Business and production management systems for the printing and packaging industry provide a rich and
diverse set of options for organizations. The abundance of options can, however, make the process of
selecting the most appropriate solutions a daunting task. Especially with over 150 products to choose from.
You hope to make the right decision, but you do not have the expertise, time, or resources to thoroughly
evaluate the countless systems so that you can make an informative and confident decision.
Profectus' consultants can help you make the right software investment decision. Our software selection
approach is designed to help printing organizations confidently evaluate and find a solution that will best
fit their needs. It is based on a proven methodology that has help printing and packaging organization
throughout North America evaluate, purchase, and implement systems.
Profectus is the industry’s leading authority on systems and has a profound understanding of the vendors,
software products, functionality, features, successes, and failures from:
- 30-years of helping printers evaluate and purchase systems
- observed over 500 product demonstrations
- participated in over 200 implementations
- involved with over 100 software sales contracts and negotiations
- regularly conducts product and satisfaction surveys
- involvement with industry associations and committees
Funnel Strategy -
Using a “Funnel
Strategy” we initially benchmark your requirements against over
150 printing industry management systems and through a logical
cycle we filter out the unsuitable products, eventually leading your organization to a best-fit solution.
You will be confident that you have considered all options before investing in a system. The entire process
only takes between 8 and 12 weeks!
Product Database - We’ve invested over 15 years and thousands of hours developing a
comprehensive database of over 150 software products available to the printing and packaging
industry. Our proprietary database contains over 100,000 software functions and features available
in products covering every aspect of a system; from e-commerce, through order entry, production,
JDF, and accounting. This powerful database will help you rapidly find a software solution based on
factual data rather than sales hype and emotions.
Detail Requirements - One of our senior consultants works with your team to identify and
prioritize your business and software requirements referencing our proprietary database of over 1,500
software functions available in systems. Requirements are defined for all aspects of a system:
Shop Data Collection
Search for Best-Fit Solution - Analysis of products to identify a short list of products
that come closest to your organization’s requirements using our proprietary product database.
Request For Proposal (RFP)
- A system
Request For Proposal (RFP) ready to send to software vendors so you receive competitive prices and the
appropriate information to support your software investment decision and protect your investment.
Comparison Study - You get a comprehensive
product comparison study that weighs the capabilities of each product against your requirements.
Proposals Review - Interpretation and analysis of vendor proposals with your team to identify the
suitable and cost prohibitive products .
- Our consultants orchestrate and manage the product demos so you receive a good representation of how each
product will function in your environment.
- Our consultants work with your team to develop detail scripts for the prospective vendors to follow
during their onsite demonstration so your team gets a fair comparison of each product.
Product Evaluation Tools - We provide your team with numerous evaluation tools designed to help
each team member document and track each product’s and make an informed decision.
- Profectus is a vendor-independent organization. We do not sell software, develop software, or represent
any of the software providers. The products we consider and the recommendations we provide are absolutely
unbiased and solely in our customers best interest.
- Our experience with vendor strategies for pricing and working through contract issues can protect your
interests, maximize your buying power, lower your investment costs, and can save you costly errors.
Return-On-Investment Analysis - Often a return on investment analysis is needed to support the
justification and approval of software expenditures. Using your organization's figures, Profectus can
prepare a detail report that identifies the potential return-on-investment your company could realize from a
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