MIS covers Workflow, Job Management, Quoting and Accounting within a Printing Organisation.
The Wide Format print industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years. The workflow systems used have been adhoc developed based on legacy software from the Offset and Screen Print industries and whilst there is crossover in many areas, overall the solutions were not deemed ideal for a small-to-medium size wide format business.
Cole, Paul and Aaron had worked with each other in Wide Format adjacent projects for several years.
Aaron had been searching for a suitable MIS (Management Information System) for several years for his business and had investigated the top industry workflow solutions but wasn’t having any luck in finding a fit for requirement or budget.
These workflow systems were VERY expensive and were cumbersome in operation. It was possible to spend more time setting up a job in the system than it would producing the job on a machine.
In 2018, Cole, Paul and Aaron started the SPAA project with the intention of developing the best simplified wide format MIS system available.