In a world first on Booth Number 334 in the South Hall at Print 17 in Chicago [10-14 September], Infigo Software and Tharstern will demonstrate how printing companies can give their customers 24/7 access to the estimating engine within an MIS, allowing them to create their own live quotations, on-demand.
End users will also be able to check their order history and inventory, all via a self-service web-to-print portal.
The two giants with global industry expertise believe the integration will transform how customers manage their print or packaging workflow.
Heading teams over the five days will be Tharstern's Global Sales Director, Lee Ward, and Tharstern USA Inc's Bob and Susan Moore, while Infigo Software's line-up will be led by Douglas Gibson, Managing Director, and Customer Success Director, Greg Young.
They will be showing how this industry world first for on-demand quotations enables printing companies to meet the needs of the 'always on, digital first' customer. Using a custom branded ordering portal, the end user can access the powerful estimating engine within the Tharstern MIS and create their own print estimates on demand. The functionality will also benefit sales teams who can use it to create their own instant prices, making it easier to close deals while still on-site.
At the heart of the integration is the Infigo Software Catfish platform, an easy-to-use, tailored online portal that delivers a great user experience. For Tharstern, the worldwide specialist in management information systems for the print and packaging industries, its latest two modules – Business Intelligence and Advanced Imposition – will also be highlighted at Print 17.
The integration between the two powerful solutions uses the Tharstern API and automates functions such as product mapping, job specification and submission, estimating, reporting, imposition, stock management, billing and shipping into a streamlined workflow.
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