Seamless Integration Takes Operational Efficiency to a New Level
November 19, 2019. Wheaton IL. Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry, and SmartSoft, Inc., a provider of cloud-based workflow and MIS solutions for commercial printers, today announced that as part of the ongoing expansion of Pressero, the companies are offering a seamless, bidirectional pricing integration between the Pressero web-to-print solution and Presswise, a PDF workflow automation and print MIS solution. The integration, which has been tested by Alliance Franchise Brands’ Print & Marketing Division, allows Pressero to query the Presswise pricing database when an estimate is being requested or an order is being placed to ensure real-time, accurate pricing from a single database source.
“Our integration with the Pressero storefront has been the tightest integration we have had in place, even before this latest enhancement,” said Joseph Lehn, Director of Product Management at SmartSoft, Inc. “When Aleyant built the initial integration, they included our nomenclature, so it made it much easier to integrate than your typical third-party storefront. The new pricing integration is a natural evolution of what our mutual customers were looking for. No one has time to do their day job these days, much less build something new. So we worked together with Aleyant to do it for them. One of the biggest headaches any printer with a storefront has is how to deal with pricing in two different systems with two different sets of logic. This integration solves that problem for them.”
When an order or inquiry is being placed, Pressero can now reach out to Presswise to determine what products are available and allow the user to select the product and choose available options. Presswise then does the appropriate calculations based on its pricing database and sends the information back. It delivers the exact same values as if the order was entered directly into Presswise, eliminating the need to enter pricing twice or have a pricing conflict.
“This integration was delivered, in part, as a response to one of our mutual customers, the Print & Marketing Division of Allied Franchise Brands,” said Trent Foreman, Director of Product Development for Aleyant. “Both companies have worked closely with them in their ongoing development of WorkStream platform, a centerpiece of the franchisor’s long-term vision for growth that now has integrations between Pressero and all of the major MIS systems they use.”
“The Presswise/Pressero integration is the most robust pricing integration currently available to our network,” added Will Riley, Alliance Franchise Brands’ Workflow Systems Analyst. “We always tell our franchisees that these types of integrations enable us to say ‘yes’ to our customers. We expect this to make the Pressero/Presswise combination even more attractive to our top centers. Two of them have already been looking at the pricing integration as the final puzzle piece and are excited about rolling it out. As it relates to our WorkStream initiative, this integration delivers a huge advantage and can be implemented without a lot of customization.”
The pricing integration is immediately available to customers operating with Pressero and Presswise systems.
For more information about these integrations or other products and solutions from Aleyant, visit www.aleyant.com. For more information about Presswise, visit www.Presswise.com.
Founded in 2005, Aleyant, a Volaris Group company, is an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry. Aleyant’s automated print software solutions create a solid foundation for growing your print business (and customer count) by automating daily print processes such as ordering, pricing, file correction, production, customer service and more.
Our automation print software reduces manual touches, errors and production time for your print shop. With it, you can connect online design to B2C and B2B online print stores. Connect your print store to estimating, production management and to customer service and prepress automation. You can use Aleyant software products separately, together or with over 1500 third-party apps via direct API or Zapier. Start Automating Your Success today at aleyant.com.
Aleyant’s flagship web-to-print software, Pressero®, is a highly customizable retail and business-to-business storefront interface and has launched many of its clients into the exciting world of online print sales. Aleyant also offers a web-based online design and variable data publishing (VDP) system, eDocBuilder, as a separate product, as well as Aleyant tFLOW, is an affordable yet powerful digital workflow automation and customer service solution for commercial, large format, label, and specialty graphics. tFLOW simplifies difficult file management tasks and processes to optimize efficiency and production throughput. Aleyant PrintJobManager is a cloud-based print job manager solution that quickly generates estimates and market-driven pricing, provides job management, raw material, inventory tracking and planning across a wide variety of print production technologies and applications. It includes a Zapier account for connectivity to over 1500 apps.
About SmartSoft, Inc.
SmartSoft provides workflow solutions for print management, postal address correction and postal discounts. Their products include PressWise, an end-to-end SaaS-based MIS and Print Workflow Automation solution. PressWise comes complete with robust features such as unlimited web storefronts, estimating and quoting, order processing, workflow management, integrated shipping, fulfillment and the ability to inject orders from most other third-party storefront and accounting systems. For more information, visit www.presswise.com.
About Alliance Franchise Brands
Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing and visual communications, has grown to become a holding company for nine franchise concepts, linking more than 650 locations in North America and the United Kingdom.
Independently-owned and operated franchises provide national, regional and local businesses and organizations with a one-stop resource for technologically advanced and strategically sound solutions for their graphics communications needs under the Allegra Marketing Print Mail, American Speedy Printing, Image360, Insty-Prints, KKP, Signs By Tomorrow, Signs Now, and Zippy Print brands.
RSVP Publications is one of the largest direct mail advertising companies in the U.S. Franchise locations deliver on the proven concept of “Direct Mail to the Upscale” through luxury card packages.