticket from one of our Partners and we find the solution could be helpful to others on a broader level. When that happens we like to share a “tip of the week.” A print shop using PrintVis is quoting a press run to produce scratch-off tickets. The first […]Read more
How to (Legally) Print Money – Exclusive Virtual Summit!
We proudly present “How to (Legally) Print Money,” an incredibly thorough exploration of the print MIS/ERP selection process, to inform and guide you on your software buyer’s journey – whether you are just getting started – or you’re deep into product evaluation. This very special virtual summit includes nearly 30 videos and tutorials in 4 […]Read more
On the way to your new printer’s MIS/ERP solution
Do you know your critical path? One of the worst approaches an organization can take in an MIS/ERP implementation project is to rush – as we all understand the likely negative impact of rushing on quality. But there’s something even worse: working with a business-critical system that is no longer fully supported by your vendor. […]Read more
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from All of Us at PrintVis
From All of Us to All of You! We hope you’ll enjoy this Christmas song, written by our own CEO Kasper Tomshøj and performed by the entire PrintVis team – a truly original song by a truly original company. Merry Christmas to you and yours from PrintVis – we look forward to sharing an excellent […]Read more
Why a Professional Kick-off Event is Crucial for Project Success
Starting projects for the implementation of a print MIS/ERP software in the right way is critical to achieving success for your graphics business. After all, the impact of a new software solution and its subsequent business processes on your staff, their mindset and their behavior – is enormous. So why would you limit your project […]Read more
PrintVis 19 Highlight: Enhanced Estimation Automation
PrintVis now provides better support for optimal machine and substrate selection when creating an estimate. When a lookup is done into the List of Units from the Job Item, during the brief time it takes to open the page, each List of Units is calculated through by the system. Once the machine list is populated, […]Read more
Looking for print MIS/ERP project success? Use the MoSCoW methodology!
There are two common elements that contribute to unsuccessful MIS/ERP projects. A first mistake is wanting to change too much at once. You’ve probably seen that before. The second pitfall is continuing old habits and practices in the new setting. Sounds familiar, right? If you are responsible for the success of the upcoming migration to […]Read more
PV19 Feature: Integration to Kodak Dynamic Print Planning
With PrintVis 19 we proudly feature a new integration with the latest Kodak Prinergy Cloud portfolio service, Dynamic Print Planning. Kodak Dynamic Print Planning enables you to automate your ganging and print planning in offset and digital printing. DPP suggests when and how print jobs are produced on which Cost Center. Its top priority is […]Read more
PrintVis 19 Released
PrintVis 19 Released November 5, 2021 This release is for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 2 Based on Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 19.0.29894.30693 PV19 has the same structure as PV18, with a base app (extension) and separate extensions to be installed when the specific functionality in the extension is required. PV19 New […]Read more
The wish list for your new print software solution: less is more and simple is better
According to a recent survey, 80% of CEOs believe they deliver superior customer service. Yet, only 8% of their customers agree. Customer dissatisfaction is often caused by organizational complexity, and outdated processes, manual operations and the impact of multiple systems all contribute. Not all systems are solutions When graphics companies are looking to purchase a […]Read more
One Million Reasons to Become a PrintVis Partner
Print Is Everywhere Print IS everywhere. There’s your primary reason to pursue the print industry vertical as a Microsoft Partner. Everywhere you look, everywhere in the world, you see products from the print industry. From billboards to business cards, packaging, labels, newspapers, magazines, labels, envelopes, signs, posters, currency, pharmaceutical inserts, vehicle wraps, print on textile, […]Read more
Partner Certification Spotlight: WYE Print
At PrintVis, we encourage all partners to become certified PrintVis Partners. The PrintVis Certification Program is an online learning portal comprised of in-depth lessons developed and written by our own experienced Consultants, who know what is needed to successfully implement PrintVis for our end customers. Once certified, our partners are able to demonstrate the level […]Read more
The Sky’s the Limit: Pursuing the Print Industry Vertical
In this post we would like to directly address potential PrintVis Partners – the thousands of you out there in the Microsoft Dynamics Partner channel. We want to speak with you about joining the our worldwide Partner Program and placing yourself on a winning team to sell and implement our robust, mature, flexible and proven […]Read more
‘The disintegrating platform’ – how long can you continue with your current legacy system?
