SA International - 2/4/2013
New SAi Flexi Cloud and SAi PhotoPRINT Cloud Deliver Breakthrough
Benefits to Sign and Large Format Print Businesses
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining
industries, has extended two of its most popular software packages to include useful web-based tools that enhance the way sign and print providers
do business. SAi Flexi Cloud and SAi PhotoPRINT Cloud bring state-of-the-art, Internet-based capability to SAi’s best-known brands, while adding
many useful functions.
SAi Flexi Cloud adds a new dimension to the feature-rich attributes of SAi’s leading sign making software, Flexi, which provides easy text layout and vinyl
cutting packages that offer high production capabilities with cutting and printing tools. In addition, the new SAi PhotoPRINT Cloud increases the
functionality of SAi’s PhotoPRINT RIP software, which offers an affordable, easy-to-use print-and-cut solution for wide-format print businesses.
Easily accessible via a Cloud Web Window that sits on a user’s desktop display, SAi Flexi Cloud and SAi PhotoPRINT Cloud have been introduced to
meet the changing needs of sign and print providers. Both programs offer three important tools that enable users to enjoy greater versatility across
production and job tracking, wherever they’re working:
· Local and remote production information through Job Reports – a valuable feature that offers an easy way for business owners to view
production information and trends. The Job Reports tool provides summary production information on completed projects, providing critical
analytics on print-and-cut jobs, printer and media usage, as well as total production time on each job.
· Cloud Storage – an on-line data hosting facility that provides sign and print businesses with 1GB of free storage for uploading and archiving
design jobs for backup, sharing and retrieval as required. Accessible via an icon within the Cloud Web Window, this convenient feature also
provides the platform architecture needed for future cloud-based business growth capabilities.
· FlexiQuote™ – an innovative web-based tool that allows sign and print businesses to quickly and effectively create customer quotes for
new jobs. FlexiQuote features a simple, user-friendly design, which comes pre-loaded with a database of standard media and their costs to
rapidly and accurately configure pricing, while factoring in materials, labor, commissions, discounts and taxes. As such, the handy FlexiQuote
‘wizard’ overcomes the occasionally troublesome and time-consuming job quoting process faced by sign and print providers, and can give a
customer quote within 30 seconds.
Information on the Go
In addition to Job Reports being viewable through the Cloud Web Window within SAi’s Flexi Cloud and PhotoPRINT Cloud solutions, SAi has
created a free, companion mobile application that also provides businesses owners with remote access to valuable production information while
on the road or away from the office. Known as the SAi Cloud mobile app, SAi is the first RIP manufacturer to offer such a mobile application,
which is compatible with both Android and iPhone devices.
SAi’s Cloud Web Window also provides useful links to a growing number of other resources and content. These include media profiles, software
updates, support information, and SAi’s dedicated social media channels, which feature informative training materials and videos.
“Our customers know us for simplifying and improving the way they do business, so we are delighted to once again lead the way when it comes to
delivering innovative tools that meet these objectives,” says Dean Derhak, Product Director at SAi. “Providing vital, instantaneous information,
whether in the office or on the go, SAi Flexi Cloud and SAi PhotoPRINT Cloud reflect the fast-pace at which business owners operate today.
“The result is design-through-production software that enhances efficiency and builds on the heritage of our best-known brands to deliver information
to users, wherever they’re working,” concludes Derhak.
SAi’s new Flexi Cloud and PhotoPRINT Cloud solutions are Windows 8 compatible. For the first 90 days after the new version is released, existing SAi
Flexi and SAi PhotoPRINT software users running version 10 can receive a complimentary upgrade.