Frame shop software packages

Picture framing software comparison last updated: 5/22/2014 Comments, additions, corrections, suggestions? Contact Us/

SOFTWARE
PACKAGE &
VENDOR
CONTACT
INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS AND FEATURES

See KEY for field descriptions

Artisan Frame Plus
www.certek-software.com

Certek Software
Dunedin, FL
877.723.7835

PC
2 0 0 0
$
-
$1149
$ 7 5 0
$ 3 5 0
vend: $200 s/w: ~$539*

Toll free & email support, consignments, layaways, updates online/ cd, workflow status, integ card processing.+ $579, multi store option+ $, turnkey pkg avail. $1149 Price includes Artisan Plus POS ($799), plus frame shop pricing feature ($350) *4 incidents/mo
maint: $50-$60/incident -or- $359/yr(basic), $539/yr(std)*, $959/yr(premium). see site. upgrades free if on support pgm

  (approx 5 yr cost: $4105) *std support w/max 4 incidents/month

Artteck
www.artteck.com

Artteck Software
Corona, CA
951.737.6100

PC
Visual Basic
1 9 9 8
-
-
$199
Setup Fee
Full Version
2 0 m o
2 0 m o
vend & s/w: $600
($50/mo)
(no art)
from start

Rental program/not for sale, slide show and split screen comparisons, optional dual monitor feature (customer sees visualization only, designer sees numbers). marketing tools, mobile gallery, can call up mouldings and mats by item #, vendor, texture, color, profile, etc. supports digital camera, e-commerce option, web cam, scanner input. accounting, workorders, invoices, materials/pick list. Initial setup & training $199. No art version $50/mo, Art version $79/mo
maint: included in monthly rental fee
  (approx 5 yr cost: $3199 Full version, no art option)

Custom Framer
www.artframer.com
See-it Corporation
Ontario, Canada
888.289.5811

PC
1 9 9 9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$249
$ 1 4 9
$ 1 4 9
incl
Job pricing & visualization, slide show, split screen image comparison, projection window, reporting, imperial or metric measurements. An optional online version for web sites is also available. Optional batch framer version +$49, hobbyists/personal version $129, photographers/portrait version for $299
AUSouth Africa (approx 5 yr cost: $1248)

EstLite
estlite.scenes.biz
Scenes Software
Belfast, UK
44.28.9024.7878

PC
1 9 8 9
-
-
-
$
-
£450* GBP
i n c l
i n c l
incl

Imperial or Metric. Multi currency & date format support. Optional Pre-View(tm) visualization product is £250
*Full ESTLite version: £450 GBP. Pricing software with moulding inventory, Free updates, Free additional networked copies. Any vendor's price lists converted for free. Demo works fully for 100 days.
Entry level BBEst version: £120 GBP. Basic Frame pricing calculator, but with all the features required by many small framers. support for drawer or receipt printer not included.

ezFramer
www.ezframer.com

nuTech Software
Spencerville, MD
800.404.0634

PC
1 9 9 8
-
-
-
-
-
--
$999
full version*
i n c l
i n c l
$300 see notes

Available in 3 versions. Multiple simultaneous workorders, credit card processing capability, no contract obligation. financing, rental, Pkg leasing avail. ($30/mo Basic, $40/mo Full)
Express: s/w $79, optional program & price updates, email support $129/yr (14.95/mo), 1 user (5 yr: $724)
Basic: s/w $650, optional program & price updates, toll free & email support $300/yr ($25/mo), 1 user (5 yr: $1899)
*Full: s/w $999, optional program & price updates, toll free & email support $300/yr ($25/mo), 4 user license, tax, qb
  (approx 5 yr cost: $2199, full version)

FerenSoft Trio!
www.ferensoft.com

Ferensoft Corp.
Seattle, WA
206.282.1775

PC
Visual Fox pro
1 9 9 2
$ 1 4 5
-
$
 
-
$1295
$ 5 4 9
i n c l
vend: $395 basic $695
full
Art database, consignments, commissions, gallery sales. Power Tools option for busier shops. Numerous mgmt reports. Online vendor updates, software upgrades and support are optional. demo cost can be applied to purchase price. 3 station license $549, cmc export module $345, art gallery functionality, pro version available +$395, optional multi-site version, avail in imperial and metric measurements.
 
