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Ordant

Print estimating & order management (print MIS)

4.9/5 (30 reviews)

Ordant overview

What is Ordant?

Ordant is an advanced print estimating and order management platform (print MIS) with an integrated web-to-print system for both B2C and B2B storefronts. The solution enables print companies and sign shops to calculate the precise cost of their custom projects, and includes features such as online purchase orders, CRM, proofing, and file upload.

Ordant’s web-to-print storefront enables customers to calculate complex estimates and place orders online, as well as look up order history, upload files, and track order progress. Organizations can create and select custom formulas for pricing, with markups for an unlimited number of products and options.

Online proofing features allow users to send a PDF version to customers via email for real-time comments, approvals, or rejections. Users can setup custom fields to update status, and track the progress of all orders in a single view using touch screen, drag & drop functionality. The system sends an email notification once a customer approves an order, and automatically transfers it into the job queue.

The purchase order module enables users to add a list of vendors and the items they offer, along with their prices. Users can create a new RFQ (request for quotation) for a vendor from any order/estimate, or enter custom items. The PO can be sent to the vendor, complete with status tracking functionality.
www.ordant.com

Pricing

Starting from
$295/month
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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Ordant reviews

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Eric Diaz

Ordant is a great tool!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience has been great. Rep and the company are very receptive to ideas, input, and suggestions to make the product even better.

Pros
What I like most about Ordant is that it is customizable to fit the specific products we sell.

Cons
The learning curve. However, once I learned to use it, it has become extremely useful in our operations.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Adam Berns

Ordant Software - The UPS Store

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

Over the past few years our print & graphic design business has been rapidly growing. This growth caused us not only to expand the amount of print and finishing equipment we have, but also created the need for a print MIS solution. Prior to Ordant’s software, my business was using a 100% hand written work order system for pricing and tracking of all our print production jobs. The system worked, but as we continued to grow, we ran in to more and more issues. It was time consuming, inconsistent and worst of all provided no way to retain crucial details about our print customers and the products they were ordering. I began looking around online for a print MIS application that would allow my business to grow and thrive in the world of print. Every option I looked in to had very little customization options and was extremely complicated to use. They came with loads and loads of features that my business would never use. I really needed something that my entire print staff could easily understand and use on a day-to-day basis. Ordant’s print MIS software has become an integral part of my print and graphic design business. Customer support and his team took care of all the initial set-up and responds almost immediately to any phone call or email we send. Ordant has become the perfect complement to our print and finishing equipment. I now feel my business has the final piece needed to reach our full potential in the world of print.

Pros
When I came across Ordant’s website, I immediately liked what I saw…. “Ordant Print Estimating & Order Management… Simplified.” This one-line statement described almost EXACTLY what I was looking for. I began reading over the information on the website and the more I read, the more I liked what I saw. I reached out to Ordant and was immediately connected with customer support. Support team walked me through all the different features of Ordant. He even scheduled a live on-screen demonstration of the software. Ordant was exactly what I’d been looking for. It’s a very straight forward, very user-friendly cloud-based software package that can handle all aspects of print job price estimates and workflow management. Best of all, support agent explained that the Ordant software came in a few different “package” level options. Some more basic and some more robust. He explained that Ordant can customize a specific software package with whichever add-on modules the customer needs or doesn’t need.

Cons
Absolutely nothing. Everything about Ordant has exceeded my expectations thus far.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Cannot customize

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Not good

Pros
The backend is ok but not worth the cost

Cons
Cannot customize the front end and have to use their designs

Response from ordant.com


Our whole system is built around customization. We can do customization for you or you can do it yourself. We also offer custom development where we can build features for you. About 60% of our customers use the software as is, for others we have done custom development. For our Web2Print you can add your own design or use one of our designs.
Please do read rest of the reviews. Along with customization we are highly rated for our ease of use, our great customer support, excellent quality and features. If you are interested, we can provide contact information about our references and you can talk to them directly.
We do not think this was written by any of our customers as it was written anonymously.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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George Mixco

adaptive, intuitive, and scalable

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-06-28
Review Source: Capterra