The global IT industry has been in the throes of tremendous change for a good decade now. The transformation from traditional on-prem software solutions to the cloud has presented many significant challenges for print MIS/ERP vendors like PrintVis and our worldwide implementation partners. A successful transformation demands a clear vision, development power, accommodating R&D budgets […]Read more
5 Important Causes of Print MIS/ERP Implementation Budget Overruns
The road to project success – how do you prevent budget overruns? Most print companies would view budget overruns in time and money as the primary threats to the success of their business software projects or digital transformation initiatives. Thus, it’s a worthwhile endeavor to plan to prevent these overruns. Let’s analyze some factors that […]Read more
Dynamics 365 Business Central Basics
It can be easy to forget that not every business owner has experienced Business Central. It’s where PrintVis has lived for over 20 years! In this post we want to cover some very basic points. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an end-to-end ERP solution capable of meeting complex business requirements and operational needs. Dear […]Read more
Achieving Print ERP Implementation Project Success – are you preparing yourself properly?
Most print companies these days are feeling pressured to improve and expand their use of information technology, to take advantage of changing buying behavior and new market opportunities. Unfortunately, the preparation for these projects is often focused solely on the technology, leaving other important success factors under-considered. Are you preparing yourself properly for your project’s […]Read more
What’s New in PrintVis 18: DCM/Moxa Shop Floor Data Collection
Since 2018, as a supplement to our JDF integration, PrintVis has supported the gathering of basic performance information from older printing presses which lack a digital interface of their own. For this we use a DCM (Data Collection Module) – an external data collection hardware module with i/o functionality and ethernet accessibility. This allows for […]Read more
We Know What You Learned Last Summer!
Virtual PrintVis Bootcamp 2021 During the past few months the PrintVis team has been holding intensive beginner training for new consultants in our ever expanding Partner network. We called it Virtual PrintVis Bootcamp 2021. More than 20 attendees from around the world engaged in two 2 hour sessions each week over a ten week period, […]Read more
What’s New in PrintVis 18: The PV Planning Board
PrintVis Planning Board Enhancements Far better than Post It Notes… With growing flexibility and user-friendly enhancements, the PrintVis Planning Board is a feature we are dedicated to expanding with every new version of PrintVis, and it becomes more sophisticated with each release. Similar in concept and function to a traditional Gantt chart, the PV Planning […]Read more
PV18: The Case is the Place
Case Management in PrintVis is designed to be the daily home base of administration for all employees involved with orders. Providing a full view of the details of production, delivery dates, customer information, etc., the Case acts as a repository for all the information on each individual order, from quote to invoice. With Case Management […]Read more
PrintVis 18 Released
PrintVis 18 Released July 6, 2021 This release is for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1 Based on Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 18.2.2 PV18 has the same structure as PV17, with a base app (extension) and separate extensions to be installed when the specific functionality in the extension is required. PV18: Enhanced Integration […]Read more
Prepare to Succeed!
This is how you lay the foundation for a software project’s success in the preparation phase. In today’s markets, not many print companies can afford for their next ERP implementation or digital transformation initiatives to fail. Unfortunately, there is a persistent misunderstanding that the preparation for a project’s success really starts once a system is […]Read more
PrintVis “Right Reading”: Lean into the Win!
Standards and Best Practices The implementation of an ERP system for a print company is by no means a simple task; that’s why the development of a standard methodology is one of the pivotal factors for success. Standards in processes and procedures give us a basis of comparison, and a means of measuring performance and […]Read more
Good, Fast, and Cheap – The Triple Constraint of Project Management
Buyers of business solutions all over the world have one thing in common: They want an ideal solution to be delivered, implemented and supported quickly, with superb quality… and also on the cheap. Good, fast and cheap! Unfortunately, common wisdom around implementation project management shows us time and time again that a maximum of […]Read more
PrintVis: A Flexible Solution for the Flexible Packaging Industry
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. […]Read more
Superior IT Can Lessen the Churn
More applicants make choice of new employer partly based on the quality of your IT system With the ever-growing role of information technology in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that we appreciate the value of good IT tools. These are of course relevant in our private lives, but even more so in a business […]Read more
Big Bang or Baby Steps – What’s the Most Effective Implementation Approach?
