MONP101 TUES 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Introduction to Crystal Reports in Monarch ROOM Petrus 1
This preconference session is a basic introduction to writing Crystal Reports in Monarch. This hands-on class has limited space for 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.
MONP201 TUES 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
K Advancing Your Crystal Reports Knowledge for Monarch ROOM Petrus 1
This preconference session will address more advanced report writing for Monarch. This session is hands on and space is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.
MON0201 WEDS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch Welcome Session and Crystal Ball ROOM Margaux 1
The Monarch team will present an overview of what has happened since last year's Connect conference and what is planned for the upcoming year. This breakout session is focused on the key areas of your MIS: Monarch, Planner, PrintFlow, Auto-Count and Portal. The team will highlight activities or tracks based on your print facility roles and will announce the future of Monarch. This is a MUST SEE 'EMS sessions to learn about the changes on teh horizon and how your MIS will transform in the releases to come. Don't miss one of the most interesting sessions of the conference!
MON0301 WEDS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monarch User Group Business Meeting ROOM Margaux 1
This session is directed by the Monarch User Group. All Monarch users are encouraged to attend, members and non-members. Session will include, among other topics, a review of enhancements requested by the user group and their status.
MON0401 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
That's the Way We Spell Success ROOM La Fleur 1
What does the plan for implementing Monarch look like? Where does it begin, end, and what are the steps in between? How do I know if it is implemented correctly? We will examine these questions and more as we look at implementation plans, ideas, successes, and opportunities.
MON0402 WEDS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Down the Road Tonight ROOM La Fleur 2
An informative session where product management will review the Monarch User Group enhancements from the 14.1 version in detail. There are nearly 30 enhancements from the MUG in the latest release, all based on feedback from the user community. Plan on attending this session to learn what you and other users have requested.
MON0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Formatting Financials - Best Practices ROOM LaFleur 1
Let's dive deep into the Monarch General Ledger Formatting of Financial Reports. This session will be key for thise finance people looking to leverage the power of their General Ledger and how to utilize the formatting of each report, the ability to save a layout and the advantage of column range selections. Explore printing the financial report and how to use exporting to Excel as an excellent reporting option.
MON0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
There Is No I in Information Technology; There are 2! ROOM LaFleur 2
A great stop for the IT person in attendance at this year's conference! A breakout session with a little bit of something for everyone. This session will allow you to learn from others in attendance what it takes to say on top of your IT needs. Discuss best practices for planning upgrades, considerations for migrating database platforms, reviewing operating systems and minimum hardware recommendations. Progress versions, Crystal Reports versions, and planning for disaster recovery. The end goal is to identify and create plans to handle the various requests from inside your facility.
MON0603 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch Data Extraction - From the Beginning ROOM Petrus 1
This session is a result of the feedback from last year's Connect conference. Intended as an entry level, hands-on session, users with limited experience connecting to their Monarch database will benefit the most. This session will explore connecting to the database via ODBC and will utilize Microsoft Query, Excel, and Crystal Reports to pull data from a single table, discuss "joins" and review how to find data in Monarch. Space is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation.
MON0604 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Shipping Integration for Monarch Planner ROOM Latour 7
Multi-carrier Process Shipper using the Planner workflow.
MON0605 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Business Intelligence for Monarch and Radius ROOM Mouton 1
Learn how you can leverage your MIS/ERP data through EFI's Business Intelligence (BI) module. This session will review the value of BI as an analytical and decision making tool. We will explore some cool reports created by clients and demonstrate the development of a BI report. The session will include a Q&A period.
MON0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monarch Crystal Ball - Q&A ROOM LaFleur 1
Plan on attending this session to gather more information about the transformation of Monarch. This informative session will be your opportunity to ask questions and garner insight into the future of Monarch.
MON0702 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Two Heads Are Better than One - Accounting Focused ROOM LaFleur 2
Do you have one of those tough accounting or job costing questions which your facility has been trying to resolve in Monarch? If so, plan on attending this session and bring those questions! This interactive session will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gain insight from other Monarch users in attendance. Who knows, maybe the solution was right there all the time!
MON0703 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Keep It Flowing - Part 1 ROOM Petrus 1
This session will focus on the most effective ways to estimate, plan, and schedule jobs in Monarch based on defined job types or workflows. This session is hands-on and is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation. Part 1 will focus on mailing inserts, press product, multiple versions, and repeat work.
MON0704 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shipping Integration for Monarch Foundation Ball ROOM Latour 7
Multi-carrier Process Shipper and UPS/FedEx carrier supplied shipping systems using the Monarch Foundation jobs workflow.
MON0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IQuote - the Future of Intellegent Estimating ROOM La Fleur 1
You've heard about IQuote, now come see it in action! Learn about the future of intelligent estimating in this breakout session. We will explore the estimating process for different types of products, inlcuding commercial, large format, and packaging. We will also present IQuote's workflow control tools and dive into configuration tasks which drive the optimization engine...another MUST SEE 'EM!
MON0802 THURS 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
It's All About Finished Goods - Part 1 ROOM La Fleur 2
Plan on attending this session to take an indepth look at Monarch Order Fulfillment, without PrintStream. We will present the workflow for production of finished goods inventory, placing orders, and shipping product. Additionally, discussion of integration with General Ledger, maintenance of items, kits and overall workflow will make this session key for someone looking to gain an overall understanding of the "make and hold" business model.
