Print and Packaging Workflows Both Yield Increased Automation and Productivity
Wheaton, IL — February 5, 2015 — Aleyant Systems, an innovative leader in providing web-to-print software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, today announced it is collaborating with Enfocus, the leading provider of PDF preflight and automation solutions for the printing and publishing industries, in an upcoming webinar. This collaboration is designed to show how increased automation and productivity are brought to print and packaging workflows through the integration of the Aleyant Pressero™ web-to-print solution and Enfocus Switch automation. The presenters will illustrate specific ways to optimize, customize and take control of processes in the webinar scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 2 PM Central Time.
To register for the webinar, visit www.Pressero.com and select the Webinars tab. During the webinar, Pressero and Enfocus experts will explain how Enfocus Switch helps process more jobs faster and with fewer mistakes by fully automating how files are created, sorted, routed and processed. Attendees will learn how Switch integrates and connects third-party applications in the web-to-print management workflow, linking everything together in an efficient and customized production flow.
“Working with Enfocus is the next logical step in our quest for increased automation in the printing and packaging workflow,” said Greg Salzman, President of Aleyant Systems. “Both Enfocus and Aleyant are dedicated to bringing the market affordable, easy-to-use solutions that take touches out of the process, and make companies easier to do business with.”
Salzman explains that with this integration, Switch will read Pressero XML control files from Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI), making job information available to Switch workflows and broadening the scope of automation available to Pressero users.
Enfocus Switch makes it easy to create and edit workflows, with powerful tools for companies of all sizes and budgets. Its modular approach makes it simple and affordable to automate workflows using the Switch Core Engine, managing files automatically and tracking progress. Additional modules can be added as needed. These include:
-Configurators that integrate, control and automate popular third-party applications
-Seamless integration of databases with automated communication making it easier and faster to build communication paths between Switch and any MIS or database
-Complete customization of workflow with the Switch Scripting module that takes advantage of custom developed scripts in Visual Basic, Java or AppleScript
-SwitchClient, enabling direct Switch interaction, such as job submissions, via desktop, laptop, or tablet
-Web Services extending Switch to remote users via the cloud
“Switch is an open and flexible workflow solution designed to integrate different departments in a printing business,” says Alex Hamilton, Director of Business Development for Enfocus. “This webinar with Aleyant is a great way to show how Switch ties in with Pressero’s storefront by picking up order details and using them to streamline production of commercial printing jobs. For printers to thrive in the 21st century, automation initiatives like these will be essential.”
Aleyant Pressero™ is an affordable and easy-to-use cloud-based B2B or B2C online storefront solution that can quickly and easily be customized to individual client needs. This includes ‘mobile-first’ design for branded sites to ensure proper display regardless of the viewing device being used. Pressero can be enhanced with the addition of Aleyant eDocBuilder™, a web-based variable data publishing system built specifically to easily integrate into Aleyant or third-party web-to-print systems and MIS solutions, features advanced typography control, imposition, scripting support, PDF workflows, rapid template creation, Excel merge capabilities and more. Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI) uses a rules-based approach to automate such processes as file renaming, unzipping zipped files, or sending files and metadata directly to a RIP for processing, eliminating multiple steps in the workflow.
Aleyant Print Job Manager™ is an entry-level cloud-based print job management solution that includes a fast means of generating market-driven pricing, job management, inventory control, planning and estimating. It will be launched to the marketplace in the second quarter of 2015.
Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.
Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include PitStop, Switch and Connect. Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Ghent, Belgium.
For more information about Enfocus Switch, visit www.Enfocus.com.
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About Aleyant Systems
Founded in 2005, Aleyant Systems is an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices. Their expertise lies in developing highly functional and flexible applications using the most current Web development technologies available, including workflow aimed at lights-out automation. Their flagship web-to-print software, Pressero, is a highly customizable retail and business-to-business storefront interface and has launched many of their clients into the exciting world of Internet-based print sales. Aleyant also offers their Web-based online design and variable data publishing (VDP) system, eDocBuilder, as a separate product, and it is now integrated into multiple MIS and web-to-print systems.