(approx 5 yr cost: $2875+ maint/upgrades)

FrameMan
www.frameman.co.uk

Acorn Arts Co
Doncaster, UK
44.1302880822

PC
2 0 0 2
£ 1 0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
£499 GBP Full PRO version*
£ 9 0
£ 9 0
s/w: £100
pricing s/w, multi currency, imperial or metric measurements, gallery management, giclee print calculations, stock control.
standard: £299 GBP, *professional: £499 GBP
maint notes: includes first 3 months telephone support. Phone support is £90
annually.
(approx 5 yr cost: £900 +maint)

FrameReady
www.frameready.com

SoftTouch Solutions
Ontario, Canada
888.281.3303

Mac & PC
File Maker Pro

1 9 9 5
$
$1400 CAD
Full FR version*
$ 2 9 9
$ 2 9 9
vend: $275 s/w:
$95ea optnl
Web based video training, single-screen work order entry, customer email notification, auto-create supply lists, materials/cut list, 1 click vendor updates, barcode & label maker s/w incl, art & retail database, consignments, financial/sales/inventory reports, commissions, marketing tools. Network to iPad, Integ w/Wizard IF visualization & FrameVue visualization. Documents in English, French, & Spanish. Choose from multiple versions: FrameReady Lite $599, *FrameReady $1400, FrameReady multi-site (quote). Imperial or Metric. Payment Plans w/ 0% fin.
maint notes: support & vendor updates $275/year, Optional annual s/w updates/maint plan $95 per computer.
Australia (approx 5 yr cost: $2880, full FrameReady version, including optional software maint plan)

Framesmart
www.framesmart.co.nz
Pocket Solutions
New Zealand
0800.622.583

PC
Assy
1 9 8 7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
call or ask
i n c l
n o t e
n/a
Touch screen option. bin can run on amiga, pc, unix. Quotations, invoices, work orders, cutting lists, customer records. Free phone & e-mail support. Free forums, upgrades & vendor pricelist downloads. Imperial or metric. For Australia and NZ markets. Colors and overall look of the software can be customized
(approx 5 yr cost: not disclosed)

SOFTWARE
PACKAGE &
VENDOR
CONTACT
INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

See KEY for field descriptions

Framiac FramR
www.framiac.com
Manly, Australia
61.500.899.005

PC
1 9 9 6
-
-
-
-
-
$468 AU dollars
i n c l
i n c l
$468 AU dollars

4 station license incl, import of supplier catalogues, aged debtors system, full customer reporting and mailing lists, full workflow reporting including cutting sheets, stock and labor requirements, phone and email support in Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand. contact vendor for rental pricing. individual vendor import (non centralized), supports metric only at this time
UK Flag (approx 5 yr cost:$2344 AU Dollars)

Fullcalc
www.fullcalc.com
Eagle Computers
Zebulon, GA
866.426.3696

PC
Visual Foxpro
1 9 9 0
$1595
$ 2 0 0
$ 2 0 0
vend & s/w $500

Toll free support, video training, multi-site version can handle over 1000 stores, inventory can be maintained locally or chain-wide, export to LJ matcutting program, Valiani CMC, Wizard CMC. one touch vendor updates, integrates w/liebermans art explorer CD, Wizard IF visualization, QuickBooks, Mapquest. email customer notification, automatic reorders to vendors, layaways, gift certs, custom art index, optional credit card vendor support, over 100 reports, imperial or metric. Integrated visualization feature is included.
 
(approx 5 yr cost: $3595)

Gallery Express
www.devwave.com
DevWave S/W
Vancouver, Canada
888.739.4033

PC
Visual Basic, Access, SQL
2 0 0 1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$995
i n c l
$ 1 4 5
$250 std or $400 web

Gallery management software. Optional yearly upgrade. Integrates gallery sales orders and invoicing, inventory control, client management, artist biographies, consignment and commission records. Optional web publishing module synchronizes your web site with current inventory. Web hosting available. Optional web version $1790
 
(approx 5 yr cost: $1995 std)

GalleryPro
www.artsystems.com
Artsystems Limited
New York, NY
212.620.5500

Mac & PC
1 9 8 9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$2995
$ 8 9 5
$ 8 9 5
maint plan: $650
Art Gallery management software. (framing module is still in development) full-time support. optionally integrates with web sites, QuickBooks Pro, Outlook, and Word. maintenance is optional.
2013 Update: Website shows this product as N/A, not sure of current status. Please advise if you have an update from vendor.
 
