PagePath Announces PowerQuote 11 Support Integrated Estimating & Management for Digital Workflow
CHICAGO, IL, – Sept. 13, 2005 – PowerQuote Software, Inc. and PagePath Technologies Inc., chose the Print ’05 Show to announce a major breakthrough for digital print shops. PagePath’s MyOrderDesk, an Internet orderflow system for print shops, will now integrate with PowerQuote’s new version 11. This important estimating and management capability was designed especially for Indigo, Nexpress, Docucolor, and similar digital print production equipment. It will enable the print provider to easily reuse the online MyOrderDesk job ticket as a digital (or offset) job without the expense and potential errors associated with manual data entry!
Unlike other systems, this is not merely a new coat of paint slapped on an old system intended for offset jobs. Instead, it was built from the ground up using all new input screens and calculations designed specially for digital print production equipment and it builds on solutions the two companies have previously developed together.
Bruce Moore, President of PowerQuote said, “In addition to the time savings the shop will get by reusing MyOrderDesk job ticket information, we add the incredible flexibility to choose from 3 different estimating methods for each machine. The shop can choose from Budgeted Hourly rate, Cost Per Click, or Price Grid! PagePath is known for its best of breed technology. With PowerQuote 11, it will be nicely matched on the digital estimating side and our customers will enjoy the significant cost savings that come from using it.”
“I was blown away by the attention to detail and the way PowerQuote 11 addresses the unique needs of a digital shop,” commented Greg Witek of PagePath. “Bruce and his team at PowerQuote addressed a long standing need. Until now, many digital shops have been forced to make do with a system designed for offset shops. Instead of trying to force an offset system to do digital, PowerQuote started with a clean slate. Digital shops will be thrilled.”
PagePath’s MyOrderDesk©, named “Product of the Year” and “Best of Breed”, enables printers to automate printing orders and services over the Internet. The system can be “plugged into” a shop’s existing Web site or a complete Web site can be hosted by PagePath. For information about MyOrderDesk, see www.PagePath.com, phone 630-689-4111, or email Info@PagePath.com.
The PowerQuote Printing Estimating and Management software is the first print estimating system “Built for Mac OS X” and also works on Mac OS 8.6 and later. It handles offset, copy, digital and brokered jobs. The user friendly system has written quotes, job tickets, invoicing, easy recall of jobs for reorders, and more. A free demo movie is available at www.macestimating.com. For more information, phone 800-686-0067, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.