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Cyrious Software - 11/13/2013

Cyrious Software Releases New Pricing Tool

The latest pricing tool within Control® includes pricing screens to estimate membrane switch products.  These screens will estimate every detail of each 
layer of the product, including overlay, adhesive, dome cover, spacer, circuit, final assembly and more. Examples of the processes that can be selected 
and estimated are: screenprint, emboss, die cut, laser cut, digital print and others.  

Users can easily track revision changes made to an individual part within an order. Additionally, test and inspection time can be added to estimate the 
cost for final assembly. Cyrious Software has worked closely with customers to design and develop these new screens for membrane switch products 
within Control.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 10/23/2013

Cyrious Software Launches Cyrious Online

Cyrious Software is launching Cyrious Online to give digital printing, sign and graphic companies the power to create tailored websites (a.k.a Digital 
Storefronts) for each customer or group of customers. The software offers users the ability to design, approve and order on their own, 24 hours a day, 
365 days a year from any device which can access the Internet. The process requires virtually no staff involvement from order through generation of a 
print-ready PDF.

Cyrious Online features custom products per website, an online WYSIWYG designer for customization, real-time artwork approval, integrated financial 
approval, print-ready PDF output, support for PayPal, and online chat integration for any help needed along the way.

The accessibility and ease of use makes this online ordering system ideal for frequent purchasers like  hospitals, restaurants, real estate, franchises, 
multi-location businesses, and more.  The built-in approval process also adds unique features for franchises and corporate approval chains where the 
orderer is not the payor.

Cain Goettelman, Principal at FLS Banners, and current Cyrious Online user, commented on their use of the customer websites, “We are using it to create 
indoor and outdoor displays that are pre-approved by the Corporate office for purchase and it will offer the ability for the Franchisee to personalize their in- 
store display based on a pre-defined template. Prior to Cyrious Online, I wasn’t able to service these customers. Having this software actually allowed us 
to acquire this account.”

Kimberly Boyle, Senior Account Manager of Vivid Ink, believes in the value of this type of service. “We wrote our own online ordering system about 7 or 8 
years ago. Now, it is just too old and cumbersome. We are getting rid of that and going to Cyrious Online.” Using Cyrious Online, Vivid Ink will also be able 
to capture additional customers.  “We are using Cyrious Online to capture the major realtors in our region by giving them a customized online website and 
access to the standard templates they need.  The realtor only needs to customize their name and local number. Everything else is standard which makes it 
really easy for realtors to order.”

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 5/22/2013

Cyrious Software Releases Enhancements for Pricing Tool Used for Offset Jobs

The latest release of Control® offers additions to its offset pricing screens. Under Press Details, users can now select an option for perfecting, as well 
as indicate the grain direction for run sheets to maximize each run. Additional enhancements include: a field for paper utilization yield and paper 
display name.  

Cyrious Software works closely with customers like Image Digital Print, to continually enhance these pricing screens.  “We’ve been using Control for 
a long time. Since the addition of the offset functionality, we have implemented Control in our Ottawa division. Its efficiencies enabled us to 
streamline our production resources,” commented Alex Wilkins, IT and Production Representative for IDP.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 10/18/2012

Cyrious Software Announces New Monthly Pricing Plans

Cyrious Software is offering special monthly pricing plans starting at $99 per month at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas this week. Customers will have the ability to 
add more user licenses and modules giving them exactly the features they need. These new monthly pricing plans make it possible for more businesses 
to take advantage of the tools in Control® to improve their sales and profits.

Control® enables users to estimate their jobs accurately, profitably and quickly. Job tracking tools make it easy to see jobs in production ensuring 
on-time delivery and prompt invoicing.   Current Control® user, Todd Wagner, owner of Wagner Signs, adds, “Cyrious makes us better and they 
will do the same for you. We are more productive, have more fun and get to help a lot more people. I don’t know how we did this without Control. 
I wouldn’t go back for anything.”

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 2/16/2012

Cyrious Software Begins New In-Depth Training Classes for Control

Beginning Thursday February 16, Cyrious Software will start hosting free In-Depth Training Classes (webinars) for all Control© users.  In each class, we’ll 
provide 20-40 minutes of in- depth training on a unique topic, followed by a Q&A session. 

