It is that time of year again (EFI’s Connect is almost upon us) and I have put together my 4th Annual Wish List of features for PrintSmith. First, I would like to review my list from last year.
My 2005 list had 55 items on it and with the release of 7.2 I was able to eliminate 9 items from my list!! 7.2 is loaded with new features and many of those weren’t on my list. For example, the Estimator’s Checklist and the Delivery Ticket Manager were not on my list, but they were items I had tried to create in Report Writer. A giant kudos to PrintSmith for a great release.
On to my Wish List for 2006. (Scroll down to see the Top 10 and a link to the full list)
This year, I have a total of 54 items, which tends to grow as move closer to the next release. I added 8 more items to the list since the release of 7.2. Obviously, it is very difficult to keep up with the demand for new features!
However, the bad/sad news is that there are still 12 features on my list that Printer’s Plan (chief competitor of PrintSmith) has that PrintSmith does not. Unfortunately, most of those 12 features have been on my list for over 3 years and I haven’t even looked at the latest version of Printer’s Plan in depth.
So, you are probably wondering if you could see the list, well here it is!
Click here for my full 2006 PrintSmith Wish List
For those of you not interested in 54 items here is the Top Ten (11) version:
1 Tracker: Add a way to make it a Scheduler
2 Port Speed: Need a way to keep workstations from “dropping” off
3 Pending List: Add a button for “Release to Production” And Un-Release
4 Tracker: Add button for “Release to Production” to Pending List And Un-Release
5 Report Manager: Add a “Search” or “Find” capability to find reports by name
6 Web Ref #: Need a web job # for 3rd Party programs (like Printer’s Plan)
7 Shipping Address: Add drop down menus for Invoice Addresses
8 Email Control: More control over the email feature (like Printer’s Plan)
9 List Price Schedules: When you Change Prices add ability to Round Pricing
10 List Price Schedules: Change Prices by Selected lists instead of All lists
11 E-Commerce: Like WebsitesForPrinters and KeyCustomers (by Printer’s Plan)
Number eleven really should be number one, but I have been whining about that for 3 years now. And, if you look closely, number 3 and number 4 are the same. Let’s just say it is a pet peeve of mine.
I would love for you to send me (or PrintSmith) your Top Ten list. It will only help make the product better.