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Estimator Corp. and Virtual Systems Integrate Products

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Westport CT:   Friday, May 30, 2008 Estimator Corp. of Westport, CT, developer of the Estimator estimating software program has formed a integrated solution with Virtual Systems, creator of Mail-Shop and Digi-Shop high-end mailing solutions for the direct mail and printing industry.

"This integration aligns two complementary technology products that will provide current and future clients with an advanced and truly comprehensive estimating solution," said Chris Huber, Virtual Systems President. "And because the combined product ultimately approaches its tasks from the printer's perspective, operators will enjoy unmatched ease of use, as well."

Estimator Corp. President Mark L. Myers and Howard Cornett, chief programmer, have joined forces with the Virtual Systems staff to develop an interface capable of capturing the hundreds of detailed fields produced in the Estimator program.

"We're excited to produce a collaborative end-to-end management and estimating solution with Virtual Systems," Myers said. "Our two companies have each brought innovative products to the marketplace, and this integration will surely represent a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts."

Digi-Shop is a breakthrough MIS Package designed specifically for digital print and mail operations. It assists digital print and mail service providers in quickly implementing right-sized solutions for capturing web-to-print orders, scheduling work, tracking production, and accounting for services and postage, while creating unparalleled productivity and providing a platform for integration with most leading accounting systems.

The open-architecture Digi-Shop system provides companies with maximum flexibility for integrating their business needs. Moreover, this flexibility has provided customers with the ability to strengthen the most progressive and profitable areas.

Estimator, an affordable solution for sheet-fed, web and digital print operations, has been proven to reduce users' estimating costs by as much as 70 percent, while increasing business with speed enhancements and improved overall client response. Automatic "Press-Select" and "Remote Quote" functions improve ease of use even further. The stand alone Estimator program delivers Estimate, Job Ticket, Paper and Services PO's, Job Scheduler, Invoice, Shipping Labels, Delivery Ticket, and a Detailed Cost Analysis for each quote.

"Buyer's remorse is not part of the Estimator philosophy," says President Mark L. Myers. "Giving users a risk-free chance to see Estimator at work in their own environment assures them that our product is an ideal fit for their operations. That will become even truer with our alliance with Virtual Systems."

For additional details about Virtual Systems and the Digi-Shop solution, visit www.VirtualSystems.com or call (425) 828-9495.

For more information about Estimator Corp., including an unrestricted download of the full-run Estimator product, visit www.EstimatorCorp.com or call (203) 682-6436.




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