The smart Quick Quote module gives users a faster way to submit quotes, so printers can be more competitive and capture business faster.
New tools like estimating tenders and extended estimating features are now included in the Estimating module. These features help narrow web label and flexible packaging printers improve the planning and budgeting of jobs.
The digital shopfront Web4Labels has been updated with new tools for quick online estimating, RFQ’s, online editing of SKU’s, and online ordering. These features streamline the estimating and ordering process and open new possibilities for Web-2-Print.
New automation features have also been added to enable a no-click-workflow from web ordering straight onto the digital press. This feature gets labels into production faster with less possibility of error.
Peter Dhondt, Head Business Development and Sales at Cerm, noted, ‘We have a mission at Cerm which says ‘Deliver as promised.’ For over 30 years, Cerm has been doing just that: developing and delivering comprehensive solutions for the label community around the world. Our strong industry experience, and our commitment to our customers, continues to drive our innovation, and ensures we can meet the demands of the market today and in the future.’
At the heart of Cerm’s solution are eight specific modules, each supporting a critical step in the printer’s integrated workflow, from estimating over to shop floor data collection to invoicing. Connecting these modules provides the narrow web printer with a way to go beyond just MIS and enable the management and automation of their business.
The modules are part of three product categories:
Shopfront: Web4Labels is an all-in-one digital shopfront for online quoting and managing of assets, providing a critical online resource that lets sales people and end-customers order labels and get quotes remotely.
Shopfloor: insight into operations, including capacity per machine and how to optimise machines to reduce change-over times. Stock, inventory and raw material data is also available, as well as crucial details for shipping.
Backoffice: Cerm backoffice includes specific solutions to relieve the practical problems that come from printing a larger number of different products with smaller print runs. Produced quantities and shipping information is taken from the shopfloor to generate shipping notes and invoices.
The printer can choose the modules that meet their needs today, then add more as their business grows.
Geert Van Damme, Managing Director at Cerm, concluded, ‘At Cerm, we are committed to developing and delivering solutions that enable our customers to meet the challenges faced by all printers across the narrow web printing industry. But we also realise that each printer faces obstacles and opportunities that are unique to their business. Cerm meets both sets of challenges. We go beyond MIS, and provide narrow web label and flexible packaging printers with customisable modules they can use to connect specific areas of their business into one comprehensive business management solution.’