"In addition to the advantages of the software, the cerm-consultants bring in their know-how, giving the software an extra value. It is a combination that opens up new perspectives to any labelprinter! With their experience they quickly discover the bottlenecks in an existing organisation and make creative proposals to solve those problems. They helped us to achieve what we had been trying to do for many years: increase internal efficiency. This aspect is often forgotten when companies start growing."
"Getting a digital press is not the only issue. You have to take a look at the trends for greater variety and smaller run lengths to see the bigger picture. We needed to seriously increase the number of jobs we produced to keep our turnover at the same level. However, our account managers would still need the same amount of time to manage each job. So we either needed to hire more account managers, or bring down our cost per order in another way – and that meant automating and standardizing our processes as much as possible. That’s what we have done with cerm."
"Thanks to the link with Cerm-Esko-HPIndigo, production has by and large become an automated process. Furthermore, repeat orders for the digital printer are transmitted completely automatically to the HPIndigo, i.e. without any intervention from the repro unit" elaborates Cees Schouten, Technical Director at Geostick. "At that, management enjoys the flawless support from the automated plan board."
"A company visit to a Belgian label printer – which allowed us to assess the application which is specifically designed for the niche market of label printing firms – was decisive in our choice for cerm. We started a 'full option' implementation in September 2008, using all modules and possible features of the MIS system. The management team opted to translate the expertise of the consultants into practice. 4 months later – January 1, 2009 – cerm was fully implemented. Now, again 4 months later, we can’t imagine Impact without cerm in our organisation. It was a textbook implementation."