Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Cerm highlights MIS inspiration and collaboration


The company showed how its product offering goes beyond MIS to provide complete business management and automation solutions.

Cerm demonstrated how its product offering goes beyond MIS to provide complete business management and automation solutions for the narrow web printing industry. The company showed its end-to-end MIS solution, highlighted industry partnerships, and also hosted a seminar on the positive impact automation solutions have on the narrow web printing industry.

Geert Van Damme, Managing Director at Cerm, said, “Inspiration is not a term you hear often in narrow web labels, but to Cerm, it is our guiding principle. Actively listening and collaborating with our customers inspired us to solve one of their biggest challenges: improving the flow of information in the narrow web printer’s organization. This inspiration led us to develop solutions that enable all team members – from the production manager and stock controller to the accountant and general manager - to have access to the same information and work from the same page. This type of collaboration improves efficiency and overall productivity, leaving more time to focus on the core business. That’s the power of inspiration.”

At the heart of Cerm’s solution are eight specific modules, each supporting a critical step in the printer’s integrated workflow - from estimating to shop floor data collection to invoicing. Connecting these modules provides the narrow web printer with a way to go beyond just MIS and enable a more effective business and production environment.

The modules are included within three product categories:

shopfront: Web4Labels is an all-in-one digital shopfront for online quoting and managing of assets, providing a critical resource that lets sales people and end-customers order labels and quickly get accurate quotes remotely.

shopfloor: The modules in this category deliver insight into operations, including capacity and utilization per machine and how they can be optimized to reduce change-over times. Stock, inventory and raw material data are also available, as well as crucial details for shipping.

backoffice: Cerm backoffice includes specific solutions to relieve the practical problems that come from printing a larger number of different products with smaller print runs. Produced quantities and shipping information are taken from the shopfloor to automatically generate shipping notes and invoices.

Printers can choose the modules that meet their needs today, then add more as their businesses grow.