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Hiflex integrates choiceship workflow solution

Press release from the issuing company

Ashland, NY – HIFLEX Corp, NA the global Web2Print and MIS software solutions provider, specializing in the print and media industries announced today the integration between HIFLEX MIS and Choice Connector's ChoiceSHIP product.  The integration provides a shipping workflow that automatically transfers data bi-directionally between the HIFLEX MIS and UPS WorldShip and FedEx Ship Manager shipping systems using ChoiceSHIP.  The integration eliminates manual data entry by automatically transferring order, job, and shipping information between the two systems. 

Worth Higgins & Associates is an employee owned commercial printer located in central Virginia and successfully implemented the new integration.  "We process several hundred shipments per week and realized we needed an integrated solution before going live with our new HIFLEX MIS system.  Without this solution, we would have had to hire more people or squeeze more hours into an eight hour day," comments Steve Plourde, Director of Technology at Worth Higgins & Associates. "ChoiceSHIP enabled us to save time and effort in a number of departments, such as shipping and billing, by eliminating the data entry errors that inevitably occur as multiple departments re-keyed in the same data at multiple points in the workflow.  The level of service from the folks at Choice is parallel to what we offer our clients."

Worth Higgins & Associates utilizes the HIFLEX MIS software to manage their entire facility for estimating, order entry, production planning, job costing and inventory control.  Worth Higgins & Associates also utilizes "ChoiceSHIP" to connect UPS and FedEx to the HIFLEX MIS for real-time bidirectional shipping automation.

The new integration shortens the ship-to-bill cycle time by embedding freight charges, including customized business rules.  There is no longer a need to wait for carriers' invoices before billing.  Another key benefit of the integration is the elimination of double entry which reduces errors and saves valuable labor.

"Our team is excited about this new integration and the benefits that it will have for our customers", comments Gary E. Marron, President & CEO, HIFLEX Corporation for North America.  "We expect many more HIFLEX customers and prospects will value this integration and want this as a part of their HIFLEX Solution to integrate with UPS and FedEx.  HIFLEX is committed to partnering with companies such as Choice which provide extra value and recommends Choice Connector because it provides a tremendous value with an extremely fast return on investment." Mr. Marron goes on to say.

HIFLEX is an international software provider developing sophisticated solutions for commercial and technical process automation in the print and media industry:

HIFLEX MIS (Management Information System) is a fully JDF-compliant solution which models and supports all business processes in printing houses and media companies. It is subdivided into the business areas Office and Factory. HIFLEX Print Support is a high-performance web-based procurement system providing print and media purchasers with a highly developed tool to organize their familiar procurement processes more efficiently. HIFLEX Webshop is a unique, open Web2Print solution with integrated product configuration and online quotation generation for custom formats.

HIFLEX is known worldwide as the technology leader in JDF integration. Close cooperation is maintained with all recognized press and system suppliers in the print and media industry. The company is a partner member of the CIP4 organization, has won 15 of the global CIP4 Innovation (CIPPI) Awards, and also received the PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award in 2008 and 2010. Internationally, HIFLEX is the most successful software provider for the print and media industry, and HIFLEX MIS is JDF-certified by both the CIP4 Organization and PIA/GATF.