Sure, the situation can be confounding! You work with an old, outdated MIS/ERP solution that urgently needs replacing. Or perhaps you use an older version of a modern solution and there is pressure to upgrade to the latest version. Of course, this is also a great moment to modernize your legacy business processes and fix […]Read more
PrintVis: Growing in the Right Directions!
This week the PrintVis team is enjoying the latest Directions North America from our various offices around the world. The event includes a daily series of ISV sessions, where independent software vendors (ISVs) are describing the functionality of their unique applications, their integrations with the major Microsoft platforms, and the industries to which they cater. […]Read more
Digital Transformation – The Time is Nigh?
Cloud-based MIS/ERP tailored to the print industry has brought in great new affordability and flexibility, presenting a chance to make some fundamental, long-lasting improvements.Read more
Considering the Costs of Using Outdated Print MIS/ERP
What’s the Price of Running Outdated Software in Your Print Company? Around the world, countless organizations use outdated, non-integrated and user-hostile software solutions to run their businesses (Ok, not “hostile,” but you get the idea). This inevitably leads to serious productivity deficiencies in today’s hectic world of changing customer demands. Does this sound like your […]Read more
Spring into 2021 – Upgrade Your Print MIS/ERP System
When you get PrintVis you get Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, along with the many benefits Microsoft has to offer. PrintVis is built directly into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – it is not a separate system. While an add-on (sometimes called a plug-in) is an external piece of software designed to work in tandem […]Read more
Does your ERP Solution Function as a Rearview Mirror or More Like a Periscope?
The role of ERP systems is shifting. Traditionally, the emphasis has been on improving internal efficiency, with separate systems per department, business unit and/or subsidiary. While that may be practical for these entities, it didn’t really help to create an accurate overview, since it showed what happened in the recent past – not the near […]Read more
Packaging the Future – Again
Way back in 2017, we wrote the following: Taking a Peek at the Future of Packaging Worldwide In its latest report, Smithers Pira, the reputable printing industry research association, projects that the world’s packaging market will continue its current growth rate of about 3.5% per year, reaching estimated sales of $997 billion by 2020. That’s […]Read more
PrintVis Welcomes More New Colleagues
At the PrintVis headquarters in Denmark we are pleased to welcome two important additions to the team for Customer Support and Administration: Christina Ranegaard Thomsen and Annett Schack. Christina has returned to PrintVis to handle first line Partner support. She writes, “It’s always good to be back home. From 2012-2014 I was at PrintVis as […]Read more
PrintVis Welcomes New Colleagues
Though still a small and humble software company, PrintVis is growing and expanding as awareness of our print-specific MIS/ERP solution built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central grows rapidly across the graphics world. This week we are pleased to welcome five new members to our team, with a short introduction to each: Two new Developers, […]Read more
PrintVis 17 Cloud Released with Free Trial on Microsoft AppSource
PrintVis 17 Released with Free Trial For Immediate Release: February 2, 2020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [PrintVis Headquarters, Odder, Denmark – Atlanta, United States] Announcing the latest release of PrintVis, PV17 with Free Trial Following Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release Wave 2, v17, we present PrintVis 17. This release has the same structure as […]Read more
Partner Spotlight: Mathias Backvall of NAB Solutions
Consultant Mathias Backvall has two highly auspicious feats to celebrate in this New Year. He’s recently signed on with the team at NAB Solutions to head up their implementation group for the PrintVis MIS/ERP solution, for graphics businesses throughout Sweden and Finland. He’s also just become officially certified in PrintVis – a commendable achievement all […]Read more
Defining ERP Success Before You Embark
Print Companies: Before you start – have you defined what Project Success looks like? MIS/ERP implementation projects can often evoke many emotions. That’s understandable – after all, many people are involved in these projects, the investments are substantial, the interests are great and sometimes divergent. Important choices, once made, aren’t always easily changed. For your […]Read more
Are You Using Your Print MIS Solution to Track Your Shop Floor?
