About Metrix

Metrix is a cloud-based job planning engine designed to help businesses in the printing and packaging industries create layout plans using artificial intelligence technology. The platform lets teams plan roll-fed and conventional sheet presses, roll-to-roll and flatbed inkjet presses, packaging layouts, and digital cutsheet devices.

Key features of Metrix include data visualization, image editing, layout automation, label printing, and change schedules. The platform can integrate with a variety of pre-press workflow solutions, such as Kodak Prinergy, Heidelberg Prinect, AGFA Apogee, and Fujifilm XMF, allowing teams to automate imposition and layouts. It enables organizations to assign jobs to the correct press based on material, operator, and equipment operational cost data.

When integrated with an EFI or other third-party ERP or MIS, Metrix can provide a critical link between prepress, estimating, planning, and production, allowing businesses to eliminate errors, streamline processes, optimize manufacturing, and improve quality.

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Metrix: 3

  • Data Visualisation
  • Image Editing
  • Search/Filter

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Overall rating

3.6 /5
(15)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
3.5/5
Ease of Use
3.3/5
Customer Support
3/5

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Robert E. Robert E.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Metrix Review

Reviewed on 12/10/2020

I really like it... it helps save a ton of time and calculating.

I really like it... it helps save a ton of time and calculating.

Pros

Great for Calculating sheets needed and planning Job Layouts for Lithography.

Cons

Big learning curve, but once you see the workflow you kinda get it.

Henry W. Henry W.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Integrated Metrix

Reviewed on 12/10/2020

EFI has owned Metrix for years and has been slow to develop solutions for its MIS integrated...

EFI has owned Metrix for years and has been slow to develop solutions for its MIS integrated version. My experience is that much of this is due to the fact that EFI has moved its software development overseas. The developers rarely get it right the first, second or third time.

Pros

It does a very good job of dealing with ganged jobs. Metrix will read in the estimated hours and material and the associated cost and then creates an optimized plan. When committed back to the MIS software it will update the plan and associated estimated hours and material based on the Metrix layouts. In addition, it will distribute cost collected for time and material based on distribution on the percent of the layout the jobs use.

Cons

What is the best was related to jobs created from estimates. What it does worst is try to provide optimized plans for estimates as it relates to Pace’s MIS cross part optimization.
It does a terrible job of communicating special colors through the XML.

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Reasons for Switching to Metrix

We chose the MIS, ePace first. Our expectations were that since they were both owned by the same company, EFI, we would receive better integration than we have experienced
Josh S. Josh S.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Metrix....

Reviewed on 6/10/2020

Metrix software was the best thing out there for quite a few years but recently it is becoming a...

Metrix software was the best thing out there for quite a few years but recently it is becoming a struggle to use. I believe that once EFI took over the software, it changed!

Pros

Lots of options for estimating, planning and prepress.

Cons

Software upgrades seem to always have issues that take awhile to correct.
EFI support is really hit and miss if they can fix an issue. I get a lot of "Future update" answers to the issues we have.
My team has not been happy with Metrix over the last few "upgrades".

Jim L. Jim L.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The good, the bad, the ugly

Reviewed on 12/10/2020

We use this daily to create impositions. Some features have reduced functionality after an...

We use this daily to create impositions. Some features have reduced functionality after an upgrade, but are eventually addressed. The software is usually a MacOS version behind, which doesnt seem to bother our end users.

Pros

It does the functions that we are looking for (impositions mostly) quickly and efficiently.

Cons

Each upgrade seems to break our workflow and is painful to get what we consider common sense addressed. Support isnt always helpful and core changes made to the software arent always in the release notes. We have open cases with EFI to address these issues and have moved past them with rollback and skipping versions to meet our end user needs.

Thomas B. Thomas B.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Metrix software - A work in progress

Reviewed on 12/10/2020

the software is ok, it is similar enough to other impositions. It has great potential, but our...

the software is ok, it is similar enough to other impositions. It has great potential, but our company hasn't had it and pace long enough to gain those automated job benifits.

Pros

I like the connectivity to XMF. The idea of the software is very palatable, our company has had issues in getting it implemented as we do a wide variety of work. When integration is increased and people are taught more on the software it should be a main stapple of our prepress and give us a great deal of automated work done.

Cons

Very dependent on the estimator. Changing jobs can be simple or extremely difficult to manage with our metrix/pace system. I believe some of our issues are training, also we just got word of an XMF upgrade that will help with some reported metrix issues.

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