As apparel decorating, garment, and screen printing companies have turned to printing business software to automate and streamline their business processes and facilitate integrations with marketplace leaders, print shops have discovered the many advantages that ERP software solutions provide. More specifically, business owners have come to realize the important part a comprehensive business management system plays in their leadership role within the company – providing a single, industry-specific, and integrated system that allows effective decision making to ensure a print shop’s success. Several advantages of utilizing an industry-specific enterprise resource planning solution (ERP) for established business leaders include the following:

Real-time Information

As the individual ultimately in charge at your shop, your job is to ensure managers and employees are working towards shared goals for the company and with it’s best interest in mind. The immediate and accurate information available right at your fingertips from print shop software is important for timely decision-making – providing an instant view of where your apparel decorating or promotional goods business stands at any given time. With the immediacy of information available within one centralized database and not in siloed solutions, you can answer even the most difficult questions, wherever and whenever it is necessary. From open AR to active jobs in production to current inventory levels, the software allows for easy access and visibility to real-time information. This instant accessibility to the current state of business through critical business metrics provides the decision-making ability to influence the future of your print shop.

Flexible and Customizable Reporting 

Apparel decorating software provides business owners with the ability to create and set-up reports and KPIs based on the specific needs of your shop. These types of management reports can include indicators such as sales orders status, inventory valuation, annual sales, production scheduling, inventory stock status, book/billed, production forecast, and others – using each to analyze the specifics of where the print shop stands. Moreover, reporting also allows forecasting into the future and examination of profitability – helping to make equipment purchasing decisions, navigate growth trends, and contemplate marketing campaigns. This big picture view gives company leaders the tools they need for data-driven decision-making.

Integrated Business Management Solution

With integrated all-in-one business printing software executives have a centralized database to locate key business information without logging into multiple systems. This comprehensive view of company data provides the infrastructure for full exposure to operations without requiring access to siloed systems that make it difficult to gather a complete view of the shop as a whole. Streamlined data collection and automated processes from the start to finish of each job ensure accuracy in sales, accounting, inventory, and production data. Incorporating key supplier integrations with supply chain vendors, eCommerce, EDI, shipping, payment processing, and other third-party solution offerings into one system provides efficiency for small business owners to help grow sales and offer a better experience for their customers.

Impress offers a complete apparel ERP solution to provide the owners of print shops with the tools you need to drive decision making in your business – including real-time information, flexible and customizable reporting, and an integrated business management solution. Contact us today to let us show you how we can help your company.