Print Estimating and Order Management … Simplified

A Guide to help Print Companies and Sign Shops

What to Look For When Getting a Software Package
Written by Ordant on January 10, 2016

A computer application should help your shop operate more smoothly, not be a source of frustration for you and your employees. Ordant offers these tips on what to look for when getting a software package to run your business: 

  • Ease of use. An intuitive interface is important because it reduces the amount of time new employees require to learn how to use the software. An application that is easy to use also can speed customer interactions and increase employee productivity. 
  • The cloud or PC? Cloud-based applications are becoming popular because they require little installation, updates are automatic, and users have access from anywhere, often on any type of device. PC-based software offers greater security and more control by end users. 
  • Support help. Research the responsiveness of the software manufacturer. The ability to get IT assistance quickly is critical, since downtime due to application glitches can cost your business customers. 
  • Breaches in your computer system undermine employee and customer confidence. Look for software that has safeguards against hacking for information or money. 

With technology in the print industry constantly changing, it’s understandable if you and your team do not know what to look for in new software. Take advantage of offers by manufacturers to test their products over a certain period. You may discover helpful features you never knew existed.

Before choosing any computer application, Ordant suggests taking the time to determine what you want to accomplish with new software. The more specific your list of requirements, the easier it will be to select the right software for your print business. 

Ordant makes price-estimating software that has become a favorite in the print business because of its industry-specific features. To learn more about the software, call 1-888-861-5228 or view our free demo today.



About Ordant

Ordant is cloud-based, integrated Print MIS and Web to Print software for print companies and sign shops. It is fast, easy to use, and secure. With Ordant, you can calculate the exact cost of custom price estimates, simplify order management, and set up online B2B or B2C storefronts. Ordant can improve print-shop profitability by streamlining online proofing, email order approval, customer relationship management (CRM), time tracking, Automated Emails, and file uploading. Ordant reduces the need to re-enter relevant customer and job-shipment data in apps such as FedEx, UPS, Quickbooks, Slack, and Google Drive. Ordant software can be used with many types of printing, including offset, lithography, digital printing, screen printing, wide format printing and label printing

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Call today at 1-888-861-5228 to automate your Print Estimating and Order Management Process.

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