Zalsman BV is a regional, national and internationally-operating graphic arts company in Zwolle, The Netherlands. It has been a family-run business since 1857, currently employing over 100 professionals.
Zalsman specializes in offset and digital print and in-house finishing, as well as logistics and warehousing. Standard clients include health care, educational and governmental institutions. Working with Rainbow Solutions, they have been using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the PrintVis solution for the graphics industry for over 5 years now.
ICT Manager and Director of Innovative Print Frans Selles spoke with PrintVis Partner Rainbow Solutions late in 2015, regarding the challenges his company faced while searching for and implementing a new MIS/ERP system company-wide.
“The best aspect of Dynamics NAV/PrintVis is the real-time visibility in progress of all processes – especially from a financial perspective. Thanks to PrintVis we can analyze specific problems, detect and tackle them.” – Frans Selles, Zalsman BV
“Our previous graphical management information system functioned just fine in the beginning, but when we wanted to extend our services for customers to include logistics and digital printing it proved unfit for the task. Also, because it can be difficult to know what the future will look like, we knew we needed a flexible system.”
“The best aspect of Dynamics NAV/PrintVis is the real-time visibility in progress of all processes – especially from a financial perspective. Thanks to PrintVis we can analyze specific problems, detect and tackle them.
“Another important advantage of PrintVis, which we enjoy every day, is that it works quickly and efficiently and is well organized.
“The insight into the business processes such as financial status, calculation of print orders and planning has improved significantly with PrintVis. These great insights earn us direct time and money – and we have not even mentioned the benefits we anticipate with our future plans.”
“One important condition for a business solution is that it comes with a stable and reliable partner to work with – a partner that also provides sufficient support in the long term. A partner that can provide a stable and scalable system.
“So for us it was crucial that we got a total solution, including for our financial department. A fully-integrated system where all processes are automated.”
“Of course we were aware that we would be faced with some challenges with the implementation of a completely new system. But by managing projects well, using thorough planning and a lot of communication, we have prevented many problems.”
“Our next step is to transfer our other business units to PrintVis. Once all our companies are implemented we want to consolidate the entire group and then proceed to optimize the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and PrintVis.”
Many thanks to Frans Selles for this interview!
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Rainbow Crossmedia is the PrintVis Partner for the printing and packaging market in the Netherlands and Belgium. Rainbow also focuses its activities on crossovers such as fulfillment, communications and logistic businesses.
For Dutch and Belgian companies whose business opportunities extend beyond the realm of print, there is a need for standard ERP along with print-specific MIS. Entrepreneurs with vision especially appreciate the worldwide support, flexibility and long-term continuity of Microsoft Dynamics and the integrated PrintVis solution.
PrintVis is a world class MIS/ERP system for the graphical arts industry – certified for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (NAV). PrintVis is marketed, sold and implemented globally by a network of highly skilled partners.
Published January 2016.