The leading ERP software solution for large-format printing.
Full ERP for large-format printing
The advanter print+sign software solution links all the phases of added-value creation in large-format printing (LFP). One ERP solution for all process steps. All documents and processes in a single tool. One central point of contact.
We are experts for the specific processes and peculiarities of professional large-format printing – even with high scaling. This is based on our experience from over 100 projects in the LFP industry.
Leading LFP vendors trust in advanter print+sign
Top large-format printers in German-speaking countries have trusted in advanter print+sign and the expertise of our professional employees for many years.
30 years of software development and over 100 successfully completed customer projects in the field of large format printing
With our advanter business software, we digitally map your entire workflow. You increase the efficiency of all processes, even across interfaces, and optimise the quality of your projects.
By digitally supporting your processes, you reduce friction losses at large and small levers. Holistically and at every single point of your process chain. You effectively save costs and effort and sustainably improve your margins.
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"advanter has become indispensable for our company. With the use of advanter in all areas of our company, we have been able to significantly increase our efficiency."
Martin Bischof, Project Management
TREVISION Groß.Bild.Technik GmbH
"advanter. A central database for all divisions of the company. The flexibility of advanter has inspired us for many years. Continuous enhancements enable us to respond to the requirements of our customers in the best possible way. "
Daniel Gutendorf, CEO
KL Digitaldruck & Profiltechnik GmbH
"With advanter, we have a tool in our hands that allows us to monitor almost our entire workflow. All important information is available at the touch of a button."
Simon Pless, CEO
"A fully-featured and customizable software such as advanter provides a really hugh benefit for us."
Oliver Knaup, CEO
DCP Digitaldruck & Profiltechnik GmbH
Companies that trust in us
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Sophisticated costing of large-format printing for more accountability and profitability
Use advanter print+sign to cost predefined standard products as well as complex, tailored printing solutions.
Our ERP software covers all the relevant items needed to create quotations for jobs of all types and sizes. The advantages are clear: Create more detailed, more reliable quotations for your customers more quickly, with a guaranteed margin for you.
Sophisticated campaign handling with flexible production planning for greater reliability
An Excel spreadsheet, an endless number of order items with different motifs, and the customer delivers late but still expects rapid delivery. That’s not unusual in the LFP business. That’s why speed and the right planning are key in order management, to ensure that contractual penalties don’t become an issue.
It doesn’t matter whether you use store-specific or motif-specific production: advanter print+sign supports fast, uncomplicated data import and supports you in selecting the right production strategy – one that takes account of parallel orders, machine utilization, and your current storage capacities.
Uncomplicated delivery and billing for a seamless, professional LFP workflow
advanter print+sign helps you organize seamless shipping of your print products, through reliable, tried and tested IT interfaces to all relevant logistics partners.
Complete your print order with simple delivery note generation and billing and keep track of all your customer-specific and project-relevant processes and documents – making your controlling faster and easier, too.
Best connections - multiple interfaces
Each integration of an interface saves a lot of individual work and ensures consistent or improved quality in process handling. In this way, advanter print+sign fits perfectly and easily into your IT landscape.
Examples of standard interfaces
- Web-Connect interface for connecting web shops
- Interface telephony / Estos Pro Call 4/5
- Media database interfaces (e.g. OPIX, OPAS-G,…)
- Interface Heidler dispatch system (for optimised dispatch processing with up to 140 different carriers)
- GLS, DPD, DHL, UPS interfaces
- EDI interface
- Interface CAD
- Interface ESKO/OneVision
- Interface for financial accounting (DATEV, Sage, BMD, DIAMANT, Topix
and much more
All functions of advanter 6 print+sign efficient at a glance
Cost large-format printing and advertising materials completely, exactly, and reliably
Give your quotations a solid foundation, so you can act confidently and successfully towards your customers and competitors. All costs can be calculated easily, based on the order details. This gives you the basis for optimizing your margins and keeping an eye on your business profitability overall.