The first two topics are: “New Company Entry” and “Commissions: Different Ways to Handle Commissions in Control”.  These classes will be held every 
Thursday, beginning at 1pm CST.  To access call and login details and a full schedule of upcoming class topics, visit: http://cyrioussoftware.com/support/CyrTools. Aspx
 
After the live class, the recording will be posted on the customer site the following week.  The live classes are available to all Control customers, while 
the recorded sessions will only be accessible to customers on support contracts.  Customers are encouraged to send their ideas for future topics to implementation@cyrious.com.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 9/28/2010

Cyrious Software Adds Pricing Tool for Tradeshow & Display Products

Control©, Cyrious Software's flagship product, now provides a pricing tool for companies producing, selling and renting Tradeshow and Display related 
products.  Control enables these companies to quote consistently and profitability as well as drastically reduce scheduling and production errors. 

Based on research and feedback from industry users, this tool could reduce quoting & scheduling time by up to 50%.  With one click, users specify whether 
the display product will be rented or sold, to produce a consistent, profitable price.  To avoid missing any up-sell opportunities, the pricing screen prompts the 
estimator to offer additional features and services. 

After the quote has been completed and approved by the customer, Control©, automatically creates a rental agreement with all applicable terms and 
conditions (i.e. rental period, replacement value) based on the order's details.  With the addition of a FedEx or UPS shipping module, users can instantly 
track shipments and provide estimated delivery dates.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 3/22/2010

Cyrious Releases More Textiles Pricing and Costing Tool

Cyrious Software announced additions to its new Textiles pricing and work order tool that will now include 
pricing and work orders for embroidery, heat transfer, dye sublimation and garment decoration. This enables 
businesses providing these products to ensure profitability on every order and dramatically reduce production 
errors.

The users of the Textiles tool can quote multiple product types (e.g. t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps), sizes and colors 
with one pricing screen, including calculations for package pricing and quantity related discounts.  Businesses 
can track exactly what products the customer wants and order the necessary supplies needed to fulfill the 
order.  The Production team gets an easy-to-read work order that includes all the details, such as location 
specific directions for color and image placement and the type of application process and equipment to be 
used, for each item.

The major benefits of the Textiles Product are: 

- Allows for multiple textile types (e.g. caps, t-shirts, jackets) to be quoted and processed in the same work order.

- Allows for multiple processes (e.g. screenprinting, digital printing, heat transfer, embroidery, finishing options)  to 
be quoted on the same product item. 

- Handles pricing several ways, including price lists (by size, quantity, colors, etc) and cost plus pricing.

- Enables the user to adjust inbound freight cost by the specific textiles and quantities.

- Provides detailed packaging options (e.g. hangers, bags, boxes). 

In addition to the textile product specific tools, Cyrious Control offers a complete business management system. 
Utilize accounting features, inventory measures and sales and marketing tools to completely manage business 
processes.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 10/8/2009

New Billboard Lease Feature Automates the Scheduling and Billing of Billboard Leases

Cyrious Software, a premier supplier of estimating and business management software for the sign and graphic 
industries, introduced a new version of its Control Out-Of-The-Box Software, featuring a new product designed to 
specifically assist sign companies renting billboards to their clients.

Cyrious Software’s latest product “Billboard Lease” automates the process of scheduling and billing of billboard 
leases.  On a template generated for each specific lease, the users are able to define the lease terms, as well 
as the start and end dates of the leasing period.  Once set up, the orders and respective invoices are generated 
automatically in a batch process for each lease period, allowing for the income to be realized in the appropriate 
period with correct aging of Accounts Receivable.

Some of the main benefits included in Billboard Lease are:
- Enables one-time setup of billboard information (size, lightning, location etc.) 
- Allows monthly or “number of days” lease period.
- Generates current lease status with each invoice.
- Allows for order deposit and disbursement on a period basis.
- Creates invoice for internal payment processing.
- Maintains inventory count of a leased product.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 12/31/2008

New Version of Cyrious Software's Control OOB Caters to Electric Sign Businesses

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of estimating and business management software for the sign and graphics 
industries, launched a new version of their Control Out-of-the-Box software on November 18, 2008, with new 
features specifically for electric sign businesses.

