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PressWise

Web-based print MIS and workflow automation system

4.58/5 (36 reviews)

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PressWise overview

What is PressWise?

PressWise is a web-based, all-in-one management information system (MIS) and workflow automation software designed for print businesses. The solution includes estimating tools, online storefronts, customizable catalogs & templates, job management, order processing, shipping and fulfillment, and more.

PressWise offers unlimited web-to-print storefronts for customers, which enable private, group, public, and anonymous shopping. Multiple product templates are supported, and documents can be personalized with real-time proofing. Online product catalogs let customers place orders 24/7 and customers can pay for multiple orders at once, either through credit card payments or purchase orders. One-time jobs can be estimated online and users can set up multi-level order approvals.

PressWise's print workflow automation tools convert quotes into electronic job tickets, allowing orders to flow through the system without data re-entry. Self-quoting, auto-batching and auto-impositioning reduce the need for manual interventions throughout the process, minimizing human effort. The production dashboard gives users an overview of all jobs, with detailed click-through charts to view production data for specific dates and times, and the ability to track outsourced work in real time. Users can also manage inventory, mail processing, shipping and order fulfillment.

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PressWise user reviews

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Matthew H.

As moxy ox has grown, our scaling has been made easier with additional modules offered by PressWise.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

1 Cost monitoring 2 Order tracking 3 Online customer ordering 4 Daily reporting 5 Sales tracking 6 Inventory control 7 Shipping made easy 8 Auto batching 9 Client correspondence monitoring 10 Major time savings across entire team

Pros
The fact that PressWise is always moving forward, adding new features and listens to their customers' needs is what keeps me with them. Even when I'm being a pain in the butt customer, I know they would gladly hop on a call to help out or shoot a quick video to step me through a process I can't grasp. My team contacts the PressWise team through the easy ticket system so that I don't have to answer everything for them.

Cons
Exporting accounting information has been our toughest challenge. Integrating it into the accounting software we were already using. We have created a work around, but still not ideal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Justin M.

Why we changed to PressWise

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

The team at PressWise was very professional from the beginning and the support has been great. Usually get back to us right away and we got pretty busy during the time of purchasing this and it was great that the team reached out pushing us a long to make sure we stayed on track as best as possible.

Pros
Allows our sales team to work remotely when needed and check to to where jobs are at in the shop. At first getting all of the correct info in the system was a challenge just like any other software, but now we all can easily go through steps without having lots of challenges.

Cons
Some of the other features we had in the old software made it easier to change things than this one and some of the changes would like to make are just not available right now. Defiantly the pros outway the cons though.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mark O.

PressWise System Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

Vital to our growth and we become more reliant on the software every day!

Pros
We are a Offset Printing Business and we also do Signs, Banners and Vehicle Graphics the estimating part of PressWise for our business is critical and has made it possible for other members of our Team to generate quotes quickly and accurately. We also are using the Storefront piece of PressWise which we are expecting to be vital in the coming year for our growth in sales and products we offer. Developing Stores for our A+ customers is our goal for this coming year. When Covid restrictions basically stopped 40% of our business in a day since we were using PressWise we were able to change our Marketing Plan quickly and assist our customers in adapting and complying with regulations. We were able to quickly setup stores for floor graphics, yard signs and wayfinding signage that helped our customers get through this strange time. The PressWise team is very quick to respond to issues submitted as Support Tickets.

Cons
We are a staff of 7 so it was difficult to get the software setup if I had it to do over again I would have had PressWise on site to help us with initial setup as we took 2 years before we actually started using the system on a daily basis.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David K.

It's worth it and more.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

We are a fan and have shared our experience often.

Pros
Put your process into PressWise and watch your production bumps smooth out.

Cons
As we find cons we bring them to support and soon enough they move to the Pros list.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joseph Y.

It's like it was developed by someone who had worked in the print industry ;)

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

Very Happy :)

Pros
The Storefront, the shipping module, the ability to work in multiple windows simultaneously. Top of the list though is their support! Fast and effective response.

Cons
You need to run a CRM separately. Presswise should partner with a CRM provider and create an all in one Web-to-Print/MIS/CRM system.

Response from SmartSoft


Thanks for the kind words. Your dedicated team has been amazing to work with too. You came with a clear plan to get up and running and have been a pleasure to work with. Here's to many years ahead working together.

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PressWise pricing

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PressWise features

Alerts/Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Quotes/Estimates
Third Party Integrations

API (248 other apps)
Access Controls/Permissions (165 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (279 other apps)
Activity Tracking (164 other apps)
Customer Database (163 other apps)
Customizable Reports (186 other apps)
Data Import/Export (226 other apps)
Document Management (221 other apps)
Electronic Payments (158 other apps)
Inventory Management (269 other apps)
Invoice Management (178 other apps)
Mobile Access (168 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (314 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (208 other apps)
Scheduling (190 other apps)
Search/Filter (202 other apps)

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Benefits

Eliminate costly touches from your workflow by automating repetitive processes.
SaaS pricing model means lower upfront costs and no long-term contracts.
Dashboards allow you to track the progress of all jobs through your shop in real time, online.
Includes unlimited web storefronts, or connect to most other third-party web-to-print storefronts.
Integrated shipping with FedEx, UPS, Endicia and Purolator.