Optimus Launching dash MIS For Packaging At Africa Print Expo


Optimus have continued to develop and enhance the award winning Optimus dash MIS with the launch of Optimus dash for Packaging. Their dash sales enquiry system allows users to easily create rapid quotations regardless of complexity, through its highly configurable question-driven front end. The system will be exhibited at the Africa Print expo, taking place 7-9 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Dash provides the ability to create quotes in seconds irrespective of print process or substrate.
Quotes are easily converted into fully specified production jobs with all materials required, estimated costs and final invoice values automatically created, without the need to duplicate or re-key information.

With Optimus dash for Packaging, further functionality has been incorporated so that knives and products can be quickly identified and incorporated into the quoting function. A series of look up tables are provided for speed and ease of use.

Optimus dash for Packaging includes: a Diecut Knife Database containing all of the parameters of the die knife, including size, shapes on the knife and cardboard; a Product Database containing all details of the product including shape options (linked to knives) and colours.

Within the highly configurable dash Sales Enquiry System, when preparing the enquiry (estimate), simply select the product to be produced, insert the quantities and this will automatically generate a quote based on the correct product information in combination with the correct knives to be used. Also produced automatically is a breakdown of the estimated production costs which is instantly visible as the quote is built.

Nicola Bisset, Optimus Group Managing Director commented, 'We are very excited to be launching further enhancements to our incredibly successful dash MIS. With the introduction of Optimus dash for Packaging, the advantages of using the process driven dash approach ensures that any substrate or process can be managed which can also include additional quality assurance validation configured to suit, depending on your environment. Therefore, companies that have diversified their product portfolio no longer need multiple systems to manage multiple products.

Africa Print is co-located with FESPA Africa, Sign Africa and Africa LED. Entrance to the expo is free. For more information and to pre-register online, visit: www.africaprintexpo.com.

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