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May 1, 2006

EFI Customer Requests Highlight Next Release of PSI Management System

EFI Customer Requests Highlight Next Release of PSI Management System

Soon-to-be-Released Version 12.0 on Display at EFI Connect

Connect – Las Vegas – May 1, 2006 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, is previewing the next version of its PSI™ print management software at Connect 2006, the printing industry's largest user conference taking place through May 3rd. In addition to a new “Product Master” module, many customer-requested enhancements are included in version 12.0, making the seventh annual EFI users' conference the perfect venue for its preview.

EFI PSI is one of the industry's leading MIS systems designed for the growing commercial printer with sheet, web and/or flexo equipment, providing modules for estimating, quoting, job management, shop floor data collection, inventory and purchasing.

“Customer input is a critical part of the product development cycle at EFI, and the upcoming version of PSI is a great example of us putting that feedback into action, with many significant customer-requests included,” said Clay Horsley, EFI PSI Product Manager. “We think users will also embrace the new Product Master module and the ongoing integration with our suite of add-on solutions.”

Several of the key customer-requested enhancements are:

  • PO Receipt Date enables an Inventory Receipt Date to be added, rather than defaulting to the current date.

  • Inactive Flag allows users to set specific information as “inactive,” such as customers, employees, processes, materials, etc.

  • Customer Notes allows users to enter notes for customers in the maintenance area of the application, which are then viewable when entering an estimate or job for the customer.

  • Mike Perkins, MIS System Administrator of Lahlouh, Inc. in Burlingame, Calif, said, “We are eager to upgrade to the new PSI release. The numerous enhancements will optimize the efficiency of our workflows and increase our performance output. It is exciting to see our involvement in the User Group help push this industry-crucial software to the next evolution.”

    PSI version 12.0 will include a new “Product Master” module, geared towards shops that run a high rate of repeat work and need to track the production specifications, production and shipping histories, as well as life versions of specific items. The upcoming release of PSI includes this module for flexo production, with the next version slated to include offset and digital functionality.

    In addition to the enhancements in the forthcoming release, PSI already integrates with many EFI add-on solutions, including PrintFlow®, PrinterSite® Internal, PrinterSite Fulfillment, AutoCount™ and MyDC. PSI is also optimized to work with the Fiery® print controller, the world leading production servers for digital printing. With a one-way exchange between the MIS and Fiery, PSI is interoperable with leading press manufacturers – such as Komori, MAN Roland and others – through an EFI JDF Connector that helps print businesses collect, share, analyze and respond to information in real time.

    Version 12.0 is expected to ship in June. For more information, please contact 800-875-7117.

    About EFI

    EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions. EFI's award-winning technologies offer integrated document management tools from creation to print, including high fidelity color Fiery® print servers that can output up to 2000 ppm; VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers and UV and solvent inks capable of printing on flexible and rigid substrates; powerful print production workflow and management information software solutions for increased performance and cost efficiency; and an array of corporate printing solutions. EFI's integrated solutions connect seamlessly, delivering unbeatable performance, cost savings and increased productivity. EFI maintains 22 offices worldwide.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: EFI and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or certain other foreign jurisdictions. EFI PSI is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

    Katie Maller
    EFI Public Relations

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