Primac - Products

By: Vercom  09-12-2011

We at Primac believe that every company is different; we do not believe that one size fits all. Especially in the print industry, where we have distinctly different types of manufacturing capability, it is difficult for one to find a constant model for success throughout the entire industry. Peter Drucker characterizes our industry as flexible manufacturing. That is to say that even within a market niche using similar equipment a wide variety of products can be produced. An information management system needs to be as agile and as flexible as the industry it serves. Primac is a management system designed to help you manage your business as effectively as possible.

For over two decades we have perfected a model of delivering highly customized solutions to the printing and packaging industries. Our approach to software development is not simply to write programs and have companies adapt to it, but to look at the top down view of the company and develop or configure systems that fit within the business processes of the company. Our solutions are deployed in virtually all segments of the printing industry and related services spectrum including:

  • Commercial sheetfed
  • High-volume commercial web>
  • Publications
  • Book publishing
  • Packaging
  • Flexible carton specialties
  • Roll label
  • ..and more

All of these segments have unique requirements from client information management, various forms of pre-media and prepress to multi-faceted finishing capabilities to highly specialized distribution methods ranging from simple individual delivery tickets up to thousands of detailed run lists with bill-of-lading.

Primac is equally adept at managing a multi-company, multi-division enterprises as it is handling a single plant installation. We have the full gamut in our client family. We even have clients who do not actually perform print manufacturing at all; Primac is fully adept in handling a service-only oriented organization as well.

As more and more firms feel compelled to offer additional products and services, the need for a flexible and sustainable information package is clear. Most of the industry packages available either refuse or are extremely reluctant to modify their system.We feel that is not the right approach for our clients. From the begining, we have been amenable to adding customized solutions in support of our client's success. In fact, we have published guidelines to support our clients if they desire to develop solutions with their internal staff. you can't put yourself in a corner here; Primac is your best choice for now and the future.

Other products and services from Vercom


Primac - Job Ticket System

Using the Microsoft Visual Studio Development environment and Primac's custom plugins you can create more than just job tickets by pulling in data from any number of systems within your work ticket. Use paperless tickets directly on your shop floor work station or design ticket print to meet your requirements with all the design functions of Crystal Reports.


Primac - Production Scheduling

This is by far, the most sophisticated Production Scheduling System available today - integrated with Primac's powerful Job Costing System, Job Estimating System, Shop Floor Data Collection System, Inventory and Purchasing Systems.


Primac - Shop Floor Information System

Using networked PC's with touch screen technology running in a client-server environment, SFIS not only provides a faster and easier way for plant personnel to enter labor and material transactions, now adds the ability to bring more information back to the plant floor. SFIS automates the collection of labor time, material usage, and job status information from all areas of the plant - from pre-press to shipping.


Primac - Job Estimating

The Job Estimating System is the basis for detailed instructions fed to the plant, for each individual job fed to the Production Scheduling System, for the Job Jacket produced by the Job Ticket Framework, and for the estimate-to-actual comparisons within the Job Costing System. Inherent in the design philosophy of the different estimating systems is the recognition of estimating as more than simply providing the customer with a quote for a job.


Primac - Production Systems

Primac's Production Scheduling System completes the closed-loop production information system necessary to manage graphic arts production in today's world of "just-in-time" deliveries, volatile schedules, and tight job turnaround. Primac's Invoice Management System is a derivitive of our Job Ticket Framework designed to give Primac users turn-key capability to design and print customer invoices in a WYSIWYG environment.


Job Costing System

All job cost reports, estimates, estimate-to-actual reports, actual-to-standard reports and other efficiency reports are all based on the direct costs, optional overheads, and production standards you have defined in the Job Costing System. These standards combine with estimating data that includes operations, materials, outside services, shipping and miscellaneous costs required to complete a job.