Before using Ordant, our workflow was deeply flawed. Each step in the process was separate from the previous, from RFQs, and Estimates, to Orders and Billing. There was a lot of double, sometimes triple entry of items. Once we switched over to Ordant, things improved immediately. The time it took to get a job in and out through Ordant was about 1/3 of what it was. The transition was really great. We were able to test and demo the system for a few months before going live that way everybody could be trained and address any issues. They entered all the pricing from our previous system for us. Once we went live, we still encountered some needed changes and training in some situations, but nothing that couldn't be quickly resolved. The support team was extremely helpful and responsive. For wide-format, we strongly felt that Ordant was a fantastic solution. Orders that were done with outside vendors could be taken care of using Purchase Orders, especially digital printing orders. Updating pricing on items was easy. Adding retail products was a breeze. The only thing that felt a bit cumbersome was anything that needed to be done offset via vendor. The Order Manager was especially helpful as a Dashboard showing where in progress each order was in production, whether the order was out for a proof, or being cut and finished. Updating an order's status via the Order Manager was as simple as drag and drop. Billing was a whole lot easier since Ordant connects to Quickbooks Desktop and Online (we used Online). Orders came through already entered and all we had to do was choose the right Chart Account for each order and it was done. The ability of Ordant being able to connect to popular SaaS offerings was helpful too. We used the Google Apps for Work suite, and Slack, and it connected seamlessly with them. This helped with file management since all our files could easily be save in the cloud for back-up. Overall, Ordant was very adaptive, intuitive, and scalable. I would highly recommend any printer looking to make their production process straightforward, hassle free, and secure should consider getting Ordant.

Pros
VERY intuitive. Easy to get up and running. Fantastic support.

Cons
Constantly being developed, so there are some bugs. But that means it only gets better. No software out there is perfect.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Aaron Canaday

Very easy to use and the Ordant team is constantly adding new features.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of Use: Ordant is very easy to use and has multiple routes to get to any information you need. Their team are constantly thinking of ways to improve on that and welcome customer suggestions. Customer Service: The customer service is beyond 5-Star. They reply to any questions or emails almost immediately and even have a feedback button built right into the website. If we ever come across an issue they're on it instantly to make sure we can keep the shop running smoothly. Feature & Functionality: Ordant has a ton of useful features and they're always working on new features to expand on that. They make sure to notify us of upcoming releases ahead of time so we can plan for marketing those new features to our customers. Value: At first we were a little skeptical since it is a huge investment of not only money but time. The Ordant staff were very accommodating in getting our products and pricing over into Ordant and right there if we needed any assistance. We've had the system for about 6 months now and I can't imagine the shop without it. It saves us an enormous amount of time for quoting alone, not counting the benefit for order tracking, online storefront, client history, and integrated shipping.

Cons
We will occasionally find bugs but if we do they're immediately on it to get us corrected and running smoothly again.

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Ordant pricing

Starting from
$295/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Essentials: $295 per month

Essentials: $495 per month

Professional Plus: $975 per month

Enterprise: $1,500 per month

Ordant features

Activity Dashboard
Quote Management
Search Functionality

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Accounting Integration (101 other apps)
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Billing & Invoicing (146 other apps)
Calendar Management (107 other apps)
Customer Database (99 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (121 other apps)
Data Import/Export (117 other apps)
Document Management (100 other apps)
Electronic Payments (116 other apps)
Inventory Management (138 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (107 other apps)
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Reminders (106 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (202 other apps)
Third Party Integration (134 other apps)

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Additional information for Ordant

Key features of Ordant

  • Templates
  • Product configurator
  • Approval workflow
  • Multi-store
  • Quotes / estimates
  • Website management
  • "Best price" estimating
  • Best fit imposition
  • Bindery estimating
  • Discounts management
  • Press & run style analysis
  • Multiple version calculations
  • Process ink calculation
  • Pre-press estimating
  • Production options evaluation
  • Web-to-print storefront
  • Online proofing
  • Cloud files
  • Purchase orders
  • Online order approval
  • Customer management
  • Custom estimates
  • Order management
  • Organization & navigation
  • Approve / reject functions
  • Proof and due date tracking
  • Cloud file storage
  • Vendor / item lists
  • Progress tracking
  • Email integration
  • Real-time approvals
  • Job queue
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Benefits

Ordant is designed to help save time by reducing the need for re-entry and enabling users to track the progress of all orders in a single view.

Customers can get estimates and place their orders online, as well as track progress and view history via the web-to-print storefront module.

Cloud storage enables users to upload and attach art files to all orders or estimates, and download files when necessary.

Ordant offers a customizable dashboard with drag & drop widgets and a powerful search engine for optimized navigation.

The cloud-based platform requires no software installation and is accessible from anywhere, and on any device.