Sistrade® specialized in the packaging area, cardboard boxes, corrugated cardboard, and other common jobs in this sector. It can provide you with all the tools to manage companies which work in the manufacturing of packaging. 

Packaging industry is undoubtedly considered as one of the most growing industries that requires advanced technology in terms of machinery, and naturally, information systems that provide support to the whole business & production process, thus, making this industry more efficient and of higher quality.

Sistrade® covers and controls the entire production cycle, including all stages of manufacture  from the job order modelling/prototyping and pre-press, press, laminating, die-cutting, folding/gluing and assembly work, to preparation for shipment, and the specific nature of each one is handled effectively.

By using Sistrade® Die-Cutter Management tool, you have access to all the necessary information regarding packaging. It allows you to manage all your existing die-cutters and automatically associates them according to the job order where they were used. Additionally, you can use an existing die-cutter to make an estimate of a job where it will be used, saving you the precious time without the need to enter all the main information of the job again (dimension, imposition plan and optimization, fibre direction etc.). 

Sistrade® provides you all the necessary information so that you manage your time and do not let the time to manage you. With all the analytical and statistical information at reach of mouse clicks you will have all the tools to control all production costs, making it easier to compare estimated and reached costs, allowing you to see your profit or loss. With the possibility of exporting the most of this data to external software, such as text processors, spread-sheets and other, it provides you the powerful and more familiar tools and can give you the additional precision tools that MIS|ERP systems are incapable of doing. 

Currently, the system has the ability to be used for any type of boxes according to the standards of ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) or FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers) and also through its built-in tool, you can configure your own designs or import them from your existing CAD system.


  • The heading displaying all customer's data, namely the customer's name, address, salesman, payment conditions, expedition data, quantity, estimate description and other information;
  • Technical data about the job to perform, e.g. format type, final format, information about whether the paper belongs to the customer or not, grammage (gr/m2), type of paper, printing forms, materials support, grammage level, work type, printing type, etc.;
  • Input of measures and box margins;
  • Internal comments, from customers and from other specifications;
  • Workflow, obeying a pre-defined approval sequence.



  • Definition of the printing machine with all its technical features;
  • Change the features that the system suggests;
  • Selection of colours which will be used;
  • Selection of varnish type;
  • Change the paper the system suggests;
  • Possibility of choosing a second printing machine;
  • Selection of box type structured by type;
  • Definition of the paper fiber direction;
  • Imposition calculation and full optimization of imposition plan.


  • The system indicates the operations to be performed according to the previously selected job type;
  • Attribution of estimated costs to the operation;
  • Available to change the operations to perform by manufacturing stage;
  • Presents the all necessary materials to be consumed;
  • The user may indicate an operation or manufacturing stage as being subcontracted/outsourced.


  • General costs with components and setup;
  • Printing costs and printing time;
  • Costs with inks and varnishes, depending on the job's area;
  • Costs with resources/machines, setup times and respective requirements;
  • Operations, including subcontracted operations/stages;
  • Global cost identifying cost/benefit;
  • Agent and salesmen commissions;
  • Application of financial margins, with margin indexes, commissions, administrative costs, set costs, etc.;
  • Financial indicators.


For that purpose SISTRADE verticalised a new supporting tool which allows the easy import and management of all CAD/DXF files from Design department directly to MIS system. This tool allows estimators to use original imposition plan for a given job.


  • Easy import of CAD/DXF files;
  • Search feature available under three different concepts;
  • Change of fibre direction;
  • Type & dimensions of used die-cutters (Flat type, Rotary type);
  • Layout lines, dimensions, & margin information;
  • Creation of new models based on imported files;
  • Layout modifications for the new model;
  • Update of die-cutter types & dimensions;
  • Background colour modification (white or black);
  • Information about colours of layouts lines;
  • Dynamic imposition plan calculation;
  • Background colour modification (white or black). 

DXF files


  • Easy guided wizard for box selection;
  • Search feature available under three different concepts;
  • A brief list of CAD/DXF files to choose, with all the necessary information (dimension, layouts, die-cutter type, description, date, etc.);
  • Change of fibre direction;
  • Type & dimensions of used die-cutters (Flat type, Rotary type);
  • Layout lines, dimensions, & margin information;
  • Format dimension (minimum and maximum).

Box selection


One important issue after the production process, is the packing of the finished products. Therefore, SISTRADE has developed a tool for an easy management of this issue. Using the already existing information of the product we were able to minimize the need of entering additional data into the system in order to calculate the possible solution for packing of the products.

In this tool, available at both, the estimate and the job order elaboration processes, users are able to simulate and define how the products should be packed into the outer cases, then how the outer cases should be placed in the pallets and finally, how the pallets should be loaded into the truck/container. All of these features are presented using a graphical representation to better show the final result of the different layouts calculation.


  • Possibility to define all the information of the product to be packed;
  • Type of carton/corrugated board of the box;
  • Dimensions of the boxes (can be automatically calculated based on product specifications);
  • Quantity of products per box (can also be calculated);
  • Possible ways of placement of the product inside the box;
  • Possibility to simulate all scenarios (system also presents the best scenario).

simulate all scenarios


  • Definition of the type/dimensions of the pallet;
  • Distribution of boxes in the pallet;
  • Definition of number of layers of boxes per pallet;
  • Definition of truck/container and number of pallets per load.

 Pallet Definition


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