As you preside over your labor distribution you’ll also find opportunities to cross-train some people, and further develop their skill sets.Read more
TBT: The First PrintVis Cloud Customer
Way back in 2013, a Danish print broker known as Graphical Production Facilities went live with PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV (now known as Business Central) on a completely cloud-hosted environment, the Microsoft Azure platform. Company Director Vilhelm Jensen remarked, “The cloud model makes our IT costs manageable. We must pay a modest price compared […]Read more
Q: Can I manage my entire print company with one software solution? A: Yes!
As a long-time Gold-Certified Microsoft Partner, PrintVis will give you confidence in your own future, offering a framework that is flexible enough to meet your changing needs, but also a sturdy, standard foundation that you will never outgrow.Read more
PrintVis 17 Release Highlights
PrintVis 17 Released December 21, 2020 This release is for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 2 Based on Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 17.1.18256.18792 PV17 has the same structure as PV16, with a base app (extension) and separate extensions to be installed when the specific functionality in the extension is required. PV17 Features: […]Read more
A Major New Partnership Announcement
PrintVis in new collaboration with Kodak PrintVis is thrilled to share the news that Kodak has joined PrintVis’ Partner Community. From today’s press release: “Kodak is excited to announce the launch of the revolutionary KODAK PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions. Kodak has collaborated with leading software providers including Microsoft, PrintVis and VPress to create one […]Read more
The Right Print MIS Puts You in Control
Finding the Complete Solution for Your Print Business When you choose PrintVis to run your graphics business, you are also going with the biggest, most well-known and trusted producer of software in the world: Microsoft. As a long-time Gold-Certified Microsoft Partner, PrintVis can give you confidence in your own future, offering a framework that is […]Read more
Print Business Software and Golden Parachutes – Time for Action?
When it comes to poorly functioning CEOs, you’ve probably heard of the concept of the “golden parachute,” where an agreement is established between the company and its top manager, promising significant parting benefits if employment is terminated. These typically include severance pay, large cash bonuses, stock options, and other sizeable benefits. By contrast, poorly functioning […]Read more
Can You Buy Your “Digital Transformation”?
Over the past couple decades, digital transformation has become a key strategic issue for most every print business on the planet. You can probably think of examples of companies that have ignored the need to change, or started the change process too late, and where that led to. Of course, digital transformation is inexorably tied […]Read more
5 Things Successful Print Businesses Do with Their MIS
Over the years we’ve visited and worked with many printing companies, of all sizes and types. Some are clearly more successful than others, so naturally we evaluate the differences between highly successful business and others in our sphere. Here are 5 things we’ve found that stand out from the crowd: Template-Based Estimation Time is of […]Read more
Choosing your Implementation Partner: Traditional Vendor or Good Sparring Partner?
Bottom line: If you really want to get the most out of your new ERP or MIS system (or any digital transformation initiative), don’t choose your implementation partner based solely on the bottom line!Read more
PrintVis Named One of Denmark’s 1000 Most Successful Companies
This week the PrintVis team at our headquarters in Odder, Denmark was pleasantly surprised with a certificate of honor and a handsome statuette, recognizing the company’s inclusion in a group of outstanding Danish businesses. Spar Nord (large Danish bank) and BDO (one of the largest Danish accountant companies) have identified the 1,000 Danish companies that […]Read more
Disruption = Opportunity.
