Technical capabilities Prindustry platform

The Prindustry platform can do a lot. It is difficult to translate that online into one article. We'll make an attempt here anyway. In this article, we discuss various options of our web2print system, among others in the area of storefront, ordering, shipping, payment, document creation, user settings and security.

Storefront

Open / private

The Prindustry system supports both private storefronts (accessible only after login) and open storefronts (accessible without login, but a login to order can be created by anyone visiting the storefront).
Both open webshops and closed brand portals can be realized in the Prindustry platform.

Customizable frontend

You can personalize the system to be more customer-oriented. Prindustry offers 2 possibilities:

  • Login at customer group level: You can organize your own customer login per customer group. You can customize colors, logos and the homepage.
  • Own storefront: You can set up a whole new frontend (including URL) for a customer. This frontend is also connected to the central backend.

Shared products

Products and categories can be shared between multiple storefronts. For instance, generic products can be offered to more than one customer.

Responsive

The system has a responsive design so that it displays well for any user and from any device.

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Orders

Ordering options

The system supports different order types: standard orders, quote requests and stock orders.
The order status is available in both the backend and front end of the system.
Users can easily re-order previously placed orders. When re-ordering, the PDF file is already added.

Payment options

The system accepts various payment options: purchase orders with invoicing afterwards, prepaid payments via a wallet module and any of the online payment methods for the Benelux market (iDeal, credit card).
Furthermore, the system allows you to give customers the option to send collective invoices.

Product prices

In the Prindustry platform there are extensive possibilities to calculate prices. Both for print and sign (m2 prices). These prices can be determined in different ways specifically for each customer.

Suppliers

The system can automatically forward (parts of) an order to external suppliers who supply and produce that specific product. All suppliers can receive automated orders by default. Furthermore, Prindustry has API connections with suppliers such as Probo, Print.com, Inpromo and Control Media. This allows automated forwarding of orders and automated return of status messages.

Shipping partners

The platform provides a connection to ParcelPro (PostNL, DHL, etc.).

Procurement

The system can link the storefront with a procucrement system via data exchange protocols.

Cost centers

The system can define cost centers from which a user can choose (based on their permissions).

Stock

The system can track the real-time inventory of products and show the available quantity to the user. If set for a product, the system also allows back orders (order quantities greater than available stock).

Job tickets

Orders can be sent as XML to an FTP. From there, the printer can be controlled. The status that it was forwarded is listed. There is no dashboard with feedback from the printer. Prindustry did recently link to FLUX from Konica Minolta. Here, much can be forwarded automatically.

MIS/ERP

Prindustry has built multiple API connections to MIS systems, such as MultiPress.

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Access rights

Backend roles

The main administrator must be able to set up and manage the platform, for all possible branches and/or users. A user, depending on the rights assigned to him, must be able to manage his own system. The hierarchy is completely customizable.
As an administrator, you can find all settings and modules in the backend. For example, for product categories, the quotation module, stock settings, budget allocation or plugins for accounting and payment methods.

Frontend roles

It is possible to set a hierarchy for each user that determines what is allowed in the system. For example, which products are visible, whether a user is allowed to order without manager approval or whether he is allowed to create reports. All rights and roles can be set in the backend.

Approval rules

The Prindustry platform has a comprehensive set of authorization and approval rules. These can generally be set per user (group).

Single sign-on

The platform has the ability to automatically give users access to their own storefront (with associated permissions) after they have logged into another system.

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Document creation

Creation products

The platform can handle both fixed predefined products (such as a brochure where the content never changes) and variable template products (such as a business card with a fixed template, but with different content per user).

Freestyle design

The Prindustry platform uses CHILI publisher and PitchPrint as online editors. Freestyle editing is possible in both editors. For completely non-binding formatting, the PitchPrint editor is more suitable. The editors can be used independently (and interchangeably) in the platform.

Variable design

The connection with the CHILI editor allows variable adjustments to products. Certain corporate identity elements are defined in the templates. As a user you can adjust several options, depending of course on the settings the administrator turns on or off per user. For example, you can enter a title of up to two lines of text. The block scales automatically. Ready? Save and continue. The design is now available with the product in the shopping cart.

Dependency rules

It is possible to build in dependency rules for variable items. For example: If field A is filled in and value C is selected in field B, the document should show X.

Output editor

There is a choice of output: print or web. When you need the design for print, the connections in the platform allow it to go immediately print-ready to affiliated print producers.

Preflight

The system checks the output for issues that could cause problems in production, such as image resolution.

Digital assets

It is possible to place assets within the CHILI editor. The output can also be digital. In a new release from our partner CHILI (Nov-22), there is also the ability to edit video and GIF. If a DAM system (Bynder, Cocoon, etc.) is really needed, we recommend to connect from within the platform.

Mailings

One of the other functions is to create a mailing that can be linked to an address file. With an uploaded (address) list, you can create a printed mailing in one go. You can generate one PDF containing all the letters.
Furthermore, for each individual user who logs in, the system can immediately fill in their own (location) data in a template.

Security

Cloud-based

The system is cloud-based, fully maintained, backed up and secured by Prindustry. No hardware needs to be purchased by the customer.

GDPR and ISO 27001 proof

The Prindustry system is GDPR compliant. Prindustry is also ISO 27001 certified.

Reports

The system has the option to generate general reports. Currently, these reports are only available at the backend level. A connection to PowerBI will be built in early 2023. This will allow reports to be completely customized.

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Interested in the platform?

We would love to tell you more about the Prindustry system. An online demo can be scheduled in no time!

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