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FILEMAKER LAUNCHES FREE PRINT JOB COSTING SOLUTION
…Addresses estimating and quoting process for SRA3 digital print…
Downloadable from http://www.filemaker.co.uk/print4u/
LONDON, UK, March 21st, 2005 – FileMaker today announced the availability of a Print4U, a free print job costing software solution that will address the estimate and quoting process for SRA3 digital print. It is one of a range of free FileMaker starter solutions aimed at a variety of key sectors including education, health, and creative.
Print 4 U is a 'lite' version of a solution originally created by FileMaker developer MaJic for Laser Graphics, a digital print and design company based in Milton Keynes. It specifically addresses the estimating/quoting and job costing process for SRA3 digital print by storing the cost profile for the digital printer and incorporating these costs together with apportioned overhead costs for the company in order to calculate job and sell value.
Says Bill Smyth at Laser Graphics: "Three years ago, we could not find a solution to our MIS problems which would cover all aspects of the business. Creating a bespoke solution with FileMaker and using the expertise of MaJic Solutions has solved that problem and has resulted in a saving of at least two man-days per week in job estimating alone. In fact our clients are often amazed that we can quote quickly and over the telephone for complex jobs or bounce back quotations by email as if returning a serve! FileMaker's flexibility allows us to do that particularly with the enhancements available in FileMaker Pro 7."
According to Tony Speakman, General Manager, FileMaker International: “Print4U is best based on an already proven solution. It gives you the choice of generating a free form quote for either a digital printing process or any other ancillary service offered by a printer. The digital printing quote will automatically calculate a job and sell-cost, based upon cost parameters for the appropriate printing machine and associated overheads. We believe this free solution will provide immense benefit to the print sector and will allow people to see how FileMaker generally can be used to deliver high value gains in terms of productivity and efficiency.”
As well as being a solution for the print market, Print4U application also showcases many key functions associated with FileMaker Pro 7.
Print4U can be downloaded from http://www.filemaker.co.uk/print4u/ with a free 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 7.
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