Your print business is disrupted. So are your vendors, so are your customers. So much is in upheaval. However, a time of crisis can also present a time of unique opportunity, particularly now when your comfortable daily routine has been basically rendered unavailable. What are the primary barriers to a print business for adopting a […]Read more
For Printers, It All Starts with the Estimate…
Getting an estimate delivered quickly and accurately to your customer is your top priority as a printer. Every other function in your ERP system is secondary to that estimate’s primary purpose: winning the order before your competition does. PrintVis lets you build quotes in a variety of ways, depending on the complexity of the job […]Read more
PV16: Microsoft Outlook Integration
Launched a few years ago to coincide with Microsoft’s integration of both NAV and CRM for the Outlook email client, PrintVis Outlook Pages continues with Dynamics 365 Business Central as an integrated web service which displays the basic data from the Customer Card along the right side of the Outlook window.Read more
PV16: Tools Selection in PrintVis
PrintVis includes a guide that will display possible combinations of machines, print cylinders and dies for specific product parameters. This is specifically intended to further support PrintVis customers in the narrow web label production industry, but of course applies to any print production scenario which involves the use of tools, such as steel rule dies […]Read more
PV16: Shop Floor Worker Role Center
Shop Floor functionality in PrintVis is primarily contained within our unique Shop Floor Role Center, built for ease of use by production workers who need to record time and document materials usage for each job. With each release we make improvements to the Shop Floor area, to improve communications between management and staff, and to […]Read more
PV16: Project Management
No matter what type of print business you run, you know that many jobs are not as simple as ‘quote, print, ship and invoice – done.’ Printers and related companies (such as design agencies) can easily spend an entire year on a single campaign – consuming hours, materials and other resources from multiple departments for […]Read more
PV16: Enhanced Warehouse Management and Shipping Functionality
Let’s continue to look at some of the nice new features in PV16. Today: Enhanced Warehouse Management and Shipping Functionality. Microsoft now includes Advanced Warehousing in their base Essentials license, so for 2020 we have added new features which make PrintVis connect more directly and deeply with this important functionality in Dynamics 365 Business Central. […]Read more
PV16: Overhead Allocation Scenarios
Let’s continue to look at some of the nice new features in PV16. Today: Overhead Allocation Scenarios. The Scenarios tool (Hourly Rate Calculator) is meant to assist in calculating the hourly rates used on the cost centers – and can be a tremendous help for our Partners and Customers. Generally, this tool considers all the […]Read more
PV16: Power BI
Let’s continue to look at some of the nice new features in PV16. Today: Power BI. With each release PrintVis continues to enhance our integration with Microsoft Power BI, which combines multiple software services and apps to create rich data visualization and business intelligence. PV16 ships with an attractive set of default reports – ready […]Read more
PV16: Multi-Company Functionality
Let’s continue to look at some of the nice new features we presented to customers last week in lieu of DRUPA… With DRUPA postponed until April 2021, we thought we’d share what we’d be doing if we were in Düsseldorf right now, which would be giving introductory demos of the latest in PrintVis to the thousands […]Read more
PV16: Quick Quote Questionnaire
Let’s continue to look at some of the nice new features we presented to customers last week in lieu of DRUPA… With DRUPA postponed until April 2021, we thought we’d share what we’d be doing if we were in Düsseldorf right now, which would be giving introductory demos of the latest in PrintVis to the thousands of […]Read more
PV16: The PrintVis Planning Board
In Lieu of DRUPA… With DRUPA postponed until April 2021, we thought we’d share what we’d be doing if we were in Düsseldorf 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 […]Read more
PV16: A Look at the Modern Client
In Lieu of DRUPA… With DRUPA postponed until April 2021, we thought we’d share what we’d be doing if we were in Düsseldorf 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 […]Read more
RapidStart – For a Faster, Smarter ERP Implementation
As most print companies know, the greatest and most common barrier to adopting a new ERP system, whether moving from an existing system or implementing from scratch, is the very serious concern of downtime. The modern print industry is so highly competitive – deadlines are tight and profit margins are often so thin that businesses […]Read more
Partnership Power and Pursuing a Proven Vertical
Recently a group of members from the PrintVis team found ourselves entrenched in the lovely facilities of the Microsoft Technology Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, engaged in intensive training with a collection of our newer Partners from North America. Motivated colleagues from Archerpoint, Sabre Limited and Captiva had all come to learn PrintVis – what is it, how […]Read more
5 Great Reasons to Consider the Cloud
Did you know you can “rent” your print MIS system as a monthly subscription and escape the traditional, up-front investment of perpetual licenses and hardware? You get all the print-specific functionality of PrintVis in the full ERP of Dynamics 365 Business Central, it’s just not rooted in your own server room anymore. Here are […]Read more
The Ultimate Package for Your Packaging Business
As the owner of a packaging business, what would you rather do? Constantly chase your shifting customer base, or stand ready and able to adapt your customers’ changing needs and behaviors, with both feet firmly planted? The trend toward digital within the packaging industry is unquestionably on an upward trajectory. This means a lot more […]Read more
Why Reinvent the Wheel?
