Enfocus to Demonstrate Smart Automation at drupa with Next-Generation of SwitchMarch 7, 2012
Prudhomme explains that Enfocus teams therefore worked on making Switch easier to customize. “The system is fully scalable and can evolve with client needs, so that professionals utilize the building blocks they need, at least initially, and then use additional modules as their requirements change and grow”
Best Practices Advance and Are Incorporated in Next Generation of Switch
An inspiration for the next generation of Switch was the way its best practices evolved, and the company recognized that one-at-a-time automation “wins” allow operators to learn Switch in a natural way that builds on itself, and produces the best results over time. The most common, highest ROI “wins” are now integrated within the Switch Core Engine solution.
“There are great numbers of people out there who understand how to really manipulate Switch,” Prudhomme says, referring to several hundreds of existing customers ranging from small, local operations through to mid-size and large organizations such as The Economist, Hallmark, and Playboy.”
Now, shop owners and managers who didn’t think they had the people, time or “know how” to take advantage of Switch; are interested in its “easier” entry point, through the Switch Core Engine. “They see how genuinely fast and significant the ROI is, and the modular approach makes it even simpler to get started,” Prudhomme says.
• Maximizing Existing Systems and People—Successful Switch utilization results in tremendous time savings and efficiency. Margins will grow as systems produce automatically, allowing people to invest their time in perfecting quality and service that will insure loyalty from current customers, while allowing time to explore new business and customers.
• Switch is Critical in Vulnerable Times of Change—Highest growth areas include digital printing, as well as cross-, or multi-channel media. These applications allow printers and other service providers to offer new wide format and variable options, and new media output, among other things. A variety of reasons leave these businesses confused and vulnerable about tying their old and new digital workflows together. This is one of the most perfect applications of Switch: its open architecture allows it to be the glue that binds any publishing production systems and applications together, without the need to purchase additional software.
Says Prudhomme, “Switch will be instrumental to the people and companies who are changing the course of publishing history.”
Switch 11 is available as of today. Pricing of Switch 11 starts at €1,500. For more information on pricing and modules, please contact your preferred reseller or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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. Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Gent, Belgium.
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability. Esko employs around 1200 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries. Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.