MIS specialist Tharstern has made three new features available as add-ons to their software.

The new features target direct mail services providers, wide format printers and print companies wanting to keep track of their inventory on the shop floor using mobile devices.

Tharstern says the Direct Mail add-on tool will allow users to capture all the details of a direct mail campaign in an estimate, including manufactured products, supplied items, postage and internal processes such as data handling. The company says that operators can use the Installation Services feature to create estimates for projects that include additional services related to the installation of these products, such as labour, machinery hire and pick and pack charges. Tharstern sees this as particularly useful for point of sale or signage printers who supply to large companies with varying store profiles, or multi-site organisations with differing needs.

Chris Burn, head of product at Tharstern, says, “The demand from our existing customers for estimates involving services such as direct mail and installations has been on the rise for some time, so doing something major in this area has been on our wish list for a while. We have been working on it throughout all of last year and it has undergone product testing at a UK direct mail house.”

The third feature, the Mobile Inventory tool, is a web app designed for use on the latest handheld barcode scanning devices, smartphones or tablets. Warehouse personnel can perform a full range of inventory tasks without requiring access to a Tharstern terminal, including, moving stock, issuing stock, item check, and location checks.

Burn adds, “The new Mobile Inventory tool is a really versatile product that benefits from the larger resolution screens and the general usability of the latest devices, providing a much richer user experience.”

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