Successful MultiPress integration at PunaMusta, Finland's largest printer
PunaMusta is one of the largest print production companies in Finland. Producing around 600 magazines a year, production is spread across three large sites with three plants for offset, sheetfed and digital printing and another three plants for large format, both screen and digital - you could say that the Finnish company is a real all-rounder. In order to do away with island solutions and operate in one centralised and standardised manner, the Finnish company opted for the modular and comprehensive MIS software, MultiPress.
Growth, growth and more growth
PunaMusta used to be solely a magazine printer. When their business strategy was revised, a whole series of takeovers followed, from offset to large format companies. With these acquisitions came all the workflows and systems, so that at one point PunaMusta had five different MIS systems in use. This caused a lot of problems. The different systems did not communicate with each other and were not suitable for the wide range of different printing techniques that PunaMusta uses. It was therefore logical that the Finnish team should look for one central MIS software that would:
- support all types of print production processes
- make it faster and easier to calculate prices
- give the management a comprehensive overview and control over the print jobs at the different sites
- meet all their administrative needs
MultiPress is the perfect solution
After some research, it became clear that MultiPress, the ERP/MIS software from Dataline, was the best choice for PunaMusta. Not only the Dataline team's extensive know-how, but the powerful API connections and the convenient Calculation Wizard were also decisive for the Finnish print production company.
Jani Vauhkonen, Business Development Manager at PunaMusta, explains: "The showstopper that made us choose MultiPress was undoubtedly the API connector. As a fast-developing company, the ability to connect different solutions is very important". For example, PunaMusta has connected several webshops including Pressero and Magenta to MultiPress using the API. "The orders come in via the webshop and are immediately and automatically processed by MultiPress. No manual work is required, the significant time savings means our employees are able to spend their time more usefully."
"Using Calculation Wizard is a very big step forward"
"Before MultiPress, our sales team needed a great deal of technical knowledge which is no longer necessary. Thanks to the Calculation Wizard, the salespeople and representatives are able to set up quick and easy calculations without needing that knowledge," says Vaukhonen. "In this way the PunaMusta sales team can focus more on customer service and there is less chance of quotation errors or double entry - a win-win."
The implementation of MultiPress went smoothly with the support of the MultiPress-specialists at Dataline. The PunaMusta team is happy with the improvements and looking forward to the added value that Dataline and MultiPress can now offer them!
PunaMusta is one of the largest print production companies in Finland. Producing around 600 magazines per year, production is spread over three large sites with three plants for offset, sheetfed and digital printing and another three for large format, both screen and digital. You could say that the Finnish company is a real all-rounder.