New Generation MIS Keyline for Printing Industry now represented in UK


Crispy Mountain, developer of the print focused MIS Keyline, is now represented in the United Kingdom. The company signed an agreement with London based Cloud to Print Ltd to market the new generation management information system to the printing industry in UK and Ireland. With a sophisticated concept and an open architecture, the SaaS based system covers the entire value chain of print products and helps printing houses to future proof their businesses.

The printing industry has changed dramatically due to digital printing and the Internet as a distribution channel. The continuing trend is for lower print runs, and the number of print jobs to be processed continues to increase. As a result, money is no longer earned through high margins in high-volume production, and value creation today lies in adjacent processes and their efficiency.

Without centralised administration and sound control of all stages of the processing of print products, the everyday life of a modern printing house can hardly be mastered – and this is where MI systems come into play.

Keyline was developed in close collaboration with several major German printing companies. Unlike other solutions, Keyline is a true SaaS-based system, enabling printing houses of any size to cover the entire process from order taking and calculation via print production and finishing to stock keeping, logistics and accounting.

Keyline integrates software and machinery 

"Keyline is an exceptional solution within the MIS landscape, and we are excited to support Crispy Mountain in their endeavour to establish Keyline as the MIS of choice in the UK printing industry," says Paul Warren, managing director of Cloud to Print. "Keyline is more than a standard MIS. Via open interfaces, it is able to communicate with other software solutions of any kind, as well as with machinery for printing, finishing and logistics. It creates a holistic data stream, enabling full control anytime anywhere, and building the basis for far-reaching automation. We collaborate with the leading web-to-print, pre-press, and related solutions on the market today to deliver an end-to-end workflow solution that’s only limited by our clients ambitions.”

Enabling printing companies to future proof their business 

"We are delighted that Paul Warren, as a recognised expert in the UK printing industry, joins forces with us to bring Keyline to new exciting markets," says Matthias Prinz, who runs the business of Crispy Mountain along with Christian Weyer. Prinz adds, "With Keyline, we provide a solution for the printing industry that is based on the latest standards of software development. Fueled by sophisticated ideas and modern interfaces that touch all aspects of a print business, it goes far beyond the standard of conventional MI systems, which focus mostly on the quotation part. Keyline is flexible, scalable and customisable, enabling printing companies to future proof their business."

About Cloud to Print
Cloud to print, located in London UK, supports printing businesses in identifying and implementing new cloud based solutions to enhance their print workflow, from websites, web-to-print, CRM, multi-channel marketing, and more. The flagship solution offered by Cloud to Print is: Keyline MIS which sits at the centre of the offering as the heart of the modern print workflow. Paul Warren is the lead consultant who set-up and ran an award-winning printing business from 2008 to 2012, and now sits on the IPIA Council due to his unwavering passion for driving innovation in print. More information can be found here: www.cloudtoprint.co.uk

Contact:
Cloud to Print Ltd.
Paul Warren
1 Primrose St, London EC2A 2EX
T: +44 (0) 20 8064 0262
E: pw@cloudtoprint.co.uk
www.cloudtoprint.co.uk

About Crispy Mountain
Crispy Mountain, located in the Gutenberg city Mainz, supports printing houses on their way to new business areas and implements innovations with expertise, a hands-on mentality and intensive collaboration. With Keyline, the company offers an alternative to traditional management information systems (MIS) for the printing industry and adjacent areas, using state-of-the-art technologies and open interfaces and ensuring high ease of use. Keyline offers comprehensive functionality in the areas of sales, quotation, production planning and control, warehouse management, packaging and logistics, accounting and analytics. More information can be found at https://www.keyline-mis.com.



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