Star*Key Software: Releasing Major Update

June 19, 2020

Article by: Star*Key Software

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Star*Key Software, creator of the Presstimator estimating software program for newspapers and commercial web offset printers, is releasing a major update to its standalone estimating and job tracking application.

The new version includes many new user-requested features:

  • Scheduling:  Send information from a Presstimator Quote directly to the Scheduler for prepress, plates, proofing, press, inserting, bindery, finishing and mailing processes. The Presstimator automatically calculates the amount of time required for each process in a job and estimated times directly are sent to the Scheduler. Several views of the scheduled events are available: Month, Week, Work Week, Day, Timeline, Agenda, Gantt, Grouped by Resource and each has full Reporting capabilities.
  • Paper Inventory:  Users can enter the number of rolls on hand of each type of paper in Shop Settings.  Easily adjust the number of rolls when receiving shipments from your paper vendor(s) to maintain an overall number of rolls in inventory.  When completing a Job in the Presstimator, the number of rolls in inventory will be automatically reduced by the calculated number of rolls required to produce the job.  The Materials Report will calculate how many rolls are required to print a job.  The Auditor will catch if you don’t have enough rolls on hand and need to order more paper.  Optional interfaces (standalone Windows app or browser-based) are available so the inventory can be adjusted by employees without a need to be trained on the Presstimator.

As a complete estimating and job tracking solution, the Presstimator can help you save time and make money by putting your presses to work for you.  Visit for more information, to request a free 30-day trial, or to schedule a webinar demonstration of the software.