The Economist Automates Its Workflow with Enfocus Switch
Banbury adds that lead times have been improved together with a reduction in errors, and that the publication team has been able to develop sophisticated workflow solutions in-house, avoiding the need to turn to third-party developers.
Added value with Enfocus Crossroads
Critical to long-term user success with Switch, Banbury says, is the Enfocus Crossroads community. Growing and evolving with some of the industry’s foremost vendors, integrators and users of Enfocus Switch automation technology; the site exists as an open forum where ideas and flows are shared to further maximize the solution’s capabilities.
Banbury comments that the Enfocus Crossroads site is garnering much needed, and deserved, attention. “Promoting the open exchange of ideas and solutions among the Enfocus Crossroads community should ensure that Switch and other high-value automation partners are brought to the attention of the wider publishing and media world,” he says.
“Switch will remain a core application for the foreseeable future at The Economist. Its ability to link other applications in easily-managed workflows, whilst utilizing XML and metadata, makes it a key system tool.”
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 EskoArtwork and has its headquarters in Gent, Belgium.
EskoArtwork is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.
EskoArtwork employs around 1,050 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 45 countries. EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.