Channel Letters:  Use cost-based or upright inch pricing to quote almost any style.  There are two ways to quote:  
Use the Quick Quote product if you are in a hurry, or use the Detailed Quote if you want to include more specific 
details.  It also allows you to simply setup the system for your specific production methods.

Service and Install:  Control provides detailed tools for managing the unique details for the service and installation 
of electric signs, including service tickets.  Quickly add materials needed for service (i.e., bulbs, ballasts), and 
create detailed installation service tickets that include travel expenses, onsite contacts, outsourcing information, 
and much more.  Control allows you to gather and store detailed sign information, and benefits shops of all sizes.

Neon:  Also included in this new version of Control are new tools to make estimating Neon easy and accurate.

As always, Control OOB will allow your business to:

Win more jobs because you get the quotes to customers in minutes, not days 
Set-up and pre-load custom sign templates to speed up quoting, without losing any detail 
Automatically estimate costs and profit, and generate a bill of materials 
Schedule crews, equipment and service tickets, and track job progress on demand

Next up, Cyrious is completely re-designing their electric cabinet and pylon out-of-the-box products, which are due 
to be released in late January, 2009.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 8/21/2008

Cyrious Software to Introduce Control OOB with New Features for Wraps

On September 15, 2008, Cyrious Software, a leading provider of estimating and business management software 
for the sign, digital and printing industries, will introduce a new version of Control OOB with special features 
specifically designed for the vehicle wrap industry.

The new Control OOB includes two tools for pricing vehicle wraps jobs:

 The Quick Quote estimating tool, for those who are looking for a lightning-fast way to price wrap jobs by only 
having to fill in a few fields; and,

The Standard Quote estimating and costing tool, for wrap professionals who want to capture lots of data about 
the vehicle, customer needs, design, printing and installation, but still be able to price and cost the job within a 
few minutes.

"Turning around fast, accurate quotes is the key to winning new business in the wrap segment.  Control's new 
wrap estimating tools make the whole process faster, easier, and more accurate and professional - directly 
translating into more business and better profitability," states Cyrious Founder, Scott St. Cyr.  "Cyrious' new 
vehicle estimating can calculate not just by the square foot, but based on the paneling for the actual roll size 
on which you print.  This makes the process not only faster and easier, but gives you a realistic ability to factor 
in scrap to meet the demands of today's competitive market."

The new Control OOB also includes dozens of new features, such as:
3 ways to price (Area, Fixed or Cost-Based Pricing).  You can switch between them on the fly! 
Material Utilization Calculations - based off of material width and panel placement 
Numerous fields for collecting vehicle information 
Estimating for window perf 
All data is available on work orders

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 7/18/2008

New Version of Control Out-of-the-Box from Cyrious Software

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of estimating and business management software for the sign, digital and 
printing industries, introduces the radically new version of Control Out-of-the-Box (OOB).

The new version of Control OOB has 50% more features, can be set up in as little as 3 days, and is offered at 
a new, lower price.  It's easy to set up...just follow the steps!   And Cyrious Software has the best training resources 
and technical support in the business.

Just some of the features Control OOB offers include:

Estimate to work order to invoice in seconds 
Detailed work orders 
Job tracking 
Print, email or fax estimates, orders, invoices and reports 
Pricing based on your methodology 
Credit card processing 
QuickBooks integration 
Customer information 
Plus much more!

Control has also improved on the payroll and accounts payable features released in the previous version, 
enhancing reports and usability throughout the program, including vendor credit memos, discounts on bills, 
better credit card reconciliation, and more.

For additional information about Cyrious Control OOB, please call a Cyrious Product Specialist today at 
1-800-552-1418.  Cyrious Software is a leading provider of easy-to-use, industry specific, quoting and 
business management software for the sign, digital and printing industries.  Cyrious provides business owners 
with a system that dramatically accelerates productivity and maximizes results.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 3/11/2008

Cyrious Software Releases New Credit Card Module

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of quoting and business management software for the sign, digital, and 
printing industries, announced the completion of their new and improved credit-card module!