- Calculation of large-format rolls and sheet printing, as well as small-format digital printing and screen printing
- Calculation of frames, including cutting information
- Calculation of 3D letters and advertising elements such as pylons
- Master costing of machines and for personnel deployment, to calculate hourly rates
- Definition of machine production properties (such as formats, modes, speeds, staff)
- Calculation of material costs, ink costs, production times, personnel times
- Calculation of laminates, cutting plotter costs, and further processing (hem seam, eyelets, borders, and so on)
- Apportionment of the calculated amounts to quotation items
- Generation of quotations from the costing sheet
- Calculation of optimal sales prices or check of competitive prices
All addresses and bids clearly and concisely in one system. The specific tools that sales staff need to approach customers quickly, easily, and convincingly.
- Customer management (intelligent address maintenance)
- Telephony (inbound/outbound)
- Selections for newsletters and mailings
- Full document and contact history
- Graphical maps of surroundings (customers, hotels, and so on)
- Masthead import/address matching
- Quotation generation, including costing
- ABC analyses/customer ranking
Specifically for procurement and sales!
The advanter Document Management System (DMS) provides all relevant documents and files at all times, to ensure a fast, efficient workflow over the entire sales process. A scan function lets you import printed documents directly and save them in the job folder. When a sales process is complete, the corresponding documents can be archived automatically.
- Assignment of documents to receipts
- Scan of documents (such as incoming invoices)
- Automatic storage of PDFs for every printout in the DMS
- Create job folders in the file system
- Automatic folder structures
- Clerk has access to all customer and order data
- Automatic archiving
Know your position at all times
Your numbers reveal how successful individual products, sales projects, and your entire business really are. advanter features many different analysis options and supports management in making decisions and proceeding strategically.
- Analyze sales (by customer, employee, product, time period, and so on)
- Calculate cash flow and liquidity
- Determine profitability (overall, project-specific)
- Generate forecast
Fully integrated email client
advanter takes care of complete email management. The advantage: All emails are assigned to documents, projects, and addresses and can be retrieved at any time – for example, while talking to customers on the phone and in communications involving multiple employees (letters/email)
- Full address overview of communication (email, letters, fax)
- Email link with documents (such as purchase orders and invoices)
- Document dispatch via email
- Customer communication via email
- Automatic invoice dispatch via email
- Synchronization of emails/appointments/addresses via Exchange or Kerio
Order processing, sales, customers
More efficient sales
Shape your entire sales process – from quotation to order, delivery, and billing – to be clear and streamlined.
- Support for multiple currencies and multiple languages
- Margin calculation
- Arrears management
- Material requirements planning/warehouse reservation
- Picking/scanner input
- Email, such as shipping notifications and ZUGFeRD invoices
- Invoices (collective and partial invoices)
- Pro forma invoices
- Installment/final invoices
- Open items (SEPA), credit memos
- Commission notes
- Email assignment/dispatch
- Projects (paperclips for all documents)
There’s an old business saying: “The profit lies in purchasing”. advanter helps you purchase materials and parts at favorable terms – profit-optimized, reliably, and quickly – and get them to the customer.
- Requests for quotation: Prices, delivery time, availability, price comparison list
- Supplier conditions (prices, texts, agreements)
- Material requirements planning: order-related/warehouse-related
- Framework orders
- Arrears lists/delivery reminders
Goods receipts and incoming invoices
- Quantity/quality control (block function)
- Option: bar code scanner, mobile input via iOS
- Document verification and preparation for transfer to accounting
- Digitalization of incoming documents
- Approval process
Keep a close eye on your merchandise
Stock your goods to have sufficient availability, but not tie up too much capital or incur high storage costs. Many functions can also be used on the go and online. That’s our goal.
- Stock valuations and physical inventory
- Storage history across all postings
- Multi-stock handling for each item
- External warehouse, picking warehouse, quarantine stores, …
- Warehouse retrieval via bar code scanner, also mobile
- Warehouse postings or inventory check online via iPad
Details on the system requirements for advanter 6 efficient print+sign:
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