(approx 5 yr cost: $6245 USD)

I-Framer
www.i-framer.com.au/
I-Framer
Queensland, AU
1300 34 00 11

web based
2 0 1 3
-
-
-
-
-
$420
AU dollars
i n c l
i n c l
maint plan:
$420
Web based product, so compat with all platforms (pc, mac, tablets, etc). Subscription based $420 yearly or $35/mo+GST (AU Dollars). includes support, manual, video, telephone, and live chat. Supports SMS and Email notification to customer, customer login gateway to check order status, flexible markup options, email campaign generator, scanning and printing, manual stock control and reporting.
Plans(in AUD): Basic $420/yr (50 SMS, 2 users, 5000 cust), Medium $660/yr (200 SMS, 5 users, 10000 cust), Premium $1080/yr (500 SMS, 10 users, Unl cust)
Australia New Zealand (approx 5 yr cost:$2100 AUD)

IF Retail Management
www.wizardint.com
Wizard International
Mukilteo, WA
888.855.3335

PC
2 0 0 8
$
$895
* see notes for subscr. program
$ 3 8 5
$ 3 8 5
vend & s/w: $168
per w/s
from start

Toll free & email support, credit card processing capability, cash register function, bar code printing & scanning, framing supplies pricing information, price entire job from IF visualization software. Seamless integration w/optional Wizard MatDesigner & optional Wizard IF visualization. Optional 2 day training ~$1800. Optional hardware pkg avail.
*Subscription program option: $195 one time license fee, + $29/month for first workstation. Additional same store w/s are $10/mo ea. Flexible true month to month subscription w/option to buy any time. Monthly fee incl content/vend updates.

 
(approx 5 yr cost: $1735 purchase, or $1935 subscription program)

LifeSaver
www.lifesaversoft.com
LifeSaver Software
Atlanta, GA
800.381.0600

PC
Visual Foxpro
1 9 9 2
$
-
$
$895
$ 2 4 5
$ 2 4 5
vend & s/w: $395
Toll free & email support, credit card processing capability, simplified order entry from a single screen, customer email notification, video/web training, consignments, materials/pick list, many reports, commission, auto s/w & vendor updates, advanced fabric pricing, PDF, integrates with FrameVue visualization s/w, Artaissance, Canvas Art Works, DigitalCustom, Photowonder. Web reporting, materials ordering, online backup modules incl free. Australia: (02) 8011 3213, UK: 020 3086 5431. .
 
United Kingdom Flag Australia (approx 5 yr cost: $2475 USD)

MarkO
marko.new-mkt.com
New Marketing
Calgary, Canada
888-568-8835

PC
2 0 1 2
-
-
-
-
-
-
$125 CAD
n o
n o
vend n/a s/w: incl
Supports inches.Tracks the progress of orders, calculates an estimated date or order completion, shows sales trends and reports, keeps statistics of how your customers heard from you, Shareware.
Canada (approx 5 yr cost: $125 CAD)

Masterpiece Manager
masterpiecemanager.com
Masterpiece Solutns
Golden , CO
303.225.0330

Mac & PC
SQL, Visual Foxpro
1 9 9 6
-
-
-
-
-
$1900 +$500 framing module
i n c l
$ 2 0 0
vend
??
s/w: * $360
Fully integrated web link. full gallery support. consignments, commissions, quotes, digital images. can support macs via terminal services, integ credit card processing avail
maint notes: first 30 days (90 mins max) included. $3/minute (min $35 fee). Support minutes can be bought in blocks of 90 ($180), 200 ($360), 300 ($500) Also avail for $30/month
2013 Update: New version 10 avail. $1000 setup, $149 per month maint. Framing mod availability unknown. (1 location/3 seats)

  (approx 5 yr cost: $4200 USD + possible vendor updates fee? needs research/verification from vendor)

PCS Framer POS
www.pointers.co.za
Pointer Computer
Support (Pty) Ltd
Africa
2711.4626380

PC
1 9 9 4
-
-
-
-
-
-
3716
RAND
i n c l
$ a s k
see notes

Frame price calculation, with quotations, invoices, job sheets, supplier orders, customer statements, point of sale features, multiple users, day end reports.
maint notes: support is free. minor updates are free, larger updates for a fee.

(approx 5 yr cost: 3716 rand, +upgrades)

Adit PFP
www.aditxyz.no
ADIT xyz DA
Norway
47.33.46.94.66

PC
1 9 9 9
-
-
-
-
-
call or ask
i n c l
i n c l
$0
Monthly rental. onsite training available. unlimited multi-user on-site license included. includes database type visualization feature which gets moulding image updates via the internet and art image via digital camera.Includes new "art sale" feature. handles commissions, VAT and resale royalty. many reports. metric only at this time. see credentials on site. Winner of 2009 "Innovation Award" from Art and Framing Industry/FATG. 90 day fully functioning demo available and 30 mins free training..  