In Cyrious Software's newest software versions, users will be able add an integrated credit card module for 
payment processing.  This new and improved credit card module will allow the user to accept credit card 
payments and have them run directly through the software package.  

Some of the new benefits included in the credit card module are:

- No duplicate data entry
- Faster processing (most approvals in 2-3 seconds)
- CISP security compliant
- Automatically sends Purchasing Card Level II information (customer id, address, tax treatment, etc.) to obtain 
the best rates
- Works from any Software Station
 Saves and retrieves information with the customer records so it is easy to access
- Tracks all employee interactions with credit cards

"We are constantly striving to enhance our software and provide users with the tools needed to run their business.  
This new credit card module is another example of our dedication and commitment to enhancing our user's 
experience." said Danny Tangredi, Cyrious Software's Director of Marketing.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 1/16/2008

Cyrious Software User Conference Heads Back to Orlando, FL

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of quoting and business management software for the sign, digital, and 
printing industries, announced they would hold their 3rd Annual User Conference in beautiful Orlando, FL, 
March 26th, 2008 the day before the 2008 International Sign Expo!

CyrCon 2008 will start with a sports night dinner reception the evening of Tuesday March 25th, 2008 and then 
continue on Wednesday March 26th, 2008 with a full day of "Spring Training".  The event will be held at the 
Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL.  Users who attend this fun learning event will take advantage of a 
wide range of activities including:

- product specific training
- user-led roundtable discussions
- expert user speakers
- new product features and enhancements 

Cyrious users will have a chance to meet and receive hands-on training by top-level Cyrious representatives.  
All activities are open to users regardless of which software version they are currently using.  "Last year's 
conference in Vegas was so well received by our users we are thrilled to be able to provide another training 
event for them this year."  Danny Tangredi, Director of Marketing for Cyrious said.  "This year we will have 
more advanced courses that will help educate our users on how to get the most out of their investment.  There 
will be training for all user types from beginner to advance.  We will also show the new tools available in our 
latest version of the Control Software, version 4.0."  Danny explains. 

Cyrious staff members from the development and implementation teams, tech support managers, and CEO's of 
the company will all take part in leading discussions.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 6/27/2007

Online Tax Integration Automatically Calculates Taxes in U.S & Canada

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of quoting and business management systems for the sign, graphics, and 
printing industries, today announced an Online Tax Integration feature that automatically calculates taxes in the 
U.S. and Canada is available in its latest version of its Cyrious Control Software.

In Cyrious Software's new Control Version 4.0, users will be able integrate with Avalara Tax to automatically 
calculate taxes.  For every calculation, the system performs address verification, and then locates the exact 
street address within a jurisdiction using a geo-coding mapping system.  The calculation is determined by 
referring to pre-set user configurations including nexus, tax jurisdictional issues, exception processing, product 
taxability rules, sourcing rules, split rates, and maximum tax.  All of this happens transparently in the background, 
automatically updating Cyrious.

By using the Cyrious Online Tax Integration, users will:
- Eliminate the time spent researching taxes
- Automatically calculate county, city, & state taxes
- Instantly verify client address information 
 
Cyrious Control 4.0 is scheduled for release in July 2007.  For more information, feel free to call a Cyrious Business 
Consultant today at 1-800-552-1418.  Cyrious Software is a leader in providing easy-to-use, industry specific 
quoting, and business management software, providing owners with a system that dramatically accelerates 
productivity and maximizes results.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 5/16/2007

Real-time Dashboards Instantly Show Key Performance Indicators Cyrious Dashboards Available in New Control 4.0 Version

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of quoting and business management systems for the sign, graphics, 
and printing industries, today announced Dashboard functionality is available in its latest version of its Cyrious 
Control Software.

In Cyrious Software's new Control Version 4.0, users are equipped with Cyrious Dashboards, a powerful feature 
that provides customized business intelligence instantly.  The Cyrious Dashboards allow users to configure their 
own management screen, providing instant access to real-time data, across various areas of the business.  

