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EFI Launches Major Upgrade to Hagen MIS Software

Press release from the issuing company

Las Vegas, Nevada – June 28, 2004 – EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, announced today it will ship a major upgrade to its industry-leading EFI Hagen OA management information system starting July 1st. Hagen 8.0 is the most significant product upgrade in three years, incorporating many enhancements requested by customers. Key improvements and modifications have been made to the core system, job management, estimating, fulfillment, and the accounts receivable module to increase functionality and flexibility and to provide added features customers have requested. “EFI is dedicated to continuous improvement to ensure our customers receive the latest and most powerful MIS software solutions. This new release of Hagen certainly raises the bar on functionality and flexibility,” said Marc Olin, Vice President/General Manager, EFI Commercial Print Systems. “Based on feedback from our loyal customer base, we’ve enhanced and advanced many key areas of the system to help them run their businesses even more efficiently.” EFI Hagen OA is an enterprise level MIS solution for technology-driven printing operations of all sizes, from small commercial printers to multi-plant enterprises. Providing a robust and advanced accounting package with high-end applications for estimating, job management, scheduling, purchasing, inventory and fulfillment, Hagen OA allows users to collect, share, analyze and respond to information in real time. The addition of external e-mail functions and special e-mail triggers expand Hagen OA’s communication potential. Improvements in the job management module include a job “ship to” function with a more intuitive user interface, the ability to identify multiple product versions and the flexibility to control several types of billable and non-billable shipments. Other shipping enhancements include the ability to track freight liabilities and to post freight costs directly to a job. New options in the estimating module increase user flexibility. Screen printers will be especially pleased with the new prepress sheeting option. The accounts receivable module has been enhanced to include new invoicing functionality utilizing summary and detail invoice line processing. Some new productivity enhancing features include automated routines for creating credit memos; a copy routine for “contract” invoices; a new invoice batch print routine; and an automated sales tax option. Revision 8.0 includes enhancements to Hagen OA Fulfillment including an automated backorder release program, automatic calculation of fulfillment storage and handling charges. Additionally, core functionality of the system administration module has been expanded to include taxability options, specifically the ability to import sales tax information from CCH tax tables. These enhancements increase the accuracy of tax collection and reporting. Said Ted Straus, vice president of operations and technology for Suttle-Straus: "Suttle-Straus has been a satisfied Hagen OA user for more than two years. The system has improved many processes in our plant, but most importantly it has enabled us to increase our sales without additional employees. We've been beta testing Hagen 8.0 and especially like the new ship-to-data options and the integration with Microsoft Outlook." Hagen OA is based on an open architecture, utilizing the world's most advanced database schemas and development tools. And it is cross-platform, utilizing a familiar Windows interface with browser-based applications for data collection, production monitoring and fulfillment.