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A 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.

Established
industry expertise

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.

Companies that trust in us

advanter print+sign Referenz Erler+Pless
advanter print+sign Referenz Richnerstutz
advanter print+sign Referenz Christinger
advanter print+sign Referenz KL Druck
advanter print+sign Referenz Trevision

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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.

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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.

“The implementation proved to be the right choice for us. We now have a system that supports nearly the entire workflow. All important information, such as the current order status, can be retrieved at the touch of a button. As a result, we can work faster overall and ultimately serve our customers better. We will continue to expand the system in the future and further increase end-to-end coverage. I can really recommend advanter.”

Simon Pless, Managing Director, Erler+Pless GmbH

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

Sales support

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)
  • Memos
  • 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
  • Resubmissions/deadlines

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.

Orders

  • 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

Billing

  • Invoices (collective and partial invoices)
  • Pro forma invoices
  • Installment/final invoices
  • Open items (SEPA), credit memos
  • Commission notes

Special features

  • Email assignment/dispatch
  • Projects (paperclips for all documents)
  • BOMs/sets
  • Cross-selling

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:

How can we support you?

We would be happy to present advanter 6 efficient in an online demo. Let our experts guide you live through the platform and learn more about your individual benefits.