Cerm’s software modules, that go beyond MIS to provide a complete business management and automation solution, are part of the integrated end-to-end digital production solutions to be presented at the upcoming Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 (www.xeikoncafe.com), set for 28 to 31 March. Live applications in wet-glue labelling and paper cups will emphasize Cerm’s strength in process automation and efficiency.
Global solution provider Cerm joins forces with other key industry suppliers at the dynamic Xeikon Café with its robust and modular end-to-end business automation solution for digital label and packaging production. Serving the narrow web printing industry, the Cerm solution includes eight modules that support each step in the printer’s workflow to gain efficiency and improve profitability. Its Web4Labels, an all-in-one digital shopfront module for online quoting and managing of assets, will be highlighted.
“Our aim at the Xeikon Café is to get printers thinking about the digital print shop of the future that will be driven by a fully integrated and automated workflow,” shares Peter Dhondt, Cerm Global Head of Sales. “A key strength of Cerm’s end-to-end business management and automation solution is that it covers the entire value chain from brand owner and design to production. The Xeikon-Cerm partnership of a bidirectional integration between Cerm and the X800 digital front end of Xeikon has clearly proven the positive impact of collaboration.”
At the heart of Cerm’s solution are eight specific modules, each supporting a different step of the entire integrated workflow – from estimating to shop floor data collection to invoicing. Connecting these modules provides the narrow web printer with a way to go beyond just MIS and enable a more effective business and production environment.
The modules are segmented into three product categories of shopfront, a critical resource that lets sales people and end-customers order labels and quickly obtain accurate quotes remotely; shopfloor, delivering insight into operations, including capacity and utilization per machine and how they can be optimized to reduce change-over times; and backoffice, providing insight into operations, including capacity and utilization per machine and how they can be optimized to reduce change-over times.
Printers can choose the modules that meet their needs today, and then add more as their businesses grow.