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EFI Integrates Powerful Hagen MIS with Workflow and Scheduling Solutions to Deliver "EFI Monarch"

30 Jul, 2008

EFI Integrates Powerful Hagen MIS with Workflow and Scheduling Solutions to Deliver "EFI Monarch"

EFI  announced a new offering named EFI Monarch which combines Hagen OA's Print MIS toolset, the capabilities of Prograph, a workflow and planning solution, PrintFlow dynamic scheduling, and Auto-Count direct machine interface to deliver an end-to-end workflow and management solution that is unmatched in the industry. EFI Monarch, available now, is targeted at large single and multi-plant operations.

Hagen OA provides the core management system for Monarch, with EFI Prograph for advanced production planning and JDF control, EFI PrintFlow for dynamic scheduling and optimization, and EFI Auto-Count for shop floor data collection via direct machine interface. This powerful combination of products delivers:
§ A comprehensive manufacturing management tool that utilizes a back office financial system as its foundation.
§ Advanced visual planning.
§ Automated dynamic scheduling.
§ Rules-based automation with user-defined rules architecture for managing resources and costs efficiently.
§ Just in Time manufacturing - ability to modify production plans based on real-time environmental conditions and then digitally distribute new/modified instructions to the appropriate resources based on inter/intra-plant optimized schedule.
§ Support for multi-language, multi-facility and multi-currency.

EFI customers can continue to utilize each of the four systems separately if they choose. Those who migrate to Monarch will benefit from enhanced integration and automation in their manufacturing processes. New customers can take advantage of one coordinated installation process.

EFI Monarch was announced today as part of a new product strategy focused on three solution sets as a result of the company acquiring Pace Systems Group and their popular ePace print MIS portfolio (see separate press release). EFI PrintSmith will continue to serve the on-demand, copy shop, quick printer and small commercial shop. The new product, named EFI Pace, will provide a fully-integrated, optimized solution for the middle market, and Monarch will support large single and multi-location organizations.

EFI - 800.875.7117 - www.efi.com

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