By using the Cyrious Dashboard functionality, users can view instant snapshots of key performance indicators.  
An example of a Dashboard configured for a sales manager might show the:

-Total sales for the day
-# of sales calls made
-# of new orders
-# of estimates converted into orders
-# of orders that need shipped
-And many more

The Cyrious Dashboards allow the user to spend time analyzing and acting on key data, not gathering it.  
"Being able to configure a single screen to show key performance indicators will dramatically decrease the time 
users would otherwise spend gathering it."  Danny Tangredi, Director of Marketing for Cyrious Software says.  
"This new feature is sure to increase productivity across all departments.  Regardless of if you are an owner, 
manager, salesperson, or employee you can configure your screen to instantly view real-time data of where you 
currently are vs. where you want to be." 

Cyrious Control 4.0 will be released in July 2007.  For more information, feel free to call a Cyrious Business 
Consultant today at 1-800-552-1418.  Cyrious Software is a leader in providing easy-to-use, industry specific 
quoting, and business management software, providing owners with a system that dramatically accelerates 
productivity and maximizes results.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 1/8/2007

Cyrious Software User Conference Headed for Vegas

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of quoting and business management software for the sign, digital, and 
printing industries, announced they would hold their 2nd Annual User Conference in fun filled Las Vegas, NV, 
April 11th, 2007 in conjunction with the International Sign Expo!

The full day event kicks off at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  Users who attend this fun 
learning event will take advantage of a wide range of activities including:
- product specific training
- user-led roundtable discussions
- expert user speakers
- food & drinks
- new product features and enhancements 

Cyrious users will have a chance to meet and receive hands-on training by top-level Cyrious representatives.  
All activities are open to users regardless of which software they are currently using.  "Our Inaugural User 
Conference was such a great success that we are looking forward to being able to do it again!"  Danny Tangredi, 
Director of Marketing for Cyrious said.  "Using the comments & suggestions we received after CyrCon 2006 our 
users can expect to receive more how-to sessions, user discussions, customer interaction, user-led sessions, 
and guest speakers.  We will have product training for all user types from beginner to advance users.  Whether 
our users want to learn more about the product they're currently using or more about one of our other products, 
this event is the best place to accomplish both."  Danny explains. 

Cyrious staff members from the development and implementation teams, tech support managers, and CEO's of 
the company will all take part in leading discussions. 

Cyrious Software is a leader in providing easy-to-use, industry specific quoting, and business management software, 
providing owners with a system that dramatically accelerates productivity and maximizes results.

www.cyrious.com


Cyrious Software - 6/8/2006

Email Marketing Made Easy Using Cyrious Software!

Ocoee, FL - Marketing and building solid customer relationships just got easier, thanks to a new business 
management software enhancement recently released by Cyrious Software.  Headquartered in Baton Rouge, 
LA, Cyrious has developed a system that simplifies and streamlines your ability to send automated HTML email 
to your customers at key intervals.  Automating this task allows for convenient, ongoing messaging to your 
customers through an easy to use, cost efficient marketing campaign.

Cyrious Software’s new marketing feature will assist all segments of the Sign & Graphics industry.  The program 
allows you to send personalized and customized emails designed to maintain consistent and friendly 
communication with prospects and customers alike.  For example, you can provide:
- Appointment notifications and reminders
- Special offers and incentives
- New product announcements
- Seasonal promotions
- Thank you notes
- Birthday wishes and miss you messages

This highly functional and extremely user-friendly system allows you to create marketing campaigns in minutes 
and you can send each campaign automatically based on the criteria you set.

Users will find the new software capabilities equally beneficial as it provides an easy and cost efficient method for 
them to perform marketing operations that might otherwise be neglected.  

Founded in 1996, Cyrious Software is a recognized leader in providing easy-to-use, industry specific, estimating 
and business management solutions.  Cyrious offers a wide range of software applications for independent 
businesses in dozens of countries worldwide.  Software can be translated in multiple languages and uniquely 
customized for individual businesses in as little as 4 weeks.  By creating software as unique as your business, 
Cyrious can help you to accelerate productivity while maximizing your profitability.

www.cyrious.com


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