Alliance Franchise Brands LLC Partners with SmartSoft to Offer PressWise to its Member Network

Advanced Print MIS solution enhances automation

April 19, 2018 // Franchising.com // PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, parent company of Allegra Network LLC, has finalized an agreement with SmartSoft, a leading provider of print MIS and workflow automation solutions. The partnership offers SmartSoft’s PressWise® MIS application to the franchise network of 300 marketing and print communications franchises in North America.

The Plymouth, Mich.-based company sought a solution to help its high-volume franchise members who are seeking greater automation in their workflow, from estimating through to job management, shipping and billing. They selected PressWise for its ability to provide a robust, cloud-based platform and integrate with other key software tools that form the network’s WorkStream™ technology package.

“We pride ourselves on providing our members vetted technology platforms they need to most efficiently manage their businesses,” said Kevin Cushing, President, Alliance Franchise Brands Marketing & Print Division. “PressWise delivers with its robust platform by building processes and automation around key systems. This enables our franchise members to drive greater profitability and growth.”

According to Tony Tarpey, Chief Operating Officer for SmartSoft, “This is the beginning of a long-term relationship, and we look forward to helping contribute to the franchise network’s continued growth and global expansion. We are pleased to have arrived at a ‘win-win’ partnership.”

About Alliance Franchise Brands LLC

Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, the parent company of Allegra Network LLC, KK Printing Canada ULC and Sign & Graphics Operations LLC, is a world leader in marketing, visual and graphics communications, linking more than 600 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. The company’s Marketing & Print Division, headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., is composed of the Allegra Marketing Print Mail, American Speedy Printing, KKP and Insty-Prints brands of marketing, printing, mailing and web services providers. Its Sign & Graphics Division, headquartered in Middle River, Md., is composed of Image360, Signs By Tomorrow and Signs Now brands of sign and graphics communications providers. For more information about Alliance Franchise Brands, please call 800-726-9050 or visit www.alliancefranchisebrands.com.

About PressWise

PressWise is an end-to-end SaaS-based MIS and Print Workflow Automation solution that comes complete with robust features such as unlimited web storefronts, estimating, quoting, order processing, workflow management, complete shipping integration, fulfillment and the ability to integrate with most other third-party storefronts (including Pressero, PrinterPresence, PTI, PrintNow, PixFizz, PageDNA, RedTie, Prisme and more) and existing back-end accounting systems. For more information, visit http://www.presswise.com.

About SmartSoft

SmartSoft provides desktop and enterprise-level workflow solutions for print management, postal address correction and postal discounts. Products include the AccuMail® suite of data and address correction and verification software, the all-in-one mailing software solution, SmartAddresser 5™, the IM barcode mail tracking service MailSpotter, and the end-to-end print workflow solution, PressWise. SmartSoft is a privately held company. Visit http://www.smartsoftusa.com.

Media Contact:

Madelyne Moloney
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7477

SOURCE Alliance Franchise Brands LLC

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