Vism updates installation job management software

Updates include a new drag and drop calendar
Updates include a new drag and drop calendar

Wide-format print and signage software specialist Vism has made a raft of updates in the latest release of its installation job management software.

The Spring 23 update of the Vism software includes new features and usability improvements on both its web-based dashboard, used by project and installation managers to schedule and manage installations, and its mobile apps for installers and subcontractors to receive and report back on jobs.

A new drag and drop calendar is said to make managing installers’ schedules faster, with users able to assign jobs, change dates and times, or reallocate work to a different crew, either in-house or external, in a single movement, while everybody that needs to know is kept up to date with instant notifications.

Vism said signmakers and printers running large campaigns such as retail graphics rollouts and signage refresh programs can make use of a new campaign builder.

“[This] lets them drop a spreadsheet with dozens or even hundreds of jobs into the system, book individual visits for each one, share important documentation, and allocate groups of jobs to installers, all within a few minutes,” the company explained.

For those who already use an MIS or ERP system to manage their production workflow and invoicing, Vism’s new API eliminates the double-entry of data by allowing them to connect the two systems and send installation jobs directly to Vism, while its Zapier integration allows the user to connect Vism with more than 5,000 other tools that they use elsewhere in their business.

A refresh of the company’s mobile apps for both installers and project managers, meanwhile, is said to enable project managers to now receive completion photos and check and approve the job directly from their phone before a crew has even left the site.

The API will be made available to all users at the end of May, while all other updates are already live for existing users and available for others to try for free for 30 days in the trial Vism offers via its website.

Roksoliana Sydorska, product manager at Vism, said that making scheduling and managing work faster than ever is central to this latest release.

“After speaking with many of our users, we know that efficiency is high on their agendas, with many printers and signmakers needing to do more with smaller teams than before.

“These latest updates are designed to help them do just that as we bring Vism closer to the other tools they use and make it a single source of information for every stakeholder on an installation project, be that the project manager, installer, third-party subcontractor, print production team or client.”

She added: “We have ambitious plans for 2023, with a number of key updates planned for the months ahead. Vism is almost unrecognisable compared to the product it was two years ago when I joined, and we’re excited to see how the industry reacts to these latest improvements.”