QuickPrice
www.qprice.co.uk
Quickprice Software
Belfast, UK
44.28.9081.2117

PC
1 9 9 6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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£395 MAC GBP
n o
n o
$0
Pricing software, metric or imperial, quotations, invoices, job sheets, customer accounts and statements. stock control.
maint notes: price includes 3 months of telephone support. financing available.
(approx 5 yr cost: £395 GBP+optional case by case support)

Royall Framing
www.royallframing.co.uk
Royall Framing Co
Bristol, UK
44.14.5461.7022

Mac & PC
File Maker Pro
2 0 0 0
£ 2 5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
£295 - £395 GBP
n o
n o
see notes
Sold to UK market only £295 PC/ £395 MAC, Prices in UK pounds, euros, New Zealand dollars, Australian dollars. metric or imperial measurements. The only mac alternative for UK shops. demo fee refundable towards purchase price.
maint notes: price includes 3 months of telephone support.

(approx 5 yr cost: £295(PC) or £395(MAC)+optional case by case support)

Specialtysoft
www.specialtysoft.com
Specialty Software
Wilmington, NC
910.794.4013

PC
Visual Basic, Access, SQL
1 9 9 6
$
$1495 full POS version*
$ 2 5 0
$ 2 5 0
vend & s/w: $395
Interfaces with QuickBooks, Microsoft MapPoint, Lieberman's, computerized matcutters, saws, and underpinners. Credit card processing capability. Automatic vendor update notification. Over 100 management reports, export to email, Microsoft Word and Excel. Choose from multiple software versions: SS Lite $595, SS Full Framing $895, *SS POS $1495, Commercial $2995, Wholesale Volume, eChain, Multi-site centralized production floor management. Full integration w/optional SS View(tm) visualization software. Touch screen monitor support+
  (approx 5 yr cost: $2570) Full POS version

Spinnsoft Gallery
www.spinnsoft.com
Spinnsoft Company
Lake Forest, CA
877.568.0707

PC
1 9 9 4
-
-
-
-
-
-
$1995 +$295 framing module
5 0 0
i n c l
$350
Designed for gallery environment. includes extensive marketing tools. inventory is for art, not framing supplies. network license is for unlimited workstations
  (approx 5 yr cost: $3690)

Wessex
www.wessexpictures.com
Wessex Pictures
London, UK
use.website

PC
2 0 0 1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
£ ask GBP full POS version*
n o
n o
vend & s/w: ASK
Supports inches, cm, mm. This listing is iincomplete. More info needed from vendor. Choose from multiple software versions: basic and full
Optional Android smartphone/tablet pricing product is also available, w/30 day free trial period. prices not specified in website.
ukflag (approx 5 yr cost: ???) Full POS version

SOFTWARE
PACKAGE &
VENDOR
CONTACT
INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

See KEY for field descriptions

Picture Framing Software & POS Programs for Frame Shops compiled neutrally by Michael Labbe & Andrew Langlois, CPF. Get The Picture, LLC ©2003-2013

Vendor features and prices subject to change without notice. Some vendor prices may be lower during trade show promotions. Information was gathered directly from frame shop vendor websites. All vendors on this list were emailed, asked for their input, and given the opportunity to make corrections at any time. Vendor feature claims have not been verified and we claim no responsibility for accuracy or vendor fitness of merchantability.
Please use these tools to visit each site, contact the vendors, try their demos, discuss it with your staff, and make an informed buying decision.
K E Y
SOFTWARE PKG:
The name of the product, web link, vendor name, vendor city/state/country, contact phone
SINCE:
The year the package was introduced
DEMO:
(Y/N/$) Is a demo available, via the website or postal mail? $ indicates there is a fee, otherwise it is free.
TIME CLOCK :
(Y/N) The software has the ability to track employee attendance, with reporting.
VENDOR UPDATES:
(Y/N) The software vendor directly offers/distributes pricing updates from popular vendors via the internet or by postal mail
CMC EXPORT:
(Y/N) The software can export cutting instruction files to a computerized mat cutter (ex: 1234.WZ2)
CASH DRAWER:
(Y/N) The software supports a cash drawer option (drawer not included)
CREDIT CARD INTEGRATION:
(Y/N/$) The software supports credit card integration. $ indicates there is a fee, otherwise it is free.
RECEIPT PRINTER :
(Y/N) The software supports a narrow paper (pos) receipt printer option (printer not included)
BARCODES:
(Y/N) The software supports a barcode reader option (barcode scanner not included)
MULTI-SITE:
(Y/N) The software can centrally manage multiple locations electronically to a central hub (optional feature that generally costs more)
VISUALIZATION:
(Y/N) The software offers a visualization feature (graphical on screen representation of the customer's art, mat, and frame selections)
MISC SALES:
(Y/N) The software allows you to process art and misc gift sales, in addition to framing.
FRAMING:
(Y/N) The software can calculate picture framing costs by entering dimensions, glass type, moulding type(s), mat type(s), etc.
INVENTORY:
(Y/N) The software maintains a materials inventory database (moulding, etc)
INITIAL W/S #1:
Software cost for the first workstation license, including any necessary db s/w in USD $. Full featured version (not lite). PC not included
EXTRA W/S # 2 and #3:
Software cost to add additional networked workstation licenses, including any necessary db s/w in USD $. PC not included
MAINT FEES/YR:
Maintenance fees charged per year, after the first year, including software updates and vendor updates USD $
SOFTWARE PLATFORM:
Supported software platform (windows/mac/unix, etc), programming language and/or database engine used.
COMMENTS:
Everything else. Any features that make this product unique. Pricing, leasing, maintenance clarification and comments.
Approximate 5 year total cost: includes 1 user full ver software, db (if needed), vendor update fees, support fees, and software upgrade/maint fees (even if optional)

