Aleyant tFLOW 7 Has Arrived

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tFLOW continues to bring more power and faster turnarounds to customer service and print production with SmartPrep, the latest addition to the tFLOW platform.  With SmartPrep, you can not only check files, but also customize them for different production requirements from within the tFLOW interface.  In addition, with our new feature, SmartSpec, specifications such as the amount of bleed, spot color treatment, size adjustments, etc. can be sent from Management Information Systems (MIS) and Web-to-Print storefronts to configure tFLOW automatically. With version 7, tFLOW has brought productivity to a new level.

Connectivity with Aleyant Pressero™, our flagship Web-to-Print system, has also been enhanced, with tighter integration than ever before.  Not only is order and customer information exchanged, but also product specifications, output queues, and status updates are automatically passed back and forth between the two systems. The User Load widget has been added to the dashboard to give greater insight into how resources are being employed at your company, allowing you to make informed decisions in customer service and prepress.

For Cloud users, be on the lookout for tFLOW to be updated during this week.  Self-hosted users, please make arrangements with our DevOps team to have your tFLOW Server updated.  For an overview video of the new features, please click here.

Still not sure what tFLOW is all about and how it can help your business? Request a demo here.

Print operations can be enhanced by using Aleyant tFLOW, a powerful digital and large format automation workflow solution that is already integrated into the Aleyant ecosystem. tFLOW simplifies and automates difficult file management tasks and processes to increase efficiency and production throughput. tFLOW can auto-receive files via your Pressero™ Web-to-Print solution. Imagine having jobs automatically checked and fixed as they arrive instead of letting them pile up in your inbox. Automatically send proof files to your clients for approval. Auto-send print-ready production files to specific departments, or 3rd party imposition, RIPs, or cutters. Use tFlow’s built-in collaboration, chat, and review feature with customers and your team to eliminate email chains, text messages and calls. Avoid delays, missed deadlines and costly mistakes.
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Change Management Challenges to Consider When Implementing Web-to-Print Software

“People don’t like change, they need to be led through change because the transition between ‘how you’ve always done it’ and the ‘new more tech-focused way to do it’ can be a river of misery.”

Click here to read the rest of this recent whattheythink.com article from Jennifer Matt.

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Adding New Addresses in the Storefront Keeps Getting Easier (and More!) in the Latest Aleyant Pressero™ Update

We’ve updated our Pressero Web-to-Print software with new capabilities that are available immediately.  Below are the new features highlighted in this release:

Re-Order # Now Listed on Email Notifications

In a recent release, we added the re-order # to various pages of the ordering process as well as order detail and reports. With this release, we have now added it to the New Order and Approve Order Email Notifications as part of the Cart Summary details that are shown. So now you’ll know if the job is a reorder, and what the previous job number was.

Adding a New Address on the Product Page

We’ve made it easier for your customers to add a new address to their Address Books right from the Product Page by adding a direct link for a new address in the drop down menu and adding a pop up window right on the page for them to complete. In the past your customers had to add a new address in their Address Books before selecting it on this page. Look for similar functionality coming to the Shopping Cart and Checkout Page in an upcoming release!

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As seen in the screenshots above and below, if given permission, your customers can now select the option to add a new address from the drop down menu on the Product page. This option will activate a pop up window so they can add that new address without leaving the page.

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Changes to Default and Custom Skins

  • We have recently added a new Knowledge Based article in our support system that will share details with you on skin changes we made that may affect your custom skins. In each release, we will make a note if there are items you should read about. This release does include some items you may want to check out. Select here to go to that new KB article with details.
  • If you are using Responsive Skin #6, you will notice with this release we have added the User Name to the header when the user is logged in.

For more information regarding Pressero, please visit pressero.com.

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New Aleyant PrintJobManager™ Release Now Available

An update of our PrintJobManager MIS/ERP software is now available. Below are the new features highlighted in this release:

We have added the functionality to allow the user to set “From – To” quantity breaks for Materials when using an Option component in a Product Engine. This will allow the user to have the paper size as well as equipment dynamically updated based on the quantity entered for that job. For those of you who have created some very impressive product engines with intelligent responses (or suppressions), this is a game changer! Check out our recent Knowledge Base article on this topic for more info here. Below is a screenshot that shows how you can now create quantity ranges for materials in option components in a product engine.

Option Comp From-To mat qtys

You can now have the proper coil, GBC, wire-O, etc. binding size and cost driven by page count (or number of sheets) and quantity based on the number of books, catalogs, etc. to be produced. The below example shows this new feature.

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We have updated the process of editing a job within PrintJobManager. You will now view the entire product engine when editing a job, which will allow you to make simple changes. You still have the option to manage the job and can do so without re-calculating the original product engine by selecting save and manage.

We’ve added the option to download and print the job & detail summary reports from Pressero. This option is listed in the Gear Icon to the left of the order/job.

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For more information regarding PrintJobManager, please visit printjobmanager.com.

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Upcoming Aleyant Webinar: Eliminate Customer Service Bottlenecks Caused by Job File and Approval Issues

Date & Time: Thursday, June 22 @ 1 PM Central- Register Here 

If you are looking for ways to easily and quickly manage customer jobs, files and deadlines, with fewer errors and faster turnarounds, then this is the webinar for you.

Aleyant tFLOW can auto-receive files via your Aleyant Pressero™ Web-to-Print Solution. Imagine having jobs automatically checked and fixed as they arrive instead of letting them pile up in your inbox. Automatically send proof files to your clients for approval. Auto-send print-ready production files to specific departments, or 3rd party imposition, RIPs, or cutters. Use tFlow’s built-in collaboration, chat, and review feature with customers and your team to eliminate email chains, text messages and calls. Avoid delays, missed deadlines and costly mistakes. tFLOW simplifies and automates difficult file management tasks and processes to increase efficiency and production throughput. It tames the chaos of customer emails, phone calls, and file issues.

Like all Aleyant products, tFLOW plays well with others. It’s modern and open architecture integrates with 3rd party Web-to-Print, MIS/ERP, imposition and output systems.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 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 tFLOW, visit here.

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