Press Release: Thomson-Shore Achieves Seamless Flow of Business and Production Data with EFI Monarch and IQuote
FREMONT, California - November 27, 2013 - EFITM (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that book manufacturer Thomson-Shore Inc. has upgraded to the full EFI MonarchTM print ERP suite with EFI IQuote for a seamless flow of information from the estimate through shipping and invoicing without the need to re-key data.
Thomson-Shore had been a user of the Hagen OA print MIS
since the 1980s, and stayed with that platform after EFI's Printcafe acquisition a decade ago. Over the years, the Dexter, Mich.-based company had augmented its MIS by developing a number of internal tools meant to address specific aspects of the book printing market.
"When we learned about EFI IQuote, that was the turning point for us," said Thomson-Shore President and CEO Kevin Spall. "We were convinced that the combination of the full Monarch suite and IQuote would replace many of the home-grown solutions we had and provide us with a much more efficient workflow."
With the installation, Thomson-Shore has retired some of its existing solutions, including an estimating system that had not kept up with changes in the industry.
'A very efficient workflow with one-key input'
"We thought it was critically important for our MIS workflow to be able to use estimating data downstream without re-keying anything," said Spall. "This combination offered us a very efficient workflow with one-key input from IQuote to Monarch. Quite frankly, no one else can do this in a way that works for book printing. We did the due diligence."
IQuote, a browser-based, JDF-compliant estimating system and a winner of a 2013 MUST SEE 'EMS award, goes beyond many existing estimating tools in the industry, as it can be configured to work with virtually any type of print production process.