WORKFLOW SOFTWARE -- Betting on a System
Speedflow Cockpit from OneVision Software AG, based in Germany, is a JDF-enabled PDF workflow control and collaboration tool that also manages all prepress communication. It integrates common production applications and third-party workflow tools for preflighting, normalizing, editing, imposing, proofing, printing and archiving jobs, without the need for an underlying database.
Out of Hong Kong, Compose Software is targeting Express WorkFlow to small- to mid-size print shops. Handling both PDF and raster workflows, it is built around a Harlequin Scriptworks RIP and MySQL standard database. The base product features an intuitive interface and browser-based job monitoring, file submission and process control.