Sistrade® MIS|ERP offers a wide range of solutions for products in the industries of folding cartons, corrugated packaging and displays. It allows simple and fast estimating, providing all the necessary information.
Sistrade® is a completely configurable solution, very flexible and can be adapted to the reality of any company. Among various specific features, it provides access to the control of the entire production process and covers all the manufacturing stages of all running jobs.

Sistrade® creates a quotation mentioning the details of the production, including all the relevant costs and features of the final product and does it according to the commercial sequence:


Main Features:

  • Estimate jobs such as folding cartons, corrugated packaging and displays
  • Design library including ECMA and FEFCO standards as well as customer-developed designs
  • CAD/DXF interface to allow the use of external software suites for the imposition definition
  • Fast and easy imposition layout optimization for the design library, including nesting and gang printing
  • Calculation of inks and varnishes consumption
  • Tool library management for dies (cutting, stripping, embossing, …)
  • Material traceability from its reception until the final product and backwards
  • Packing and palletization definition and calculation
  • Pre-press and customer approval workflow
  • Multi-section and multi-plant job scheduling, including alternative scenarios
  • Production follow-up in real-time through shop-floor data collection or using automation data
  • Industrial cost calculation that allows pre and post-production cost analysis
  • OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Finished goods management by batch/pallet and labelling (including GS1 identification, box label, pallet label, …)
  • Quick dispatch and invoicing of finished goods

Estimating was never so easy! In just a minute the user can introduce the customer data, type of product, technical details about the job, simulate other quantities, apply margins, analyze the financial indicators and send directly the quotation by email through the system.

Included Design Library:
  • All FEFCO and ECMA designs are already displayed in the system to facilitate the design of the box. It is also possible to include new ones
CAD/DXF Integration from external software suites:
  • Allows a dynamic integration with structural design CAD systems
  • System collects all the necessary information from file: imposition layout, number of UPS, sheet dimensions, die blades dimensions for both cut and crease
  • It is possible to adapt the number of UPS to the job's needs (i.e. imposition was made with 9 UPS but only 6 UPS will be needed) and the system adapts all calculations to that change
  • Maintenance of all used and unused files with preview option

Imposition calculation and optimization, including grain direction definition:
  • Definition of the printing machines with all its technical features
  • Change the parameters of the machine, suggested by the system
  • Change the paper that the system suggests
  • Calculation of the plan and complete optimization of the printing plan, including design rotation (90º, 180º and 270º) and nesting
Multiple Scenario Comparison:
  • Compare different optimizations and paper sizes to choose the best combination that fits your needs
Tool Management
  • Manage die-cutters according to the desired final product
Inks and Varnish Consumption
  • Estimate the costs of ink and varnish combination in the production of your products
Fully automated operations cost and duration calculation
  • Determine the costs per operation automatically and know which processes need to be optimized
Packing, Palletization and truck/container definition

Box definition:
  • Possibility of defining all the product's information that is being packed;
  • Type of carton/corrugated cardboard box;
  • Box dimensions (can be automatically calculated according to the product's specifications);
  • Quantity of products per box (can also be calculated);
  • Possible forms of assembling the product inside the box

Palet Definition:
  • Definition of the type and dimensions of the pallet
  • Distribution of the boxes in the pallet
  • Definition of the number of layers by pallet
  • Definition of the number necessary pallets
  • Definition of the truck/container and the number of pallets per cargo
Final Values and Margins Insertion:
  • Application of final margins, with margin index, commissions, administrative costs, fixed costs, rappel, etc;
  • Predefined margins can be set
Other quantities simulation:
  • This tool allows the user to simulate the production of extra quantities and to know automatically its possible costs and to see if its production is profitable
  • It is possible to use the features of the system to define all necessary information for the manufacturing of POS/POP displays
  • It is possible to have a job that is made out of several parts or components that can be printed either together on the same sheet or on multiple sheets
  • Whether using an already existing design or a completely new design, through the existing features of the system, every process is taken into consideration
  • Each part or component has its own manufacturing process and all details are defined and can be totally different from each other
  • The necessary materials for every step in manufacturing are calculated. It can range from a simple cardboard display to a high level of complexity with the mix of several materials like cardboard, corrugated board and foamboard

  • Type of carton to be printed and grain direction. The system calculates make-ready and running waste and needed sheets
  • Corrugated cardboard manufacturing data: type of liner paper, flute paper, flute type and associated carton needs and costs
  • Inks and varnishes definition: consumption and cost calculation
  • Plates calculation
  • Print make-ready time and cost
  • Print time and cost
  • Pre-press operations
  • Post-press operations (lamination, hot/cold stamping)
  • Folding and glueing operation
  • Subcontracted/outsourced operations
  • Raw materials definition and calculation
  • Auxiliary tools (die-cut blade, braille, ...) definition and calculation

MRP enables companies to achieve compliance with the maximum number of customer orders keeping its promises to customers, by allowing a closer cost control during the material acquisition, a shorter processing time for the users in the complex planning of job orders and purchase orders and also greater fluidity in data processing.

