What is Metrix?

Metrix brings a unique blend of automation and cost driven layout creation to your business, allowing you to dramatically reduce planning and prepress labor cost and shorten job throughput.

Who Uses Metrix?

- Commercial printers - Wide format, display graphics and signage printers - Folding carton printers - Tag & Label printers

Where can Metrix be deployed?

Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop)

About the vendor

  • ePS
  • Located in Fremont, US
  • Founded in 1989

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

Metrix pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • No free version

Metrix does not have a free version.

About the vendor

  • ePS
  • Located in Fremont, US
  • Founded in 1989

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

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Features of Metrix

  • Image Editing

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Reviews of Metrix

Average score

Overall
3.6
Ease of Use
3.3
Customer Service
3.0
Features
3.5
Value for Money
3.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
13%
4
40%
3
40%
2
7%
Robert
Robert
Online Storefront Manager and Prepress in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Printing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Metrix Review

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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
MIS Manager in US
Printing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Integrated Metrix

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

Alternatives Considered: UKG Pro

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
Prepress Manager in US
Printing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Metrix....

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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
IT Director in US
Printing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The good, the bad, the ugly

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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
Prepress Lead in US
Printing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Metrix software - A work in progress

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.