Small Quick Print Business Looking for MIS/MGMT Software


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Hi There! My very small printing company is looking for an affordable MIS software recommendation. We specialize in quick digital printing, and are only 3 people and one Canon 8000 and guillotine cutter.

We're looking for something that we can create customized estimates and invoices, basic CRM and preferably with the ability to add in an online store in the future. Most of our work will likely be same day or next day $25-$100 jobs, but quite a few of them. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices, and our budget is on the low end.

If anyone has any suggestions, or something that has worked for them that would be fantastic!



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Depending on your specific circumstances this may be appropriate:
Highly customizable - internally or by contracted developer - and inexpensive to start.
I have been using Filemaker Pro for decades to do many disparate tasks - no affiliation.


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We have just been through the process of choosing a replacement for our MIS, we finally narrowed it down to PrintIQ which is very scalable


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Out of interest, what sort of price have you been quoted for Print IQ?
I'm not dealing with the $ in this case, I'm just a user and provide the technical IT knowledge.
I did see the numbers but I don't remember them, I do know we decided on the subscription model rather than outright purchase.
The pricing depends on which modules you license. We have included the base plus XMPie integration and a couple of other modules, the bean counters decided that the Prinergy integration was too expensive.


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But the price is right for small shops.
True. I actually prefer the look of PressGenie for small shops.

If only the user interface of Morning Flight could be brought into a modern iteration, it could be a really compelling choice for print shops.

I personally feel that the industry is crying out for a high quality non-subscription based piece of software to help with quoting and managing orders.

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