MRP stages:
  • Stage 1 - Selection of orders
  • Stage 2 - Selection of materials to be processed
  • Stage 3 - Calculation of purchase needs, production and reserves
  • Stage 4 - Calculation of dates and their linking with lead times of purchase and manufacture
Paper purchase - Cutting Assistant:
  • Cut a basic material in stock to obtain multiple raw materials
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SISTRADE has the right tool the push your company to Industry 4.0, optimizing, automating, and controlling your production line. One of Sistrade’s key applications is Manufacturing Execution System (MES), which delivers solutions to plan, collect data, supervise, and control the industrial process.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA):
  • Local or remote supervision: multi-factory
  • Real-time information about the machine status
  • Identification of employees working on the machine
  • Identification of the job order in progress
  • Produced and rejected quantities
  • Operations carried out per job order
  • Events and occurrences per machine and per job order
  • Display of speed per machine in real-time
  • Charts of speed history
  • Automatic record of downtimes and their reasons
  • Real time of preparation and production
  • Analysis of profitability
  • Occupancy rates
  • Analyze productive vs. unproductive time
  • Efficiency per machine

Job Orders:

  • Automatic generation through order confirmation
  • Series and versions management
  • Approval workflow
  • Attach documents to support the production process
  • Machine parameters
  • Grouped job orders
  • List of materials to consume
  • Production lot definition
Production Data Acquisition:
  • Release of job orders (start/end)
  • Start/end of operations (productive activities)
  • Assign/withdraw employees to/from certain machines
  • Reason of events (unproductive activities)
  • Materials to be incorporated in the machine
  • Production records
  • Quality Control tests
  • Visualization of job orders on Gantt chart
  • Assisted production simulation
  • Operation or activity planning
  • Real-time indexing of the start/end of production
  • Load analysis and resource availability
  • Colour-coded operations status
  • Drag & Drop of multiple operations
  • Management of delivery dates
  • Scenarios simulation
  • Multi-plant
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Standard Reports

Sistrade® solution provides various standard reports for all of the areas of the ERP allowing a quick access to key information on the company. Here are some examples of reports:

  • Sales ranking, analysis and evolution
  • Commissions report
  • Return on sales
  • Documents tracking
  • Orders evolution
  • Delivery time control
  • Sales by basic material/product
  • Control of purchases orders/receptions
  • Supplier prices catalogue
  • Control of supplier invoices
  • Inventory
  • Subcontracts cost expected/real
  • Annual purchase invoicing
  • Monthly/accumulated purchases
  • ABC supplier analysis
  • Workers and machines productivity
  • Expected production time vs real time
  • Real-time beginning and end of production
  • Real-time information about machine status
  • Machine history
  • Produced and rejected quantities
  • Evaluation of KPI's
  • Statements
  • Accumulated
  • Trial Balances – General Ledger
  • Fiscal Reports
  • Income statement
  • Current Accounts
  • Statement of settlements
  • Due date and collection notices
  • Vendors/Agents
  • Banks and cash
Report Generator

Sistrade® allows the user to generate specific reports from any module according to its needs.

All modules have the most relevant indicators to be presented for each area,  such as the total of invoicing in sales, the occupation of the stocks in the warehouses, approved production orders in production, the total of debit and credit in accounting, the number of active employees in human resources and many others.

With this important tool, users can analyze important information of the company filtered by:

  • Week/month/quarter/semester/year/financial year and other periods
  • Client/vendor/country

Key information available for:

  • CRM
  • Sales
  • Procurement
  • Stocks
  • Production
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Quality Control
  • Treasury
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Fixed Assets

Sistrade® B.I. system allows companies to gain more thorough knowledge about the factors that affect daily operations, thereby contributing to better decision-making in business. Managers are able to make more quick and assertive decisions, using the dynamic and appealing dashboards.

All the business analysis are displayed through information hubs:

  • Financial and Administrative
  • Commercial Management
  • Stocks & Purchases
  • Production Management
  • Quality Management
  • Asset Maintenance


Watch how Sistrade® ERP is being used in the Packaging Printing Industry:


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