Heidelberg updates Prinect workflow

Heidelberg has added a number of new features to its Prinect workflow, including updating the Prinect Cockpit. This is said to be much simpler and more intuitive. Thus, the open job can now be displayed beside the job list and the job memo. Users can cast a quick and efficient glance at the job content, identify the correct job, and start processing it.

Heidelberg notes that a growing number of media service providers are using mixed forms to save time and money by processing several print jobs together. In the cockpit, it is possible to display the individual jobs in the job pool and assign them from there to the current mixed form.

These mixed forms can also be costed in the Prinect Business Manager. This does the necessary material planning and analyses the allocation of costs between the individual jobs, which should save time and make for more efficient planning.

It also includes Prinect Analyze Point, which can document the colour quality of print jobs for all Heidelberg measuring equipment using colour reports that are prepared and evaluated automatically. It allows for long term reports that can be used to pinpoint further process improvements.

Heidelberg has also added an API interface so that Prinect can be integrated with systems from other vendors, such as MIS.

Heidelberg will also be organizing Prinect User Days at its Print Media Academy in Heidelberg, Germany 
on November 18 and 19. Further details from www.Prinect-Anwendertage.org.

Hopefully, Heidelberg’s workflow is more efficient than its PR system, which requires three separate downloads (email, web page and .rtf file) in order to get one press release. So, if anyone from Heidelberg is reading, this is not an efficient PR workflow, at least not if you’re expecting journalists to actually make use of the press release. Mind you, it could just be that I’m an awkward git, or so my friends tell me.



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