Signs of the Times - November 2013 - (Page 40)
By Chris and Kathi Morrison
Chris and Kathi Morrison own and operate The Image
Specialists, a full-service graphics company based in Clements,
CA. Chris is also a Microsoft-certified systems engineer.
KeyedIn™ Manufacturing - Sign Edition Software
Internet access to your cloud-based management data and analytics
KeyedIn Manufacturing’s Sign the
Edition software, developed for
received input from Intl. Sign Assn.
members Sign Edition is a broadspan, automated, cloud-based (SaaS)
application that, KeyedIn says, will
help you analyze and control your
entire enterprise – sales, estimating,
scheduling, production, installation
It also features fully integrated,
financial-management and accounting tools.
Most interestingly, you don’t buy
any additional software or hardware.
The cloud-based package operates
on most workstations, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, so there’s
no need for special systems, sophisticated machines or an IT support
group. Even better, you can access
your system from any area that’s
Internet connected – via Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or
Google Chrome – and quickly
review any part of your database.
It’s not just management data. You
KeyedIn Solutions, Inc.
5001 American Blvd. West, Ste. 1010
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Contact: Brigitte Merten,
director of marketing
(877) 932-4402, X229
can quickly gain sales information,
bring up a customer-relationshipmanagement screen or generate
proposals from within the system,
and print or email them to a client.
You can also access impressive, corporate-look forms and templates that
help build attractive bid presentations.
Everything updates automatically.
And, get this: converting a quote to
a sales order automatically creates
your shop work orders and needed
The system includes time and
expenses recording forms, plus
screen tools that access resource
requirements, or assist project-planning and other business challenges.
KeyedIn’s reporting structure, equipped with customizable dashboards
and indicators, allows you to intercept
and deal with changes. For example,
the system will help you monitor
real-time job costs and task-status
information for each project. Essentially, you can become aware of
problems before they become issues.
It will also highlight related risks and
help you see, analyze and schedule
adjustments for unexpected costs.
You can store sign drawings in
a customer’s data file. You can also
copy-and-paste sign data, or information from one file to another, to
save preparation time on bids and
Or, place automatic, task-management reminders.
We recommend you take a look at
KeyedIn’s Sign Edition. The company says Sign Edition users have
experienced a 25% productivity
improvement in throughput, lead
and shipping times. It also offers
a consulting service that may help
you develop new markets, drive up
your ROI, or learn unique ways to
improve your business model.
Remember, it’s cloud-based, so
all the software is already in place
– you simply access it via the
Internet, fill in the blanks and
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