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SOFTWARE PACKAGE & VENDOR CONTACT INFORMATION

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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Accu-Framer
Elite Microsystems Newfoundland, CAN

N/A $199
n o
n o
$0
PC
0 4

note: 7/2005 customframingsoftware.com website down
Free fully functioning demo. shareware/$199 to register. single user framing calculator software. moulding inventory feature.
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CastFrame
Castware Software
Milan, Italy

N/A $350
I n c
$ 6 6
N/A
PC
0 3
note: 10/2008 Website down. Unknown status/unable to contact vendor. If you know status, please tell Mike
Price estimate feature. multi lang & currencyt, imperial or metric. req borland interbase($200) or firebird(free) database. program is 270 Euros. optional CastFrameView visualization module 290 Euros (~$360) maint: includes 6 months email support/bug fixes are free.
disc

ClickVue
Art Framing Buddy
Fountain Valley, CA

was $199
I n c
I n c
$600
web based
0 9

note: 6/23/2011 and 1/8/2012. Website down/404 Error more than 6 months. Please advise if you have further information about this product's status.
Monthly subscription/not for sale. Visualization and ecommerce option with pricing, work orders, invoices, material purchase order, each with an completed image of the frame on them. Mouldings, mats, filets and liners can be accessed by item #, vendor, color, price or size. Internet driven so it can be used anywhere there is web access. Compat w/QuickBooks. Imperial or metric. Optional e-commerce option $199 setup + $10/mo
Elite ver: $199 setup, plus $49.99/mo w/vis and pricing, Basic version: $239.88 first yr, plus $19.99/mo yr 2+. w/vis
US Flag Canada Flagau

FrameIt
Ji Technics
Kingswood, AU

$0
n o
n o
N/A
n/a
?

Discontinued. No response from 7/07, 11/08 vendor inquiries. Moved in INACTIVE status 1/8/2012.
Software is now free, but tech support is charged per incident. Works w/DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP.AUFLAG

Framers Guide
IBAG AG Software
Eschen LI

N/A
n o
n o
N/A
PC, cad engine
?

8/23/04 Leopold Minikus "thanks for your interests in the Framer's Guide. I am sorry, but the development of the Framer's Guide is actually stopped - and i don't know exactly when we will proceed."
Pricing s/w, ordering management, composition calculation tool, 3d view of design composition/photo, uses USB dongle.disc

FrameX
Frames & Images Knoxville, TN

N/A $1995
4 9 5
4 9 5
-
-PC
Access
?
Not currently available. FrameX is used exclusively by Frames & Images Inc. may be marketed in the future. visual cmc link, full integrated accounting, automatic purchase orders, individual customer account web access.

Frameshop Pro
Visionworks Soft. Toronto Canada

N/A was $60
n o
n o
N/A
PC
9 9

note: I believe this was discontinued around April 2004. Moved to inactive list 9.1.04
Phone number and web page were out of service more than a year before the product was moved to this section of the list. Made attempts to reach them on the grumble, to no avail.

Masterpiece
NuVoca s/w, LLC
Atlanta, GA

N/A was $495
1 9 5
1 9 5
$99
PC
9 8

note: Website has been down since 2007. not sure of current product status. If anyone knows, please contact Mike. Moved to inactive list 7.1.09
Inventory Tracking $295, QuickBooks Integ $295, Web Order $195 upgrade with webhosting contract (formerly MasterLynk Software Inc)
USA  Canada