Esko has released Suite 14.1, which comes with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Subscription options, alongside its perpetual license.
Bernard Zwaenepoel, Esko’s SVP software business, explained: “While we have been offering a subscription model for some time for certain software modules, this release broadens the scope of that effort across more Suite 14.1 modules and responds to customer requests for increased cloud-based delivery of Esko software solutions.” As a result Esko will offer other programs, including DeskPack, i-cut Suite, Studio and Cape, as a bundle with a subscription plan.
There are a raft of improvements across all the various modules that make up Suite 14. Thus the WebCenter gains a new, faster HTML5-based 2D and 3D viewer. Esko has also tightened up the performance on mobile devices. It can also connect with other instances of WebCenter and/or the Automation Engine, thus allowing multi-site, highly automated workflows to be created and monitored. This should lead to centralized prepress workflows that extend across multi-plant operations, or between brand owners and their print service providers, providing the user the flexibility to run complex workflows in a globally standardized way.
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