Brea, California - August 8, 2006 - Star*Key Software, creator of the estimating software program for web offset printers, the Presstimator, has expanded the capabilities of its standalone estimating application.
With version 3.0, you can enter an unlimited number of additional page counts (each with various paper stock and color configurations), which can be used in combination with multiple quantities, to generate multiple estimates. For Example: A customer requests a Quote for a 16, 24, or 32-page Tab with either Black Only or Spot Color on the additional pages, and wants prices for 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, 17,000 and 20,000 copies. The Presstimator will calculate each one of the configurations (including Markup) and provide the Multiple Pages pricing sheet along with the Customer Quote report. The reports generated from the multiple page counts and multiple quantities gives the customer a complete snapshot of the pricing for all requested scenarios.
Version 3.0 also offers:
In this new version, the Presstimator's functionality has been expanded to include many features requested by both newspapers and commercial web offset printers. For more information, please visit http://www.presstimator.com. In addition to containing FAQ's, product features, sample reports, comparisons to spreadsheet estimating, and ROI discussions, the website offers a downloadable Presstimator Tour. Visitors to the website can also request a free demo disk of the Presstimator.
The Presstimator is a software application for web offset printing estimating. This print estimating software prompts the user for detailed job specs in a user-friendly interface. Completely customizable costs and settings can be adjusted in Shop Settings to create sophisticated and reliable estimates. The optional Presstimator Budgeted Hourly Rates module calculates rates to be entered in the Presstimator to ensure overhead expenses are being covered in generated estimates. The Auditor feature helps the estimator avoid mistakes by checking for any missing information, which can help eliminate costly oversights. The Presstimator also incorporates a wide variety of reports that can be generated directly from the estimate, such as Customer Reports, Job Tickets and Materials reports. These reports can not only save time, but they can also help the user track costs and initiate standardized cost studies. Quotes are stored in a searchable database for fast retrieval and easy modification.
Mike Starkey, President