The market leading MIS software package dedicated to digital print, produced by TimeHarvest Ltd, has recently received a “bankers bonus” from the a business initiative being run by a major high street bank. The programme calls on local business managers to visit a number of their customers during the course of the year for face-to-face meetings, allowing business customers and bank team members to work closer together.
The initiative was being put into action with a visit from the bank’s Derby operation to see the workings of Purely Digital Ltd, a digital print business now in its fifth year of trading. Andy Edmondson, Managing Director of Purely Digital, takes up the story: “Two products have featured in our business since day one: our HP Indigo digital print engine and the TimeHarvest MIS system. Whilst the bank people were delighted with the way we were working as a company, they were completely blown away with the way that the TimeHarvest software allowed us to answer a wide range of financial questions: everything from who are our biggest and most profitable customers, down to conversion rates for quotations that we had submitted, and everything in between.”
Commenting on behalf of the local bank team, a representative said: “The TimeHarvest system at Purely Digital is excellent: it is above and beyond the sort of MIS that we would expect to find in a company of this size. You would find it hard to find a system to deliver a more complete business overview without having to spend serious money. Andy was able to supply up-to-the-minute answers to just about any financial question that we could pose. The information that can be extracted from this system is on a par with that delivered by multi-nationals.”
Purely Digital operates with a team of eight full-time personnel, and utilises an HP Indigo digital printing press, Epson wide format, and a collection of Morgana post-press equipment to deliver a wide range of commercial colour printing. Customers include graphic designers and trade contacts, as well as end-users from in and around the Derby area.
Commenting on the banking bonus, Geoff Stephens, Managing Director of TimeHarvest, said: “We were not surprised to hear that Andy had found the system so useful for his meeting with the bank. It is one of the hidden benefits that sits alongside the everyday quoting, job ticket, and invoicing ability of a system that is the mainstay of many digital print operations both in the UK and the wider world of printing.”
TimeHarvest was founded in 2003 by digital print veteran Geoff Stephens for the express purpose of developing affordable, easy-to-use software aimed squarely at users of modern digital presses. The company operates from the UK but has clients around Europe and is currently expanding into Australasia.
About the TimeHarvest MIS: Quotes are compiled from simple “pick lists” of pre-defined values for each process. This makes the quoting process fast, flexible and consistent. Once specified, quotes are sent as a PDF attached to an email automatically addressed to the client. Each quote can carry a promotional message chosen for that client. Successful quotes are converted into jobs with just one click. A colour-coded production board with linked work tickets allows jobs to be moved forward and signed off quickly and efficiently. Branded delivery notes and other job documentation can be produced on completion.
For further information visit the www.timeharvest.com web site or contact the company direct at TimeHarvest Ltd, Mill Corner, Littleworth Village, Oxford, OX33 1TR, telephone 01865 872 086.