Roanoke, VA, – Printing Industries of America has selected SoftSolutions' Flex-Production Control System (PCS) software as one of this year's most innovative technologies in the graphic arts industry.
A key concept of SoftSolutions' award-winning product development focus is its Open System (OS) interface to enable virtually any front-office Management Information Systems (MIS) and virtually any shop-floor equipment to share accurate, real-time information more cost-effectively. If end-users are able to export their existing MIS data to MS Excel, it can be ported live into Flex-OS. Likewise, any legacy equipment with an electronic counter can be connected in real-time to the Flex-OS platform.
The Flex-OS interface enables the free flow of data necessary for Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Flex-OS enables workflow automation beyond pre-press, across both press and post-press equipment using international standards such as JDF and JMF. Data integration to legacy MIS and existing shop-floor equipment can also be implemented using custom interfaces supported within the Flex-PCS framework.
A growing number of graphic arts end-users ranging from Sheridan Book to Arkay Packaging to Edwards Brothers to Cenveo have licensed Flex-PCS to capture real-time Job Costing from existing and new equipment in the context of Job Estimating data from existing MIS systems.
Likewise, a growing number of strategic partners such as Timsons Press, PrintStream, Muller Martini, Prestige Scheduler and Hiflex are leveraging Flex-OS to accelerate and simplify their data integration solutions for customers seeking real-time visibility on performance metrics via any standard web browser.
See a live demo of the award winning Flex-OS integration with a live Muller Martini Primera Stitcher at Muller's booth #1137 at Print '09 from September 11th through 16th in Chicago, IL.
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