PrintVis focuses on the unique needs of the print industry, and we let the core ERP functionality be handled by Microsoft – based on feedback from a huge customer base and a large partner community. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a proven ERP system used by thousands of companies around the world. Microsoft relies […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Released
First release on the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Modern Client Final release with Windows Client and C/Side development environment Available for use in browser, Windows 10 desktop app, mobile apps on Android and iOS, or in Outlook New Features and Bug Fixes, including a basic, out-of-the-box JDF Integration Watch the PrintVis 2020 video […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: AGFA Packages
Taking a leap into creating some out-of-the-box JDF integration, PrintVis 2020 ships with the first of several predefined levels of integration (“packages”) for communication between PrintVis and AGFA prepress software. Each of these levels will provide documented examples for the required setup of jobs and their individual data flows. Well-structured and documented, you can now simply […]Read more
PrintVis Partner Spotlight: Rainbow CrossMedia
It’s great to have a chance to introduceRainbow Crossmedia on the PrintVis website. We are based in the Netherlands and have been working in the Navision/Microsoft Dynamics world since the early 2000’s. For a good while we implemented Navision at all different types of businesses. But since 2008 Rainbow Crossmedia has focused specifically on the print […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Pages Redesigned for All-New Modern Client
As Business Central migrates from the Windows Client to the Modern Client, many aspects of the page design needed to be reviewed and optimized. The Consultant team at PrintVis each reviewed their specialized areas to make the Modern Client pages functional and set up according to best practices. We thoughtfully reviewed all aspects of the […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Multi-Company Functionality
The print industry has seen a spate of mergers and acquisitions, especially over the last decade, with many larger companies absorbing small-but-innovative digital startups and adding them to their portfolio of services, expanding both their geographical reach and their product lines. If you have a growing business organization that includes multiple partner companies under one […]Read more
PrintVis Live on INKISH TV
Last week, INKISH.news launched their new online webinar series, “Learn With Us,” and PrintVis is proud to have given the debut presentation. Here you can enjoy a pleasant and informative discussion with INKISH’s Morten Reitoft, PrintVis CEO Kasper Tomshøj and Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj, along with a video presentation on print price calculation methods. They discuss […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Advanced Warehouse Management
Microsoft now includes Advanced Warehousing in their base Essentials license, so for 2020 we have added new features which make PrintVis connect more directly and deeply with this important functionality in Dynamics 365 Business Central. Deployed within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Financials, PrintVis integrates with Warehouse Management to let a print company configure the system for […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Shop Floor Role Center Updates
For 2020, we have made a nice round of improvements to the Shop Floor Role Center. The Production Plan is now available in both Tile and List Views, set on a per-User basis. We received feedback from some operators who preferred the more extended job information displayed in the List view. Tiles for recording indirect […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Esko Label Integration
Companies who manufacture labels for the food & beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and similar industries can see great benefit from full or partial automation of their workflow, where there are frequent repeat orders of large quantities, often produced on narrow web (by flexographic and digital presses), and often including inline die-cutting and finishing. In commercial printing, […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Multi-Web Management
Newspaper printing houses have production requirements that distinguish them from commercial web-offset printing, because of the large number of pages and multiple components (stitched inserts and different substrates, for example) in the finished product. Most will use several connected units for printing different colors of ink, and many include in-line cutting, collating and folding […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Tools Selection for the Label Industry
For our latest release, PrintVis has created a guide that will display possible combinations of machines, print cylinders and dies for specific product parameters. This is specifically intended to further support PrintVis customers in the narrow web label production industry. When a customer requests a label product of certain size and shape, the PrintVis Tools […]Read more
PrintVis 2020 Highlights: New Standard reports for Power BI
With each release PrintVis continues to enhance our integration with Microsoft Power BI. This combines multiple software services and apps to create rich data visualization and business intelligence. PrintVis 2020 ships with an attractive set of default reports, ready to use out of the box, for Power BI. Users can take advantage of attractive and […]Read more