K1 Offset Printing Press
Developer: TriAPrint (www.3a-print.ru)
Platform: FileMaker Pro
K1 system was developed for a Moscow-based printing press. Their core business is design, printing, and post-processing of various advertising and promotion items (booklets, leaflets, catalogues, etc.). The order management application has been in use for over 6 years to process orders from receipt to delivery.
Key system functions and specifications:
One of the main system features is clearly defined roles and commitments of all user categories. This allowed timely recording and tracking of the order status at all stages of order processing.
K1 system was designed with a web access option for users. A web interface allows adding new workstations without installing any special software. The only thing you need for that is a web browser. K1 system was developed on FileMaker Pro platform.
Order Cost Calculator
Besides the functions listed above, K1 system includes the order cost calculation option. The printing job cost depends on the quantity, activities performed, correct equipment, and material selection. The unit cost is contingent upon the number of copies, while the cost calculation principles for different activities may vary. Usually print shops use their own calculation policies, but K1 uses a client calculation system. It views each order as an unlimited mix of cost modules depending of the equipment and materials used. For example, a brochure usually includes a book, a cover, and sometimes an insert.