Printing Industry

Printing sector, it is possible to manage all processes from planning of customer relations, project management to sales proposal cost, business process management (BPM), financial applications, supply chain and warehouse management with caniasERP.

In addition to standard ERP solutions, caniasERP is based on the experience of more than a quarter of a century, with its industry-independent structure and developable infrastructure, which enables the printing industry to tailor the solution to corporate software needs.
IAS has transformed the printing solution into a module with in caniasERP, eliminating the integration, data transfer and other issues required by other ERP software. Full integration with basic modules such as material management and procurement makes the printing solution more effective; Provides the ability to dynamically generate reports together with other data in the ERP.


The main processes that can be followed in the printing industry in canias ERP are:




  • Basic Modules (Support tables, material cards, customer cards, etc.)
  • Material Management
  • Sales Management
  • Finance Applications
  • Customer relations management
  • Business Process Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Production management
  • Product Management (Product Tree and Route)
  • Project Tracking (Traceability)


In addition to these basic processes in the Printing Industry, the following sectoral solutions come to the forefront.


· Project management
· 1. Product Information Card
· - Variant Configurator
· 2. Bid Management
· Business Process Management
· Supply Chain and Warehouse Management
· Customer relations management
· Barcode Integration
· Production Management and Scheduling
· reporting


· Project Management (Traceability)

Product variability in the printing sector is quite high. As a fixed product is not sold or manufactured, each product is included in the system as a special and new product. Therefore, each order and request for proposal must be planned and followed up as a new product. For this reason, each bid request or order is evaluated as a new project and the project register is created. The generated project code is the roof of all the data to be produced and it is a tool that provides direct integration in modules such as production, purchasing, sales, finance and inventory management. Documents related to this project (work order output, proposal form etc.) can be accessed through project code in each module. Multiple products, proposals, work orders can be created under a project.

There are two types of projects in the system, sales and production. Past projects from the proposal approval stage receive a new project code in the type of production project. The aim here is to easily manage the revisions that occur during the proposal phase. Proposal revisions are made on sales projects, not on production projects. These projects are interrelated. It can be tracked from which proposal project to which production pro- cess.


"Bid project customer selection" is made; After the introduction of customer information and general information about the project (number of pages, circulation, etc.), the project content is created by selecting one of the template product groups such as web, magazine, and folio.

Product information card


The second step is to enter detailed information about the project (number of pages, circulation, cover, form, delivery, printing, lamination, booklet information) and content information into the system. By processing the entered information, product trees, product information cards based on variants and material codes (semi-finished products, products) and product route are automatically created. It is possible to prepare cost-based alternative sales proposals based on the project information created. Subsequently, the material requirement planning of the project is carried out, and purchase order documents and work orders are automatically created according to stock status. Documents such as proposal, work order generated through application can be output in different formats or they can be sent via mail via application again. Under the project, all product information cards and material codes are produced with variant structure. The variant configurator feature of caniasERP is used for this.


Variant configuration directory

The variant concept, which we can summarize as an additional tool for defining the product, consists of the features detailed below the option and option. It is used to describe the raw material of paper which is one of the most valuable materials in the printing industry. We can list the options such as paper type, paper type, weight, width, height as variant feature. Variant configuration reduces material card, product tree and number of routes. Another advantage of the variant configuration is to find the target material by selecting the variations from the screen. It is a factor that reduces user error and facilitates alternative material management.


Offer management

After the project code is created, sales proposals can be created depending on the project. It is very important to be able to bid quickly and accurately in the printing sector. For this reason, new proposal documents can be prepared on the screen with reference to previous proposals. At this stage, previous customers 'previous offers as well as other customers' previous offers can be referenced. The most important factor affecting cost in the sector is TRİAŞ; It is a very common method to produce revised quotations by making only circulation changes on the proposals given earlier. caniasERP's printing sector solution can respond to circulation change requests very quickly.


In the proposal creation phase, the system is composed of the number of pages, size, paper weight, type and type of paper, Calculate cost using detailed information. At this time, the mold and sheet sizes, the amount of paper entering, The most cost-effective way of production is determined according to the information. In addition, printing, mold, paper, lamination costs can be reached. Skin patches and so on. additional materials and fason identification can be made.

