Aleyant Pressero™ Release Updates Available Today – Live Palette Editor & More!

PO Numbers Entered in the Storefront Can Now Be Validated Against Numbers Entered into Admin > Purchase Order Codes

Previously when you added PO numbers in admin to be available in your storefront, the customer was presented with a drop down list of all available PO codes. You may now choose to have the entry made by your customer be validated against the codes on file in admin, rather than display the list of available codes. You will find this new option in Sites [Select Site] > Settings > General Info > Checkout section. See image below showing the new prompt.

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Above you see the new prompt added for PO codes. Also note that the PO code prompts have been moved so they are in one area.

When an invalid number is entered in the store, your customer will receive a warning message letting them know that the number is invalid so they can try again. If you have the prompt set to be required, but have not entered any PO numbers in the admin area, then any entry will be allowed because there is nothing to validate against. See image below for the error given in the storefront.

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When an invalid code is entered your customer will receive an error message letting them know that the number is invalid so they can try again.

List Out Kit Components in the Shopping Cart Product Detail Area

Previously we showed the name of the Kit Product along with how many Kits were purchased but did not list all the components that were ordered in that kit on the shopping cart page. With this change, you will see that we are now listing out the components and the quantity ordered for each of those components in the shopping cart. Before this change, the components were listed on the confirmation page, email confirmation and order history detail area. See example image below.

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The image above shows the new detail added to the shopping cart for a Kit product. Your customer will now be able to confirm the various components of the kit that were selected for the product.

Live Palette Editor Available on 7/27/17 to Take the Guess Work Out of Customizing Your Skins – Checkout this New Beta Feature!

Have you ever felt that it was hard to figure out which color palette selection goes with which elements on your live site? If you have, you are not alone… there are so many areas that allow you to change the colors in your skins. The new Palette Editor was designed to take the guesswork out of the process and save you time. It is in beta so we would love for you to give it a test run and let us know what you think!

To test out this new feature go to: Admin > Sites [Select Site] > Skins > Select “Live Palette Editor” button. See images below for a quick tutorial.

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To checkout the new Live Palette Editor, select the button above your palette of skin colors. Note: You need to have saved a skin for the site in order to make this selection.

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In the Live Palette Editor, start by hovering over a palette selection. The area that will be changed for that specific option will be indicated by a changing color indicator.

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Click on the palette item to activate the color picker. There are several color options to select from including the palette of current colors being used in the skin for easy selections. When you are done select the “Save to the live site” button to exit the Live Palette Editor and return to the Customize Skin page.

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Confirm or Cancel the selections from the Live Palette Editor to complete the process and save to your live site.

For more information regarding Pressero’s web-to-print eCommerce software solutions, please visit pressero.com.

 

 

 

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Get the Skinny on PRINT17 & FREE Pass to the Show

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Headed to PRINT17 this year ? If so, click here to get your complimentary exhibits-only pass from Aleyant.

Word on the street is this year is going to be a great year to attend, with the show’s new innovative education session formats that foster knowledge exchanges and allow attendees to design their own “Learning Experience.” More than 50 education sessions will shed light on topics ranging from design/creative process, packaging, marketing, growth strategies and emerging technologies. These education programs analyze new methods to increase ROI through education seminars and hands-on labs, pre-show OUTLOOK 17 conference, panel discussions, “Distinguished Leader” speakers, and The Learning Experience Theater presentations on the show floor.

If you are interested in learning more about how to successfully implement Web-to-Print storefronts, register for this educational session during PRINT17.

Click here to learn more about what to expect at the show.

Stop by the Aleyant booth #542 to learn about Aleyant’s cloud-based software solutions that create an efficient, automated printing workflow from job submission to output, which means reduced manual touches, errors and production time for your print shop. Connect your online design to your online print store. Connect your print store to estimating and to prepress automation. Use them separately, together or with over 750 third party apps via direct API and Zapier.

Be sure to check out our customer event for the latest happenings at Aleyant on Monday, September 11 from 8:30-10am at McCormick Place. Stay tuned to the blog and our Facebook page for more details on this event to follow soon.

 

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Register TODAY for FREE Aleyant Webinar: Adding Automated Imposition to Your Workflow: Do More, Save Time & Stop Errors

Date & Time: Thursday, July 27 @ 1 PM Central – Register Here

More than a storefront system, Aleyant Pressero™ connects to print production via the Aleyant tFLOW prepress workflow, its open API, or the Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI). Pressero’s flexibility allows you to adapt to any workflow requirements your shop might have.

tilia Phoenix, which automates imposition, integrates with both tFLOW as well as the AWI, enabling Pressero users a choice of workflow automation: Pressero->tFLOW->Phoenix or Pressero->AWI->Phoenix. Phoenix performs a series of best fit operations based on an instruction file created and delivered by tFLOW and AWI. The imposed production file is then available for other processes. The choice you make on which workflow is best for you will depend on where files are generated, the level of automation desired, and customer service requirements. For storefronts creating artwork with Aleyant eDocBuilder™, sending business cards directly to Phoenix from Pressero via AWI could be sufficient. For storefronts receiving customer created files, tFLOW’s preflighting, automated proofing and file finishing options before sending to Phoenix may be the best fit. Whatever your needs, Aleyant has a solution for you.

tilia Phoenix offers sophisticated planning and imposition for packaging, labels, commercial, and wide format operations. A united imposition and planning means your prepress and planning departments no longer waste valuable time repeating the same work.

