Hybrid Software Launching Five Order Lifecycle Management Products
The fourth product in the Hybrid portfolio is FileForce, which connects multiple production or printing sites within an enterprise environment, resulting in the ability to benefit from the enormous efficiencies that can be obtained by load balancing and file sharing between sites. FileForce does not require a centralized file server or DAM system, but instead works in conjunction with local file servers at each location. File versions can be moved, copied, harvested, scrapped, archived and tracked precisely across multiple sites as revisions occur throughout the order lifecycle. Files are managed highly effectively at every stage of their life, but they are not altered in any way.
The fifth and final product in the revised Hybrid portfolio is PipeLine, the critical backbone of Hybrid’s integration strategy. PipeLine connects directly to databases and other data sources, including web-to-print portals, prepress workflows, and MIS/ERP systems, making it easy to share data from all systems and avoiding duplicate data entry. PipeLine provides another critical function: by interfacing directly with all production systems, it ensures that a change in one system—such as a software upgrade or database schema change—is self-contained and does not affect other production systems.
Hybrid was formed in Pennsylvania in 2007 and today has around 150 customers throughout North America. European subsidiaries were opened in Kortrijk, Belgium and Freiburg, Germany in July as part of its plan to expand sales and operations globally.
“Hybrid’s Order Lifecycle Management products are designed for use in all areas of print, from commercial offset and digital to packaging, labels, inkjet and the screen/sign markets,” says Mike Rottenborn. “We look forward to welcoming people to Booth 240 at GRAPH EXPO, Sept. 11-14, in Chicago. We will also be at Labelexpo Brussels later this month and drupe 2012, when we will no doubt be announcing further exciting developments.”