Hybrid Software has extended its partnership agreement with Cerm and integrated its viewing and approval system ProofScope into Cerm’s Web4Labels portal software. This adds to their existing arrangement to link Hybrid’s productivity tools with Cerm’s MIS.
Jan Ruysschaert, managing director of Hybrid Software, says that many label printers already make use of the CloudFlow workflow in combination with the Cerm MIS, adding: “The huge synergies resulted in the two companies working together, which created some very exciting opportunities for printers, who increasingly have to automate their entire printing process rather than just pre-press.
Geert Van Damme, managing director of Cerm, explains this new arrangement: “The new direct link means that customers do not need a separate password and they can open the ProofScope viewer via our W4L software,” he says. “Cerm MIS operators can utilise the ProofScope viewer to have an identical platform to the customer and see exactly what they are seeing. In addition, customers can delegate approval of work to others without the need for complex workflows at the printer’s end.”
The system has already been used at Belgium packaging printer Du Caju Printing, based in Erpe-Mere. Bart Bliki, pre-press manager, says: “After a short test period we decided to use Hybrid Software’s Proofscope for the approval of all jobs from every customer.” He adds: “This gives customers the opportunity to route their internal approval processes to best suit their structure and it gives us one final approval via one channel. The simplicity and clarity of this has resulted in enormous saving in time, while the integration of ProofScope with our Cerm MIS allows our operators to follow product approvals in real-time.”