By: E&P Staff StarKey Software, Brea, Calif., has expanded the capabilities of its standalone Presstimator estimating program for web-offset printers.
Presstimator version 4.0 includes job tracking and a comprehensive estimate vs. production actuals analysis. Users can export to Microsoft Excel a complete analysis of a quote's estimated values compared with the job's production results, providing data and charts showing an estimate's accuracy.
An interface with Harland Simon's Prima management system can import job production values into Presstimator entry fields.
The new version also offers: Job History, which stores jobs in the same way the Quote History stores estimates; Customizable Job Ticket, a new, customizable report that is exported to Excel; optional Request A Quote capabilities, a customizable Web form that allows customers to request a quote through a printer's Web site; link to MapQuest.com for directions to include with shipping manifest reports.