MON0803 THURS 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Keep It Flowing - Part 2 ROOM Petrus 1
This session will focus on the most effective ways to estimate, plan, and schedule jobs in Monarch based on defined job types or workflows. This session is hands-on and is limited to 25 companies with a maximum of two people/company. Companies with two attendees will share a single workstation. Part 2 will focus on kitting jobs, padding jobs, digital print, digital imprint, and business cards.
MON0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Monarch Tales from the Field ROOM La Fleur 1
In this session, we have polled a few live clients to participate in giving attendees their story of implementation, weaving their tales of real work successes and challenges and what they have gained from implementing Monarch.
MON0902 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
It's All About Finished Goods - Part 2 ROOM La Fleur 2
With an understanding of Monarch Order Fulfillment, let's turn it up a notch with an overview of an optional integration, PrintStream Order Fulfillment. Learn about how Monarch and PrintStream have teamed up to provide a robust, powerful fulfillment solution.
MON1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
IQuote - From Cradle to Grave, from Quote to Delivery ROOM La Fleur 1
Plan on attending this session to gain insights into IQuote and how it will focus your facility on the end-to-end workflow from an estimate to a job. This session will uncover the value of creating engineering based estimates for the print industry.
MON1002 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Say What? Those Features You May Have Missed ROOM La Fleur 2
Back by popular demand, a session which allows you to see some of the top features from the professional services group. This session will show common underutilized enhancements and tips and tricks from the field of the uber-user! Learn from the best, the Monarch services team!
MON1003 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Auto-Count: the Value Proposition of Improving Productivity ROOM Lafite 2
Learn how your business can leverage Auto-Count technology to improve your shop floor data collection, material tracking, status and costing processes. This session will look at the utilization of Auto-Count devices on web, sheetfed, and finishing equipment including real-world examples of how it can pay for itself in months.
MON1101 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Monarch User Group Executive Session ROOM Lafite 1
This session will be run by the Monarch User Group and will include breakout discussions on topics selected by the user group.
MON1201 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Monarch CRM ROOM La Fleur 1
It's not just a database for storing customer information, addresses, and phone numbers. Come to this session to learn about the exciting new addition to the Monarch portfolio and learn what the CRM has to offer, from synchronizing Monarch's customers, tracking sales and relationship activities, email integration and mobile access - a one stop shop. It's all here!
MON1202 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Estimating - New Features Make Me More Effective! ROOM LaFleur 2
Pricing Categories sounds benign, but talk about the power of options! This new feature will allow your print facility to place the estimated and job costs into user defined categories and help you slice and dice the data. Get ready to learn about how you can move it and shake it with Pricing Categories! Additionally, the session will cover other recent estimating enhancements from overriding fields, variable markups, and reviewing underused features of your estimating module.
MON1203 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
IQuote 102: Configuration and Workflow ROOM Latour 7
So, you've seen IQuote and you want to know more? This is the session for you — we will learn how the system is configured at the master level to support optimization at the estimate level, including machines, substrates, costs, outsourcing, and many other factors. We'll also look into the hidden gem in IQuote — the system's flexible business process management tool that allows you to customize the workflow to be used at your site.
MON1204 FRI 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Two Heads Are Better than One - Production Focused ROOM Petrus 1
Do you have one of those tough production workflow questions which your facility has been trying to resolve in Monarch? If so, plan on attending this session and bring those questions! This interactive session will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gain insight from other Monarch users in attendance. Who knows, maybe the solution was right there all the time.
MON1301 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Two Heads Are Better than One - Estimating Focused ROOM La Fleur 1
Do you have one of those tough estimating workflow questions which your facility has been trying to resolve in Monarch? If so, plan on attending this session and bring those questions! This interactive session will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gain insight from other Monarch users in attendance. Who knows, maybe the solution was right there all the time!
MON1302 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch and W2P - Digital StoreFront and Online Print Solutions ROOM La Fleur 2
This Your company is looking to expand your Monarch impementation onto the web either through the use of Digital StoreFront or Online Print Solutions. Attend this session to learn about the integration from both of these workflows into Monarch and the planned roadmap of future releases.
MON1303 FRI 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Monarch-Metrix Integration - Game Changing Functionality ROOM Latour 7
Metrix is now integrated into Monarch! We can now drive pre-press, and post-press print manufacturing from the estimate/job level in Pace. Come learn how this "game changing" integration can revolutionize your business.
MON1401 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Sharpen the Saw - Forestry Certification Review ROOM La Fleur 1
Plan on attending this session to learn about the use of Forestry Certification features in Monarch. This Monarch User Group-designed enhancement can be leveraged to assist your facility during the process of certification or to keep ongoing certification compliance in place for FSC, SFI, PEFC, and others. This session will highlight how existing clients use these features to maintain sustainability compliance today and into the future.
MON1402 FRI 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
You've Got Mail! ROOM La Fleur 2
Learn how Monarch Planner's mailing module can help you manage your mailing operation. This session will explore features and functionality to assist in the management of products and services related to mail. Discussion will center around different product mixes including transaction print, print on demand, mailing and distribution.
MON1403 FRI 11:00 PM - 12:15 PM
PS with Monarch ROOM Lafite 3
Join us in learning the use, best practices, and recent development in the integration between PrintStream and Monarch.