One of the most important special features of the sector, which comes to the forefront in practice, is the ability to collect different contents from different sales proposals under a production project. The main purpose here is to reduce the cost of production by grouping similar jobs.


In the design of the project management application, it has been observed that the customer representative can reduce the risk of error and perform fast data entry.


Business Process Management

Along with the product information card, an approval mechanism is also established for the cost and prepress operation that takes place. Here it is essential that the cost is checked and the validity is confirmed. Another important point is that all relevant departments should be included in the proposal approval process.

The prepared project and proposal goes to the approval of the manager. The project may have more than one tenant, depending on the cost of the bid and the approval process. The sales representative enters the "pre-press approval process" after approving the "I have received documents related to the project from the client" and passes the project to seven different departments (Mac Approval, Ozalit Approval etc.).


The BPM module infrastructure of caniasERP has been used to manage the entire approval process.



Supply Chain and Warehouse Management

Different warehouse management approaches can be developed depending on the sector and level of institutionalization in which the firm operates. These approaches should be open to additional process improvements while being planned primarily at the level that will fulfill the core functions of the firm. Adaptation should be concluded as a result of analysis that will be done jointly by the application consultant and the firm.

As the printing industry is not suitable for serial production, it is more convenient to make project-based paper follow-up. Determine the paper requirement to be used in the project; it is very important for suppliers to be able to report and follow up all phases of production, consumption, and consumption.

In-system material requirements are managed by MRP and TRO modules. After the project has passed through the necessary approvals, the production is taken and the paper request is automatically made through the MRP module. Once the necessary procurement operations have been completed through the purchasing module, this information is mailed to the warehouse management. After approval of the warehouse manager, transfer from "raw material warehouse" to "production warehouse" takes place.

When work end approval is given by the relevant work emrine operator, the stock movements automatically take place depending on the outbreak, cob, kraft, return information on the paper. Depending on the amount of return, the return transfer order will automatically be made and the return deposit will be made through this order.

One of the important benefits provided here is the traceability of which bobbin (lot follower) is consumed in which job. At these stages, the follower can also be active. At the end of the project, the theoretical paper consumption amount calculated in the bid and the actual paper consumption and return amount can be compared on a report.

Customer relations management

Project code and follow-up of customer contacts and documents, which are done according to the project. In this application, CRM module infrastructure of caniasERP is used. In caniasERP printing solution, all project related documents can be accessed from project management screen and actions can be seen from one screen. Customer relationship management and document management can be monitored and managed on the project management screen.

Barcode Integration

Barcodes are used in inventory management, stock counting, production management. The use of barcodes allows rapid and reliable collection of data from the production site; Makes it possible to access to which work orders and which operator the coils are used.

Production Management and Scheduling

Production management is handled in two parts: "scheduling" and "data collection". Projects can be prioritized quickly and accurately thanks to sector-specific "scheduling" and "drag-and-drop" features that are used to order work order operations. Planners can set business priorities with these features, and operators can track and approve these sorted jobs on touchscreen (kiosk) screens. Depending on the situation of the machine, the operator can divide the work between several business centers. Operator kiosk can also give consent to more than one operation at the same time via screens, start or stop posture.


The following reports are frequently needed in the printing sector and these needs can be met quickly and accurately with caniasERP printing solution:


  • Project planned and actual comparison report: In the printing sector, reports comparing the proposal (theoretical information) and production (actual) information are frequently needed. With these reports, theoretical and actual costs and project - based profit - loss situation can be seen. This information allows subsequent proposals to be based on more accurate data and be prepared in less time.

  • Fire report: The fire report is another important report that the industry needs. With this report, it is possible to compare the theoretical paper fires with the actual paper fires.

  • Traceability report: In terms of traceability, seeing the material movements of the project is another important issue. On the basis of lot numbers in the project, it is possible to trace which raw materials are consumed and which products and semi-products are produced.

  • Cost report: Deactivation of the actual cost module makes it possible to monitor the actual costs of materials in the form of products and form.

  • Production reports: Fast, accurate and instantly collected data from touch screens are used in production reports

  • Posting reports

  • (Sector specific posture type definitions are made and reported

  • Business center productivity report

  • Staff capacity and productivity reports

  • Capacity reports for past and future (fullness)

  • Actual - Planned time management

  • Coil type used in work orders with barcode (lot follow-up)



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