Infigo and Tharstern partner to deliver a first in real-time quotation and stock management

UK-based Infigo Software and Tharstern have completed an integration that will transform how clients manage their printing and packaging workflows. The two companies will be joining forces at Print 17 in Chicago, September 10-14, to showcase the power of this new partnership. Tharstern, a worldwide specialist in Management Information Systems (MIS) for the printing and packaging industries, will be demonstrating its latest two modules – Business Intelligence and Advanced Imposition. These provide users with a smarter way to access and analyze their MIS data, uncovering trends and opportunities. The Advanced Imposition module offers a quick and easy way to create complex imposition plans for jobs of different shapes and sizes.

Together Infigo Software and Tharstern will show how the integration between their two powerful solutions automates functions – such as product mapping, job specification and submission, estimating, reporting, imposition, stock management, billing and shipping – into one streamlined workflow. The companies added that the most exciting development enabled by the partnership (and which will be a key feature of the demo at Print 17), is integrated live pricing through the new Tharstern API. This “first” means that pricing can now be pulled automatically from the Tharstern MIS into Infigo Software’s Catfish platform, creating a single-entry solution for product pricing, and resulting in real-time, on-demand quotations for end users. This reduces manual tasks and also meets the demands of the ‘always-on’ digital customer, said the companies.

Douglas Gibson.
Douglas Gibson.

“In our experience, automation and user experience are the two most important factors for printers delivering an e-commerce solution to remain profitable,” said Douglas Gibson, Managing Director of Infigo Software. “Our clients need solutions that reduce manual input, increase the opportunity to deliver 24/7 on-demand services, all with an easy-to-use online user interface. This is why we’ve focused our efforts in recent years on developing partnerships with best-in-class suppliers to ensure we can deliver efficiencies, cost savings and end-user engagement for clients. We’re excited to be able to demonstrate how the partnership with Tharstern delivers these benefits, and the theme of ‘Metamorphosis’ at Print 17 gives us the perfect platform to do this.”

Lee Ward.
Lee Ward.

Lee Ward, Global Sales Director at Tharstern, added: “We’re delighted to be able to show how our collaboration with Infigo Software delivers a new level of workflow efficiency and powerful e-commerce capabilities for customers. Print 17 will be an exciting format to launch the latest innovations, and we’re really excited to be coming back to the show that launched us in the U.S. at Graph Expo back in 2015. We’re looking forward to demonstrating the new functionality and modules that we’ve launched since then.” The two companies will be at booth 334 in the South Hall at Print 17. For an individual demonstrations of the new integration, please contact www.infigosoftware.com/contact.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.