What is Mindwire?
Mindwire is the single sales support and marketing portal to expand your brand. A state-of-the-art digital system available exclusively to Gilson customers, Mindwire integrates templated design, print, and fulfillment in a seamless workflow that saves you time, money and frustration. You can use any or all aspects of Mindwire to address your unique needs.
What is Gilson?
Gilson has been a trailblazer in marketing, printing, and brand services since the 1940s. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Atlantic, Iowa, we serve clients throughout the entire United States. Our broad menu of services enables us to develop, produce, and deliver creative, targeted sales, and marketing materials for customers in a variety of industries.
From multi-national retailers and manufacturers to colleges, universities and small businesses, we offer every customer just the right mix of services, including creative strategy, graphic design, composition, web services, print production, and management, and multi-channel B2B e-commerce solutions via Mindwire®, our advanced technology platform.
Is it difficult to use?
No! Mindwire is developed with the user experience in mind and while it is incredibly robust and powerful, navigating and using the site is very intuitive. Help with documentation, training, and technical support is always available for users as well as administrators.
What can I put on Mindwire?
Here’s a list of some examples of things you can put on Mindwire:
- Physical products
- Digital download products
- Customizable products
- Print on demand items
- Online forms
- Variant products
- Sell sheets
- Excel and Word documents
- Promotional items
- Brand assets
- Information only products
- Products produced and shipped by outside vendors — and more!
Who updates Mindwire?
Mindwire products, users, locations, categories and more are all administered by the client or by Gilson if desired. The system is configured by Gilson to suit each client’s specific needs — but you don’t need to come to Gilson for everything. We put the power in your hands.
I have a number of products that I only want certain people to have access to - does Mindwire have security in place to accomplish that?
Mindwire user logins are individual and that allows us to configure products and other functions to display or be accessed by only those with proper security rights, which can be set up individually or as groups.
I have thousands of users who don‘t want to wade through things that aren’t relevant to them. Can Mindwire help me organize my sales and marketing offerings?
Yes! Mindwire products can be configured in categories or groups of categories. These, in turn, can be assigned to physical locations, users, or a number of other qualifiers. In addition, Mindwire supports filtering by product specifications, tags, and a robust search.
My company has locations in various countries -- can Mindwire support multiple languages?
Yes! Mindwire interfaces with a translation service and also support custom translations in all major world languages.
Can Mindwire interact/share data with our current corporate systems?
Yes. API framework, modern technology, and case by case configurations.
How reliable is Mindwire?
Very reliable. World class, Google Material Design, Microsoft Azure (Cloud, protected from flood or fire etc), 99.9% uptime, built in technical support.
Is Mindwire Scalable?
Yes. Currently serving clients with 100s of users/products and clients with 10,000+ users/products.
Is Mindwire Gilson’s only Product or Service?
No. Gilson is a full-spectrum marketing service provider. Gilson offers a wide range of services including:
- Web Services
- Large Format Printing
Do I have to produce and ship my products through Gilson in order to use Mindwire?
No. While Gilson is an industry partner that offers excellent services in print, media, and data, and Mindwire works seamlessly with Gilson systems, Mindwire also supports third-party or outside vendor products.
Can Mindwire provide reporting and related Business Intelligence?
Yes. Mindwire offers custom reporting as well as out-of-the-box commonly used reports. We also offer potential integration with your existing corporate systems.
How do I learn more?
Review our self-guided demo, or contact us for a more in-depth live demo of the features you are most interested in.
Can Mindwire support an approval process?
Yes. Users, groups or locations can be configured to require approval for their orders. The approvers are also configurable so that corporate accountability can be recorded and maintained.
Our company uses Co-Op funds/Budgets - can Mindwire be configured to these uses?
Yes. Mindwire includes a full-featured budget system to ensure corporate budget compliance.
What payment methods does Mindwire accept?
Co-op, budget, promo code, credit card, monthly billing, GL code, cost center allocation and pCard are all accepted. Mindwire securely processes this sensitive data for you.
How long does it take to set up?
From the day you decide to go with Mindwire, Gilson will spend on average 12-16 weeks configuring and fine tuning and testing the application to each specific client’s needs.
How much does it cost?
Gilson considers each client’s unique needs and corporate set up before creating a custom configuration for each Mindwire installation. For this reason, there is no set price for Mindwire. If you are interested in learning more or discussing specifics, contact your Gilson Sales Rep or visit us at: https://gilsongraphics.com/contact/