We will share a live demo of this full solution during this webinar which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 1 PM Central. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session at the end of the webinar. Space is limited, register here today!

For more information regarding Pressero, visit here. Additional info on tFLOW can be found here. For more on tilia Phoenix, visit here.

 

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Adding Automated Imposition to Your Workflow: Do More, Save Time & Stop Errors

Date & Time: Thursday, July 27 @ 1 PM Central – Register Here

More than a storefront system, Aleyant Pressero™ connects to print production via the Aleyant tFLOW prepress workflow, its open API, or the Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI).  Pressero’s flexibility allows you to adapt to any workflow requirements your shop might have.

tilia Phoenix, which automates imposition, integrates with both tFLOW as well as the AWI, enabling Pressero users a choice of workflow automation: Pressero->tFLOW->Phoenix or Pressero->AWI->Phoenix.  Phoenix performs a series of best fit operations based on an instruction file created and delivered by tFLOW and AWI.  The imposed production file is then available for other processes.  The choice you make on which workflow is best for you will depend on where files are generated, the level of automation desired, and customer service requirements.  For storefronts creating artwork with Aleyant eDocBuilder, sending business cards directly to Phoenix from Pressero via AWI could be sufficient.  For storefronts receiving customer created files, tFLOW’s preflighting, automated proofing and file finishing options before sending to Phoenix may be the best fit.  Whatever your needs, Aleyant has a solution for you.

tilia Phoenix offers sophisticated planning and imposition for packaging, labels, commercial, and wide format operations.  A united imposition and planning means your prepress and planning departments no longer waste valuable time repeating the same work.

We will share a live demo of this full solution during this webinar which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 1 PM Central.  Time will be allotted for a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.  Space is limited, register here today!

For more information regarding Pressero, visit here.  Additional info on tFLOW can be found here. For more on tilia Phoenix, visit here.

 

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Aleyant Pressero™ Release Updates Available Today: New AWI, Additional Logging Details Provided in eDocBuilder, All New File Manager and More!

AWI (Automated Workflow Integrator) 2.0.7.7 Available

A new version of AWI (2.0.7.7) was made available for Download on June 30, 2017. You can find the download here.

We added a new filter to AWI, {i} which when used, will create a sequential to the filename for each file generated. The change was to resolve orders that have more than one file, and where a filename pattern has been set in the download rule. Previously this was resulting in the files being overwritten with the same filename as they were being downloaded. To keep this from happening, add the new filename pattern tag {i} to the pattern being specified.

Aleyant eDocBuilder v3.8.4 Released

Additional Logging Details Provided

With this new release, you will see a new tab within the Admin area titled “Logs.” This new log area includes the change history previously found in the Template Info area along with new log detail for graphic files linked to templates from the Image Library.

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Pressero v6.3.1 Released

All New File Manager with Enhanced Functionality

The File Manager we added to Pressero v6 has been completely re-designed with additional functionality. To check it out go to: Admin > Tools > File Manager.  Some highlights include:

  • Drag or click to select multiple items.
  • Drag and drop upload.
  • The number of items in a folder is indicated on the folder icon or in list view, it is noted in the number of files column.
  • Select image to rename, download, delete or replace.
  • Enhanced filtering (file name, type, etc.).
  • Sort within list mode by name, size, number of items and modified date.
  • Lower opacity of empty folders.
  • Loading indicator.

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New Color Palette Options for Standard Default (non-responsive) Skins Added

3 new options have been added to the skin color palette for the standard skins. You can now customize the Instructions background, border and text. To customize the text that is shown go to the site > settings > Instructions, and select the option for the Login Page.

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You will find the 3 new palette color options at the bottom of the list for customizing the instructions area for standard default skins.

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Above you will see the result of the changes made to the color palette.

New Search Filters Added to Various Areas Throughout Admin that Did Not Have Them Previously

Many of the areas throughout Pressero Admin have had search filters but they were not available in all areas that were originally thought to not require them. We’ve had some feedback from a few of you in the user forum that some areas could benefit from them. Because the use of Pressero can vary from subscriber to subscriber, we went ahead and located all areas that did not currently have a search filter and added them. This way if they are ever needed, they are there.

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Above you will see just one of the many search filters added throughout admin.

For more information regarding Pressero’s web-to-print eCommerce software solutions, please visit pressero.com.

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