Eli Wallach Becomes Second Employee at Avanti to Obtain JDF Expert Certification
TORONTO — May 18, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based Print MIS solutions, has announced that Eli Wallach, implementation consultant for the company, has received his JDF Expert certification. Wallach is the second Avanti employee to attain this level of certification. He joins Josh Perkins, product manager at Avanti, who was the first-ever Canadian to become certified as a JDF expert in 2007. There are currently seven certified JDF Experts in all of Canada, and 87 worldwide.
The Job Definition Format (JDF) is the industry specification designed to facilitate process automation and the integration of different applications and systems in and around the graphic arts industry. Widely adopted and recognized worldwide as a key industry standard, JDF also enables the integration of business management and job planning applications into the production workflow. Streamlined implementation of integrations between JDF-certified systems enables precise communication, thereby reducing costly multiple “touches” on print jobs and eliminating the possibility of human error.
The JDF Expert Certificate initiative is a challenging program offered by CIP4, the standards association that developed JDF. The certificate is specifically designed for those persons leading their company's efforts to implement JDF-based automated processes and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).
“Avanti is committed to providing our customers a platform that offers seamless integration between all departments in a print provider’s organization,” remarks Patrick Bolan, president and CEO, Avanti. “We are very proud to see Eli achieve this certification. It is a testament to the bench strength in JDF that our customers have come to count on.”
Avanti was one of the first companies to provide complete, JDF-certified integrated software, ensuring that the different applications printers count on to run their shop can work together.
“It’s an honor to work for a company that is so supportive in its employee development,” declared Wallach. “It’s another sign of commitment that Avanti is making to bring the value of JDF to its customers.”
A JDF Expert has a comprehensive understanding of the JDF (Job Definition Format) process and specific topics associated with JDF technology including: processes and resources; pre-press, printing and bindery workflows; and impact on business information systems. A certified JDF Expert has achieved a minimum level of 80% proficiency on the JDF Expert Certification Program exam.
At Avanti, our goal is to help you deliver more jobs, in less time, with the confidence in knowing that every aspect of your shop is integrated into one powerful platform. Since 1984, Avanti has provided innovative, award-winning Print MIS solutions that help print shops and marketing communication organizations automate all facets of their business and cultivate a more meaningful customer relationship. Avanti’s solutions are the most open in the industry; are JDF-certified, fully integrated, and extend from order entry through to production and billing.