Hiflex Launching MIS Cloud Computing at GRAPH EXPO
Cloud computing lowers ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ or TCO
‘Total Cost of Ownership’ or ‘TCO’ represents the complete costs and operating expenses of a solution. Cloud Computing dramatically decreases the TCO. An external installation can be a very compelling choice from an economical point of view. There are no costs for the server hardware, no racks, no cost for backup solutions as well as the significantly diminished costs for expenditure for IT administration. There is also no need to build and maintain expensive climate controlled environments.
Three-year development plan and history for a completely new architecture
In 2008 Hiflex concluded that the Cloud Computing Model represented the future and that this architecture offered its users many new benefits. The strategy for Hiflex was to offer its highly automated and powerful Print MIS Workflow as a Cloud Model making it also the most cost efficient system in the world. After the commitment and investment of three full years of development, the results have really paid off and are astounding. Included in the Cloud Computing release is high-speed internet accessability, a change to OpenOffice.org and the elimination of MS Office for document generation and a browser-based configuration with a global system performance enhancement of over 25 percent.
Optimized system configuration for cheaper and faster implementation
With Hiflex MIS release 2012 a central, browser-based configuration interface is now available. As a part of the new release and to enhance setup times, Hiflex provides its new ‘MIS Resources’ functionality. Users now can access from a complete library of the most popular presses and finishing equipment and other set-up criteria to add or remove total machine characteristics via drag and drop. Based on the significant Hiflex ‘knowledge database’ a new customer installation can be configured in a fifth of the time of legacy MIS Systems.