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Designed for the unique requirements of the screen printing, embroidery and decoration apparel industry, Aptean Impress enables you to control every aspect of your manufacturing process and key operations.

From sales quoting to inventory control to account invoicing, we have you covered every step along the way with a full-service cloud solution and comprehensive, real-time data readily available for your print shop.

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A Complete Solution

Designed Specifically

For Apparel Decoration

Sales, Marketing and Order Functionality

  • Sales Quotations

  • Order Entry

  • Purchase Orders

  • Customer Portal

  • Shopping Cart

Production Center

  • Design and Artwork Management

  • Production Scheduling

  • Order Status Boards

  • Inventory Management

  • Supplier Integration

Fulfillment, Finance and Accounting

  • Warehouse Management

  • Barcode Order Tracking

  • Commissions

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Business Analytics

  • Budgeting, Planning, Reporting and More

Integrations

Featured Print Shop Capabilities

Design and Artwork Management

Improve productivity and eliminate costly errors with the artwork maintenance functionality in Aptean Impress. The screen print solution enhances order detail visibility with its ability to associate image files (JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, BMP) with each decoration and displays them on screen throughout the software and during production. Easily auto-generate a design number based on customer ID and next available, mark designs as exclusive to customers and identify garment specific color way assignments.

  • Track new artwork or concept by artist or due date

  • Maintain decoration price/cost tables

  • View art status reports

  • Assign royalty contract and tracking

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Production Scheduling

Manage your print shop floor production quickly and easily with dynamic drag-and-drop functionality to schedule jobs based on type, work center availability and resources. Aptean Impress offers enhanced visibility with color-coding and automated alerts to identify jobs that are in jeopardy of being late and require attention.

Easily reschedule orders from over-allocated machines or work centers to areas that have availability to resolve problems before they can occur. The Production Scheduling application allows you to track: set-up, run time and employee productivity for each job—and view historically.

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Industry-Specific Features.

Print Shop Functions.

Apparel Inventory Management

Comprehensive inventory control functionality manages the tracking of incoming, outgoing and on-hand inventory status. Streamline purchasing and receiving with on-screen access to real-time inventory balances for up-to-the-minute visibility into your stock, non-stock, customer supplied, customer held, drop-ship and separate or special order inventory. Aptean Impress automates low stock notification emails to ensure order fulfillment, improve your purchasing processes and reduce expedite fees.

  • Pre-decorated or production order receiving

  • Multiple locations (warehouse, shelf, bin)

  • Customer-owned inventory

  • Print PO box labels

  • Physical inventory counts

  • Inventory reporting

  • Stock picking

Mobile Warehouse Management

Streamline day-to-day activities and maximize the productivity and efficiency of your warehouse and picking staff with our WMS add-on. Receive inventory, stock replenishments, conduct physical inventory counts, print labels, track order status and manage stock picking, packing and shipping of completed orders—all from a mobile tablet. Empower your warehouse workers with functionality to ensure inventory accuracy, account for lag time and backorders, optimize order fulfillment and reduce data entry.

  • Decrease operational expenses

  • Real-time inventory control

  • Enhance supplier relationships

  • Eliminate manual processes and dual data entry

  • Increase picking and inventory accuracy

  • Locate products quickly

  • Secure user-logins for accountability

Mobile Production Center

The production process is where it all comes together and our Production Center application is up to the task—providing visibility into job statuses, order information and approved artwork with the ability to create custom alerts to improve floor processes. Monitor real-time information on job progress, time spent on each job and the number of items produced to ensure shop efficiency.

  • Paperless access to order information

  • Identify fulfillment issues before they become customer problems

  • Job scheduling for each machine on the floor

  • Easily track setup and tear down of production runs

  • Record stats to track critical print KPIs

  • Take notes on jobs, designs, and artwork to improve future orders

  • Record and track misprints, defects and operator efficiency

Customer Web Portal

Maximize your customer service by providing your clients with 24x7x365 online access to approve pending sales order and/or artwork, check the status of open orders, pay invoices and look up historical invoices with UPS®, FedEx® or USPS tracking numbers. The web portal enables communications with clients to request online approvals for sales orders, artwork and revisions. Sales reps even have the ability to login to review their sales activity, as well as commission reports.

Finance and Accounting

The accounting functionality in Aptean Impress allows you to produce customer invoices, accept payments, update customer information and track customer order aging in one centralized database. With access to accounting data, customer service and sales reps can email invoices and monthly statements, assist customers with account or order questions and process credit cards with real-time access to sales order and invoice information from one integrated solution.

Order Tracking and Management

Our screen printing order management software tracks and monitors production steps via hand-held devices with scannable barcodes on work orders, purchase order, packing slips and other production process forms. Instead of manual data entry, warehouse and production employees simply scan the operational step they are performing and Aptean Impress automatically tracks the order status change—providing enhanced visibility and performance tracking from beginning sales order entry to completion.

Functionality Scales As You Grow

Tailored functionality meets the unique needs for screen print and apparel decorators. The core applications of the software handle the day-to-day activities while the additional modules tackle more specific business needs—when needed.

Royalty Tracking

Royalty Tracking

Manage royalties with ease by utilizing Aptean’s ability to accurately track royalties on a per item basis, percent of sales or both.

XML/API Application

XML/API Application

Our Extensible Markup Language (XML) API allows users to extend the power of Aptean Impress to third-party applications or e-commerce sites to share data directly into Impress in real-time, reducing labor cost and data entry errors.

EDI

EDI

Seamlessly integrate with your Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) trading partners to provide efficiencies for key business transactions. Create, transmit and receive document exchanges between your company and your business partners.

SKU and Hangtag

SKU and Hangtag

Translate your SKU numbers into a customer’s SKU for acknowledgements, invoices and packing lists. A configurable layout allows you to print hangtags in virtually any size or format for each SKU item.

eCommerce

eCommerce

Real-time eCommerce functionality extends your shopping cart capabilities beyond order entry, allowing you to make online sales transactions. With a user-friendly interface, easily administer online carts, automate changes to products, designs and prices.

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